NAM Voted #1 ADR Firm in the U.S. – for the 2nd Year in a Row, NAM Mediators Voted #1, 2 and 3 in the U.S. – Sweep Top 3 Spots

Hon. John P. DiBlasi, NAM (Photo: Business Wire)

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NEW YORK--()--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.

Hon. John P. DiBlasi

Former Justice of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court

 

Specialties: Commercial, International, Finance, Employment, Entertainment, Environmental, Land Use / Planning, Professional Malpractice

 
Click below to view his resume

http://www.namadr.com/documents/ho_resumes/NAMResume-DiBlasi_John.pdf

 
Richard P. Byrne, Esq.

Co-Managing Partner, L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P.

 

Specialties: Insurance and Reinsurance, Commercial, Construction, Disability Claims, Employment, Risk Transfer, Product Liability, Property Damage Claims

 

Click below to view his resume

http://www.namadr.com/documents/ho_resumes/NAMResume-Byrne_Richard.pdf

 
Robert Adams, Esq.

Former Senior V.P. Risk Management, Tishman Construction Corp, NYC

 

Specialties: Sports, Entertainment, International, Commercial, Construction

 
Click below to view his resume

http://www.namadr.com/documents/ho_resumes/NAMResume-Adams_Robert.pdf

ABOUT NAM

Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. In 2017, NAM was named Best ADR firm in the United States by the National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey for the second year in a row. Consistent with being the nation’s premier ADR provider, the New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey also selected NAM as the #1 ADR firm for the last six years. Additionally, 7 of NAM's neutrals were named 2016 National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions, as part of a select group of only 48 nationwide.

NAM actively works with more than 8,000 commercial entities, including more than 50% of the Fortune 100 companies. NAM offers litigants a nationwide panel of approximately 2,500 top-tier former judges and practicing specialists uniquely qualified to facilitate the resolution of disputes in a private forum. The company 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 3rd party and 1st party actions), Professional Liability and Real Estate dispute resolution.

NAM is often an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and often time-consuming litigation.

For more information about NAM and the 2017 National Law Journal survey results and the methodology employed in compiling the results, please click on the following link: https://10.1.3.220/NAM.VOTED.NUMBER1.ADR.FIRM.IN.THE.US.2ND.YEAR.IN.ROW.CFM

Contacts

NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)
Jeff Blankman, 800-358-2550 ext. 114

Release Summary

NAM Voted #1 ADR Firm in the US For 2nd year in a row; NAM Mediators sweep top three spots

Contacts

NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)
Jeff Blankman, 800-358-2550 ext. 114