THE NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL READERS HAVE SPOKEN. NAM VOTED #1 ADR FIRM. AGAIN.

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NAM MEDIATORS TAKE 7 OF THE 10 TOP SLOTS.

NAM ARBITRATORS TAKE 6 OF THE TOP 10 SLOTS.

NAM MEDIATOR, SUSAN HERNANDEZ, ESQ. VOTED #1 IN NEW YORK STATE.

NAM ARBITRATOR, JOSEPH L. EHRLICH, ESQ. VOTED #1 IN NEW YORK STATE.

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New York, NY (September 24, 2018) – 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 Annual Reader Rankings Survey for the eighth consecutive year.

Additionally, this year, NAM was named the Best ADR Firm in the United States by the 2018 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey and was also voted the #1 National ADR Provider by the 2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey, among other recent awards and accolades. This is a testament to NAM’s status as a leader in the ADR community.

The NYLJ survey also ranked the top mediators and arbitrators in the state, with two of NAM’s neutrals, Susan Hernandez, Esq. and Joseph L. Ehrlich, Esq., placing first in the Individual Mediator and Individual Arbitrator categories, respectively. 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 respected practicing ADR specialists in the state.

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

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

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM, stated: “What an incredible honor to be recognized once again as the premier ADR provider for the eighth year in a row. NAM is committed to providing our clients with the very best neutrals, administrative services and customer service of any ADR firm – bar none. I would also like to acknowledge Susan Hernandez and Joe Ehrlich. As the #1 mediator and #1 arbitrator in New York State, both have outstanding reputations and deserve to be recognized for their exceptional contributions to ADR.”

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

To access the full edition of the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey, 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 in New York State
Best Individual Mediator

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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

#1 Mediator in New York State

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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

View Resume >>

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT NAM

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 the Best ADR Firm in the United States by the 2018 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey and was also voted the #1 National ADR Provider by the 2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey. Further, seven of NAM’s neutrals were named National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions, as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide. The New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey selected NAM as the #1 ADR firm for the past eight years. NAM was also voted a “Best Overall ADR Provider” in the 2018 Best of the Midwest and 2017 New Jersey Law Journal annual surveys and a “Best Online ADR Resource” by the 2018 Best of Connecticut Law Tribune survey.

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 2,600 top-tier former judges and legal practitioners 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.

View some of NAM’s most recent accolades:

2018 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey

2018 National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey

The National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions

2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey

The 2018 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings 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 90+ 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.