Mark R. Sonders, Of Counsel

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Mediator/Arbitrator

msonders@joneshacker.com
518-213-0131 (Direct line)
518-469-4093 (Cell)

Following more than 35 years as a civil trial attorney, Mark has principally devoted the past 10 years to alternative dispute resolution.  His extensive background includes the litigation and trial of negligence, personal injury, insurance and property damage claims.  A Martindale Hubbell AV rated “Preeminent” attorney, Mark has been a designated a neutral for Arbitration, Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York since 2010.  He has also been selected as a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and the New York Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators.  Mark has lectured on the topic of alternative dispute resolution and ethics for various bar association groups and for the Appellate Division, Third Department’s Committee on Character and Fitness.  He has also served as a guest coach for Albany Law School’s arbitration team and as a judge for the law school’s senior moot court trials.

Bar Admissions


New York: Third Department, August 1, 1973
Federal: Northern District of New York, August 1, 1973
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, December 30, 1975
U.S Supreme Court, June 13, 2016

Education


Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
B.A. – 1967
Major – Economics
Albany Law School, Albany, New York
J.D. – 1973

Experience


Bouck, Holloway, Kiernan and Casey, LLP
Partner and a managing partner, 1980-2004
Hiscock Barclay, LLP
Equity Partner, 2004-2008

Recognitions and Designations


Martindale Hubbell AV rated “Preeminent” attorney
Super Lawyers –  Alternative Dispute Resolution
National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals/New York Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators
Designated Neutral – United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
Elected to American Board of Trial Advocates
Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department – Committee on Character and Fitness