NAM Chosen #1 ADR Provider in 2016 National Law Journal Survey



New York (March 28, 2016) – NAM is proud to announce that it was named the #1 BEST ADR PROVIDER in the United States by the 2016 National Law Journal's Annual Reader Rankings Survey. High honors also went to two of NAM's well-respected neutrals: Hon. John P. DiBlasi earned the distinction of being voted the #1 mediator in the U.S. for the third straight year and Richard P. Byrne, Esq. was recognized as the #3 mediator in the country for the second year in a row.

In addition to being named the #1 mediator in the nation, Hon. DiBlasi, Retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Westchester, Commercial Division, has also been ranked a top 5 mediator by the New York Law Journal's 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 centers on resolving Commercial, International, Finance, Employment, Entertainment, Environmental, Land Use/Planning and Professional Malpractice matters.

Mr. Byrne's ADR practice centers on Commercial, Construction, Employment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Risk Transfer, Disability Claims, Products Liability and Property Damage Claims. In addition to being recognized as one of the top 3 mediators in the United States for the second year in a row, Mr. Byrne was also named a 2016 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion by The National Law Journal and was voted one of the top 10 mediators by the 2014 and 2015 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Surveys.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized as the premier ADR company in the nation and I am humbled by this prestigious distinction,” said Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM. “I take great pride in the fact that Judge DiBlasi and Richard Byrne have yet again been recognized as the #1 and #3 mediators in the U.S., and I am incredibly proud that they have been acknowledged for their exceptional contributions to ADR. Both neutrals have outstanding credentials and reputations and are well deserving of this national recognition.”

In addition to being named among the top 2 alternative dispute resolution providers in the United States for three consecutive years (with 2 of the 3 years in the #1 spot), NAM was ranked the #1 ADR firm by The New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey for the last five years with 8 of its mediators and 7 of its arbitrators ranked in the top 10.

Click here to view The National Law Journal's 2016 Reader Rankings Survey.