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Hon. Thomas S. Shadrick (Ret.) Joins The McCammon Group

For Immediate Release
April 1, 2008
For more information contact:
Rich Huffman
Direct Dial: (804) 421-5530

The Honorable Thomas S. Shadrick, retired Chief Judge of the Virginia Beach Circuit Court, has joined The McCammon Group (TMG), the Mid-Atlantic’s leading mediation, arbitration, facilitation, training & consulting firm.

Judge Shadrick served over eighteen years on the bench in the Virginia Beach Circuit Court until his retirement in March, 2008.  A former Agent and Legal Instructor for the FBI early in his career, Judge Shadrick later practiced law and became a managing partner of the law firm Pender & Coward in Virginia Beach.  Judge Shadrick’s general civil practice included a wide variety of cases including but not limited to personal injury, product liability, contracts, and trusts & estates.

In addition to his notable legal credentials, Judge Shadrick has served the community as a Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampton Roads, Founder and a Mentor of the Seatack Elementary School Mentoring Program, and a former Director of the Norfolk Forum.  He is a past President of the Virginia Beach Bar Association, as well as, a former Member of the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of Virginia, the Judicial Conduct Committee, and the Second District Ethics Committee, Virginia State Bar.

Judge Shadrick is the recipient of numerous awards including: Community Service Award from the Virginia Beach Bar Association; Governor’s Award for Outstanding Civic Engagement; and the Human Rights Award from the Virginia Beach Humans Rights Commission.

Judge Shadrick joins the other TMG professionals located in Hampton Roads:

Hon. John E. Clarkson (Ret.) – Norfolk                                Cheshire I. Eveleigh, Esq. – VA Beach
Richard S. Glasser, Esq. – Norfolk                                        Hon. E. Preston Grissom (Ret.) – Chesapeake
Hon. Joseph A. Leafe (Ret.) – Norfolk                                  Hon. Norman Olitsky (Ret.) – Portsmouth
Hon. Kenneth N. Whitehurst, Jr. (Ret.) – VA Beach

TMG consists of sixty-two professionals including retired judges and practicing attorneys located throughout Virginia, DC, and Maryland.  Since its founding in 1995, TMG has conducted more than 9,000 private dispute resolution proceedings including mediations, arbitrations, and related processes.  TMG’s specialty is mediation and has a mediation settlement rate exceeding 85%.  In addition, the Facilitation, Training & Consulting division provides dispute prevention and resolution 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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