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Hon. Joseph A. Leafe (Ret.) Joins The McCammon Group

The Honorable Joseph A. Leafe, retired Chief Judge of the Norfolk Circuit Court, has joined The McCammon Group, Virginia’s leading mediation, arbitration, facilitation and training firm.

Judge Leafe served eight years on the bench in the Norfolk Circuit Court until his retirement in March, 2006. His time on the bench was preceded by a distinguished public service career. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates, Norfolk City Council and was Mayor of the City of Norfolk for eight years. In addition to his public service career he had a broad civil litigation career. Judge Leafe is a former member of the Wilcox & Savage law firm, American Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association,
and Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association.

Judge Leafe joins the other McCammon professionals located in Hampton Roads:

  • Hon. John E. Clarkson (Ret.) Cheshire I. Eveleigh, Esq.
  • Richard S. Glasser, Esq. Hon. E. Preston Grissom (Ret.)
  • Hon. Norman Olitsky (Ret.) Hon. J. Warren Stephens (Ret.)
  • Hon. Kenneth N. Whitehurst, Jr. (Esq.)

The McCammon Group is comprised of fifty-one retired judges and prominent attorneys located throughout Virginia, D.C 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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  • "The mediator was essential to injecting reality into discussions."

  • "A truly excellent job; patient, thorough and helpful in evaluating options."

  • "Scheduling was easy, prompt and efficient."

  • "The mediator was extremely prepared, compassionate, and determined to assist the parties with reaching a resolution."

  • "We were able to settle a highly contentious case after years of litigation just a few weeks before trial."

  • "Great communication and easy to deal with. Excellent all around."

  • "The mediator was fair and understood how to convey the weakness of a case without being judgmental."

  • "I have always been favorably impressed by the Neutrals at The McCammon Group."

  • "The mediator handled a very difficult mediation with patience and humor."

  • "Extraordinary skill and persistence in successfully mediating a very difficult case."

  • "Very efficient and courteous."

  • "Sometimes the human side of these cases leaves the practical side and they seem impossible to settle. Your "never give up" attitude carried the day."

  • "You have rendered invaluable service to me and my clients in the past, and we will continue to call upon you in the future when the need for a highly-skilled professional mediator arises."

  • "The depth and quality of the available mediators is exceptional."

  • "It is always great to use McCammon instead of litigation!"

  • "The quality of your panel members allows choice and comfort in the knowledge that your matter will be fully and fairly heard and resolved."