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Joseph P. Spinola

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in New York, NY

Resolute Systems, LLC
370 Lexington Avenue, Suite 702
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-967-6799
Fax: 516-222-0726
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 1985
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

Joseph Spinola has successfully mediated over 7,000 disputes.  He is a former Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Nassau County. Judge Spinola has extensive experience litigating and presiding over a wide array of civil disputes including complex commercial, personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, business, employment, labor law, premises liability, insurance coverage, matrimonial, and financial matters. In addition to his ADR practice, Judge Spinola is a Special Professor of Law of Hofstra Law School. He has been involved in teaching Trial Techniques and Trial Advocacy since 1992.

Since leaving the bench in March, 2010, Joe Spinola has become one of the most popular and successful mediators in New York. He was voted the #1 Mediator in the U.S. by lawyers in the 2018-2021 National Law Journal surveys, and voted #1 Mediator in New York by lawyers in the New York Law Journal survey for five consecutive years. He was also selected as an inaugural member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and named a 2016-2018 National Law Journal ADR Champion, as part of a select group of only 48 neutrals nationwide. 

Judge Spinola employs a combination of facilitative and evaluative mediation, supplemented by his 35 + years experience as a litigator and judge. He also has the unique perspective of trying cases as a defense attorney, plaintiff’s attorney, and judge – which gives him the ability to understand all sides and aspects of the cases he mediates.

Certificates and Credentials

About Joseph P. Spinola

First Admitted: 1985, New York

Professional Webpage: https://resolutesystems.com/judge-joseph-p-spinola-joined-re...

Educational Background

  • Hofstra University, B.A. in History and Philosophy, 1980
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D, 1983

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Association of Attorney-Mediators – Advanced Mediation Training - Indianapolis, 2018
  • International Academy of Mediators – Advanced Mediation Training - Webinar, 2020
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators – Advanced Mediation Training - Webinar, 2020
  • Pepperdine University School of Law - Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, Advanced Mediation Training, Maryland, 2014
  • Commercial Mediation Training – New York State Bar, Section on Dispute Resolution, 2011
  • Association of Attorney Mediators Advanced Mediator Training, Chicago, 2012
  • Pepperdine University School of Law – Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Advanced Mediation Training, Malibu, 2017
  • International Academy of Mediators – Advanced Mediation Training - Vancouver, 2016
  • Association of Attorney Mediators Advanced Mediator Training, Atlanta, 2014
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals – Advanced Mediation Training Course - Florida, 2011
  • Resolute Advanced Mediation Training, Chicago, 2014
  • Pepperdine University School of Law – Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Advanced Mediation Training, Nashville, 2015
  • Pepperdine University School of Law - Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, Advanced Mediation Training, 2010
  • International Academy of Mediators – Advanced Mediation Training - California, 2011
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals – Advanced Mediation Training Course - Boston, 2013

Honors/Awards

  • Voted #1 mediator in the U.S. in the National Law Journal annual survey, Voted #1 Mediator in the U.S. , National Law Journal annual survey, 2020
  • Voted #1 mediator in the U.S. in the National Law Journal annual survey, Voted #1 Mediator in the U.S. , National Law Journal annual survey, 2021
  • Selected for New York panel of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, http://nadn.org/joseph-spinola, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, 2011
  • Voted #1 mediator in the national in the National Law Journal's annual survey, Voted #1 Mediator in the U.S. , National Law Journal annual survey, 2019
  • Voted #1 Mediator, New York Law Journal annual survey, 2013
  • Selected into Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, National Law Journal, 2017
  • Voted #1 Mediator in the United States , National Law Journal Survey, Voted #1 Mediator in the U.S. , National Law Journal annual survey, 2018
  • Voted #1 Mediator, New York Law Journal annual survey, 2015
  • Voted #1 Mediator, New York Law Journal annual survey, 2014
  • Voted a Best Individual Mediator, New York Law Journal annual survey, Voted a Best Individual Mediator, New York Law Journal annual survey, 2016
  • Voted #1 Mediator, New York Law Journal annual survey, 2011
  • Voted #1 Mediator, New York Law Journal annual survey, 2012
  • Selected into Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, National Law Journal, 2016
  • Voted a Best Individual Mediator, New York Law Journal annual survey, Voted a Best Individual Mediator, New York Law Journal annual survey, 2017
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Office Location for Joseph P. Spinola

370 Lexington Avenue
Suite 702
New York, NY 10017

Last Updated: 7/10/2021

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