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The Honorable Jerome B. Friedman (Ret.) Joins The McCammon Group

For Immediate Release
December 5, 2011
For more information contact:
Rich Huffman
Direct Dial: (804) 433-2242

The Honorable Jerome B. Friedman, retired Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, has joined The McCammon Group (TMG), a leading mediation, arbitration, facilitation, training, and consulting firm.

Judge Friedman served more than thirteen years on the bench of the United States District Court. Before that appointment, he served on the Circuit Court of Virginia Beach for six years (1991-1997) and was Chief of that Court from 1994 to 1997. Prior to that, he was appointed to the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court in Virginia Beach in 1985, where he was the Chief Judge from 1988 to 1991. Before his judicial career, he enjoyed a successful broad civil litigation career as a Partner at Pender & Coward in Virginia Beach.

Judge Friedman has served the legal community as a former Member of the Federal Judges’ Association, Second District Ethics Committee of the Virginia State Bar, and as a Member of the Law Board of Visitors at Wake Forest University. He is also a former Director of the Virginia Opera Association and Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virgina, as well as a former Vice President of Old Dominion University Alumni Association.

Judge Friedman joins the other TMG Neutrals located in Hampton Roads:

  • Hon. John E. Clarkson (Ret.) – Norfolk
  • Cheshire I. Eveleigh, Esq. – VA Beach
  • Hon. Jerome B. Friedman (Ret.) – Norfolk
  • Richard S. Glasser, Esq. – Norfolk
  • Hon. E. Preston Grissom (Ret.) – Chesapeake
  • Hon. Joseph A. Leafe (Ret.) – Norfolk
  • Hon. Norman Olitsky (Ret.) – Portsmouth
  • Hon. Westbrook J. Parker (Ret.) – Suffolk
  • Hon. Thomas S. Shadrick (Ret.) – VA Beach
  • Guy K. Tower, Esq. – VA Beach
  • Hon. Glen A. Tyler (Ret.) – Accomack

The McCammon Group provides ADR including mediation, arbitration, neutral evaluation, special master and private judging, as well as related facilitation, training, and consulting services. It consists of seventy-five Neutrals, including retired judges and practicing attorneys located throughout Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Since its founding in 1995, The McCammon Group has mediated thousands of disputes, with a settlement rate of 85%. 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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