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Hon. James C. Hawks (Ret.) Joins The McCammon Group

For Immediate Release
December 1, 2016
For more information contact:
Rich Huffman
Direct Dial: (804) 433-2242

The Honorable James C. Hawks (Ret.) has joined The McCammon Group, a leading provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services in the mid-Atlantic region.

Judge Hawks recently retired after eighteen years of public service in Portsmouth. Most recently, he served for a decade as a Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit, including a term as Chief Judge. During this time, he presided over a variety of cases including but not limited to FELA, Jones Act, and asbestos matters. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was elected to serve two terms on the Portsmouth City Council. Judge Hawks also enjoyed a successful general practice of law in the City of Portsmouth for over thirty years, providing counsel in practice areas including personal injury, family law, real estate, and corporate disputes. Judge Hawks now brings this distinctive record of achievement to The McCammon Group to serve the mediation, arbitration, judge pro tempore, and special master needs of lawyers and litigants throughout the Commonwealth.

Since 1995, The McCammon Group has provided ADR services including mediation, arbitration, neutral evaluation, special master, judge pro tempore, med/arb, neutral evaluation, hearing officer, fact finder, and conciliation; as well as related facilitation, training, and consulting services. It consists of seventy-eight Neutrals including retired judges and practicing attorneys located throughout Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland. Importantly, throughout this time The McCammon Group has achieved a settlement rate of approximately 85% in its mediation work. The McCammon Group is committed to the proposition that ADR processes provide individuals, as well as public and private entities, with many substantial benefits including effective and prompt resolution of disputes, self-determination, cost savings, timeliness, flexibility, and confidentiality.