Posted on May 11, 2021 |CLE Events

Hon. John P. DiBlasi, J.S.C. Hearing Officer for NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) with name written under picture

New York, NY (April 27, 2021) – NAM  (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, is pleased to announce that NAM neutral, Hon. John P. DiBlasi, J.S.C. (Ret.), has been invited by the law firm Pillinger Miller Tarallo (PMT) to join a panel discussion entitled, Settling Cases During and After the Pandemic – Four Perspectives. The 2-hour complimentary virtual program is opened to the public and will be presented on Wednesday, May 19th at 2:00 p.m – 4:15 p.m.

The conference webinar will examine how settling personal injury cases has been affected both during and after the pandemic. Instead of the steady stream of cases going to court and eventually settling on the eve of trial, cases are stalled. The courts have been closed or operating at significantly reduced capacity for almost a year. Also a reduction in judges, court personnel, and jury trial limitations because of COVID -19 protocols has considerably slowed personal injury settlements.

The program will examine this from four perspectives. defense, plaintiffs, judicial and insurance. Judge DiBlasi will provide the judicial perspective and will be joined by Jeffrey T. Miller, Executive Partner for PMT for the defense perspective, Jeffrey A. Block, Partner at Block O'Toole & Murphy LLP for the plaintiff's perspective, and Vanessa Scrudato, Director of Construction Litigation, Onyx Insurance Brokerage Inc of AM Trust Financial Services for the insurance perspective. Additional insights will be provided by Jack Jennings, Adjunct Professor at Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management. The webinar will be moderated by Thomas M. Bona, Partner at PMT.

About NAM's Presenter

Judge DiBlasi is the former presiding Justice of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. During his illustrious career, he has arbitrated and mediated over 3,000 cases with an ADR practice that centers on resolving Commercial, International, Finance, Employment, Entertainment, Land Use, and Professional Malpractice matters. In 2021, Judge DiBlasi was ranked a Top Three Mediator in the United States by The National Law Journal Annual Best of Survey for the eighth straight year (#1, 4 years in a row). He was also voted the #1 Mediator in the country by the 2019 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey for the second year in a row and for the third straight year, was named a National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide.  Further more, for the eleventh consecutive year, he was voted a Top Ten Mediator in the 2020 New York Law Journal Annual Best of Survey.   Judge DiBlasi has consistently been designated a Super Lawyer and holds an AV Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell in both Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation – a distinction given only to those who possess the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

Meet Hon. John P. DiBlasi

About NAM's complimentary CLE Program

NAM provides complimentary continuing legal education (CLE) programs virtually, on-site at your office, or in any of NAM's dedicated conference facilities. Our Continuing Legal Education department will work with your firm or organization to customize a CLE program that is designed to meet your specific CLE issues and topics of interest. Our respected faculty provides participants with an interactive presentation that will engage and educate your audience as they earn relevant CLE credit.

Please contact NAM's CLE department at 800-358-2550 or email us at for information on how we can customize a CLE program for your organization.