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Charles Crumpton

Mediation & arbitration of public policy, land use, energy, transportation, insurance, personal injury, business, property, construction, employment, probate and other civil disputes; mediation, arbitration & dispute resolution teaching, training and systems design, implementation & evaluation; dispute prevention and resolution teaching and training for executive, management, business and government professionals

Attorney 1978-2014 & mediator/arbitrator since 1985 in civil disputes; trainer and university teacher of negotiations and ADR to international university students and business executives and managers since 1995; adjunct professor of ADR for business executives and managers in Executive MBA Program in Viet Nam since 2009; faculty,trainer and panelist in ADR seminars, trainings and programs since 1994; ABA Dispute Resolution Section leadership Council, co-chair of International Committee and past co-chair of Mediation Committee; State Bar ADR Section co-chair,1994-2011; selected as Mediation Lawyer of the Year 2016 in Hawai’i and among Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyer in ADR; Martindale Hubbell AV rated; Lawyer as Problem Solver Award recipient; international consultant on arbitration law of Viet Nam to UNDP Viet Nam and Viet Nam Lawyers Association; international consultant to World Bank IFC on mediation and arbitration development in Viet Nam; international consultant to ABA International Legal Resource Center on mediation law of Egypt;consultant, collaborative inquiry, evaluation and problem-solving for complex public policy issues and conflicts

ADR Experience

Mediated and arbitrated over 1,000 civil cases; over 700 hours of mediation & arbitration training; trainer and university teacher of negotiations and mediation to national and international students in US since 1995; teacher and trainer of business executive and management graduate students in business dispute prevention and resolution since 2009; international consultant on ADR law and programs in Viet Nam, 2008, on ADR development in Viet Nam, 2013; on mediation law of Egypt, 2013; on Asia-Pacific International Mediation Summit, 2014-15


Prioritize (1) collaborative civil consensus-building problem-solving process based on development of mutual respect and understanding; (2) adapting and customizing mediation process and responding to individual case and party needs to enable move from conflict-oriented attitudes, behaviors, strategies and choices to resolution ones; (3) using mixed transformational, problem-solving & evaluative techniques, as requested and appropriate; focusing on participants’ present & future best interests, mutual benefit and risk reduction, objective evaluation and criteria for solutions; fair, balanced and sustainable solutions and agreements; (4) using flexible, innovative & creative approaches tailored to parties’ best interests, priorities and underlying existing and future issues and relationships; (5) anticipating issues and developing effective, collaborative strategies for them


J.D., William S. Richardson School of Law, Univ. of Hawai’i (1978); M.A., Univ. of Hawai’i (1974); B.A., Carleton College (1968)

Areas Of Practice

  • ADA
  • Aviation
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Counselor
  • Facilitator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Staff Developer
  • Strategic Planning
  • Systems Designer

Fees and Provisos

$350-$400/hr.; $1,500/half day mediation flat fee or $3,000/full day mediation flat fee (including premediation conferences & review of submittals); customized fee arrangements negotiable

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • ACCTM - Am. College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • ACR - Assoc. for Conflict Resolution
  • MBB - Mediators Beyond Borders
  • CPR - Intl. Inst. for Conflict Resolution
  • NADN - Nat. Acad. of Distinguished Neutrals