Joseph Spinola is a former Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Nassau County. 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. Sample Cases can be found here.
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 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. View the National Law Journal Announcement. Judge Spinola’s other accomplishments include being named a 2016 and 2017 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 fifth 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.
Spinola has 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.
Resolute Systems, LLC administers Joseph Spinola’s mediation and arbitration practice.