LAWYER TURNED MEDIATOR
Four years ago Rick has shifted his focus from the law firm to mediation. His vast experience with trial cases, many resulting in high-dollar settlements, are now put to use outside of the courtroom. Father of 2 children and one grandchild, Rick often volunteers his time with the Olathe Parks and Rec.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI KANSAS CITY
Bachelor of Science, 1968
UMKC LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 1971
Activities & Affiliations
• Johnson County Bar Association, Member (former President)
• National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Member
• Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Member
• Martindale Hubbell AV rated since 1975
• Frequent appointment as Special Master
• Elected to the Johnson County Judicial Nominating Committee
Richard T. Merker has nearly 5 decades of case litigations under his belt with over 150 jury trials. He’s successfully tried a murder trial defending an 18yr old client who protected his mother from his abusive step-father, product liability cases, and multitudes of wrongful injury disputes. When not acting as a lawyer, Rick has been an expert consultant on several bad faith and malpractice cases.
Holding every elected position in the Johnson County Bar Association (including President), Rick has a trusted reputation across the metro area. This reputation has led him to become twice submitted to the Governor as a nominee for Johnson County District Court Judge and being appointed to represent the Johnson County Grand Jury.
After serving for a law firm for 50 years, Rick now sets his sights on mediation. His aim is to bring his wealth of experience towards settling disputes outside of the courtroom. His credibility, objectivity, and adaptability allow for quick and creative resolutions.
Get in touch
Schedule a mediation session with Rick Merker by selecting an available date from the calendar. Our staff will contact you on receipt of your Appointment Request form.