Judge Mark A. Schuering (Ret.) – Civil Mediation


Résumé of Mark A. Schuering


 Civil Mediator (private practice)    August 2010 – present 

            Judge Mark A. Schuering (Ret.) Civil Mediationwww.schueringmediation.com

 ●  Thomson Reuters Author

            Co-author of Hunter’s  Trial Handbook for Illinois Lawyers – Civil  (Ninth Edition)          

            2012 – present

  ● Retired State Court Judge, 1986 – 2010, 24 years as a trial judge

             Circuit Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, State of Illinois

                        Elected- Dec 2, 1990

                        Retired Aug 1, 2010

             Associate Circuit Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, State of Illinois  Appointed Sep 1986 – Dec 1990

 ● Attorney and partner with Goehl & Schuering Law Firm, Nov 1978 – Sep 1986

                        Now law firm of Goehl, Schuering, Cassens and Bier

 ● Adams County Public Defender, Appointed July 1980 – 1984


State of Illinois,  1978 (Active)

Federal, Central District of Illinois, 1981

State of Missouri, 1982 (Inactive)


Juris Doctor, May 1978, cum laude

            Saint Louis University School of Law, Saint Louis, Missouri

 Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, May 1975

            Quincy University, Quincy, Illinois


 National Judicial College courses completed:         

·       Civil Mediation (40-hour training – certified mediator), 2007

·       Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, 2004

·       Conducting the Trial, 1998

·       Dispute Resolution Skills, 1996


·       Effective Sentencing and Probation Management, 1993

·       Traffic Court Proceedings, 1988

·       Alcohol, Drugs & the Courts, 1987

Appointed or assigned by Illinois Supreme Court as:

  •            Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee member, 2016 – present

·      Past faculty and chair for judicial seminars-

                    Subjects included:  Evidence, Civil Law Update, Evidence Based Sentencing, Managing Felony Trials, and Evidence 

                   Based Sentencing of Driving Under the Influence and Sex Offenders 

·                             New Judge Mentor and past faculty member of New Judge Seminar

·                             Certified bi-annually to preside over Capital Litigation cases in Illinois

  Adjunct Lecturer Quincy University, 1989 – 2016 

            Courses taught or teaching: Victimology, Business Law, American Judicial Process

            Mentor to QU Pre-Law Students and supporter of the QU Mock Trial Team

 Past Presenter and Moderator, People's Law School, Sponsored by Illinois State Bar Association, Adams County Bar Association and Quincy University


                Illinois Judges Association, (IJA), 1986 – present

Past President of the Illinois Judges Association, 2007-2008

                        Member of IJA and Past member of IJA Foundation Board of Directors

                        Past member of Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee

                Illinois State Bar Association, 1978 – present

                  Past Member of Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

                  Past Member and Past Chair of Committee on Corrections & Sentencing

                  Past Member of Law Related Education Section

      Adams County Bar Association, 1978 – present

                        Civil Law Committee

             Leading Lawyer designation 2015 & 2016 (www.leadinglawyers.com)

                        Business Issues-   ADR Law: Commercial Litigation, Mediations

                        Judge Mark Schuering (Ret.) Civil Mediation


Updated: January 26, 2016