2 NAM MEDIATORS VOTED TOP 3 IN THE NATION
New York (January 29, 2018) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is very proud to announce that it has been ranked the #1 BEST ADR PROVIDER in the United States by the 2018 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey for the third year in a row. High honors also went to two of NAM’s esteemed neutrals: Hon. John P. DiBlasi earned the distinction of being voted a Top 3 Mediator in the U.S for the fifth straight year (ranked #1, 4 years in a row) and Richard P. Byrne, Esq. was recognized as a Top 3 Mediator in the country for the fourth straight year.
“NAM is honored to be recognized by the legal community as the premier ADR company in the country for the third consecutive year, a true testament to our commitment to lead innovative ADR service offerings and provide our clients with exceptional customer service,” said Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM. “I am also pleased that Judge DiBlasi and Richard Byrne have won top honors again for their outstanding work in mediation. Their abilities and reputations are certainly worthy of national recognition. Thank you to all of the participants who place their trust in NAM and voted to make this recognition possible.”
Hon. John DiBlasi is a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Westchester, Commercial Division. In addition to being named a top mediator in the nation, he has been ranked a Top 10 Mediator by the New York Law Journal Annual Survey for eight consecutive years and was named a 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion by the National Law Journal, as part of a select group of only 37 nationwide. He holds an AV Preeminent peer rating from Martindale-Hubble in both Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation – a distinction given only to those who possess the highest ethical standards and professional ability. Judge DiBlasi’s ADR practice focuses on resolving Commercial, International, Finance, Employment, Entertainment, Environmental, Land Use/Planning and Professional Malpractice matters.
Richard Byrne, Esq. has been voted one of the Top 3 Mediators in the United States for the fourth year in a row. He was ranked one of the Top 10 Mediators by the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey for four consecutive years, and was named a 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion by the National Law Journal, as part of a select group of only 37 nationwide. His ADR practice centers on Commercial, Construction, Employment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Risk Transfer, Disability Claims, Product Liability and Property Damage Claims.
In addition to being chosen the top alternative dispute resolution provider in the United States for four of the last five years, NAM was ranked the #1 ADR firm by the New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey for the last seven years with 7 of its mediators and 7 of its arbitrators ranked in the top 10. The company was also ranked a Best National ADR Provider by the 2017 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey. Further, Mr. Israel and 6 of NAM’s neutrals were named National Law Journal 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions. NAM was also voted a “Best Overall ADR Provider” in the 2017 Best of The New Jersey Law Journal and Best of the Midwest annual surveys.
Hon. John P. DiBlasi
Former Justice of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court
Practice Areas Include:
Commercial, International, Finance, Defamation, Employment, Entertainment, False Imprisonment, Fraud, Insurance Coverage, Intentional Torts, Land Use, Professional Malpractice
Richard P. Byrne, Esq.
Co-Managing Partner, L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P.
Practice Areas Include:
Commercial, Construction, Disability, Employment, Labor Law, Insurance and Reinsurance, Risk Transfer, Products Liability, Property Damage
Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. For the third year in a row, NAM was named Best ADR Firm in the United States by the 2018 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey. Also, six of NAM’s neutrals were named National Law Journal 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions as part of a select group of only 37 nationwide. NAM also ranked as a Best National ADR Provider by the 2017 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey. The New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey selected NAM as the No. 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 annual surveys.
NAM works with more than 10,000 commercial entities, including more than 50 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. NAM offers litigants a nationwide panel of more than 2,500 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 an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and time-consuming litigation.
NAM provides complimentary continuing legal education programs for attorneys, bar associations, corporate and government legal departments, and other legal and business organizations.
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