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Merton E. Marks

Of Counsel

(602) 794-2478
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Phoenix
111 W. Monroe Street
Suite 1600
Phoenix, AZ 85003


Education

J.D., Northwestern University Law School

  • Contributing author, Northwestern Law Review

Pepperdine University School of Law, Graduate, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

B.S., Political Science and Economics, Northwestern University College of Arts and Sciences

Honors

Guest lecturer, International Arbitration, Georgetown University Law Center

Rated "Best of Arizona Business Attorneys," Ranking Arizona Business Magazine

Martindale Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rating

Former Judge Pro Tem, Arizona Court of Appeals

Litigation, domestic and international arbitration and mediation:

Product Liability

  • Pharmaceutical drugs, medical and dental devices and equipment, herbal supplements, cosmetics
  • Children’s products
  • Industrial machinery, chemicals, gases, plastics
  • Firearms

Insurance and Reinsurance

  • Coverage disputes
  • Bad faith claims
  • Agent, broker and third party claims administrator liability
  • Premium fraud, audit and rate disputes
  • Arizona Insurance Department regulatory proceedings
  • Arizona Industrial Commission self insurance and regulatory proceedings

Retail and Hospitality

  • Hotel, resort and golf course premises liability, guest security

Securities

  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and National Futures Association (NFA) Proceedings

Military

  • Courts Martial, administrative and appeal proceedings 

Admissions

Arizona
Illinois
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Memberships

American Board of Trial Advocates
Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (Former Chair, Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Section)
International Association of Defense Counsel
Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (Former President)
American Bar Association (Former Chair, Special Committee on Federal Asbestos Legislation)
Defense Research Institute
Chicago Bar Association
Reinsurance & Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS-US) (Certified Arbitrator)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (Fellow)

Military Service

Former Captain, U.S. Army 
Prior active duty-9th Infantry Division
Judge Advocate General's Corps
Judge Advocates Association
Military Officers' Association of America
Military Prosecutor and defense counsel in 70 courts martial
Awarded Army Commendation Medal
Life Member, Reserve Officers Association of the United States
Member, Wounded Warrior Project

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Contact

(602) 794-2478

mmarks@gordonrees.com


Offices

Phoenix

Education

J.D., Northwestern University Law School

  • Contributing author, Northwestern Law Review

Pepperdine University School of Law, Graduate, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

B.S., Political Science and Economics, Northwestern University College of Arts and Sciences

Merton E. Marks

Of Counsel

Practices

Biography

Litigation, domestic and international arbitration and mediation:

Experience
Publications & Presentations
Meet Me

Product Liability

  • Pharmaceutical drugs, medical and dental devices and equipment, herbal supplements, cosmetics
  • Children’s products
  • Industrial machinery, chemicals, gases, plastics
  • Firearms

Insurance and Reinsurance

  • Coverage disputes
  • Bad faith claims
  • Agent, broker and third party claims administrator liability
  • Premium fraud, audit and rate disputes
  • Arizona Insurance Department regulatory proceedings
  • Arizona Industrial Commission self insurance and regulatory proceedings

Retail and Hospitality

  • Hotel, resort and golf course premises liability, guest security

Securities

  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and National Futures Association (NFA) Proceedings

Military

  • Courts Martial, administrative and appeal proceedings 

Admissions

Arizona
Illinois
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Memberships

American Board of Trial Advocates
Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (Former Chair, Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Section)
International Association of Defense Counsel
Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (Former President)
American Bar Association (Former Chair, Special Committee on Federal Asbestos Legislation)
Defense Research Institute
Chicago Bar Association
Reinsurance & Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS-US) (Certified Arbitrator)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (Fellow)

Military Service

Former Captain, U.S. Army 
Prior active duty-9th Infantry Division
Judge Advocate General's Corps
Judge Advocates Association
Military Officers' Association of America
Military Prosecutor and defense counsel in 70 courts martial
Awarded Army Commendation Medal
Life Member, Reserve Officers Association of the United States
Member, Wounded Warrior Project

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