About

NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators.

In 2017, NAM was named Best ADR firm in the United States by the National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey for the second year in a row. Additionally, 6 of NAM’s neutrals were named National Law Journal 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions, as part of a select group of only 37 nationwide.  The company was also ranked a Best National ADR Provider by the 2017 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey.  Consistent with being the nation’s premier ADR provider, the New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey selected NAM as the #1 ADR firm for the past seven years.   NAM was also voted a Best Overall ADR Provider in the New Jersey and in the Midwest “Best of” annual surveys.

NAM actively works with more than 10,000 commercial entities, including more than 50% of the Fortune 100 companies. The company 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 of neutrals 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. NAM-administered ADR programs afford clients effective ADR processes and an outstanding roster. More than 75% of NAM-administered mediations result in the settlement of all outstanding issues.

Over the course of any twelve-month period, NAM’s clientele is so diverse, that no one entity represents more than 2% of NAM’s revenues. As such, parties can rely on the fairness, integrity and transparency of a NAM-administered initiative.

NAM’s ADR services include, but are not limited to, Arbitration, Mediation, Online and Offline Case Management, Trial Preparation Services, Mock Jury Trials, Dispute Resolution Training, Videoconferencing and myADR, the company’s patented case management system.


A Renowned Roster

NAM’s Neutral Management Team identifies and recruits only those individuals with exceptional credentials and outstanding reputations. Today, our roster consists of nearly 2,500 top-tier former judges and practicing specialists that are knowledgeable, fair and offer efficiencies through the provision of ADR services. Our panelists offer all forms of alternative dispute resolution, with subject-matter expertise in a wide array of practice areas. Neutrals are available throughout the country and can hear matters in all major cities throughout the United States and around the world.


Exceptional Case Administration

With respect to case management, NAM has established a national reputation as one of the preeminent ADR administrators in the industry. More than 50% of NAM’s staff has been employed with the company for more than 10 years. Our Case Managers have significant experience in administering matters encompassing a variety of legal practice areas. They work closely with our clients to ensure that the proper neutral is assigned to the specific case at hand. Case Managers carefully oversee the administration of each matter, ensuring that cases are resolved in a timely, efficient and diligent manner.