Mark Zukowski

Partner

   

mzukowski@jshfirm.com
TEL: 602.263.1759
FAX: 602.200.7841
Legal Assistant: Kadie Lewis
602.263.1759
klewis@jshfirm.com

Mark Zukowksi has served as an arbitrator and mediator for 20+ years, handling over 500 mediations and 100 arbitrations in matters involving personal injury, construction and commercial disputes. What makes Mark an effective mediator is his ability to communicate with the diverse participants who mediate before him.

Originally from Michigan, Mark’s father was a factory worker and his mother an administrative assistant. Mark worked his way through both undergraduate school and law school. From his humble beginning, Mark has had a successful legal career spanning almost 40 years. He credits much of his success to his unique life experiences, which he draws upon to assist parties in resolving their disputes. Mark has represented a broad range of clients – from individuals to Fortune 500 companies – which has further enhanced his practice and provided him the unique ability to truly understand and effectively communicate with individuals from all walks of life.

Mark has received extensive training through the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. He is a construction and commercial arbitrator and mediator for AAA. In 2011, he was accepted into the prestigious National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN). Mark also 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 and has tried 25 cases to verdict during his career. Mark is an active member of the USLAW NETWORK and was the founding Chair of its Construction Practice Group. He is also a member of the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM), and has been an active member of its Construction Committee.

Mark has lived in Arizona since 1978. He and his wife, Raeann, have been married for 35 years, and are the proud parents of three successful adult children and grandparents of two boys. When not at work, Mark and Raeann, a travel agent, are fulfilling their dream of traveling the world.

                         

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Arbitration Association, Commercial and Construction Arbitration and Mediation, Panel Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member 
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate
  • 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 Recognition & Awards

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America®, Arbitration, 2018-2020
  • 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, 2013-2020
  • 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

Education

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