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Judge Michael D. Marcus (Ret.) is a top-rated mediator, arbitrator and discovery referee, who is associated exclusively with ADR Services, Inc. Judge Marcus has been a full-time neutral since January 2002. If you are considering mediation, arbitration or discovery reference as a way of resolving a legal problem, please consider Michael Marcus who brings an extraordinarily broad legal background, experience and understanding to these important processes.

Judge Marcus is known for “intelligence, humor.” (Los Angeles Daily Journal, October 25, 2013)

About Michael Marcus

Judge Michael Marcus (Ret.), who received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1964 and his J.D. in 1967 from the UCLA School of Law, brings an extraordinarily broad legal background and experience to mediations, arbitrations and discovery reference. Before becoming a full-time neutral in January 2002 with ADR Services, Inc., he was a very successful trial lawyer, a former law firm partner and a judge. He has also taught at law schools, is a legal author and a bar leader.

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Arbitration Insight No. 27

ARBITRATION AND NONSIGNATORIES The role of nonsignatories to an arbitration agreement is a frequent issue. Two recent cases, Garcia v. Pexco, LLC (2017) 11 Cal.App.5th 782 and Benaroya v. Willis (2018) B281761; 2018 Cal.App. LEXIS 450; 2018 DJDAR 4634, consider that problem, Garcia as to whether a nonsignatory can compel arbitration and Benaroya as to who can order a nonsignatory into arbitration. In Garcia, Real Time, a staffing company, hired Garcia as an employee and…

Mediation Message No. 149

NEW RULE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION Former rule 2-400: California’s new Rules of Professional Conduct, which went into effect on November 1, 2018, include rule 8.4.1, which is the revision of former rule 2-400, which prohibited discrimination, or the knowing permission of, on the basis of race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability “in the management or operation of a law practice.” That law practice included the hiring,…

Mediation Message No. 148

COMMUNICATING WITH CLIENTS – NEW RULE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT Rule of Professional Conduct 1.4 (effective November 1, 2018), which replaces former rule 3-500, maintains the requirement that lawyers must keep clients reasonably informed about significant developments and promptly comply with reasonable requests for both information and significant documents. The new rule adds that the lawyer shall promptly inform the client of any decision or circumstance with respect to which disclosure or the client’s informed consent…

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Judge Michael D. Marcus (Ret.)
ADR Services, Inc.
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