NEWS - Press Release

SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

2011 New York law Journal Reader Rankings

NAM CHOSEN AS THE
#1 ADR PROVIDER IN 2011
NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL
RANKINGS SURVEY

NAM MEDIATORS TAKE 7 OF THE TOP
10 SLOTS IN "BEST MEDIATOR" CATEGORY

New York (September 12, 2011) - The results of the 2011 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey were released today and NAM ("National Arbitration and Mediation") was chosen as the #1 ADR provider in the "Best ADR Provider" category. In addition, 7 out of the top 10 slots in the "Best Mediator Category" went to NAM Mediators. More than 4,200 lawyers and legal professionals cast ballots in an online survey.

The NAM Mediators included among the top 10 Best Mediators represent the very best practicing ADR Specialists in New York State. They are: Hon. John DiBlasi, who has been named one of the top two Mediators in New York State for the second year in a row, Kenneth Grundstein, Esq., Hon. Elizabeth Bonina, Hon. William C. Thompson, Joseph Ehrlich, Esq., Peter Merani, Esq. and Robert Adams, Esq.

 

Hon. John P. DiBlasi

Hon. John P. DiBlasi
Former Justice of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court

Specialties Include:
Breach of Contract, Defamation, Employment, Entertainment, False Imprisonment, Fraud, Insurance Coverage, Intentional Torts, Land Use, Professional Malpractice

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Kenneth Grundstein, Esq.

Kenneth Grundstein, Esq.
Former NYC Chief Settlement Negotiator

Specialties Include:
Medical Malpractice, Labor Law, Catastrophic Injury, Products Liability, Property Damage

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Hon. Elizabeth Bonina

Hon. Elizabeth Bonina
Former Justice of the Supreme Court

Specialties Include:
Personal Injury, Labor Law, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Property Damage, Real Estate, Administrative Law

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Hon. William C. Thompson

Hon. William C. Thompson
Former Associate Justice, Appellate Division, 2nd Department

Specialties Include:
Breach Of Contract, Construction, Real Estate, Employment, Professional Malpractice, Insurance Coverage, Labor Law

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Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq.

Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Specialties Include:
Personal/Catastrophic Injury, Products Liability, Labor Law, Attorney Malpractice, Insurance Coverage

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Peter Merani, Esq.

Peter Merani, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Specialties Include:
Personal Injury, Property Damage, Labor Law, Products Liability, Insurance Coverage, Construction

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Robert Adams, Esq.

Robert Adams, Esq.
Former Senior V.P. Risk Management, Tishman Construction Corp.

Specialties Include:
Labor Law, Construction, Insurance Coverage, Sports Law, Entertainment, International Law

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Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM, stated: "I couldn't be more pleased with the survey results. Obviously, we were very happy to have the company chosen as the best ADR Provider in New York. Also, as so much of our efforts are expended towards recruiting the best panel members, we were deeply gratified to see that the voters selected 7 of our mediators to be rated among the top 10 best in the state. The results are a true testament to NAM's ongoing commitment to the legal community and we sincerely appreciate this vote of confidence by our clients. Our plan is to continue to invest in our core competencies to ensure, on a going forward basis, that we always offer the best services and panel within our industry."

NAM's New York panel works throughout the New York State area and from its conference centers in Midtown Manhattan, Garden City, Brooklyn, Westchester and Buffalo.

ABOUT NAM

Headquartered in Garden City, New York, National Arbitration and Mediation, Inc. (NAM) is one of the nation's leading dispute resolution providers, offering cost-effective alternatives to expensive and often time-consuming litigation. Founded in 1992, NAM has a nationwide panel of nearly 2,000 top-tier former judges and practicing specialists uniquely qualified to resolve legal matters in a private forum. NAM's mediators and arbitrators regularly handle complex, high-exposure cases and have specific subject matter expertise in a wide variety of case types including commercial, employment, construction, medical malpractice, and catastrophic/personal injury disputes.

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