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1650 Des Peres Road, Suite 135 
St. Louis, MO 63131 
 Phone: (314) 821-0776 
email: msuardi@aol.com 
Website: http://www.marksuardi.com/ 

 Work History: Attorney, Erbs & Erbs, P.C., 1976-present; Adjunct Faculty, St. Louis Community College, 1978-80; Legal Intern, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Office, 1975; construction trades (seasonal), 1971-74.

Experience: Over thirty-five years in the practice of law.  Eighty percent of practice is limited to serving as a neutral adjudicating public and private sector arbitration cases. Also provides mediation services. Handles a wide variety of issues involving contract and arbitration law, collective bargaining agreements, employment and construction agreements, employer policies, and the application of external law to such agreements and policies. Matters ruled on include contract interpretation/breach/damages, employee claims, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, discrimination, ADA/FMLA, and other statutory matters. Remaining twenty percent of practice devoted to real estate, real estate development, commercial law, probate and trust law. Recipient of Service Recognition from: Volunteer Lawyers' Program, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc.; American Arbitration Association; Institute for Continuing Education, St. Louis Community College.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Advanced Mediation Training, 2011; AAA Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration, 2008; AAA Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure, 2007; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics, 2006; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards, 2005; U.S. Improving on a Decade of Success, 2005; AAA Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties, 2004; AAA Labor Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2003; AAA Arbitrator Update 2001; AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2001; AAA Employment Arbitrator Training, 1998; AAA Advanced Mediation Training, 1997; Faculty, AAA Discipline and Discharge Issues for the 90's; AAA Grievance Processing.

Professional Licenses: Admitted to the Bar: Missouri, 1976; Illinois, 1978; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1978.

Professional Associations: National Academy of Arbitrators; Missouri Bar Association; Illinois Bar Association; Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Education: University of Illinois (BA, Political Science-1973); University of Grenoble (Certificate Pratique de Langue Francais-1973); St. Louis University (JD-1976).

Publications and Speaking Engagements: Speaker: St. Louis LERA Program on Privacy and Social Media Issues: 2012; Faculty, Labor Arbitration Institute, The Chicago and St. Louis Conferences on Labor Law and Labor Arbitration, 2006-2011; Missouri Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference, October 2004; Presenter: Arbitration Advocacy for Attorneys, American Arbitration Association, St. Louis, May 2004. Topics addressed include contract interpretation, discipline, due process, case investigation, job performance, past practice and improving grievance procedures.

Compensation: Available on request. Cancellation charges apply.




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