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Charles W. Crumpton
Crumpton Collaborative Solutions LLLC

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1251 Heulu St. #1001
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 284-9209


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
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

Professional Background

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


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


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)


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1985-2003    Am. Arb. Assn.    Arbitration & mediation training; over 100 hrs.
1999-present    ABA Section of Dispute Resolution    Arbitration & mediation training; over 400 hrs.
1985-present    Various ADR organizations    Arbitation & Mediation training; over 400 hrs.
2002-present    Straus Inst. of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Univ.    Mediation training; over 100 hrs.


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


$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

Other Information

Also: dispute/conflict prevention & resolution program development, training, implementation, modification and evaluation, particularly for legal and management professionals, both private and public sector; early neutral evaluation/fact-finding; public policy conflict resolution; facilitation, independent neutral investigation & other ADR services.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA (10 mediated)
  • Aviation (5 mediated)
  • Business (300 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (600 mediated)
  • Commercial (200 mediated)
  • Community (25 mediated)
  • Construction (75 mediated)
  • Contracts (300 mediated)
  • Cross Cultural (400 mediated)
  • Employment (25 mediated)
  • Environmental (10 mediated)
  • Foreclosure (5 mediated)
  • Franchise (5 mediated)
  • General
  • Health Care (25 mediated)
  • Insurance (800 mediated)
  • International (25 mediated)
  • Labor - Management (10 mediated)
  • Land Use (15 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant (5 mediated)
  • Legal Malpractice (20 mediated)
  • LGBTQ (3 mediated)
  • Medical Malpractice (100 mediated)
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational (40 mediated)
  • Partnership (20 mediated)
  • Personal Injury (800 mediated)
  • Probate (10 mediated)
  • Professional Fees (35 mediated)
  • Public Policy (10 mediated)
  • Real Estate (75 mediated)
  • Workplace (20 mediated)

Professional Services

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


Tony Piazza Gregorio Haldeman & Piazza Keith Hunter, President Dispute Prevention & Resolution, Inc. Peter Adler The Keystone Center David L. Fairbanks Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks Aviam Soifer, Dean William S. Richardson School of Law, U of Hawai'i Tracey Wiltgen, Director Mediation Center of the Pacific Elizabeth R. Kent, Director Hawaii State Judiciary Center for ADR Dana Curtis, Esq. Dana Curtis Mediation Lela Love Cardoza School of Law, Yeshiva Univ. John Barkai Prof., Wm. S. Richardson School of Law, U. of Hawai'i

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.