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Honorable Martin P. Welch (Ret.) Receives 2019 Maryland State Bar Association Sodaro Judicial Civility Award

For Immediate Release
June 25, 2019
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Alison Meyer
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The McCammon Group is pleased to congratulate one of our own, Honorable Martin P. Welch (Ret.), who was awarded the 2019 Anselm Sodaro Judicial Civility Award by the Maryland State Bar Association. The award was presented to Judge Welch at the Maryland State Bar Association Legal Summit and Annual Meeting on June 15, 2019 in Ocean City, MD.

The Honorable Anselm Sodaro Judicial Civility Award is presented annually to a sitting judge of the District, Circuit or Appellate Courts of Maryland who demonstrates exceptional judicial temperament, civility, and courtesy to attorneys, litigants, and others. Though retired, Judge Welch is often recalled as a Senior Judge to assist the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

Judge Welch retired in 2014 after more than twenty-one years of distinguished judicial service, including ten years as Judge in Charge of the Family Division and four years as Chief Judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Prior to his service on the bench, he spent twelve years in the Baltimore City Solicitor’s Office, first in the Contracts and Tax, Pensions and Finance Sections and later in the Corporate Division. A leader in the community, he has served on the boards of numerous educational, charitable, and business organizations. Judge Welch joined The McCammon Group in 2015.

Since 1995 The McCammon Group has provided alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services including mediation, arbitration, special master, and judge pro tempore. It consists of seventy-nine Neutrals including retired judges and practicing attorneys located throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. 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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