Mark Zukowski


TEL: 602.263.1759
FAX: 602.200.7841
Legal Assistant: Kadie Lewis

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. His mediation services are now available across Arizona. 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 member of the Consumer, Construction, and Commercial Arbitrator and Mediator Panels 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 38 years, and are grandparents to two boys and two girls. When not at work, Mark and Raeann, a travel agent, are fulfilling their dream of traveling the world.


Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Arbitration Association
    • Consumer Arbitration and Mediation, Panel Member
    • Commercial Arbitration and Mediation, Panel Member
    • Construction Arbitration and Mediation, Panel Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member 
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate Member
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member  
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Member 
  • Defense Research Institute, Member  
  • Maricopa County Superior Court, 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

  • Southwest Super Lawyers, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2013-2024
  • AZ Big Media’s AzBusiness Leaders for 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Arbitration, 2018-2024; Mediation, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2023-2024
  • Beta Gamma Alpha Honorary Accounting Society 
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Business Society 
  • Listed, Top 20 ADR Attorneys in Arizona by Arizona Business Magazine, 2015 
  • 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


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


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