Posted on Mar 30, 2015 |Awards


New York (March 30, 2015) – NAM is proud to announce that it was ranked as a top ADR provider in the United States by the 2015 Best of the National Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey for the second year in a row. Honors also went to two of NAM's esteemed neutrals – Hon. John P. DiBlasi earned the distinction of being voted the #1 individual mediator in the U.S. for the second year in a row and Richard P. Byrne, Esq., was also recognized as one of the top mediators in the country.

“NAM is honored once again to be recognized as one of the premier ADR companies in the country,” said Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM. “I take great pride in the fact that Judge DiBlasi has been recognized as the top mediator in the U.S. for two consecutive years. I am also honored that Richard Byrne has been recognized for his outstanding work in mediation, since both their abilities and reputations are certainly worthy of national recognition.”

This is the second year in a row that Hon. John P. DiBlasi, Retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Westchester, Commercial Division, has been ranked the #1 mediator in the United States. He has repeatedly been rated a top mediator in multiple categories in the New York Law Journal's annual survey. The 2014 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey voted Judge DiBlasi as one of the top ten in the “Best Individual Mediator” category for the fifth year in a row. Prior accolades include the #1 spot in the “Best International Mediator” category and top 5 in the “Best Financial Markets Mediator” category. He 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.

Judge DiBlasi's ADR practice centers on resolving Commercial, International, Finance, Defamation, Employment, Entertainment, Land Use, Civil Rights, and Professional Malpractice matters.

Richard P. Byrne, Esq. specializes in Insurance and Reinsurance, Commercial, Construction, Disability Claims, Employment, Risk Transfer, Products Liability, and Property Damage Claims. In addition to being recognized as one of the top 3 mediators in the United States, Byrne was named one of the top 10 mediators in New York State in the 2014 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey. He is also Co-Managing Partner for L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP.