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NAM - National Arbitration and Mediation

The #1 ADR Provider in the U.S.- 3rd year in a row, The National Law Journal / The #1 Best ADR Provider - Corporate Counsel / The #1 ADR Provider in New York - 8th year in a row, The New York Law Journal

NAM - National Arbitration and Mediation


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 New Jersey Law Journal Annual Surveys and a "Best Online ADR Resource" by the 2018 Best of Connecticut Law Tribune and Texas Lawyer 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 is often an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and often time-consuming litigation. NAM-administered ADR programs afford clients effective ADR processes and an outstanding roster. More than 75% of NAM-administered mediations result in the settlement of all outstanding issues.  Over the course of any twelve-month period, NAM’s clientele is so diverse, that no one entity represents more than 2% of NAM’s revenues. As such, parties can rely on the fairness, integrity and transparency of a NAM-administered initiative.

NAM’s ADR services include, but are not limited to, Arbitration, Mediation, Online and Offline Case Management, Trial Preparation Services, Mock Jury Trials, Dispute Resolution Training, Videoconferencing and myADR, the company’s patented case management system.

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


  • Arbitration

    Arbitration is a less formal alternative to traditional litigation, offering parties a forum to definitively resolve their dispute with the undivided attention of an Arbitrator. The Arbitrator rules on discovery requests, determines what evidence is admissible and reviews testimony prior to rendering a binding decision.

    More Information » www.namadr.com/arbitration.cfm?caconsumercases=yes

  • Mediation

    Mediation is a non-binding, informal settlement conference facilitated by the efforts of one of National Arbitration and Mediation's (NAM's) skilled Mediators. As established by NAM's Rules and Procedures, discussions held during a mediation conference are confidential. The Mediator cannot be called as a witness in any subsequent litigation and any settlement offers made during the conference are not admissible in court.

    More than 80% of NAM-mediated cases result in the resolution of all outstanding issues. When a settlement is reached, a Post-Mediation Agreement is signed by the parties and by the Mediator to confirm the mutually agreed-upon terms.

    More Information » www.namadr.com/mediation.cfm

  • Trial Preparation

    Specifically designed for "high-stakes" litigation, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) can provide the services of one or more of the company's panel members for consultation regarding a particular case. In addition, mock jury trials, with the jurors comprised of NAM panel members or actual lay people recruited by NAM to serve on such juries, can provide invaluable feedback regarding the effectiveness of various trial strategies being considered.

    More Information » www.namadr.com/trialpreparation.cfm




  • Jonathan Lucas
    Jonathan Lucas

    Sr. Account Executive
    NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)
    Garden City, New York