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Hon. Joseph P. Spinola, Mediator & Arbitrator, New York, New York.

Hon. Joseph P. Spinola

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Resolute Systems, LLC
370 Lexington Avenue, Suite 702
New York, NY, 10017
Tel: (212) 967-6799
Fax: (516) 222-0726
Website: www.spinolamediation.com
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Recognized to New York Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
  • Practice Commenced: 2010
  • Total Mediations (as of Nov 2019): 5500
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Nov 2019): 25
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Biographical

Joseph Spinola is a former Justice of the New York State Supreme Court.  He 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, and financial matters.
 
Since leaving the bench in 2010, Spinola has become a full time mediator and one of the most popular and successful mediators in New York.  In 2018 & 2019 he was voted the #1 Mediator in the U.S. by lawyers in the National Law Journal and also the #1 Mediator in New York by lawyers in the New York Law Journal survey for a record five years in a row. He has developed a reputation for settling difficult cases. Judge Spinola’s other accomplishments include being named for three consecutive years a National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 48 neutrals nationwide. In addition, Judge Spinola has been selected for the seventh consecutive year for inclusion in Super Lawyers in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
 
Judge Spinola employs a combination of facilitative and evaluative mediation, supplemented by his 30 + 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.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Aviation
  • Business Dissolution
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Labor/Unions
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • Association of Attorney Mediators - Two Day Advanced Mediation Training - April, 2018  
  • Pepperdine University School of Law - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution - Three Day Advanced Mediation Training - Juner, 2017  
  • International Academy of Mediators - Three Day Advanced Mediation Training - September, 2016 
  • Pepperdine University School of Law - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution - Three Day Advanced Mediation Training - October, 2015 
  • Resolute Systems, LLC - Advanced Mediator Training - October, 2014 
  • Association of Attorney Mediators - Two Day Advanced Mediation Training - May, 2014
  • Pepperdine University School of Law - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution - Three Day Advanced Mediation Training - March, 2014
  • The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals - Two Day Advanced Mediation Training - August, 2013
  • Association of Attorney Mediators - Two Day Advanced Mediation Training - August, 2012
  • The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals - Two Day Advanced Mediation Training - August, 2011 
  • International Academy of Mediators - Three Day Advanced Mediation Training - May, 2011
  • Commercial Mediation Training - New York State Bar - Three Day Advanced Mediation Training Course - March, 2011 
  • New York State Bar - How to Maximize Results in Arbitration and Mediation - October, 2010
  • Pepperdine University School of Law - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution - Three Day Advanced Mediation Training - October, 2010  
  • Hofstra University School of Law 1980-1983 - Degree J.D.
    Special Elective Seminars: Advanced Legal Research Course; Community Legal Assistance Corporation General Practice; National Institute of Trial Advocacy; Trial Techniques Course
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Teacher Training Program 1992 Certification
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Northeast Regional Program 1990 Certification
  • Hofstra University 1980 B.A. in History and Philosophy
    Honors: Cum Laude; Dean s List; Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society); High Achievement Award in Historical Writing; University Honors in Philosophy.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Mediator & Arbitrator, Resolute Systems, LLC 
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association - Dispute Resolution Section 
  • New York County Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Advocates Association
  • Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors-New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers (2008-2009)


HONORS & AWARDS:

  • 2003 - Italian Court Officers of Nassau County
  • 2004 Columbia Association, New York City Police Department
  • 2004 Hofstra University George M. Estabrook Distinguished Service Award
  • 2004 Citations/Congressman Peter King and Exec. Thomas Suozzi for Distinguished Service
  • 2007 Long Beach Lawyers Association Man of the Year Award
  • 2007 Proclamation from Senator Dean G. Skelos for Outstanding Service
  • 2007 Citation from Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg for Outstanding Community Service
  • 2008 Hofstra Law School Intensive Trial Techniques Program - Outstanding Trial Skills & Leadership Award
  • 2010-2018 - Voted a "Top Mediator" in New York by lawyers in the New York Law Journal annual survey
  • 2013-2019 - Named as a Super Lawyer in the Metro New York Super Lawyer edition.
  • 2018-2019 - Voted #1 Mediator in the United States in the National Law Journal annual survey

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