Henry Marquard
Marquard Dispute Resolution and Consulting Services

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108 Eagle Watch Rd
Muscatine, IA 52761-5381
563 506 3476

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Description of Practice

Arbitration and mediation services focusing on construction and design claims,road and highway accidents, personal injury cases, fire losses, business and commercial disputes, product liability claims and environmental claims. MEMBER AAA NATIONAL PANEL OF ARBITRATORS.

Professional Background

My professional experience inclueds:28 years as General Counsel for a large international engineering firm overseeing its construction and design litigation including trial, arbitration and mediation practice. 12 years as a trial attorney handling personal injury, construction, products liablity and other complex cases. 5 years as part owner and general manager of a construction company. Chairman, Iowa Environmental Protection Commision, University instructor MBA and BA programs.


My experience comes from 40 years of practice. As a provate attorney and then in-house counsel, I tried or participated in arbitration and mediation proceedings. The arbitration cases included construction, personal injury, design and insurance disputes. Mediation cases also included fire loses, death cases and business disptes. Arbitration experience was gained by serving as an arbitrator in a court annexed arbitration program. As a member of the Iowa EPC, I served as a judge on administative appeals andtrials under the APA.


De Paul University Juris Doctor 1979
De Paul University B.A. with highest honors 1976


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
April 2019    American Arbitration Assoc.    Arbitrator Fundamentals for New Arbitrators
2005    Alex Karras     Negotiating Fundamentals
2015-2019    various CLE courses   
December 2019    Iowa State Bar Assoc    Mediation strategies
2020    American Arbitration Assoc    Cyber Security
2020    Iowa State Bar    International Dispute Resolution
2020    American Arbitration Assoc    Successful Construction Projects
2020    Iowa State Bar    Avoiding Zealous Advocacy
2021    American Arbitration Assoc    Fast Track and Expedited Arbitrations


I work with the parties to establish the ground rules for the mediation. Prior to the mediation, I request the parties provide me with background information. I’ll take to the attorneys (or parties if unrepresented) and get their recommendations for the process. Sometimes the parties need to spend part of the time together with the mediator; in other cases that won’t work, and the mediator uses shuttle diplomacy. I’m a facilitator, the mediation belongs to the parties, my job is to help them work through the negotiations. Mediation can occur at any time through the dispute, early or late, as part of a court directed settlement discussion or a voluntary attempt by the parties to settle. For arbitrations I work with the parties to establish a cost effective process which meets their needs.


Fees are negotiable. Generally I charge $225.00/hour for mediation and $250 to $325/ hour for arbitrations (minimums may apply). Fees for study vary depending on the nature of the case. Expenses are billed at cost. Local travel is included in the arbitration and mediation fees. I will do lower cost mediation and arbitration for community matters, smaller cases or for expedited construction arbitration within 100 miles of my office. I do not charge for travel (except for overnight hotel costs) for full day mediation or arbitration in Iowa or Illinois. AAA arbitrations have a different fee structure.

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • ADA
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • General
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Natural Resources
  • Online Mediation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Small Claims
  • Trademark
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Strategic Planning
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Online Mediator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.