Larry Watson, left, receives the annual Distinguished Neutral of the Year Award from NADN Executive Director Darren Lee. 

The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN) recently presented its annual Distinguished Neutral of the Year Award to Larry Watson, in recognition of “Lifetime Achievement in the practice of Civil Mediation.”

“We’re delighted to recognize Larry for his almost 40 years in the mediation field,” said Darren Lee, NADN’s executive director. “Most everyone at the top-tier of the commercial ADR market knows of Larry’s reputation for settling tough cases. But, in addition to being an enormously effective neutral, we applaud Larry for the thousands of hours he’s dedicated to the wider ADR community, from his pioneering work with the Florida court systems to his co-founding of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, his impact is rightly recognized at the national level.”