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Honorable Patrick L. Woodward (Ret.) Joins The McCammon Group

For Immediate Release
February 12, 2019
For more information contact:
Alison Meyer
(804) 433-2247

The Honorable Patrick L. Woodward (Ret.) has joined The McCammon Group, a leading provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services in the mid-Atlantic region.

Judge Woodward recently retired as Chief Judge of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland after thirteen years of distinguished service as an Associate Judge and Chief Judge on that court. He previously served as an Associate Judge on the Circuit Court for Montgomery County and as an Associate Judge on the District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County. Before his judicial service, Judge Woodward enjoyed a successful law practice in Maryland and DC. He is a two-time Recipient of the Outstanding Jurist Award from the Montgomery County Bar Association and the 2018 Recipient of the Beverly Groner Family Law Award from the Family and Juvenile Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. Judge Woodward now brings this exemplary record of dedication and leadership to The McCammon Group to serve the mediation and arbitration needs of lawyers and litigants in Maryland, DC, and beyond.

Since 1995 The McCammon Group has provided ADR services including mediation, arbitration, special master, and judge pro tempore. It consists of seventy-eight Neutrals including retired judges and practicing attorneys located throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., 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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  • "We were able to settle a highly contentious case after years of litigation just a few weeks before trial."

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