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Nine Members of The McCammon Group selected as Virginia Business’ “2008 Legal Elite”

For Immediate Release
December 12, 2008
For more information contact:
Rich Huffman
Direct Dial: (804) 421-5530

The McCammon Group is pleased to congratulate nine of its Professionals who were included in the Virginia Business magazine’s “2008 Legal Elite” for Alternative Dispute Resolution:

Hon. John E. Clarkson (Ret.)
Michael E. Harman, Esq.
Hon. Joseph A. Leafe (Ret.)
John H. OBrion, Jr., Esq.
Hon. Diane M. Strickland (Ret.)
Grayson P. Hanes, Esq.
Hon. Robert L. Harris, Sr. (Ret.)
John B. McCammon, Esq.
Hon. Paul F. Sheridan (Ret.)

Since 2000 Virginia Business has worked with the Virginia Bar Association in preparing the Legal Elite, an annual list of top lawyers in fifteen specialties as voted by their peers. This year the pool of voters was expanded from 7,000 lawyers to all 38,000 licensed lawyers in the state, which increased the response rate by 38.5 percent from last year. This had a direct impact on the increase of lawyers nominated for the list, the scores needed to be included, and the competition

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The McCammon Group consists of sixty-five professionals including retired judges and practicing attorneys located throughout Virginia, DC, and Maryland.  Since its founding in 1995, The McCammon Group has conducted more than 11,000 dispute resolution proceedings resulting in a mediation settlement rate exceeding 85%.  It also provides arbitration and other dispute resolution services. The Facilitation, Training & Consulting division provides services to local, state, and federal agencies as well as public and private entities. For more information, please visit www.mccammongroup.com.


  • "The Neutral was beyond helpful in providing creative solutions that catered to each side's priorities."

  • "My go-to mediator. Explains the process, makes all parties feel comfortable, is fair and gets the job done."

  • "From the moment we first called through the final invoice, The McCammon Group provided excellent service."

  • "We have all come to expect all-star performances."

  • "Excellent service. Everything was done timely and in a way that we could understand and explain to the client. You are the only service we will use for this kind of work."

  • "You gave my client hope for the future."

  • "The administrative service was outstanding. Professional, courteous, and informative."

  • "Excellent value for the money."

  • "Absolutely outstanding, obviously understood the dynamics of negotiation."

  • "Extraordinary skill and persistence in successfully mediating a very difficult case."

  • "Excellent experience from start to finish. I highly recommend your services, and in fact, I am scheduled to participate in another mediation with The McCammon Group in the near future."

  • "Sometimes the human side of these cases leaves the practical side and they seem impossible to settle. Your "never give up" attitude carried the day."

  • "You have rendered invaluable service to me and my clients in the past, and we will continue to call upon you in the future when the need for a highly-skilled professional mediator arises."

  • "The depth and quality of the available mediators is exceptional."

  • "It is always great to use McCammon instead of litigation!"

  • "The quality of your panel members allows choice and comfort in the knowledge that your matter will be fully and fairly heard and resolved."