David Marcus has served the State of Oregon as an ALJ (Administrative Law Judge) for more than 21 years. As an arbitrator or mediator, he has resolved over 700 disputed construction claims, including numerous six-figure and multi-party cases. As an ALJ, he has entered orders in more than 500 additional claim cases, after conducting a contested case (administrative) hearing. Mr. Marcus' cases have included both commercial and residential construction claims, brought by homeowners, commercial and government property owners, subcontractors, employees, and material/equipment suppliers, and which have involved all of the following issues: excavation, erosion, irrigation and drainage; concrete, masonry and paving; water supply systems, septic and waste disposal systems; plumbing, electrical and HVAC, including radiant heat, solar and other passive systems; siding (including stucco), roofing (wood, asphalt, tile, metal) and painting; and, hazardous materials, including lead paint, asbestos, and toxic mold.
Mr. Marcus has also presided as ALJ in numerous regulatory and license sanction cases for the Oregon State Construction Contractors Board, the Building Codes Division, the Board of Architect Examiners, the Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board and other boards and commissions. He has also developed expertise in real estate matters, handling a significant number of cases involving sale and financing contracts for new and existing homes, in addition to sanction cases against licensed real estate brokers. Mr. Marcus is passionate about the benefits of ADR and his role as a third party neutral, and he has played an integral role in the development of mediation services at the Oregon Office of Administrative Hearings, not only for construction claims, but in a number or other subject matter areas, as well.