NEWS - Press Release

March 2, 2016


Roy Israel Roy Israel, NAM’s President and CEO, was named an Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion in The National Law Journal & Legal Times. Only 48 ADR Champions were selected from nominations made throughout the United States. Those who were chosen have distinguished themselves in the field of arbitration and mediation, each having an abiding passion and deep commitment to the practice of ADR along with a remarkable track record of success. Mr. Israel was recognized for his vision, and the expertise that NAM has developed over the years in customizing and implementing highly complex employment and commercial corporate resolution initiatives, which was vitally important to the growth and acceptance of ADR.

Roy Israel is the founder of NAM, which has been providing Alternative Dispute Resolution Services since 1992. He has distinguished himself as an advocator and innovator in the field of ADR. Although ADR has become a permanent and well accepted alternative to litigation today, 25 years ago, Mr. Israel spent a great deal of effort introducing the benefits of ADR to a vast number of practicing attorneys, law firms and corporate entities, as the concept of arbitrating or mediating disputes was not well known.

Under his direction, NAM has been voted one of the Top 2 ADR firms in the United States for the past two years in the National Law Journal, and has been named the #1 ADR Provider by the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey for the last five years (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015). NAM has also been the recipient of the ADR Provider of the Year award from the American College of Civil Trial Mediators and has been rated as one of Long Island’s Top 100 Companies.

Mr. Israel has been a featured expert on the subject of ADR on ABC World News, Fox Network News, Court TV, CNBC, Channel 5 New York, and Bloomberg Radio. Additionally, he has been quoted, or the company has been mentioned, in more than 150 various Associated Press articles nationwide, as well as in Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, NY Daily News, New York Law Journal, USA Today, New York Post, Treasury & Risk Management, Insurance Advocate, Claims Magazine, and numerous other publications.

Additionally, 7 of NAM’s Neutrals were also selected as Alternative Dispute Resolution Champions in The National Law Journal & Legal Times. Those honorees are Robert Adams, Esq., Richard Byrne, Esq., Hon. John P. DiBlasi, Hon. Jerome C. Gorski, Kenneth Grundstein, Esq., Susan Hernandez, Esq. and Hon. Ira B. Warshawsky.

Click here to view The National Law Journal’s 2016 ADR Champions.


For 5 consecutive years, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been ranked as the top ADR firm by the New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey. The company was also selected as one of the top 2 ADR firms in the United States in the National Law Journal’s Annual Survey for the second year in a row.

NAM actively works with more than 8,000 commercial entities, including more than 50% of the Fortune 100 companies. Founded in 1992, NAM offers litigants a nationwide panel of nearly 2,500 top-tier former judges and practicing specialists uniquely qualified to facilitate the resolution of disputes in a private forum. The company 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 3rd party and 1st party actions), Professional Liability and Real Estate dispute resolution.

NAM is often an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and often time-consuming litigation.

Read more NAM news

© 2016 NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), Inc. All rights reserved.