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Honorable Lawrence L. Koontz, Jr. (Ret.) Joins The McCammon Group

For Immediate Release
March 28, 2011
For more information contact:
Rich Huffman
Direct Dial: (804) 433-2242

The Honorable Lawrence L. Koontz, Jr., retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, has joined The McCammon Group (TMG), a leading mediation, arbitration, facilitation, training, and consulting firm.

Justice Koontz served the Supreme Court of Virginia with distinction for more than a decade.  Prior to his service on the high court, he spent several years as the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia, the Judge of the Twenty-third Judicial Circuit Court, and the Chief Judge of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court in the Twenty-third Judicial Circuit.

Justice Koontz is a past President of the Ted Dalton American Inn of Court, the Virginia Juvenile Judges Association, and the Roanoke Valley Mental Health Association.  He is also a former Member of the Judicial Council of Virginia and the Board of Governors of the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Justice Koontz joins the other TMG Neutrals located in Western Virginia:

  • Thomas E. Albro, Esq. – Charlottesville
  • Edward B. Lowry, Esq. – Charlottesville
  • Hon. Ford C. Quillen (Ret.) – Gate City
  • Henry M. Sackett, III, Esq. – Lynchburg
  • Hon. Diane M. Strickland (Ret.) – Roanoke
  • Hon. Jay T. Swett (Ret.) – Charlottesville
  • Hon. Kenneth E. Trabue (Ret.) – Roanoke

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

For more information, please visit www.mccammongroup.com.

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