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Richard T. Merker, Mediator & Arbitrator, Overland Park, Kansas.

Richard T. Merker

Wallace Saunders, Chtd.
10111 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS, 66212
Tel: (913) 888-1000
Cell: 816-863-3688
Fax: (913) 888-1065
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Recognized to Kansas Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Missouri

Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Med-Arb, Special Master
  • Practice Commenced: 2012
  • Total Mediations (as of May 2019): 500
  • Total Arbitrations (as of May 2019): 3
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Richard T. Merker has been practicing law since 1971. He is licensed to practice law in Kansas and Missouri. His practice focus is on civil litigation with an emphasis on medical and dental professional liability, products liability, premises liability, complex insurance issues and damage to credit standing matters. He has tried in excess of 200 jury cases in the states of Kansas and Missouri. In 1996 and 1999 he was a finalist for a Kansas State District Court judgeship. He has consulted extensively as an expert witness.

He has been appointed by the courts as a Pro Tem judge, Special Master, Mediator, Guardian Ad Litem and Special Counsel to the Johnson County Grand Jury. He handles private mediations. In 2000, he was awarded the Defense Attorney of the Year Award from AAOMS National Insurance Company. He has been awarded the Continuing Excellence Award by OMSNIC (formerly AAOMS) each presentation year since 2002. Mr. Merker has been rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell for more than 30 years.

Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Commercial/Business
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


Juris Doctor, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law, 1971 Bachelor of Arts, University of Missouri at Kansas City, 1968

Memberships & Affiliations

Kansas Bar Association: Missouri Bar Association: KCMBA:  Federal Court Approved Mediators: Johnson County Bar Association: Admitted to the United States Supreme Court: 10th Circuit Court of Appeals: 8th Circuit Court of Appeals: Kansas Court of Appeals: Kansas Supreme Court.

Rates Information

$300 hr. plus travel for out of town

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