Honorable John G. Ingram Joins NAM's Esteemed New York Metro Roster


New York, NY (March 30, 2020) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, is pleased to announce the addition of Honorable John G. Ingram (Ret.) to its New York Metro roster of neutrals.

Judge Ingram is recognized as one of the nation's foremost authorities in admiralty law. His remarkable career as both a judge and a maritime litigator includes his successful handling of hundreds of cases representing container ship companies, cruise ship owners, terminal operators, passenger and harbor workers, docking pilots and the Port of Albany. As a litigator, he represented seafarers in multiple United States Coast Guard investigations. As a Commissioner of Pilots, he conducted and adjudicated numerous investigations involving marine casualties.

He has a broad range of knowledge in a wide variety of maritime matters that includes cargo damage, charter party disputes, collision litigation, towing, cruise ship passenger claims, groundings, Jones Act/unseaworthiness and longshore harbor workers' personal injury claims, among others.

Judge Ingram also served as Acting Surrogate in Kings and Richmond counties where he presided over more than thousand cases involving contested will and estate claims, status of beneficiaries and guardianship/adoption disputes. Known for his patient, fair and unbiased manner when working with parties to resolve their cases, he is well suited to the role of neutral in private ADR.

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM, stated, “It's an honor to welcome Judge Ingram to NAM's highly regarded panel of neutrals. His deep experience in both maritime and surrogate matters is well known. He is well respected in the New York Metropolitan legal community, and both sides of the bar have expressed confidence and trust in his judgment and legal acumen. I am certain Judge Ingram's superb settlement skills, coupled with his extraordinary legal experience, will serve NAM's clients well. I am most pleased to welcome him to NAM's New York Metro roster.”

Judge Ingram is available to arbitrate and mediate maritime cases nationwide and surrogate matters throughout New York State.