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Hon. James L. Ryan (Ret.) Joins The McCammon Group

For Immediate Release
January 3, 2007
For more information contact:
Richard Huffman
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Upon his retirement on November 15, 2006, the Honorable James L. Ryan, retired Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Maryland, joined The McCammon Group, a leading mediation, arbitration, facilitation and training firm in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Judge Ryan was an Associate Judge in the District Court and a Master for Domestic Relations before joining the Circuit Court bench. During his nineteen years of distinguished judicial service, he was an adjunct professor of Trial Practice at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. He was also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland State Bar Association. One of his last official duties was presiding over the John Allen Muhammad trial and sentencing.
Judge Ryan will complement The McCammon Group’s Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland professionals:

  • Donald P. Arnavas, Esq. – Former Judge of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
  • Hon. F. Bruce Bach – Retired Chief Judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court
  • Geoff A. Drucker, Esq. – Former Chief Counsel, Dispute Resolution and Prevention for the USPS
  • Morton A. Faller, Esq. – Past President, Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland
  • Frances Fite, Esq. – Former President of the McLean Bar Association
  • Hon. Johanna L. Fitzpatrick – Retired Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Robert T. Hall, Esq. – Former President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Grayson P. Hanes, Esq. – Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Susan M. Hicks, Esq. – Former President of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Hon. Richard J. Jamborsky – Retired Chief Judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court
  • John A.C. Keith, Esq. – Former President of the Virginia State Bar
  • Hon. Donald H. Kent – Retired Chief Judge of the Alexandria Circuit Court
  • Hon. Warren R. King – Retired Judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals
  • Willie L. Leftwich, Esq. – Washington D.C. Legal, Business and Civic Leader
  • Glenn C. Lewis, Esq. – President-Elect of the Virginia Bar Association
  • Alexia Morrison, Esq. – Former Chief Litigation Counsel to the SEC
  • Hon. William C. Pryor – Former Chief Judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals
  • Hon. Paul F. Sheridan – Retired Chief Judge of the Arlington Circuit Court
  • Hon. Alfred D. Swersky – Retired Judge of the Alexandria Circuit Court
  • Bruce E. Titus, Esq. – Former Chair of the Construction Section of the Virginia State Bar
  • Hon. Wiley R. Wright, Jr. – Retired Chief Judge of the Alexandria Circuit Court

The McCammon Group is comprised of fifty-three retired judges and prominent attorneys located throughout Virginia, DC and Maryland. The Group handles a broad spectrum of cases including personal injury, commercial, family, construction, public policy, and many other types of civil disputes.

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