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Robert P. Watkins, Esq., Distinguished Civil and Criminal Litigator, Joins The McCammon Group

For Immediate Release
August 13, 2007
For more information contact:
Rich Huffman
Direct Dial: (804) 421-5530

Robert P. Watkins, Esq., a distinguished civil and criminal litigator, has joined The McCammon Group (TMG), the leading mediation and arbitration firm in the mid-Atlantic region.  In addition to his new career in alternative dispute resolution, Mr. Watkins will continue as Of Counsel to the DC office of Williams & Connolly where he has served more than 30 years.  A pillar of the DC legal community,  Mr. Watkins is a former Assistant US Attorney, former Member of the Board of Governors of the DC Bar and was a Presidential Appointee to the DC Control Board.  He has been recognized as one of DC’s Top Lawyers by Washingtonian and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Watkins will complement TMG’s roster of DC metro area professionals:

  • Hon. F. Bruce Bach – Retired Chief Judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court
  • Geoff A. Drucker, Esq. – Former Chief Counsel, Dispute Resolution and Prevention for the USPS
  • Hope B.Eastman, Esq. – Past President, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Morton A. Faller, Esq. – Past President, Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland
  • Frances Fite, Esq. – Former President of the McLean Bar Association
  • Hon. Johanna L. Fitzpatrick – Retired Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Robert T. Hall, Esq. – Former President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Grayson P. Hanes, Esq. – Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Susan M. Hicks, Esq. – Former President of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Hon. Richard J. Jamborsky – Retired Chief Judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court
  • John A.C. Keith, Esq. – Former President of the Virginia State Bar
  • Hon. Warren R. King – Retired Judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals
  • Willie L. Leftwich, Esq. –  Washington D.C. Legal, Business and Civic Leader
  • Glenn C. Lewis, Esq. – President of the Virginia Bar Association
  • Patrick C. McKeever, Esq. – Past President of the Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Alexia Morrison, Esq. – Former Chief Litigation Counsel to the SEC
  • Hon. William C. Pryor – Former Chief Judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals
  • Hon. James L. Ryan – Retired Associate Judge of the Montgomery County Circuit Court
  • Hon. Paul F. Sheridan – Retired Chief Judge of the Arlington Circuit Court
  • Hon. Alfred D. Swersky – Retired Judge of the Alexandria Circuit Court
  • Bruce E. Titus, Esq. – Former Chair of the Construction Section of the Virginia State Bar

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TMG is comprised of fifty-five professionals including retired judges and practicing attorneys located throughout DC, Virginia and Maryland.  Since its inception in 1995, TMG has conducted more than 8,000 private dispute resolution proceedings and is committed to the proposition that mediation and arbitration provide the individual, as well as public and private entities, with many substantial benefits including cost effectiveness, timeliness, flexibility, finality and confidentiality among others.

WHAT LAWYERS AND LITIGANTS ARE SAYING:

  • "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."