NEWS - Press Release

April 17, 2015


NAM is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Thomas E. Mercure to its New York Panel of Neutrals.

Judge Mercure served on the bench for 33 years and has the distinction of being the longest serving appellate court justice in the 118-year history of the 3rd Department. He has heard more than 21,000 appeals and wrote more than 3,000 signed opinions. His wealth of experience as a jurist in settling cases makes him well-qualified to be a fair and impartial arbitrator and a distinguished addition to NAM’s New York roster. During his years on the bench he has heard a wide variety of cases involving complex subject matters including commercial litigation, property disputes, medical malpractice, premises liability and products liability.

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM stated: “Judge Mercure is a welcome addition to NAM’s nationally recognized roster of neutrals. He is well respected, extremely knowledgeable and has the depth of experience to transition from the bench to arbitration and mediation. The addition of Judge Mercure to NAM’S New York’s panel of neutrals provides our clients with a great option for those looking for someone with years of experience in commercial and tort matters.”

Judge Mercure is based in Albany, NY and will be able to hear cases throughout New York State. Click here to view Hon. Thomas E. Mercure’s bio.


Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) 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 actively works with more than 8,000 commercial entities, including more than 50% of the Fortune 100 companies. NAM is often an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and often time-consuming litigation.

NAM was ranked as one of the top 2 ADR firms in the United States per the National Law Journal’s Annual Reader Rankings Survey for the second straight year. Consistent with being the nation’s premier ADR provider, NAM was also selected as the top ADR firm for the last 4 consecutive years in the New York Law Journal Rankings Survey.

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