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Michael Marks, Mediator & Arbitrator, Middlebury, Vermont.

Michael Marks

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MarksPowers LLP
1205 Three Mile Bridge Rd
Middlebury, VT, 05601
Tel: (802) 388-2211
Fax: (802) 388-1113
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After twenty-five years of work as a litigator, labor negotiator and general counsel for a variety of clients, Michael Marks stopped accepting law clients so that he could meet the demands of his full-time ADR practice.

Michael's work has been recognized by his peers. He holds an Av rating from Martindale-Hubbell, is listed in New England Super Lawyers (2009 & 2013 ed.) for Alternative Dispute Resolution, and was also recognized in Best Lawyers in America (2009 through 2014 ed.) for Arbitration, Construction Law and Mediation. Best Lawyers in America also named Michael its 2014 Lawyer of the Year in the Arbitration category for Burlington.

Case Experience

  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Employment


  • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW Juris Doctor conferred, June 4, 1981.
  • RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE B.A. in Political Science (with honors), May, 1978.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Vermont Board of Bar Examiners: 1984-1996 (Chair, 1994-1996) and 2003-2012.
  • Member, Mount Mansfield Union School Board, 2007- .
  • Member, Vermont Environmental Court Advisory Committee on Mediation, 2007- .
  • Member, United States District Court for Vermont Early Neutral Evaluation Panel, 2011- .
  • Co-Counsel for Independent Investigation of Inmate Deaths in Vermont Department of Corrections, 2004-05.
  • Member, Town of Richmond Planning Commission, 1997-2005.
  • Member, Vermont Septic Technology Impact Study Committee, 1999-2000.
  • Member, Governor's Task Force on Administrative Law, 1988-1989.
  • Admitted to Vermont and United States District Court for Vermont Bars.

Rates Information

Hourly rate of $280.00, plus mileage and out-of-pocket expenses.

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