Barry M. Markson
Barry Markson practices in the areas of civil/commercial litigation, professional liability defense, premises liability defense, defamation, construction defect, environmental/toxic tort, products liability, governmental liability, civil rights, personal injury defense, bad faith and insurance coverage. In his 25+ years of practice, he has tried cases in a variety of areas, including premises liability, medical malpractice, products liability, and automobile negligence.
Barry is a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court. He also serves as a mediator and arbitrator in various civil litigation and insurance related matters including insurance coverage and bad faith claims, catastrophic injury, product liability and cases involving public entities.
Barry served as the Arizona representative to DRI, and is a Past-President of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel. He is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.
Arizona State University, College of Law (J.D., 1994)
Arizona State University (B.A., 1991)
Supreme Court of Arizona (1994)
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (1994)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2011)
Defense Research Institute (DRI) (Arizona Representative, 2015-2017)
Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (President, 2014-2015; Executive Committee, 2010-2015, Board of Directors, 2004-2016)
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center (Board of Directors, 2018 to present)
Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix (Officer, 2017-Present; Board of Directors, 2007-2011; and 2014-Present)
Scottsdale Cal Ripken Youth Baseball (President, 2011-Present; Board of Directors, 2007-Present)
Desert Stages Youth Theatre
92.3 KTAR (Radio Talk Show Host, 1994-Present)
The Best Lawyers in America® (Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants) 2021