John P. DiBlasi

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in New York, NY

National Arbitration & Mediation
 | 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 803
New York, NY 10168
Phone: 646-737-1414
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

Judge DiBlasi was formerly a Justice of the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court. He was rated the #1 Mediator in the United States in the Corporate Counsel "Best of Survey" for 2018 and has been rated the #1 Mediator in the United States in the 2017, 2016, 2015, & 2014 National Law Journal Annual Reader's Ranking. For a third year in a row he was named a National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of 46 nationwide. Judge DiBlasi holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell* in the fields of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation. This is the rating given to those who possess the highest ethical standards and professional ability. He is exclusively affiliated with NAM (National Arbitration & Mediation). Based in New York City he provides arbitration and mediation services nationwide, having served as a neutral in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami and Boston.

Judge DiBlasi's ADR practice encompasses a wide and varied range of cases, inclusive of commercial, breach of contract, liscensing agreements, class actions, civil rights, corporate dissolution, employment, debtor/ creditor, investor fraud, libel and slander, professional liability, breach of loyalty/fiduciary duty, usury as well as cases involving serious personal injuries.

Judge DiBlasi has published over 25 articles on topics related to mediation, arbitration and litigation. He lectures multiple times each year on the topic of ADR. In 2017 he was a panel member at the ACC annual meeting in Washington, D.C. and will again serve as a panel member at the 2018 ACC annual meeting in Austin, Texas. He has created numerous CLE programs for many entities including ALM, Law Line, numerous Bar Associations and law firms.

 

 
Practice Areas
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Alternative Dispute Resolution (100%): Arbitration, Mediation

Focus Areas

Arbitration, Mediation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018

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About John DiBlasi

Admitted: 1981, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.jdiblasilaw.com/biography.html

Honors/Awards:

  • For the third year in a row named as a National Law Journal ADR Champion, one of only 46 in the United States, 2018
  • Ranked the #1 Mediator in the United States in the Corporate Counsel "Best of Survey" as reported in the National Law Journal, 2018
  • For the Fourth Year in a Row Ranked the Top Mediator in the United States in the 2017 National Law Journal Annual Rankings Survey, having previously received the same distinction in 2016, 2015 & 2014., Top Mediator in the United States, National Law Journal Annual Survey Rankings, 2017
  • Arbitrator and Mediator, National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM), 2009 - Present
  • Arbitrator and Mediator, National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM), 2005 - 2006
  • NY State Bar Association, Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in the Field of Law Related Education
  • Winner - Best Individual Mediator Category, New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey 2010
  • Top Ten - Best Individual Mediator Category, New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey 2011
  • Top Five - Best Financial Markets Mediator Category, New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey 2012
  • Winner - Best International Mediator Category, New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey 2012
  • Top Ten - Best Individual Mediator Category, New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey 2012
  • New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey voted Judge DiBlasi into the #1 spot in the "Best International Mediator" category, and into the top 5 "Best Financial Markets Mediator' category, 2012
  • Named by the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings as one of the top two mediators in New York State in 2010 - 2012
  • Pace Law School Awards as "Service to the Community and the Bar"
  • Pace Law School Awards as "Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year"
  • Recipient, New York State Bar Association's Award for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Law Related Education
  • Fellow, New York State Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM)
  • AV Preeminent peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell, fields of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Litigation

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certificate in Professional Human Resource Management from Villanova University

