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Blank Rome’s Arthur W. Hankin Joins ADR Options Panel of Neutrals

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Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that partner Arthur W. Hankin has joined ADR Options as a member of its esteemed panel of neutrals. In this role, Art will draw on his extensive legal experience to conduct mediations and arbitrations through ADR Options.

Art is a national trial counsel for major carriers and companies. He has successfully tried more than 225 cases to jury verdicts in his career, and notably tried the first football concussion case in the country to a defense verdict on behalf of the NCAA. He is certified as a mediator by the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and is actively involved in ADR proceedings. Art was among the first appointed judges pro tempore in Philadelphia County and sat as a presiding judge over several jury trials in the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court. In addition, Art was designated as counsel to an airport system involved in the 9/11 tragedy, dealing with terrorism coverage and liability on behalf of one of the airports from which planes departed on that day. Art also represented a hospital system that had employed a nurse who confessed to being a serial killer, and defended more than 35 cases to successful resolutions without a trial.

At Blank Rome, Art concentrates his practice on commercial and tort litigation with substantial emphasis upon matters and contracts arising from aviation, medical malpractice, product liability, insurance coverage, environmental exposures, professional negligence, E&O, and concussion litigation.

As a pilot, Art is a director of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association and has been a frequent speaker at its annual meetings. He is a former advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates and a current member and former board member of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel. He is also a past editor of the PA Negligence Digest and the PA Damages Digest.

Art has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” in Products Liability by Super Lawyers.

Established in 1993, ADR Options is committed to offering the highest quality mediation, arbitration, and mock trial services. Their panel of neutrals are former judges and exceptional trial attorneys who are experienced in ADR processes. ADR Options is one of the largest providers of ADR services in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, and has handled more than 30,000 cases. For additional information, please visit