NEWS - Press Release

March 31, 2014


NAM is proud to announce it was just named #1 BEST ADR PROVIDER in the United States by the National Law Journal’s annual reader rankings survey. In addition, Hon. John P. DiBlasi and Robert Adams Esq. won national distinction as the #1 and #2 top individual mediators, respectively.

“This is an extremely prestigious honor to be recognized as Number 1 by the legal community across the country,” said Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM. “I am also so pleased that Judge DiBlasi and Bob Adams have won top honors as well, since their abilities and reputations are certainly worthy of national recognition.”

In addition to being ranked #1 nationally, Hon. John P. DiBlasi, Retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Westchester, Commercial Division, has repeatedly been rated a top mediator in multiple categories in the New York Law Journal’s annual survey. The 2013 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey voted Judge DiBlasi as one of the top ten in the “Best Individual Mediator” category for the fourth year in a row. The 2013 survey also voted him one of the top ten arbitrators in New York State in the “Best Individual Arbitrator” category. Prior accolades include the #1 spot in the “Best International Mediator” category and top 5 in the “Best Financial Markets Mediator” category. He holds an AV Preeminent peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell in both Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation – a distinction given only to those who possess the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

Judge DiBlasi’s ADR practice centers on resolving Commercial, International, Finance, Defamation, Employment, Entertainment, Land Use, and Professional Malpractice matters.

Robert Adams specializes in Sports, Entertainment, International, Commercial and Construction dispute resolution. Since joining NAM, Adams has been named one of the top 10 mediators by the 2011, 2012 and 2013 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey, and one of the top 5 mediators in the “Best International Mediator” category.

The National Law Journal has the largest paid circulation of any weekly publication serving the national legal community. It is owned by ALM, the preeminent 170 year-old legal publishing company, which also owns ALM Mobile Apps, The American Lawyer, The Asian Lawyer, Connecticut Law Tribune, Corporate Counsel, Daily Business Review, Daily Report, Delaware Business Court Insider, Delaware Law Weekly, Digital Membership, Focus Europe,, Intellectual Property,, app, Law Journal Press, Law Technology News, The Legal Intelligencer, Litigation, New Jersey Law Journal, New York Law Journal, Real Estate Forum and The Recorder.

Hon. John P. DiBlasi

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

Specialties Include:
Commercial, International, Finance, Defamation, Employment, Entertainment, Land Use, Professional Malpractice

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Robert Adams, Esq.

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

Specialties Include:
Sports, Entertainment, International, Commercial, Construction

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Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. In 2014, NAM was named Best ADR firm in the U.S. by the National Law Journal’s Annual Reader Rankings Survey. Consistent with being the nation's premier ADR provider, the New York Law Journal Rankings Survey also selected NAM as the #1 ADR Provider for the past three consecutive years.

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 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.

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