THE NEW YORK LEGAL COMMUNITY HAS SPOKEN. NAM VOTED #1 ADR FIRM IN NEW YORK STATE. AGAIN.

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NAM SWEEPS THE #1 SPOT IN ALL 4 ADR CATEGORIES.

NAM MEDIATORS TAKE 7 OF THE 10 TOP SLOTS.

NAM ARBITRATORS TAKE 6 OF THE TOP 10 SLOTS.

JOSEPH L. EHRLICH, ESQ. VOTED #1 MEDIATOR AND #1 ARBITRATOR.

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New York, NY (October 7, 2019) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is proud to announce that it has been ranked the #1 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Provider in New York State by the New York Law Journal (NYLJ) Best Of Survey for the ninth consecutive year.

The NYLJ survey also ranked the top mediators and arbitrators in the state, with Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq. placing first in both the Individual Mediator and Individual Arbitrator categories. Seven of the Top 10 mediator spots and six of the Top 10 arbitrator spots were awarded to NAM neutrals, some of the most talented and highly regarded practicing ADR professionals in the state.

NAM mediators who ranked in the Top 10 include Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq., Susan Hernandez, Esq., Hon. Elizabeth Bonina., Peter J. Merani, Esq., Richard P. Byrne, Esq., Hon. Peter B. Skelos and Hon. John P. DiBlasi.

NAM arbitrators who ranked in the Top 10 include Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq., Hon. Elizabeth Bonina, George Freitag, Esq., Hon. Larry S. Schachner, Bob Worden, Esq., and Howard J. Kaplan, Esq.

“The New York legal community has spoken! It is an incredible honor to be recognized as the premier ADR provider for nine straight years,” Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM stated. “This year’s NYLJ results re-affirm that NAM’s ongoing commitment to provide parties with a distinguished and experienced panel of neutrals, exceptional case administration, and cost-efficient options to litigation, has been acknowledged and appreciated. I would also like to commend Joe Ehrlich for winning top honors as the Best Individual Mediator and Best Individual Arbitrator in the state. Joe has an outstanding reputation and is well-deserving of this recognition for his exceptional contribution to the field of alternative dispute resolution. I am very proud of all of NAM’s neutrals who made this year’s list! Thank you to all who voted and made this recognition possible.”

In addition to being chosen the top ADR provider in the state for the past nine years, NAM was also voted the #1 Online ADR Resource, the #1 CLE Provider and the #1 Online CLE Provider 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.

Additionally, earlier this year, NAM was named a Top ADR Firm in the United States by the 2019 National Law Journal Best Of Survey for the sixth year in a row and was also voted the #1 National ADR Provider by the Corporate Counsel Best Of Survey for the second year in a row, in addition to other recent awards and accolades – confirming NAM’s status as a leader in the ADR community.

Through a combination of award-winning mediators and arbitrators, exceptional case management and industry leadership, NAM has proudly served as the ADR venue of choice for the New York legal community for more than 27 years.

To access the full edition of the 2019 New York Law Journal Best of Survey, click here.

To view our entire New York metro roster, please click here.

 

MEET OUR AWARD-WINNING MEDIATORS AND ARBITRATORS

 

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

Practice Areas:
Negligence, Personal Injury, Employment, Labor Law, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Professional Liability

Best Individual Arbitrator
Best Individual Mediator

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Richard P. Byrne, Esq.
Commercial Specialist

Practice Areas:
Insurance & Reinsurance, Commercial, Construction, Employment, Risk Transfer, Catastrophic Property Damage

Best Individual Mediator

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

Practice Areas:
Commercial, Class Action, Construction, Employment, Environmental, Finance, Insurance, International, Land Use, Professional Liability

Best Individual Mediator

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Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Practice Areas:
Attorney Malpractice, Construction, Commercial, Insurance, Labor Law, Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Professional Liability, Torts & Product Liability

#1 Arbitrator and #1 Mediator in New York State

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George Freitag, Esq.
Hearing Officer

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

Best Individual Arbitrator

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

Practice Areas:
Labor Law, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Professional Liability, Torts & Product Liability

Best Individual Mediator

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Howard Kaplan, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Practice Areas:
Insurance, Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Professional Liability

Best Individual Arbitrator

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Peter J. Merani, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Practice Areas:
Construction, Labor Law, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Property Damage, Insurance Coverage, International

Best Individual Mediator

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Hon. Larry S. Schachner
Former Justice of the Supreme Court, Bronx County

Practice Areas:
Labor Law, Medical Malpractice, Municipal Liability, Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Real Estate, Torts & Product Liability

Best Individual Arbitrator

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

Practice Areas:
Commercial, Construction, Employment, Insurance, Professional Liability

Best Individual Mediator

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Bob Worden, Esq.
Hearing Officer

Practice Areas:
Attorney Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Torts & Product Liability

Best Individual Arbitrator

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View some of NAM’s most recent accolades:

2019 National Law Journal Best Of Survey

2019 Corporate Counsel Best Of Survey

The National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions

According to the The New York Law Journal: The 2019 New York Law Journal Best Of Survey 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 more than 80 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.