New York (March 27, 2017) – NAM is very proud to announce that it has been ranked the #1 BEST ADR PROVIDER in the United States by the 2017 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey*. This is the second year in a row that NAM has received this top honor. NAM neutrals also swept all three top mediator spots with Hon. John P. DiBlasi earning the distinction of being voted the #1 mediator in the United States for the fourth consecutive year, Richard P. Byrne, Esq. voted #2 (ranked in the Top 3 for the third straight year) and Robert Adams, Esq. voted #3 in the nation (ranked in the Top 3 twice in the past 4 years).
“This is quite an honor for the company as a whole and for the individual mediators,” said Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM. “We have worked extremely hard to gain the confidence of the legal community throughout the U.S. These rankings confirm that trust and I am extremely grateful for this acknowledgement. On behalf of NAM, I give my personal commitment to continue to provide excellent administrative services and top quality arbitrators and mediators. Thank you to all of the participants who voted and made this recognition possible.”
As well as being recognized as the top alternative dispute resolution provider in the United States for three of the last four years, NAM was ranked the #1 ADR firm by the New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey for the last six years with 9 of its mediators and 8 of its arbitrators ranked in the top 10. Additionally, 7 of NAM’s neutrals were named National Law Journal 2016 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions, as part of a select group of only 48 nationwide.
Hon. John DiBlasi is a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Westchester, Commercial Division. In addition to being named the #1 mediator in the nation, he has been ranked a top 10 mediator by the New York Law Journal Annual Survey for six consecutive years and was named a 2016 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion by the National Law Journal. 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 third year in a row. He was ranked one of the top 10 mediators by the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey for three consecutive years, and was named a 2016 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion by the National Law Journal. His ADR practice centers on Commercial, Construction, Employment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Risk Transfer, Disability Claims, Product Liability and Property Damage Claims.
Besides being ranked a top 3 mediator in the U.S. this year, Robert Adams, Esq. was voted the #2 mediator in the country in the 2014 National Law Journal Survey. Also, for the sixth year in a row, he was ranked one of the top 10 mediators by the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey. Mr. Adams was also named a 2016 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion by the National Law Journal and he was voted a top 5 International Mediator in the New York Law Journal Survey in 2012, the only year the category was ranked. Mr. Adams specializes in Sports, Entertainment, International, Commercial and Construction dispute resolution.
Click here to view the 2017 National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey.
Click here to view the 2016 New York Law Journal Survey.
Click here to view the 2016 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions.
Hon. John P. DiBlasi
Former Justice of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court, Westchester County
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.
Commercial, Construction, Disability, Employment, Labor Law, Insurance and Reinsurance, Risk Transfer, Products Liability, Property Damage
Robert Adams, Esq.
Former Senior V.P. Risk Management, Tishman Construction Corp, NYC
Robert Adams, Esq.
Sports, Entertainment, International, Commercial, Construction
(*) The National Law Journal’s Annual “Best of The National Law Journal” is a list of the top legal products and service providers as determined by votes from members of the national law community. This year’s special supplement summarizes the results of an online ballot that included over 500 companies, 79 business categories and garnered over 4,500 votes from the legal community.
“Best of The National Law Journal” puts control in the hands of end-users and readers of The NLJ. It provides a measure of effectiveness and passion for the brands and companies serving the U.S. legal industry” said Tom Larranaga, Publisher of The National Law Journal and LegalTimes. The final list includes the top three vote-getters in each category.
Readers were notified of the ballot through direct emails, print advertising, social media updates and online advertisements across ALM’s network of websites, including Law.com and NLJ.com. The ballot encompassed the areas of technology, research, litigation consulting, accounting, banking, insurance, financial services, litigation support, education, law firm marketing & communications, mediation and recruiting and staffing.
ALM is a global leader in specialized business news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM’s award-winning media properties, which include Law.com (www.law.com), The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. Headquartered in New York City with 16 offices worldwide, ALM brands have been serving their markets since 1843. For more information, visit www.alm.com.