Judge John J. McGrath, Jr., Ret


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Judge McGrath (Ret) retired after twelve years as a Virginia Circuit Court Judge. Judge McGrath (Ret) served in the Twenty-sixth Judicial Circuit of Virginia (covering an area from Winchester to Harrisonburg to Front Royal). For the last three years, he was the Chief Judge of the 26th Judicial Circuit.

From 2008-2016, he was named by Virginia Business Magazine as one of Virginia's Legal Elite Providers of ADR services. 

He is a member of the Bars of Virginia and New York. Also, after passing the qualifying series of exams, he is enrolled as a Solicitor on the Rolls of Solicitors for England and Wales.

After serving as a Military Judge while on active duty with the United State Navy Judge advocate General’s Corp (1967-70), Judge McGrath (Ret) joined the New York/D.C. law firm of Donovan, Leisure, & Irvine, where he had a national litigation practice in antitrust, securities fraud, international trade, power plant construction, and other types of multi-district and complex litigation (from 1970-89).

In 1989, he joined the firm of Janney, Janney & McGrath in Luray, Virginia where he had a general practice. During his time at Janney, Janney & McGrath, he had an active practice in personal injury, domestic relations, and an active criminal defense practice in both Federal and State Courts. During this time he also engaged in extensive work for Canadian pension funds and in ERISA litigation.

Judge McGrath (Ret) also served as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.

Judge McGrath (Ret) now provides all types of ADR services throughout the Middle Atlantic region from offices in Harrisonburg and Alexandria, Virginia with an emphasis upon: Personal Injury, Complex Litigation (State and Federal), Domestic Relations, Medical and Professional Malpractice, Product Liability, Commercial, Construction, Real Estate Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Electronic Discovery Issues, and Local Government Disputes.

Please feel free to contact Judge John J. McGrath (Ret) at:

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Mail: P.O. Box 151
Harrisonburg, VA 22803
Phone: 1.888.EX CURIA (392.8742)
FAX: 1.888.343.3804

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