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Merton E. Marks

Of Counsel

(602) 794-2478
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2 N. Central Avenue
Suite 2200
Phoenix, AZ 85004


J.D., Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

  • 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


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, asbestos
  • 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, Dram Shop litigation


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


  • Courts Martial, administrative and appeal proceedings 


Illinois (Inactive)
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Arizona


American Board of Trial Advocates
International Association of Defense Counsel
Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (Former President)
American Bar Association (Former Chair, Special Committee on Federal Asbestos Legislation)

Military Service

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