Judge Joseph Spinola

Committee Co-Chair

Honorable Joseph P. Spinola

Mediator, Resolute Systems, LLC
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Joseph P. Spinola is a former Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Nassau County. He gained a reputation as an eminently qualified and even-handed jurist, who was highly effective with helping litigants resolve cases through the pre-trial mediation process. While on the bench, Judge Spinola helped facilitate hundreds of settlements.

Since leaving the bench in March, 2010, Spinola has become a full time mediator, and one of the most popular and successful mediators in New York. He is voted the #1 Mediator in the U.S. by lawyers in the National Law Journal and the #1 Mediator in New York by lawyers in the New York Law Journal survey for a record five consecutive years. Judge Spinola has extensive experience litigating and presiding over a wide an array of civil disputes, and has developed a reputation for settling difficult cases. In addition to his ADR practice, Judge Spinola is a Special Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School. He has been involved in teaching Trial Techniques and Trial Advocacy since 1992.

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.

Committee Co-Chair

Honorable James G. Clynes

Criminal Court of the City of New York

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