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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


  • "The mediator was essential to injecting reality into discussions."

  • "A truly excellent job; patient, thorough and helpful in evaluating options."

  • "Scheduling was easy, prompt and efficient."

  • "The mediator was extremely prepared, compassionate, and determined to assist the parties with reaching a resolution."

  • "We were able to settle a highly contentious case after years of litigation just a few weeks before trial."

  • "Great communication and easy to deal with. Excellent all around."

  • "The mediator was fair and understood how to convey the weakness of a case without being judgmental."

  • "I have always been favorably impressed by the Neutrals at The McCammon Group."

  • "The mediator handled a very difficult mediation with patience and humor."

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

  • "Very efficient and courteous."

  • "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."