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Hon. Leslie M. Alden (Ret.)

Judge Alden served as a trial court Judge for 17 years in Fairfax County, presiding over every type of civil dispute.  At the same time she became a sought-after Professor at the George Mason University School of Law, teaching evidence and procedure…

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Hon. Daniel T. Balfour (Ret.)

Judge Balfour was a presiding Judge and Chief Judge of the Henrico Circuit Court.  After law school he served as a Captain in the US Army in Okinawa, Japan. He returned to Richmond and enjoyed a successful general law…

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Hon. John G. “Jack” Berry (Ret.)

Jack Berry served as a Circuit Court Judge for the 16th Circuit, from 2008 to 2012.  He presided as the resident Judge for Culpepper and Fluvanna, and also served as the Chief Judge for the Circuit.  In 2012 he resumed an…

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Hon. Lon E. Farris (Ret.)

Judge Farris served as a Judge in Prince William County for 26 years, 13 years as a General District Court Judge and 13 years as a Circuit Court Judge.  Prior to taking the bench, Judge Farris practiced with Smith, Farris, and Hudson.  All three of the firm’s…

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Hon. Humes J. Franklin, Jr. (Ret.)

Judge Franklin presided for 15 years in the 25th Judicial Circuit, hearing cases in Staunton, Waynesboro and the Counties of Highland and Bath.  He was instrumental in working with community leaders to…

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Hon. Catherine C. Hammond (Ret.)

Judge Hammond retired from the Henrico Circuit Court after 16 years of judicial service.  From 1995 to 1998 Judge Hammond was the Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation, responsible for all tort claims against the…

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Hon. Melvin R. Hughes (Ret.)

Judge Hughes retired from the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond with over 33 years of judicial experience.  First serving as a Judge of the General District Court, Manchester Division, he joined the Circuit Bench in…

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Hon. Dennis Lee Hupp (Ret.)

Judge Hupp (Ret.) served 26 years on the bench and retired from the Circuit Court in 2018. He is a native of Shenandoah County, and previously practiced law in Woodstock, Virginia.  He served as the…

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Hon. Michael S. Irvine (Ret.)

Judge Irvine served 12 years on the Circuit Court, presiding in Lexington, Rockbridge County and Buena Vista, where he heard all types of civil and criminal cases.  His prior experience encompassed 20 years…

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Hon. J. Samuel Johnston (Ret.), Emeritus

For more than 30 years Judge Johnston served as an outstanding Judge of the 24th Circuit. He was a founding member of Juridical Solutions, together with Judges McGrath, Kloch…

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Hon. Benjamin N. A. Kendrick (Ret.)

Judge Kendrick served as a Circuit Court Judge in Arlington for over 25 years.  Before his election to the bench Judge Kendrick built a successful general law practice, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide…

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Hon. John E. Kloch (Ret.)

Judge Kloch served eleven years as a Judge for the Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria.  He is a member of the Bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia.  After four years in private practice in Virginia and Washington DC, he began his public service…

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Hon. John J. McGrath, Jr. (Ret.)

Judge McGrath retired from the 26th Judicial Circuit, where he presided in Harrisonburg, Front Royal and Winchester, and served twice as Chief Judge.  Judge McGrath’s judicial experience also includes service as a Military…

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Hon. Ann Hunter Simpson (Ret.)

Judge Simpson served as a Circuit Court Judge for the 15th Circuit, sitting as the resident Judge for Spotsylvania.  She also served on the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District…

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Hon. David A. Melesco (Ret.)

Judge Melesco retired from the Danville Circuit Court in 2012.  He served as a Circuit Court Judge for nearly 7 years after serving 11 years on the Juvenile and Domestic Relations…

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Hon. Marcus D. Williams (Ret.)

Judge Williams served 22 years as a Circuit Court Judge in Fairfax, preceded by 3 years on the General District Court.  He presided over a multitude of civil trials involving automobile…

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Hon. David S. Schell (Ret.)

After practicing law in Northern Virginia, Judge Schell served as a trial court Judge in Fairfax County for over 25 years.  For 17 years he presided in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court…

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Hon. William H. Shaw, III (Ret.)

Judge Shaw served 11 years as a Circuit Court Judge in the 9th Circuit, primarily hearing cases in Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex Counties. He presided in the General…

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Hon. Leslie M. Alden (Ret.)

