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Seven Members of The McCammon Group selected as Virginia Business’ “2011 Legal Elite”

For Immediate Release
January 3, 2012
For more information contact:
Rich Huffman
Direct Dial: (804) 433-2242

The McCammon Group is pleased to congratulate seven of its Neutrals who were included in Virginia Business magazine’s “2011 Legal Elite” for Alternative Dispute Resolution. The honorees are:

  • Hon. John E. Clarkson (Ret.)
  • Hon. Robert L. Harris, Sr. (Ret.)
  • Hon. Joseph A. Leafe (Ret.)
  • John B. McCammon, Esq.
  • John H. OBrion, Jr., Esq.
  • Hon. Thomas S. Shadrick (Ret.)
  • Hon. Diane M. Strickland (Ret.)

The Honorable Thomas S. Shadrick was highlighted and interviewed in the publication. The full page profile dedicated to his achievements, on and off of the bench, and his work in Alternative Dispute Resolution can be viewed at

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, electronic ballots were sent to 11,500 lawyers in the Commonwealth. The magazine selected representatives from the top 10 “vote getters” in each category for their profiles.

The McCammon Group provides alternative dispute resolution services (ADR) including mediation, arbitration, neutral evaluation, special master, private judging, as well as related training and consulting services. It consists of seventy-three Neutrals 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 12,000 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.

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  • "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."