Posted on Feb 02, 2009 |News

February 2, 2009

NAM is pleased to announce that effective immediately, Honorable John P. DiBlasi has returned to NAM's panel and will be available to mediate and arbitrate matters throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Judge DiBlasi had been an exclusive Hearing Officer for NAM for several years before he was appointed as the Chief of Staff of the City of Mount Vernon in 2006. After that, he became the Deputy Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services. In this capacity, he was responsible for the administration and oversight of the agency's operations.

Prior to joining NAM in 2005, Judge DiBlasi spent nine years as the Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM, stated “We are very excited that Judge DiBlasi is returning to NAM after spending the last four years serving the people of Westchester County. Judge DiBlasi was universally admired and sought after by our clients and we are sure they will be eager to have him mediate and arbitrate their cases once again.”

Judge DiBlasi joins many other NAM judges that served within the northern metro-New York region before affiliating with NAM, including Hon. Ralph A. Beisner, Hon. Matthew F. Coppola, Hon. W. Denis Donovan, Hon. George Friedman, Hon. Bertram R. Gelfand, Hon. Joseph N. Giamboi, Hon. Anthony J. Mercorella, Hon. Louis C. Palella, Hon. John M. Perone and Hon. Donald J. Sullivan.