NEWS - Press Release

November 5, 2015


NAM is pleased to announce that Hon. Peter B. Skelos has joined its New York Metro Panel of Neutrals.

Judge Skelos joins NAM after a long and illustrious judicial career which includes 11 years as an Associate Justice at the Appellate Division, 2nd Department. Prior to his appointment to the Appellate Division, he was a judge in the Nassau County District Court, Justice of the Supreme Court, 10th Judicial District and the Appellate Term, 9th and 10th Judicial Districts. Highly regarded by the attorneys who appeared before him, he has garnered a reputation for having a keen legal intellect and ideal judicial temperament.

Hon. Skelos is well-versed in the law and has handled a wide variety of case types both as a judge and as a litigator including commercial, construction, professional liability, insurance coverage, medical malpractice, and personal injury. He is very well respected by both the plaintiff and defense bars.

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM, stated: “Judge Skelos’ reputation precedes him. He is extremely knowledgeable and has the depth of experience to transition from the courthouse to private ADR. He is known for his fair and unbiased approach when assisting parties with the settlement of their cases which in turn makes him extremely well suited to his role in private ADR. I truly believe that he will serve our clients well.”

Judge Skelos is available to hear cases throughout the NY Metro area.

Click here to view Hon. Peter B. Skelos’ resume.


For 5 consecutive years, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been ranked as the top ADR firm by the New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey. The company was also selected as one of the top 2 ADR firms in the United States in the National Law Journal’s Annual Survey for the second year in a row.

NAM actively works with more than 8,000 commercial entities, including more than 50% of the Fortune 100 companies. Founded in 1992, NAM offers litigants a nationwide panel of nearly 2,500 top-tier former judges and practicing specialists uniquely qualified to facilitate the resolution of disputes in a private forum. The company maintains rosters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and in major cities around the world, with specific expertise in the areas of Complex Commercial, Construction, Employment, Entertainment, Financial Services, International, Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury (including 3rd party and 1st party actions), Professional Liability and Real Estate dispute resolution.

NAM is often an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and often time-consuming litigation.

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