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

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 Judge.  He was on active duty with the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, then joined Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine, managing a national commercial litigation practice for 19 years.  Leaving Washington, DC to enjoy the small town life, Judge McGrath started a general law practice in Luray, where he concentrated on personal injury and domestic relations cases before his election to the bench.  Over the years Judge McGrath developed friendships with several English barristers and acquired such an interest that he studied for and passed qualifying exams to become admitted as a UK Solicitor, and is still listed on the Rolls of Solicitors for England and Wales.

Judge McGrath founded Juridical Solutions PLC in 2007 and built the firm into the second largest ADR provider in Virginia. From 2008-2016 he was named in the “Legal Elite” in ADR Services by Virginia Business Magazine.


Personal injury, medical malpractice, family law, construction, products liability, contracts, insurance, E-discovery and complex commercial litigation.


Notre Dame, BA

Georgetown Law School, JD


Member, Law Society of London

Former AAA Arbitrator

Former Board Member, Shenandoah Area Council on Boy Scouts

Former Member, Virginia Board of Corrections

Former Partner, Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine

Former Partner, Janney, Janney & McGrath

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