Academy Member Inducted 2017

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Hon. Charles Atwell, Mediator & Arbitrator, Kansas City, Missouri.

Hon. Charles Atwell

Jay Daugherty Mediation and Arbitration
4717 Grand Avenue
Suite 830
Kansas City, MO 64112
Tel: (816) 931-6300
Cell: (816) 695-4230
Fax: (816) 531-2795
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Recognized to Missouri Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced2002
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24)650
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24)100
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Charles Atwell has spent over 40 years being involved in litigation matters.  This includes approximately 20 years as a trial lawyer and over 16 years as a Judge.  Since 2012 he has served as a private mediator, arbitrator and court appointed special master.  He has mediated a variety of different cases from complex commercial and health care matters to personal injury cases and the like.  In 2007 he was named by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as the Best Circuit Judge in the State of Missouri.  During his tenure on the bench he served on the Missouri Court of Appeals and the Missouri Supreme Court as a Special Judge.  He has maintained an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell for over 30 years.  He was a regularly named in Best Lawyers of America.  He can be reached at Jay Daugherty Mediation & Arbitration at 816-931-6300 or cell 816-695-4230.

This experience includes disputes involving real estate transactions, securities fraud, bank fraud cases, employment cases both in state and federal court, disputes regarding health care contracts, disputes involving interpretation of trust instruments, wide range of consumer cases, class action cases and anti-trust cases.

Medical and legal malpractices as well as general personal injury type matters including trucking and assorted product liability cases.

Case Experience

  • Anti-Trust
  • Aviation
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


University of Kansas B.S. in Education 1972
UMKC Grad - 1972 -72 (24-30 hours towards masters in history)

University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1978

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).
  • Missouri Bar
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Life Member of NACDL

Rates Information

$400/hour for mediation $425/hour for multi-party mediation involving more than 4 parties (this is at the discretion of the mediator) $400/hour for arbitration

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