Posted on Feb 28, 2019 |CLE Events

New York, NY (February 28, 2019) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, is proud to announce the Honorable John P. DiBlasi, has been invited to present a 60-minute workshop to the New York Claim (NYCA) Association entitled What We've Got Here is a Failure to Communicate!  Is Mediation the Solution?  The presentation, part of the NYCA 2019 Professional Development Series, will be held on Friday, March 1st at Aon, One Liberty Plaza, 32nd Floor, New York, NY. beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The decision to try or mediate a case is a pivotal moment in the life of the case.  Judge DiBlasi's seminar will focus on the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and the fundamental concepts of achieving success through the mediation process. Regardless of whether a practice specializes in personal injury, commercial, employment or other matters, Judge DiBlasi will present how ADR can quickly and efficiently bring about a resolution, saving time, costs and avoid the uncertainty of litigation. Topics will include:

  • When to mediate a case
  • Why mediation work
  • When not to mediate
  • Timing of the mediation
  • Court versus private mediation
  • Knowing your adversary

Judge DiBlasi will be joined by Brian J. Donnelly, Esq. a partner for Ahumty Demers & McManus.

About NAM's Presenter
Hon. John P. DiBlasi, a former Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Commercial Division, has mediated thousands of cases throughout his career. He is experienced in resolving cases across a wide array of legal practice areas, including commercial, class action, construction, employment disputes, environmental, finance, insurance, international, land use, and professional liability, among others. In addition to being named a top mediator in the nation, he has been ranked a Top 10 Mediator by the New York Law Journal Annual Survey for nine consecutive years. In 2018, for the third year in a row, he was named an Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion by the National Law Journal, as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide. He holds an AV Preeminent peer rating from Martindale-Hubble in both Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation – a distinction given only to those who possess the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

Judge DiBlasi is available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the United States.


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 voted the #1 National ADR Provider by the 2018 Corporate Counsel Best of Survey. 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 New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey selected NAM as the #1 ADR firm for the past eight years and was voted the #1 Online ADR Resource by this year's 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. NAM was also voted a “Best Overall ADR Provider” in the 2018 Best of the Midwest and 2017 New Jersey Law Journal annual surveys and a “Best Online ADR Resource” by the 2018 Best of Texas and Best of Connecticut Law Tribune 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 2,600 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 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.