NAM VOTED #1 ADR FIRM...AGAIN!

New York (September 21, 2016) – For the sixth consecutive year, NAM has been ranked as the #1 ADR provider in New York State by the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey*.

NAM neutrals also comprised 9 of the Top 10 Mediators and 8 of the Top 10 Arbitrators in the survey rankings. The NAM Mediators and Arbitrators selected represent the very best practicing ADR specialists in New York State.

In the “Best Individual Mediator” category, Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq. was voted the #1 Mediator in New York State. Other NAM mediators ranked among the Top 10 were: Robert Adams, Esq., Hon. Elizabeth Bonina, Richard P. Byrne, Esq., Hon. John P. DiBlasi, Kenneth Grundstein, Esq., Susan Hernandez, Esq., Peter J. Merani, Esq. and Hon. Peter B. Skelos.

In the “Best Individual Arbitrator” category, the following NAM arbitrators were ranked among the Top 10: Hon. Elizabeth Bonina, Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq., Hon. Jerome C. Gorski, Susan Hernandez, Esq., Howard J. Kaplan, Esq., Hon. E. Michael Kavanagh , Michael R. Rossi, Esq. and Hon. Ira. B. Warshawsky.

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM, stated: “I am blown away by the results of this year’s survey! NAM neutrals and staff work so hard all year long to deliver the highest quality ADR services to our clients…so when we get unprecedented results like this, I am truly honored and so very proud of everyone involved! Thank you to all of the voters and our clients who place their trust and confidence in NAM.”

Earlier this year, NAM was ranked the #1 ADR provider in the United States as voted in the 2016 National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey. That same survey ranked two of NAM’s Mediators #1 and #3 in the U.S. In addition, 7 of NAM’s neutrals and Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM, were named 2016 National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions, as part of a select group of only 48 nationwide.

NAM’s panel is available to hear cases throughout the United States.

View 2016 New York Law Journal Survey Results

View 2016 National Law Journal Survey Results

View 2016 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions

 

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

Specialties Include:
Labor Law, Construction, Insurance Coverage, Sports Law, Entertainment, International Law

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Hon. Elizabeth Bonina
Former Justice of the Supreme Court

Specialties Include:
 Personal Injury, Labor Law, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Products Liability, Property Damage, Real Estate, Administrative Law, Sports Law

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Richard P. Byrne, Esq.
Co-Managing Partner, L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P.

Specialties Include:
Commercial, Construction, Disability, Employment, Labor Law, Insurance and Reinsurance, Risk Transfer, Products Liability, Property Damage, Personal Injury/Negligence

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

Specialties Include:
Commercial, International, Finance, Defamation, Employment, Entertainment, False Imprisonment, Fraud, Insurance Coverage,
Intentional Torts, Land Use, Professional Malpractice

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Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Specialties Include:
Personal/Catastrophic Injury, Products Liability, Labor Law, Legal Malpractice, Insurance Coverage

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Hon. Jerome Gorski
Associate Justice, Appellate Division, 4th Department

Specialties Include:
Commercial, Legal Fee Disputes, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Professional Liability, Insurance Coverage, Labor Law, Personal Injury

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Kenneth Grundstein, Esq.
Former NYC Chief Settlement Negotiator

Specialties Include:
Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Labor Law, Catastrophic Injury, Products Liability, Property Damage

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Susan Hernandez, Esq.
Former Chief of Staff to Presiding Justice Appellate Division, 1st. Dept.

Specialties Include:
Labor Law, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Negligence , Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Torts & Product Liability

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Howard Kaplan, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Specialties Include:
Insurance, Legal Malpractice, Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Products Liability

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Hon. E. Michael Kavanagh
Former Assoc. Justice, Appellate Division, 1st & 3rd Depts.

Specialties Include:
Commercial, Construction, Business Valuation, Insurance Coverage, Employment, Professional Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Nursing,Home, Labor Law

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Peter Merani, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Specialties Include:
Personal Injury, Property Damage, Labor Law, Products Liability, Insurance Coverage, Construction, International Law

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Michael R. Rossi, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Specialties Include:
Insurance, Labor Law, Negligence, Premises Liability, Product Liability

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Hon. Peter B. Skelos
Former Associate Justice, Appellare Division, Nassau, 2nd Department

Specialties Include:
Commercial, Construction, Coop/Condo/HOA, Insurance Coverage, Land Use/Planning, Real Estate, Trade Secrets

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Hon. Ira B. Warshawsky
Former Justice of the Supreme Court, Nassau

Specialties Include:
Business Claims and Disputes, Class Actions, Construction, Contracts, E-Discovery, Employment, Professional Malpractice

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