Judge Alden served as a trial court Judge for 17 years in Fairfax County, presiding over every type of civil dispute.  At the same time she became a sought-after Professor at the George Mason University School of Law, teaching evidence and procedure…

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Hon. Daniel T. Balfour (Ret.)

Judge Balfour was a presiding Judge and Chief Judge of the Henrico Circuit Court.  After law school he served as a Captain in the US Army in Okinawa, Japan. He returned to Richmond and enjoyed a successful general law…

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Hon. John G. “Jack” Berry (Ret.)

Jack Berry served as a Circuit Court Judge for the 16th Circuit, from 2008 to 2012.  He presided as the resident Judge for Culpepper and Fluvanna, and also served as the Chief Judge for the Circuit.  In 2012 he resumed an…

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Hon. Lon E. Farris (Ret.)

Judge Farris served as a Judge in Prince William County for 26 years, 13 years as a General District Court Judge and 13 years as a Circuit Court Judge.  Prior to taking the bench, Judge Farris practiced with Smith, Farris, and Hudson.  All three of the firm’s…

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Hon. Humes J. Franklin, Jr. (Ret.)

Judge Franklin presided for 15 years in the 25th Judicial Circuit, hearing cases in Staunton, Waynesboro and the Counties of Highland and Bath.  He was instrumental in working with community leaders to…

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Hon. Catherine C. Hammond (Ret.)

Judge Hammond retired from the Henrico Circuit Court after 16 years of judicial service.  From 1995 to 1998 Judge Hammond was the Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation, responsible for all tort claims against the…

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Hon. Melvin R. Hughes (Ret.)

Judge Hughes retired from the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond with over 33 years of judicial experience.  First serving as a Judge of the General District Court, Manchester Division, he joined the Circuit Bench in…

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Hon. Dennis Lee Hupp (Ret.)

Judge Hupp (Ret.) served 26 years on the bench and retired from the Circuit Court in 2018. He is a native of Shenandoah County, and previously practiced law in Woodstock, Virginia…

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Hon. Michael S. Irvine (Ret.)

Judge Irvine served 12 years on the Circuit Court, presiding in Lexington, Rockbridge County and Buena Vista, where he heard all types of civil and criminal cases.  His prior experience encompassed 20 years…

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Hon. J. Samuel Johnston (Ret.), Emeritus

For more than 30 years Judge Johnston served as an outstanding Judge of the 24th Circuit. He was a founding member of Juridical Solutions, together with Judges McGrath, Kloch…

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Hon. Benjamin N. A. Kendrick (Ret.)

Judge Kendrick served as a Circuit Court Judge in Arlington for over 25 years.  Before his election to the bench Judge Kendrick built a successful general law practice, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide…

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Hon. John E. Kloch (Ret.)

Judge Kloch served eleven years as a Judge for the Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria.  He is a member of the Bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia.  After four years in private practice in Virginia and Washington DC, he began his public service…

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Hon. John J. McGrath, Jr. (Ret.)

Judge McGrath retired from the 26th Judicial Circuit, where he presided in Harrisonburg, Front Royal and Winchester, and served twice as Chief Judge.  Judge McGrath’s judicial experience also includes service as a Military…

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Hon. David A. Melesco (Ret.)

Judge Melesco retired from the Danville Circuit Court in 2012.  He served as a Circuit Court Judge for nearly 7 years after serving 11 years on the Juvenile and Domestic Relations…

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Hon. David S. Schell (Ret.)

After practicing law in Northern Virginia, Judge Schell served as a trial court Judge in Fairfax County for over 25 years.  For 17 years he presided in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court…

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Hon. William H. Shaw, III (Ret.)

Judge Shaw served 11 years as a Circuit Court Judge in the 9th Circuit, primarily hearing cases in Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex Counties. He presided in the General…

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Hon. Ann Hunter Simpson (Ret.)

Judge Simpson served as a Circuit Court Judge for the 15th Circuit, sitting as the resident Judge for Spotsylvania.  She also served on the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District…

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Hon. Marcus D. Williams (Ret.)

Judge Williams served 22 years as a Circuit Court Judge in Fairfax, preceded by 3 years on the General District Court.  He presided over a multitude of civil trials involving automobile…

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Juridical Solutions PLC provides professional, efficient, and prompt ADR services to help you solve problems and settle your dispute.  The retired Judges of JS are committed to being trustworthy neutrals who listen, understand, and respond to your needs.

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