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Richard T. Merker, Mediator & Arbitrator, Overland Park, Kansas.

Richard T. Merker

Wallace Saunders, Chtd.
10111 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS, 66212
Tel: (913) 888-1000
Cell: 816-863-3688
Fax: (913) 888-1065
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Recognized to Kansas Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Missouri

Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Med-Arb, Special Master
  • Practice Commenced: 2012
  • Total Mediations (as of Jun 2019): 500
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jun 2019): 3
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Richard T. Merker has been practicing law since 1971. He is licensed to practice law in Kansas and Missouri. His practice has exclusively been devoted to litigation representing both sides of cases. He has also been appointed as special master, judge pro tem, Guardian Ad Litem, Special Counsel Counsel to the Johson County Grand Jury. He has also held every elected office with the Johnson County Bar Association. In 1997 and 1999, he was a finalist for a Johnson County District Court Judgeship and also served a four year term on the Johnson County Judicial Nominating Committee. He has had an "AV" rating with Martindale Hubbell since the 1970's. As a four year lawyer, he successfully defended a 19 yer old who was charged with first degree murder for killing his stepfather who was beating his Mother and won an aquittal. He has been a member of the same firm for 50 years, 48 of which has been in litigation. He has handled mediations for more than 6 years dealing with many large settlements.

On July 1, 2019, he will be opening a private Mediation practice of Merker Mediation LLC in Overland Park Kansas. At that point, he will exclusively be retained for mediations, arbitrations and special master appointments. By this private and exclusive new role, he will be available to assist with easy scheduling.



Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


Juris Doctor, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law, 1971 Bachelor of Arts, University of Missouri at Kansas City, 1968

Memberships & Affiliations

Kansas Bar Association: Missouri Bar Association: KCMBA:   Johnson County Bar Association: Admitted to the United States Supreme Court: 10th Circuit Court of Appeals: 8th Circuit Court of Appeals: Kansas Court of Appeals: Kansas Supreme Court.

Rates Information

$350 hr. plus travel for out of town

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