Honorable B. Waugh Crigler (Ret.) Receives Virginia State Bar Leadership in Education Award
For Immediate Release
March 11, 2015
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Retired United States Magistrate Judge B. Waugh Crigler, a Neutral with The McCammon Group, has been named the recipient of the William R. Rakes Leadership in Education Award from the Virginia State Bar Section on the Education of Lawyers in Virginia. The award is to be presented June 18, 2015, at the Virginia State Bar’s annual meeting in Virginia Beach.
The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and vision in developing and implementing innovative concepts to improve and enhance the state of legal education, and in advancing relationships and professionalism among members of the academy, the bench, and the bar within the legal profession in Virginia.
Judge Crigler retired in 2013 after serving thirty-two years on the bench. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Crigler enjoyed a successful litigation career in Culpeper, handling a variety of cases including personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, and appellate work. As a Magistrate Judge, his docket included complex commercial, construction, employment, and IP matters. A veteran of more than 500 settlement conferences, Judge Crigler joined The McCammon Group in 2014 to serve the mediation, arbitration, judge pro tempore, and special master needs of lawyers and litigants throughout the Commonwealth and beyond.
Since 1995, The McCammon Group has provided alternative dispute resolution (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-seven 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.
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