Insurance Disputes

Insurance disputes are complicated and often take years to resolve through litigation, including

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Contract Disputes

A commercial contract scan be a complicated legal matter. Though every effort is made to create an

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Construction Disputes

Construction mediation is a non-binding process that allows disputing parties to find their own

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Expert Witness

Finding an expert witness to speak on your behalf in litigation or alternative dispute resolution

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Broad Perspective, Clear Advice, Focused Skills

Mark H. Kolman

Mark Kolman is a retired attorney who now works as a professional mediator and expert witness with respect to complex trials. After forty-three years trying hundreds of cases, he understands that trial is sometimes necessary, but often, mediation is a more efficient and less costly option for obtaining a final resolution of a dispute. Mediation can be accomplished before discovery costs are incurred, or after, but will always save the parties the cost and time consumed by trials that often don’t end the litigation.


Mark Kolman is available for mediations and arbitrations of commercial litigation matters. In March 2013, Mr. Kolman retired from his partnership in the Insurance Coverage Practice at Dickstein Shapiro LLP, in Washington, D.C., Mr. Kolman has been a trial lawyer for more than 43 years, starting as a state and federal prosecutor in Baltimore, Maryland, and has first-chaired more than 150 jury trials and over 1,000 contested cases.

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Mark spent his entire career supporting clients and building cases on their behalf.
Mark’s fees are reasonable, so you never need to worry about over-extending your budget.
Mark understands how litigation works and knows that it is not the best option for everyone.
Mark is a skilled mediator who has the ability to facilitate negotiations, even when parties seem far from a resolution at the outset of the process.
Mark is an expert in insurance and contract disputes and will have no difficulty understanding the complicated details of your case.

Since 1984, Mr. Kolman’s practice focused on civil litigation, mass torts, and trials of complex disputes. He served as lead counsel on behalf of major corporate policyholders in numerous major trials involving hundreds of millions of dollars of insurance coverage for asbestos-related claims, environmental claims, silicone breast implants, cell phones, and directors’ and officers’ liability matters.

Mark H. Kolman