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1981
  • New York, 1981

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer and Panel Member speaking on the topic of effective mediation tactics,, Lecturer and Panel Member, New York County Lawyers, Bridge the Gap Program on Litigation, 2016
  • Lecturer and Panel Member on the Future of Mediation , Lecturer & Panel Member, New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Moderator & Speaker, Mediation As A Tool To Resolve Complex E-Discovery Disputes, Sponsored by The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Assoiation & NAM., Moderator & Speaker, 2015
  • International Arbitration Institute, New York, N.Y., 2014, Speaker & Panel Member, 2014
  • "Speaking to the Bereaved parent a Mediator's Perspective", New York State Trial Lawyer's Journal, 2014., Author, New York State Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Getting the most out of your submission., Author, The Mediation Brief - Use it to your Advantage, NAM Perspectives - New York Law Journal On-Line, 2014
  • Advantages versus the disadvantages of the single arbitrator versus the tri-panel., Author, The Commercial Arbitration - Single versus Tri-Panel, NAM Perspectives - New York Law Journal On-Line, 2014
  • Common mistakes made during the mediation process and how to avoid them., Ten Mistakes to Avoid at the Mediation, NAM Perspectives - New York Law Journal On-Line, 2014
  • Getting the most out of the break-out session., Author, Making the Best Use of the Break-Out Session at Mediation, NAM Perspectives - New York Law Journal On-Line, 2014
  • Considerations re the ex-parte or exchanged mediation brief., Author, The Mediation Brief - Should it be Exchanged, NAM Perspectives - New York Law Journal On-Line, 2014
  • The joint session in the mediation process., Author, Making the Most of the Joint Session at Mediation, NAM Perspectives - New York Law Journal On-Line, 2014
  • Using the mediator in developing an evaluation of your case, Making the Most of the Evaluative Process, NAM Perspectives - New York Law Journal On-Line, 2014
  • Article Addressing Legal Issues and the Mediators Input, Author, Addressing Legal Issues with the Mediator, NAM Perspectives - New York Law Journal On-Line, 2014
  • Televised Lecture for CLE National Webcast, Maximizing Your Potential foe Success at Mediation, Law Line CLE National Webcast, 2014
  • Author, Seeking an Evaluation from the Mediator, NAM Perspectives - New York Law Journal On-Line, 2014
  • New York State Bar Association Commercial Litigation Academy:Panel Member/Speaker;Choice of Venue, Panelist, 2014
  • Guest Lecturer New York State Bar Association CLE Program - "Litigating the Products Liability Case: Law and Practice" - "Mediation -A Mediator's View & Nuances of the Product Mediation", Lecturer, 2013
  • CLE Instructor, Westchester Bar Association
  • CLE Instructor, New York State Trial Lawyers
  • CLE Instructor, New York State Bar Association
  • Instructor, New York State Judge's School
  • Nominated as a respected and objective leader in County Land Use to attend Land Use Alliance Training program in conjunction with Pace University School of Law, 2009
  • Center for Mediation in Law, Accredited Provider of CLE in the State of New York, 40 Hours, 36 CLE Credits
  • Completed Mediation Intensive Training, New York
  • CPR Institute Mediation Training, 2-day course, 14.5 Skills and 1.0 Ethics CLE Credits, January 13-14, 2010
  • Published articles on trial tactics in the New York State Bar Journal and Articles on Alternative Dispute Resolution in both the New York Law Journal and New York State Trial Lawyers Journal
  • "Preparing Your Witness For Trial," New York State Bar Journal, December, 1993
  • "The Felony Hearing Process-Taking A Second Look," New York State Bar Journal, September 1995, co-authored with Barry J. Skwiersky, Esq.
  • "Amending The Domestic Relations Law Enforcement Provisions: A Modest Proposal To Avoid Chaos In The Courts," Domestic Law Review, Family Law Section, Family Law Review, New York State Bar Journal, December 1996
  • "Winning Depositions A-Z," by the Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association and Committee on Continuing Legal Education
  • "Deposition Practice and Practicalities in State and Federal Court," by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association 2002
  • "The Use Of Depositions At Trial," New York State Bar Journal, October, 2001
  • "Thorough Trial Preparation Is Vital For Courtroom Success," New York State Bar Journal, June 2002
  • "Preparing An Expert Witness Is A Multi-Step Process," New York State Bar Journal, May 2003
  • "Maximize Your Potential For Success At Mediation," New York Law Journal, Special Section/Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 26, 2012
  • Selecting Your Mediator
  • Preparing For The Mediation
  • Lecture, New York State Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers, the New York State Judges' School, the Practicing Law Institute of New York, and other Bar Associations
  • Adjunct Professor, Law at Pace University and St. John's University Schools of Law
  • Alternative Commercial Dispute Resolution Program

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Settlement of multi party commercial dispute involving complex insurance coverage issues., 2015

Educational Background:

  • Certificate in Human Resource Management, Villanova University, 2005
  • Judge Advocate Officer's Basic Course, 1990
  • Syracuse University, AB, 1977
Office Location for John P. DiBlasi

122 East 42nd Street
Suite 803
New York, NY 10168

Phone: 646-737-1414

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Last Updated: 7/25/2018

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