Résumé of Mark A. Schuering


Civil Mediator (private practice)    August 2010 – present

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

Adams County Public Defender, Appointed July 1980 – 1984



State of Illinois,  1978 (Inactive)

Federal, Central District of Illinois, 1981 (Inactive)

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 Skills1996
  • 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 – 2021

  • 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 – Present

            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

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