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Honorable Westbrook J. Parker (Ret.) Joins The McCammon Group

For Immediate Release
September 1, 2010
For more information contact:
Rich Huffman
Direct Dial: (804) 433-2242

The Honorable Westbrook J. Parker, retired Chief Judge of the City of Suffolk Circuit Court, has joined The McCammon Group (TMG), the Virginia’s leading mediation, arbitration, facilitation, training & consulting firm.

Judge Parker served twenty-four years on the bench in the City of Suffolk Circuit Court until his retirement in June, 2010.  Prior to his time on the bench, Judge Parker was a Partner in the law firm Parker, Clark & Parker.  Judge Parker’s general civil practice included a wide variety of cases including but not limited to personal injury, product liability, contracts, and trusts & estates.

In addition to his notable legal career, Judge Parker has served the community as Chairman of the Pandemic Flu Preparedness Commission, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Franklin-Southhampton Charities, a Member of the Elms Foundation, the past President of the Camp Foundation, and the past President of the Franklin Area Flood Fund.  He was the recipient of the James L. Camp YMCA Volunteer of the Year Award.   Judge will continue his lifetime of service to the citizens of Southeast Virginia as the Executive Director of the Camp Foundation.

Judge Parker joins the other TMG professionals located in Hampton Roads:

Hon. John E. Clarkson (Ret.) – Norfolk
Cheshire I. Eveleigh, Esq. – VA Beach
Richard S. Glasser, Esq. – Norfolk
Hon. E. Preston Grissom (Ret.) – Chesapeake
Hon. Joseph A. Leafe (Ret.) – Norfolk
Hon. Norman Olitsky (Ret.) – Portsmouth
Hon. Thomas S. Shadrick (Ret.) – VA Beach
Hon. Kenneth N. Whitehurst, Jr. (Ret.) – VA Beach

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-five professionals including retired judges and practicing attorneys located throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.  Since its founding in 1995, The McCammon Group has handled more than 11,000 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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