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Hon. Charles Atwell (Ret.), Mediator & Arbitrator, Kansas City, Missouri.

Hon. Charles Atwell (Ret.)

Foland, Wickens, Roper, Hofer & Crawford P.C.
1200 Main Street, Suite 2200
Kansas City, MO, 64105
Tel: (816) 460-2883
Cell: (816) 695-4230
Fax: (816) 472-6262
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Recognized to Missouri Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master


Judge Atwell's practice involves both mediation and arbitration. He has successfully mediated cases in such areas as employment law, business and commercial litigation, medical malpractice matters, personal injury and real estate disputes. He also participates in both civil and criminal litigation on behalf of the firm. The Judge has been on the AAA Arbitration Panel for the last three years and regularly handles matters in arbitration for AAA. He has also been involved in other arbitrations that have been tried both in Kansas City and occasionally outside of the Kansas City area, which included an extended arbitration that was tried in Jacksonville, Florida. Judge Atwell has had substantial experience in representing individuals and companies in business investigations including matters before state and federal grand juries.

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

$365/hour for mediation $425/hour for multi-party mediation involving more than 4 parties (this is at the discretion of the mediator) $350/hour for arbitration

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