Honorable Melvin L. Schweitzer Joins NAM's Esteemed New York Metro Roster


New York, NY (October 4, 2018) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, is proud to announce the addition of Honorable Melvin L. Schweitzer to its New York Metro roster of neutrals.

Judge Schweitzer's remarkable legal career includes a decade of service on the New York State bench, six of which were spent as Acting New York State Supreme Court Justice, First Judicial Department, Commercial Division where he handled all manner of complex commercial cases. Prior to his judicial service, he practiced law for 35 years, as a Senior Partner, for a prominent New York law firm, and focused on corporate and securities law, public finance and insurer insolvency.

As a Commercial Division judge, Justice Schweitzer has presided over domestic and multi-national business claims and disputes in such areas as banking, contracts, finance transactions, acquisitions, construction, employment, insurance, real estate development, liability, fraud, class actions, lawyer malpractice, corporate governance, letters of credit, breach of contract, trade secrets, mortgage backed securities, unfair competition, manufacturing, rating agencies, jurisdiction and discovery issues, among others.

In private practice, Justice Schweitzer represented virtually all the money center banks as underwriters counsel in bond offering for the City of New York during the City's financial crisis (1975-1982), New York colleges and universities, and other city and state issuers around the country. Additionally, as an advocate in private practice he participated in formal and informal mediation proceeding involving construction and insurer insolvency disputes.

Known for his patient, fair and unbiased manner when assisting parties with the settlement of their cases, he is well-suited to the role of arbitrator/mediator.  His integrity and legal acumen have gained the respect and confidence from both sides of the bar.

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM, stated, “It's an honor to welcome Justice Schweitzer to NAM's highly regarded panel of neutrals. His superb settlement skills coupled with his extraordinary legal experience will serve NAM's clients well.”

Hon. Schweitzer is available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the United States.


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 and was 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. 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 Texas and Best of Connecticut Law Tribune 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 2,600 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.

For more information, visit www.namadr.com.

View some of NAM's most recent accolades:

2018 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey

2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey

2018 National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey

The National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions