Hon. David Elliot (Ret.) Joins NAM's New York Metro Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators


New York, NY (February  2, 2022) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is proud to announce the addition of the Honorable David Elliot (Ret.) to its New York Metro panel of arbitrators and mediators. 

After a distinguished legal career in public service spanning more than twenty years, Judge Elliot brings his vast judicial insight, wisdom and experience to the alternative dispute resolution arena and to NAM.  

As a New York Supreme Court Justice, he has handled a wide variety of cases and trials that include negligence and personal injury, medical malpractice, commercial transactions, real property, and insurance disputes. He has overseen countless jury and non-jury trials and has presided over thousands of cases in the Trial Scheduling Part (TSP), which included numerous settlement conferences.  While serving in the TSP Part he was one of five judges presiding over the Appellate Term cases in Queens, Kings, and Richmond counties.

Additionally, during his tenure on the bench, he was appointed by the Chief Administrative Judge to be a member of the New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics, where he served for ten years and continues to serve as a faculty member.  In 2014, he was appointed to serve concurrently as a New York Supreme Court Judge and as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Term of the Supreme Court for the 2nd, 11th and 13th Judicial Districts, hearing appeals from the Civil and Criminal Courts. 

Prior to his judicial career, he was a partner with a prominent New York law firm where he handled litigation for both personal injury and commercial matters in the Civil and Supreme Courts.  His experience as a judge, combined with time spent in private practice, has given him a broad range of knowledge in numerous areas of the law. Judge Elliot is known for his ability to clearly identify the problem at hand and move cases toward an efficient and equitable resolution.  

Jason Brennan, NAM's CEO, stated, “I am very pleased to include Judge Elliot as a member of NAM's nationally recognized panel of neutrals. His even-tempered manner along with his extraordinary legal experience and impeccable judicial instincts in resolving disputes will serve our clients well.” 

“Judge Elliot is well-known throughout the New York legal community.” Roy Israel, Chairman and Founder of NAM, stated.  “He possesses the skill set necessary to transition to private ADR and is well-respected by both sides of the bar. He is a most welcome addition to NAM's roster.”

Judge Elliot is available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout New York State.