Academy Member Inducted 2016

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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
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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 Commenced2009
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/4/24)750
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/4/24)95
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


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.


  • 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


2024 Arbitration/Mediation Rate Schedule

Effective January 1, 2024, rates for services will be:

Mediations:  $550.00 per hour

Arbitrations: $600.00 per hour            


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