7 YEARS IN A ROW: NAM VOTED #1 ADR FIRM

 

7 OF NAM’s MEDIATORS VOTED IN THE TOP TEN “BEST INDIVIDUAL MEDIATOR” CATEGORY

7 OF NAM’s ARBITRATORS VOTED IN THE TOP TEN “BEST INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATOR” CATEGORY

 

New York (September 25, 2017) – For the seventh consecutive year, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been ranked the #1 ADR provider in New York State by the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey.

The survey also ranked the top mediators and arbitrators.   NAM neutrals comprised  7 of the Top 10 mediator spots and 7 of the Top 10 arbitrator spots.  The NAM mediators and arbitrators selected represent the very best practicing ADR specialists in the state.

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

In the “Best Individual Arbitrator” category, the following NAM arbitrators were ranked in the Top 10: Hon. Elizabeth Bonina, Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq., George Freitag, Esq., Howard J. Kaplan, Esq., Hon. E. Michael Kavanagh, Michael R. Rossi, Esq. and Hon. Peter B. Skelos.

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM, stated:  “This is such an honor for NAM and our panel of arbitrators and mediators. These results are a testament to NAM’s continued dedication to providing the absolute best neutrals and exceptional administrative services to the legal community.  I am so very proud of everyone who made this year’s list!”

Earlier this year, NAM was ranked the #1 ADR provider in the United States by the 2017 National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey for the second year in a row.  In that same survey, NAM Mediators ranked #1, 2 and 3 in the U.S.  In addition, Mr. Israel and 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.

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

Click here to view the 2017 New York Law Journal Survey

Click here to view the 2017 National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey

Click here to view The National Law Journal’s 2017 ADR Champions

Click here to view Corporate Counsel’s “Best of” Survey Press Release

 

Hon. Elizabeth Bonina
Former Justice of the Supreme Court, Kings County

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

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Richard P. Byrne, Esq.
Commercial Specialist

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

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

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

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George Freitag, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Specialties Include:
Insurance Law, Labor Law, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Torts and Product Liability, Wrongful Death

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Kenneth Grundstein, Esq.
Former NYC Chief Settlement Negotiator

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

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

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, Product Liability

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Hon. E. Michael Kavanagh
Former Associate 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 J. Merani, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Specialties Include:
Personal Injury, Property Damage, Labor Law, Product 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, Appellate Division, Nassau, 2nd Department

Specialties Include:
Commercial, Construction, Labor Law, Insurance Coverage, Professional Malpractice, Catastrophic Injury

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ABOUT NAM

Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators.  For the second year in a row, NAM was named Best ADR firm in the United States by the 2017 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey.  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 2017 Best of The New Jersey Law Journal and Best of the Midwest surveys.

NAM actively works with more than 10,000 commercial entities, including more than 50% of the Fortune 100 companies. 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.

NAM provides complimentary Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs for attorneys, bar associations, corporate and government legal departments and other legal and business organizations.

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The 2017 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings is not a scientific study or an editorial analysis but rather it is a democratic process. The program is run by the New York Law Journal sales and marketing teams at ALM. The voting was conducted via online ballot. Readers were notified of the ballot through direct emails, social media and online advertisements linking to the ballot across ALM’s network of websites. The ballot consisted of 90+ categories encompassing the areas of Technology, Research, Accounting, Insurance, Financial Services, Litigation Support, Real Estate, Education, Recruiting & Staffing as well as Lifestyle and Client Entertainment. It included over 500 companies and allowed for a write-in option.

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