The Legal Community Reaffirms That NAM Is the #1 ADR Provider for the Tenth Year in a Row

NAM Sweeps the #1 Spot in All 4 ADR Categories. Again.

(Overall ADR Provider | Individual Mediator | Individual Arbitrator | Online ADR Resource)

NAM Mediators Take 8 of the 10 Top Slots.

NAM Arbitrators Take 7 of the Top 10 Slots.

Hon. Elizabeth Bonina Voted #1 Mediator and #1 Arbitrator.

NEW YORK--()--NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is proud to announce that it has been ranked the #1 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Provider by the New York Law Journal (NYLJ) Best Of Survey for the tenth consecutive year.

The NYLJ survey also ranked the top mediators and arbitrators in the state, with the Hon. Elizabeth Bonina, J.S.C. (Ret.) placing first in both the Individual Mediator and Individual Arbitrator categories. Eight of the Top 10 mediator spots and seven of the Top 10 arbitrator spots were awarded to NAM neutrals, some of the most talented and highly regarded practicing ADR professionals in the state.

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

NAM arbitrators who ranked in the Top 10 include Hon. Elizabeth Bonina, Susan Hernandez, Esq., Richard J. Fodera, Esq., Bob Worden, Esq., Hon. Ira B. Warshawsky, George Freitag, Esq. and James W. Borkowski, Esq.

“For the past decade, the New York legal community has spoken and named NAM the #1 ADR provider in the state. I am incredibly humbled by this honor and couldn’t be more proud,” Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM stated.

“2020 has been a challenging year. NAM has risen to the occasion by successfully and seamlessly pivoting from in-person hearings to virtual conferencing, confirming our place as a leader in alternative dispute resolution. We are committed to providing our clients with the finest and most distinguished panel of arbitrators and mediators, as well as exceptional case administration. With the courts effectively closed due to the pandemic, NAM, more than ever, provides a cost effective, time-efficient alternative to litigation.“

“I would also like to acknowledge Judge Bonina for receiving top honors as the Best Individual Mediator and Arbitrator in the state. Her outstanding reputation is second to none and she deserves this recognition for her exceptional contribution to the field of ADR. I am also very proud of all the neutrals who made this year’s list! Thanks to the New York Law Journal and to all who voted and made this recognition possible.”

In addition to being chosen the #1 ADR provider in the state for the past ten years, NAM was also voted the #1 Online ADR Resource by this year’s survey respondents. Earlier this year, NAM was named a top ADR Firm in the United States by the National Law Journal Best Of Survey, for the seventh year in a row. That recognition, in addition to other recent awards and accolades, confirms NAM’s status as a leader in the ADR community.

Through a combination of award-winning mediators and arbitrators, exceptional case management and industry leadership, NAM has proudly served as the ADR administrator of choice for the legal community for almost 30 years.

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NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been providing Alternative Dispute Resolution services throughout the United States and internationally for almost 30 years and is recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. For the seventh year in a row, NAM was named a top ADR firm in the United States by the 2020 National Law Journal Best Of Survey and, for the second year in a row, was voted the #1 National ADR Provider by the 2019 Corporate Counsel Best Of Survey. Further, the New York Law Journal Best Of Survey selected NAM as the #1 ADR firm for the past ten years and was voted a top ADR Resource by the 2020 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. 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 last year of that survey). NAM was also voted a top ADR provider by the New England, Midwest and New Jersey Best Of Surveys and a top ADR Resource by the Texas Lawyer Best Of 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 deep experience in the areas of banking and financial services, complex commercial, construction, corporate, employment, entertainment, estates and trusts, international, insurance/reinsurance, medical malpractice, matrimonial, personal injury, 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 was ranked the #1 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Provider and the #1 Online CLE Provider in the nation by the 2020 National Law Journal Best Of Survey. The company offers complimentary video-conferenced and in-person CLE programs for attorneys, bar associations, corporate and government legal departments, and other legal and business organizations.

For more information about NAM, the 2020 NYLJ Best Of Survey results and the methodology employed in compiling the results, please click here.


Nina McCann
NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)
800-358-2550 ext. 149

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NAM named the #1 ADR provider or 10 years in a row


Nina McCann
NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)
800-358-2550 ext. 149