Mark Zukowski 2018-01-07T23:54:44+00:00

Mark Zukowski

TEL: 602.263.1759
FAX: 602.200.7841

Legal Assistant: Kadie Lewis

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Mark Zukowksi has served as an arbitrator and mediator for more than 20 years. He received extensive training through the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. Mark regularly serves as an arbitrator and mediator in a variety of personal injury and commercial cases. He is a construction and commercial arbitrator and mediator for AAA. In 2011, he was accepted into the prestigious National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Mark serves as a settlement conference Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court and previously served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Arizona Court of Appeals.

In addition to his thriving arbitration and mediation practice, Mark maintains an active civil trial practice.


Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Arbitration Association, Commercial and Construction Arbitration and Mediation, Panel Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member 
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member 
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member 
  • Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors of America, Member 
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Member 
  • Defense Research Institute, Member 
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Construction Practice Group 
  • Maricopa County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem; Settlement Conference Judge Pro Tem 
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Member 
  • State Bar of Arizona, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Construction Practice Groups 
  • USLAW Network, Construction Practice Group, Member; Founding Chair 

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America®, Arbitration, 2018 
  • Beta Gamma Alpha Honorary Accounting Society 
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Business Society 
  • Listed, Top 20 ADR Attorneys in Arizona by Arizona Business Magazine, 2015 
  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2013-Present 
  • Phoenix Magazine’s Top Attorneys in Arizona, 2014, 2017 
  • Listed, Best of AZ Business Magazine, Top Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys, 2012-2013 
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated on Martindale Hubbell 

Presentations & Publications

Mark is the author of “The Barrister’s Ball.” His presentations and publications include: 

  • “Bracketing: Whether a Fan or Foe, It Is Important to Understand Its Role in Mediation,” Author, JSH Reporter, Fall 2017 
  • “The Mediated Arbitration: Think Outside The Box The Next Time You Reach An Impasse During Mediation,” Author, JSH Reporter, Summer 2015
  • “Use Your Dating Experience to Improve Your Mediation Success,” Author, JSH Reporter, Fall 2014 
  • “Want To Improve Your Success At Mediation? It Is As Simple As Picking The Right Pair Of Shoes,” Author, JSH Reporter, Summer 2014
  • “Mediation Do’s and Don’ts: Advice from the Inside,” Speaker, 2014 USLAW Spring Conference, April 2014 
  • “The Barristers Ball,” Author, 2012 
  • “Managing the Media in Today’s World: Why You Do Not Respond to Media Inquiries with No Comment,” Presenter, Spring USLAW Client Conference, April 2011
  • “Better Mediation Results – An Insider’s Guide to Mediation,” Presenter, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting, June 2010
  • “Fast and Furious – The Five Minute Drill,” Presenter, USLAW Spring Client Conference, April 2010 
  • “Mediation: An Insider’s Guide to Better Mediation Results,” Presenter, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel’s Advocacy Luncheon, September 2007
  • “Construction Trends Across the Nation,” Presenter, USLAW Network’s Annual Client Conference, March 2006
  • “Liability to Spectators at Sporting Events”, Co-author, Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel Quarterly, Vol. 47, No. 2, Winter, 1997


University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., 1980 
University of Michigan, Summer 1979 
Wayne State University, B.S., Accounting, with High Distinction, 1978

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1981 
Arizona Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1983 
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1981 
U.S. Supreme Court, 1991