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Hon. Barry R. Poretz (Ret.) Joins The McCammon Group

For Immediate Release
November 4, 2008
For more information contact:
Rich Huffman
Direct Dial: (804) 421-5530

The Honorable Barry R. Poretz, retired Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia, has joined The McCammon Group, a leading dispute resolution firm in the mid-Atlantic.

Judge Poretz served the United States District Court in Alexandria starting in 1992 until his retirement in August 2008. His distinguished judicial service was preceded by a civil litigation career representing both plaintiffs and defendants in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.  Judge Poretz is a former Partner at the DC office of Jordan, Coyne, Savits and Lopata. Judge Poretz is a former Assistant Commonwealth’s Attonery in Alexandria, VA.

In addition to his notable legal credentials, Judge Poretz has served the community as a former Member on the Board of Directors for the Alexandria Hospital, a former Master at the George Mason Inn of Court, and a Judicial Member of the Federal Bar Assocation’s Northern Virginia Chapter.  He is a past Director and Executive Board Member of the Alexandria Bar Association.

An accomplished neutral with more than 200 settlement comferences to his credit, he is now available to serve your private mediation and arbitration needs throughout the mid-Atlantic and beyond.

Judge Poretz joins the other professionals of The McCammon Group located in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC:

  • Hon. F. Bruch Bach (Ret.) – Fairfax
  • Geoff A. Drucker, Esq. – Arlington
  • Frances Fite, Esq. – Vienna
  • Hon. Johanna L. Fitzpatrick (Ret.) – Alexandria
  • Robert J. Grey, Esq. – DC
  • Robert T. Hall, Esq. – Reston
  • Grayson P. Hanes, Esq. – Falls Church
  • Susan Massie Hicks – Fairfax
  • John A.C. Keith, Esq. – Fairfax
  • Hon. Donald H. Kent (Ret.) – Alexandria
  • Warren R. King, Esq. – DC
  • Stanton T. Lawrence, III, Esq. – DC
  • Hon. William H. Ledbetter, Jr. (Ret.) – Fredericksburg
  • Willie L. Leftwich, Esq. – DC
  • Glenn C. Lewis, Esq. – DC
  • Robert T. Mitchell, Esq. – Winchester
  • Alexia Morrison, Esq. – DC
  • Hon. William C. Pryor (Ret.) – DC
  • Russell H. Roberts, Esq. – Fredericksburg
  • Hon. Paul F. Sheridan (Ret.) – Arlington
  • Hon. Alfred D. Swersky (Ret.) – Alexandria
  • Bruce E. Titus, Esq. – Vienna
  • Hon. Arthur B. Viereff (Ret.) – Fairfax
  • Robert P. Watkins, Esq. – DC
  • Hon. Robert W. Wooldridge, Jr. (Ret.) – Fairfax
  • Hon. Wiley R. Wright, Jr. (Ret.) – Alexandria

The McCammon Group consists of sixty-five professionals including retired judges and practicing attorneys located throughout Virginia, DC, and Maryland.  Since its founding in 1995, The McCammon Group has conducted more than 11,000 dispute resolution proceedings resulting in a mediation settlement rate exceeding 85%.  It also provides arbitration and other dispute resolution services. The Facilitation, Training & Consulting division provides services to local, state, and federal agencies as well as public and private entities.   For more information, please visit www.mccammongroup.com.

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