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Mark R. Sonders, Mediator & Arbitrator, Troy, New York.

Mark R. Sonders

E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy
28 Second St
Troy, NY 12180
Tel: (518) 213-0131
Cell: (518) 469-4093
Website: www.joneshacker.com
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Recognized to New York Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced: 2009
  • Total Mediations (as of Dec 2022): 950
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Dec 2022): 65
Practice Percentages
  • ALBANY-SCHENECTADY
  • NEW YORK-NEWARK
  • SYRACUSE-AUBURN

Biographical

Mr. Sonders has practiced law for 49 years.  He focuses his practice on mediations and arbitrations. His extensive experience includes both the prosecution and defense of negligence, personal injury cases and property insurance claims.

Mr. Sonders received Martindale-Hubbell's AV Rating for the highest level of competence and ethics.  He has been a designated neutral for the United States District Court of the Northern District of New York since 2010 and serves as the Third Judicial District Chairperson on the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department's Committee on Character and Fitness.

He is a founding member of Litigation Resolution Services, LLC., a mediation and arbitration firm serving upstate New York.


Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mining
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • University: Syracuse University, B.A. 1967
  • Law School: Albany Law School, J.D. 1973

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Capital District Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

Rates Information

2022 Mediation/arbitrationRate Schedule

The rate for services is as follows:

Mediations:  $475.00 per hour (Two parties)

                       $500.00 per hour (More than two parties)

Arbitrations: $525.00 per hour            

USDC/NDNY Mediations

Federal Mediations scheduled twice per month only

$300.00 for the first two (2) hours

$325.00 per hour for anytime thereafter 

Preparation/Review: $150.00 per hour, up to two hours

Please note the adjusted rates for 2023 will be as follows:

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2023 Arbitration/Mediation Rate Schedule

Effective January 1, 2023, rates for services will be:

Mediations:  $525.00 per hour

Arbitrations: $550.00 per hour            

USDC/NDNY Mediations

Federal Mediations scheduled twice per month only

$300.00 for the first two (2) hours

$325.00 per hour for anytime thereafter 

Preparation/Review: $150.00 per hour, up to two hours

 

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