Greetings from John

By working together remotely and in-person, you and our Neutrals have continued to provide mediation and arbitration services for your clients during these difficult times. We congratulate you, and we thank you for this opportunity to be of assistance. 

In early June, we convened - remotely - our 27th Annual Training Conference for all our Neutrals to augment their skills with the very best training possible. 

To enrich this year’s training, we invited a keynote speaker, Eric Galton of Austin, Texas. Mr. Galton has been a leading mediation practitioner and author for decades. He assessed many developing factors to conclude that remote mediation is here to stay as a viable option to in-person work. In addition, he thought that many hybrid forms of in-person sessions combined with remote techniques would emerge. He triggered a robust conversation among our Neutrals regarding this important topic. We thank him for his significant input to our ongoing efforts to strive for Excellence.

Later in the day, we discussed the use of opening presentations by counsel at mediation sessions. We discussed the factors that impact the decision, ultimately made by counsel, to present or not to present. We ended the day by studying the many issues and techniques involved in handling mediations with multiple parties.

It was a great day of learning!

I am pleased to announce that several new Neutrals have recently come on board. (See below.)  Please join us in welcoming these outstanding individuals.  

All our Neutrals stand ready to help you and your clients when you need us the most. Please call upon us if we may be of assistance. 

John McCammon

Welcoming Our Newest Neutrals

Robert "Robby" A. Peay, Esq.

General Counsel and Mediator

Robert “Robby” A. Peay, Esq. has recently joined The McCammon Group to serve as a mediator in addition to his ongoing duties as General Counsel. Having acquired an MBA while in Law School, Robby’s varied legal and business experience has included outsourced general counsel services addressing mergers and acquisitions, contracts, securities, labor and employment, commercial real estate, and litigation management matters. He has served closely held companies as well as General Counsel of Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) from 2012-21. Robby began his career as a law clerk for Justice Donald W. Lemon (Ret.) on the Supreme Court of Virginia. Although he was asked to start his law practice as a litigator, he soon shifted to a transactional commercial practice in two large Virginia-based law firmsWith this rich background, Robby is now available as a Mediator for those cases that need specialized understanding of commercial transactions and law.

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Hon. Marcus Z. Shar (Ret.)

Retired Associate Judge, Circuit Court for Baltimore City

The Honorable Marcus Z . Shar has joined The McCammon Group after thirteen years of dedicated service as an Associate Judge on the 8th Judicial Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Prior to his tenure on the bench, Judge Shar enjoyed a successful career in private practice focusing on civil litigation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The author of numerous articles on trial techniques and three editions of a treatise on medical-legal issues, Judge Shar has been an invited speaker for lawyer, judicial, medical, and lay groups around the country. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Maryland Circuit Judges Association and on the Maryland State Judicial Ethics Committee where he drafted a number of the State’s formal ethics opinions. A dedicated educator, Judge Shar served as a distinguished Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Law and University of Baltimore School of Law; and he was formerly an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. 

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CLE's, Sponsorships & Exhibitions


Maryland State Bar Association Legal Summit, Track Sponsor.


Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting, Exclusive Banquet Sponsor.


DC Bar Conference, Premier Sponsor.


Virginia Bar Association CLE, "Mediation Skills for Non-Mediators", Presented by Hon. LeRoy F. Millette (Ret.).


Bar Association of Frederick County, Luncheon Sponsor.


VADA/VTLA Civility Cup Golf Tournament, Exclusive Reception Sponsor.


Richmond Bar Association CLE, “Ethics in Negotiation", Presented by Mark E. Rubin, Esq. and Hon. Beverly W. Snukals (Ret.).


Fairfax Bar Association CLE, “Critical Considerations for Success in Mediation”, Presented by Hon. Stanley P. Klein (Ret.), Hon. Gerald Bruce Lee (Ret.), Hon. Jane M. Roush (Ret.) and Hon. Alfred D. Swersky (Ret.). 


Virginia State Claims Association Annual Conference Educational Program, Presented by Hon. Michael C. Allen (Ret.).

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