About NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)
Founded in 1992, NAM is consistently recognized by the legal community for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators.
For the seventh year in a row, NAM was named a Best ADR Firm in the United States by the 2020 National Law Journal Best of Survey. NAM was also named the #1 National ADR Provider by the 2019 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey for the second year in a row. Additionally, seven of NAM’s neutrals were named National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions (the final year of the rankings) as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide. The New York Law Journal Annual Best of Survey selected NAM as the #1 ADR firm for the past nine years and was voted the #1 Online ADR Resource by this year’s survey respondents – a testament to the depth and breadth of knowledge, information and thought leadership provided by the firm to the ADR community at large. NAM was also voted a “Best Overall ADR Provider” and a “Best Online ADR Resource” in the 2019 Best of New England Survey, a “Best Overall ADR Provider” in the 2018 Best of the Midwest and New Jersey Law Journal Annual Surveys and a “Best Online ADR Resource” by the 2018 Texas Lawyer Survey.
NAM works with more than 10,000 commercial entities, including more than 50 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. In addition, NAM offers litigants a nationwide panel of more than 2,600 top-tier former judges and practicing specialists uniquely qualified to facilitate the resolution of disputes in a private forum. NAM 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 third-party and first-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.
NAM also provides complimentary Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs for attorneys, bar associations, corporate and government legal departments and other legal and business organizations.
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 more than 2,600 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.