Hon. Richard M. Markus

Private Judicial Services, Inc.
Cleveland, OH

Arbitrator, mediator, and private judge in more than 250 disputes involving a variety of issues.  Judge Markus is a member of the American Arbitration Association's Large, Complex Commercial and Mediation Panels, and other ADR sponsor lists.

Judge Markus has been a sole Arbitrator and Panel Member (often Chairperson) for disputes ranging from five figures to eight figures.  His arbitration philosophy is that arbitration is a contractual process which should accommodate the preferences of all counsel and their clients to provide an expeditious and economical response to their disagreement and the arbitrator resolves disputes without mandating procedures that no party favors.


Judge Markus was a Past President of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers. Founding Trustee, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys; Celebrezze Inn of Court; Roscoe Pound Foundation. Chairman or member of more than 75 committees for local, state and national bar associations.


Lecturer at more than 550 legal seminars in 42 states, including 50 judicial seminars in seven states and 20 law schools; previous lecturer at Annual Conventions of the American Bar Association.




  • Panel Dynamics - Staying On Course When Things Don’t Go As Planned

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