NEWS - Press Release

May 26, 2015

HON. MICHAEL A. CIAFFA JOINS NAM’S NEW YORK PANEL OF NEUTRALS / NO-FAULT DIVISION

NAM is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Michael A. Ciaffa, former Nassau District Court Judge, to its New York Panel of Neutrals.

Judge Ciaffa has had a long and distinguished legal career spanning over 35 years. He was elected to the District Court of Nassau County in 2008 where he presided over thousands of no-fault disputes and other civil matters. During his six years on the bench he has rendered decisions on a wide range of no-fault issues including medical necessity, claim verification, fraudulent incorporation, regulatory time-tables, policy conditions, notice requirements, staged accidents, expert qualifications, burden shifting and applicable fee schedules. Many of his decisions were published and summarized in the New York Law Journal’s “Decision of Interest” section.

Judge Ciaffa is strong advocate of ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution). He is known for his fair and well-reasoned decisions and is respected by both plaintiff and defense bars.

Roy Israel, NAM President and CEO stated “Judge Ciaffa is a great addition to NAM’s no-fault division. He is extremely knowledgeable and has the perfect demeanor for the transition from the bench to private arbitration. His wealth of judicial and practical experience hearing no-fault claims will serve NAM’s clients well.”

Hon. Michael A. Ciaffa will be able to hear no-fault cases throughout the New York Metro area.

Click here to view Judge Ciaffa’s bio.

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