Posted on Sep 17, 2014 |Awards


New York (March 31, 2014) – For the fourth year in a row, NAM has been chosen as the #1 ADR Provider in New York State by the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey. In addition to ranking #1 in the State, 7 of the top 10 Mediators and 6 of the top 10 Arbitrators are NAM neutrals.

In the “Best Individual Mediator” category, which has been a part of the survey for 5 years, the following NAM mediators were selected this year: Robert Adams, Esq. (fourth year in a row), Hon. Elizabeth Bonina (all years), Richard Byrne, Esq., Hon. John DiBlasi (all years), Joseph Ehrlich, Esq. (fourth year in a row), Ken Grundstein, Esq. (all years) and Peter Merani, Esq. (four years).

In the “Best Individual Arbitrator” category, which has been a part of the survey for 2 years, the following NAM arbitrators were selected this year: Hon. Elizabeth Bonina (#1 Arbitrator in the State all years), Hon. Robert Doyle, Joseph Ehrlich, Esq. (all years), Lawrence Farbman, Esq., Hon. Jerome Gorski and Hon. E. Michael Kavanagh (all years).

Earlier this year, NAM was also voted the #1 ADR Provider in the United States by the National Law Journal Rankings Survey.

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM stated: “Once again, I am overjoyed with the results of the survey as it confirms NAM's dedication to providing top quality alternative dispute resolution services to the legal community of New York State. The fact that the top slots went to repeat winners, as well as some first time winners, confirms NAM's continued commitment to recruiting talented and experienced neutrals for its panels so as to offer NAM's clients exceptional choices when selecting their mediators and arbitrators. It has been a great year for NAM as we have also been voted the #1 ADR Provider in the United States by the 2014 National Law Journal Rankings Survey. I am grateful to the voters and our clients who place their trust and confidence in NAM. We remain committed to providing the best administrative services and neutrals throughout the United States.”

NAM's New York panel is available to hear cases throughout New York State and from its conference centers in Manhattan, Garden City, Brooklyn, Westchester, Staten Island and Buffalo.