Rick Merker Mediation
Resolution through experience
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Richard T. Merker

Resolution through experience.


Practicing law since 1971

Richard T. Merker has extensive experience over his 48 years practicing law. He's had over 150 jury trials and held every elected position in the Johnson County Bar Association (including president). Rick has successfully mediated several cases with resolutions in excess of $1,000,000. He is regularly appointed Special Master by trial judges. To date, Rick has participated in over 500 mediations and handled several arbitrations. As a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, his aim is to facilitate dispute resolution in a cooperative and collaborative manner.

If you’re trying to avoid a costly and time intensive court appearance, schedule a mediation session with Rick today. His experience will serve you well.




7007 College Blvd, Suite 430.
Overland Park, KS 66211


(913) 283-8002


Areas of Mediation

Personal injury

Have you reached an impasse with the insurance adjuster? Break the deadlock with mediation.

Premises liability

When accidents happen at a store or place of business, we seek to find a settlement that both parties can agree on.

Wrongful Death

Many raw emotions can cloud a dispute around a wrongful death. While life will never be the same after a tragic event, our hope is to bring closure.

auto negligence

After an automotive accident, it’s common to have disputes with the other party or insurance company. Our aim is to identify issues and resolve them together.

Bad Faith Cases

Contractual obligations left unfulfilled, being mislead, or not recieving what you were promised… we can help end the frustration.

Professional Malpractice

A malpractice claim affects both parties. Communication is key during mediation and our goal is to find common ground we all agree on.


The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.
— Peter Drucker