Judge Raymond A. Batten (Ret.) Named to National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Archer is pleased to announce the Hon. Raymond A. Batten (Ret.) was recently inducted into the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN). Judge Batten is a leader in the area of ADR and heads Archer’s ADR practice. NADN membership is by invitation only and limited to a select group of neutrals in each state. Judge Batten is just the 36th New Jersey member granted membership to the Chapter.

With over 900 members covering every state, the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is an association whose membership consists of ADR professionals distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial conflict resolution, and by their commitment to the practice of alternative dispute resolution. Membership into NADN is limited to professional mediators and arbitrators who are well established as trusted neutrals amongst the legal community within their state of practice. All members have been found to meet stringent practice criteria and are amongst the most in-demand neutrals in their respective states, as nominated by both peers and litigation firms.

Judge Batten devotes his entire practice to serving as an arbitrator or mediator in a wide variety of matters and disputes throughout New Jersey. With more than 20 years on the bench, Judge Batten’s significant and diverse experience as a trial judge provides clients with a unique judicial perspective.

Serving statewide in all 21 New Jersey counties, Judge Batten holds the distinction of not only being on the Approved Roster of Civil Mediators (Rule 1:40) and the Approved Roster of Family Mediators (Rule 1:40), but is an Approved Rule 4:21A Arbitrator, and an Approved Roster Panelist for the American Arbitration Association. He is also a Certified Mediator for the United States District Court, District of New Jersey.

Prior to joining Archer, Judge Batten was appointed to the New Jersey Superior Court by Governor Jim Florio in 1992 and was reappointed for tenure in 1999. Prior to his judgeship, Judge Batten was a former Assemblyman from New Jersey’s 1st district and a former municipal prosecutor.

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