Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq. Hearing Officer

Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq.’s long and distinguished career includes practicing law for more than 30 years, first as a prominent plaintiff’s attorney, and subsequently as full-time mediator and arbitrator with NAM. During his time as a plaintiff’s attorney, Mr. Ehrlich handled hundreds of cases from inception through trial, including those related to construction, negligence, personal injury, premises liability, labor law, auto, and product liability. His many years in practice earned him a reputation of being fair, levelheaded, and able to value a case accurately.

A seasoned trial professional, Mr. Ehrlich has tried cases in virtually all counties and venues in the metropolitan area, including New York, Kings, Queens, Bronx, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Orange, Sullivan and Rockland Counties.

As a full-time Mediator with NAM, his integrity and legal acumen have earned him the respect and confidence of both the plaintiff and defense bars, as his case referrals are sourced equally from both sides, as well as directly from insurance carrier representatives. Mr. Ehrlich’s years of practice have given him a deep understanding of the case evaluation nuances specific to many different types of cases and injuries. He is a longtime supporter of alternative dispute resolution and his expertise in complex negotiations makes him an exceptionally well rounded and effective mediator and arbitrator with NAM.

Most recently, Mr. Ehrlich was voted the #1 Arbitrator in New York State in the 2018 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey and was named a Top Ten Arbitrator in the State in the 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 Surveys. He was also ranked the #1 Mediator in the State in 2016 and has been voted a Top Ten Mediator for the past eight years in the NYLJ Reader Rankings Surveys (2011-2018).

Mr. Ehrlich hears cases throughout New York State and serves on NAM’s national roster of hearing officers. He is often selected to serve as a mediator and/or arbitrator on cases throughout the country.

He is an avid golfer and actively supports numerous charities.