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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

The purpose of the Joint ADR Committee is to bring together members of the Virginia Bar Association (VBA) and the Virginia State Bar (VSB) who have a special interest in alternative dispute resolution. The Committee's activities include addressing issues of professional ethics and standards of practice; educating lawyers and ADR professionals on current developments and opportunities in the field through CLE programs, the Virginia ADR newsletter, and the website; keeping abreast of legislation and public policy; and developing creative uses of ADR processes and strategies to provide better service to clients. It is active in all areas of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, facilitation, neutral case evaluation, negotiation, conciliation, settlement conferences, restorative justice and collaborative law.

Please go to the committee website to learn how to join, obtain more detailed information, or find out how to become more involved.

The 2014 Joint ADR Committee is as follows:

Name Participation Type Phone Primary Contact/Organization
Tower, Guy K. VBA Representative - First 4-year Term 804-398-0070 The McCammon Group
Campbell, Sarah P. Dispute Resolution Services Manager 804-371-6063 Supreme Court of Virginia
Davenport, Jr., Bradfute W. VSB Representative - First 4-year Term 804-697-1311 Troutman Sanders LLP
McGrath, Jr., John J. VSB Representative - First 4-year Term 540-434-8938 Juridical Solutions PLC
Watkins, Inga A. VBA Representative - First 4-year Term 703-549-6111 Watkins Law and Dispute Resolution, PLC
Coombs, Cyril F. VBA Representative - First 4-year Term 804-819-2253 Dominion Resources, Inc.
Fauss, Kimberly P. VSB Representative - First 4-year Term 804-897-5443 New Growth Ventures, LLC
Settle, Norval D. VSB Representative - First 4-year Term 703-582-3999 Settlement Associates, LLC
McGhee, Yvonne C. VBA Staff Liaison 804-644-0041 The Virginia Bar Association
Holloman, Asha VSB Staff Liaison 804-775-0551 Virginia State Bar
Milam, Jr., Joseph W. Courts Liaison 434-799-5171 Danville Circuit Court
Annunziata, Rosemarie P. Immediate Past Chair 804-371-8428 Court of Appeals of Virginia
Blevins, Deborah W. VBA Representative - First 4-year Term 540-776-2705 Workers Compensation Commission
Young, Paula Marie VBA Representative - First 4-year Term 276-935-4349 Appalachian School of Law
Yoder, P. Marshall VBA Representative - Second 4-year Term 540-438-5375 Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC
Ravindra, Geetha Immediate Past Chair 804-716-2812 International Monetary Fund
King, Donita M. Vice Chair 804-340-2995 CMG Collaborative Law Offices, PLC
Alejandro, Faith A. Secretary/Treasurer 804-783-7278 Sands Anderson PC
Franklin, Jeanne F. Chair 703-684-3550 Franklin Solutions
Coombs, Cyril F. Ex Officio, Board of Governors Liaison 804-819-2253 Dominion Resources, Inc.
Mullins, Jr., M. F. Connell VBA Representative - First 4-year Term 804-697-2069 Spotts Fain PC
Burlinson, Alice G. VSB Representative - First 4-year Term 540-776-2778 Division of Child Support Enforcement
Shewmake, William H. VSB Representative - First 4-year Term 804-783-7595 LeClairRyan
Fountain, Edwin L. VSB Representative - First 4-year Term 202-879-7645 Jones Day
Harris, Josh B. Ex Officio, Law Student Representative 757-435-2164  
Trainor, Elizabeth Ann Communications Subcommittee Member 703-471-7671 x 3689 Fibertek Inc.
Updated: Apr 09, 2014