Posted on Mar 01, 2021 |Awards


New York, NY (March 1, 2021) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is proud to announce that it has been voted a top alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provider in the United States by the 2021 National Law Journal Annual Best Of Survey for the eighth straight year. High honors went to two of NAM's well-regarded neutrals: Richard P. Byrne, Esq. earned the distinction of being a Top 3 Mediator in the country for the seventh year in a row, and Hon. John P. DiBlasi, J.S.C. (Ret.) was recognized as a Top 3 Mediator in the nation for the eighth straight year (ranked #1, 4 years in a row). Voting was conducted online, with more than 500 companies participating.

“Once again, NAM is honored to be recognized as one of the premier ADR companies in the country.  During these unprecedented times, NAM has worked hard to gain the confidence and trust of the legal community by successfully delivering secure digital conferencing as an alternative to in-person hearings to resolve disputes,” said Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM. “I am also pleased that The National Law Journal has recognized the accomplishments of Richard Byrne and Judge John DiBlasi. During the past year, they both readily embraced the technology necessary to successfully conduct numerous mediations nationwide on a virtual basis. Thanks to the participants who voted and made this recognition possible.”

In addition to being chosen a top ADR provider in the nation for the past eight years, NAM was also ranked the #1 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Provider, the #1 Online CLE Provider, and a top Online ADR Resource in the United States by this year's survey respondents. These recognitions, in addition to other recent awards and accolades, confirm NAM's status as a leader in the ADR community. Through a combination of award-winning mediators and arbitrators, exceptional case management and industry leadership, NAM has proudly served as the ADR administrator of choice for the legal community for almost 30 years.

To access the full edition of the National Law Journal Best of Survey click here. 

To view our list of commercial neutrals, please click here.


Richard P. Byrne, Esq.
Commercial Law Specialist

Practice Areas:
Complex Commercial, Construction, Employment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Risk Allocation, Catastrophic Property Damage

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Hon. John P. DiBlasi, J.S.C. (Ret.)
Former Justice of the Supreme Court, Commercial Division

Practice Areas:
Commercial, Class Action, Construction, Employment, Environmental, Finance, Insurance, International, Land Use, Professional Liability

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NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been providing Alternative Dispute Resolution services throughout the United States and internationally for almost 30 years and is recognized for its superb customer service and exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators.  For the eighth year in a row, NAM was named a top ADR firm in the United States by the 2021 National Law Journal Best Of Survey and was also voted the #1 National ADR Provider by the 2018 and 2019 Corporate Counsel Best Of Surveys. The 2020 New York Law Journal Best Of Survey selected NAM as the #1 ADR firm for the past ten years and was also voted a top ADR Resource by the survey respondents – a testament to the depth and breadth of knowledge, information and thought leadership provided by the firm to the ADR community at large. Further, seven of NAM's neutrals were named National Law Journal 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions, as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide (the last year of that survey). NAM was also voted a top ADR provider by the New England, Midwest and New Jersey Best Of surveys and a top ADR resource by the Texas Lawyer Best Of survey. 

NAM works with more than 10,000 commercial entities, including more than 50 percent of the 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 2,600 top-tier former judges and legal practitioners 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 deep experience in the areas of banking and financial services, complex commercial, construction, corporate, employment, entertainment, trusts and estates, international, insurance/reinsurance, medical malpractice, personal injury, 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 was ranked the #1 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Provider and the #1 Online CLE Provider in the nation by the 2021 National Law Journal Best of Survey. The company offers complimentary in-person and digital conferencing CLE programs for attorneys, bar associations, corporate and government legal departments, and other legal and business organizations.  


The National Law Journal's Annual “Best of The National Law Journal/Best of Washington D.C.” 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 more than 500 companies and over 65 business categories.  “National Law Journal's Best Of showcases the businesses that stand out among their competitors in providing [our readers] with the essentials [they] require to compete in today's legal market.” – said Keith Edwards, Vice President, Legal Market Leader. 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, real estate, insurance, financial services, litigation support, education, law firm marketing & communications, mediation and recruiting and staffing. 


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