Posted on Apr 30, 2018 |Awards


New York, NY (May 1, 2018) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading alternative dispute resolution firms, is proud to announce that it was ranked the #1 BEST ADR PROVIDER by the 2018 Corporate Counsel Annual Best of Survey – a testament to NAM's relentless focus on providing exceptional customer service, superior case administration and an unmatched panel of experienced neutrals. This represents a jump of two spots from last year's rankings where NAM was voted #3. In addition, NAM's neutrals swept the Individual Mediator category with Hon. John P. DiBlasi, Richard P. Byrne, Esq. and Robert Adams, Esq. finishing 1 through 3 respectively.

The Corporate Counsel community has spoken

This year, rankings were based on a survey of in-house corporate legal and compliance professionals from more than 500 companies. Corporate Counsel is the nation's leading integrated media source for  the global in-house legal community covering legal affairs, business issues and government mandates affecting corporate America.

Roy Israel, NAM President and CEO stated, “I am truly overwhelmed by this honor. As an important independent third-party endorsement, this ranking serves as powerful evidence of NAM's commitment to serving the in-house legal community's ADR needs. Judge DiBlasi, Richard Byrne and Bob Adams are all well-deserving of receiving recognition in the Individual Mediator category. All three have outstanding reputations and deserve to be acknowledged for their exceptional contributions to ADR.”

Meet NAM's Top Individual Mediators

With a panel of more than 2,500 neutrals, NAM prides itself on providing its clients with access to the most esteemed panel of neutrals in every major city in the nation. See below for more information on NAM's recently awarded mediators featured in the latest Corporate Counsel Annual Best of Survey.

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NAM Neutrals, Hon. John P. DiBlasi, Richard P. Byrne, Esq. and Robert Adams, Esq. are available to mediate and arbitrate cases throughout the United States.

About NAM

Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. For the third year in a row, NAM was named the Best ADR Firm in the United States by the 2018 National Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey and was also was voted the #1 ADR Provider by the 2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey. Further, six of NAM's neutrals were named National Law Journal 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions as part of a select group of only 37 nationwide. The New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey selected NAM as the No. 1 ADR firm for the past seven years. NAM was also voted a “Best Overall ADR Provider” in the 2017 Best of The New Jersey Law Journal and Best of the Midwest annual surveys.

NAM works with more than 10,000 commercial entities, including more than 50 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. NAM offers litigants a nationwide panel of more than 2,500 top-tier former judges and practicing specialists uniquely qualified to facilitate the resolution of disputes in a private forum. NAM maintains rosters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and in major cities around the world, with specific expertise in the areas of complex commercial, construction, employment, entertainment, financial services, international, insurance, medical malpractice, personal injury (including third-party and first-party actions), professional liability and real estate dispute resolution. NAM is an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and time-consuming litigation.

NAM provides complimentary continuing legal education programs for attorneys, bar associations, corporate and government legal departments, and other legal and business organizations.

Click here to view 2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey

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Click here to view The National Law Journal 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions

Click here to view the 2017 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey

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Corporate Counsel's Best of Survey is a list of the top legal products and service providers as determined by votes from members of the national law community. This year's special supplement summarizes the results of an online ballot that included over 500 companies and over 70 business categories. “This product was developed out of a desire to help our readers identify the finest legal products and service providers and to package their choices all in one reference…Corporate Counsel's Best Of showcases the businesses that stand out among their competitors…' said Richard Caruso, Vice President of Legal Media. The final list includes the top three vote-getters in each category. Readers were notified of the ballot through direct emails, social media updates and online advertisements across ALM's network of websites, including and The ballot encompassed the areas of technology, research, litigation consulting, accounting, banking, insurance, financial services, litigation support, education, law firm marketing & communications, mediation and recruiting and staffing.