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February 29, 2016

7 NAM NEUTRALS NAMED ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CHAMPIONS

NAM is proud to announce that 7 of its Neutrals have been named Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions in The National Law Journal & Legal Times. Only 48 ADR Champions were selected from nominations made throughout the United States. Each nominee was vetted by The National Law Journal. Those who were chosen have distinguished themselves in the field of arbitration and mediation, each having an abiding passion and deep commitment to the practice of ADR along with a remarkable track record of success. It is an exemplary list of the finest mediators in the United States.

The NAM Neutrals who have been recognized as Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions are Robert Adams, Esq., Richard Byrne, Esq., Hon. John P. DiBlasi, Hon. Jerome C. Gorski, Kenneth Grundstein, Esq., Susan Hernandez, Esq. and Hon. Ira B. Warshawsky.

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM stated: “This is a very prestigious award and I am honored that The National Law Journal has recognized the accomplishments of these
7 Neutrals. This accolade is not only a tribute to their outstanding work in arbitration and mediation, but also a testament to their talent and professionalism. All 7 Champions are certainly worthy of this national recognition and I couldn’t be prouder.”

Click here to view The National Law Journal’s 2016 ADR Champions.

All of the ADR Champions are available to mediate and arbitrate cases throughout the United States.

Robert Adams, Esq.

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

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


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Richard P. Byrne, Esq.

Richard P. Byrne, Esq.
Co-Managing Partner, L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P.

Specialties Include:
Commercial, Construction, Disability, Employment, Labor Law, Insurance and Reinsurance, Risk Transfer, Products Liability, Property Damage

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Hon. John P. DiBlasi

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

Specialties Include:
Commercial, International, Finance, Defamation, Employment, Entertainment, False Imprisonment, Fraud, Insurance Coverage, Intentional Torts, Land Use, Professional Malpractice

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Hon. Jerome Gorski

Hon. Jerome Gorski
Former Associate Justice, Appellate Division, 4th Department

Specialties Include:
Commercial, Legal Fee Disputes, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Professional Liability, Insurance Coverage, Labor Law




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Kenneth Grundstein, Esq.

Kenneth Grundstein, Esq.
Former NYC Chief Settlement Negotiator

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





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Susan Hernandez, Esq.

Susan Hernandez, Esq.
Former Chief of Staff to Presiding Justice Appellate Division, 1st. Department, Mediation Coordinator, Bronx County

Specialties Include:
Labor Law, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Torts & Product Liability

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Hon. Ira B. Warshawsky
Former Justice of the Supreme Court, Nassau County

Specialties Include:
Commercial, Class Actions, Construction, Contracts, E-Discovery, Employment, Professional Malpractice



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