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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 Commenced: 2009
  • Total Mediations (as of Jul 2022): 450
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jul 2022): 35
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Mr. Sonders has practiced law for over 40 years.  He focuses his practice on mediations and arbitrations as well as serving as an umpire in insurance appraisals.  He also maintains an active civil litigation practice. His extensive experience includes both prosecution and defense of negligence and personal injury cases as well as defending 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 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


  • 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

$475.00/hour - mediations

$500.00/hour - arbitrations

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