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Charles W. Crumpton, Mediator & Arbitrator, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Charles W. Crumpton

Crumpton Collaborative Solutions, LLLC
1251 Heulu Street #1001
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 284-9209
Cell: (808) 284-9209
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Recognized for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced1985
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)1500
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24)800
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Mediator and arbitrator in over 1500 civil cases since 1985; civil litigation attorney in State and Federal Courts 1978-2014; teacher and trainer of negotiations, mediation, arbitration  and collaborative business models and leadership since 1995; selected by Best Lawyers since 2008 and as Mediation Lawyer of the Year 2016 and 2022; AV-Pre-Eminent rated by Martindale Hubbell peer review; selected by Google's Best of U.S. as one of the best arbitrators in Hawaii and the U.S.; selected by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America peer surveys as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Alternative Dispute Resolution; selected by Super Lawyers peer survey as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Alternative Dispute Resolution since 2008; recipient of 2005 Mediation Center of the Pacific Lawyer as Problem Solver Award; arbitrator and mediator by private and court appointment and for Dispute Prevention & Resolution, Inc.; the Hawaii State Judiciary's Appellate Mediation Program and its Court-Annexed Arbitration Program and State of Hawai'i Medical Inquiry Conciliation Program and others; primarily in the fields of torts, insurance, accidents and personal injuries, medical and dental malpractice, probate, land use/environmental, public policy, condominium, product liability, business and commercial matters, civil rights, employment, professional negligence, construction, real estate and other civil matters.

Faculty teaching negotiations, mediation, arbitration and collaborative business models and leadership at Hawaii Pacific University's College of Business Administration since 1995; with the joint University of Hawai i Shidler School of Business and Viet Nam National University Executive MBA program at Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City Universities since 2009; and at various seminars and conferences on alternative dispute resolution and litigation subjects in Hawaii, the mainland U.S. and internationally since 1993; International Consultant to the American Bar Association's International Legal Resource Center, United Nations Development Program Viet Nam and the Viet Nam Lawyers Association on the Arbitration Law of Viet Nam, 2008; International Consultant to the World Bank/IFC on ADR development in Viet Nam, 2013; Advice and consultation on the design, implementation and customization of dispute prevention and resolution programs and training since 1993. Over  1,000 mediations and arbitrations conducted and 1,000 hours of alternative dispute resolution training in Hawaii, the mainland U.S. and internationally.; Consultant in public policy and international conflict resolution and conflict resolution systems development and training with Accord 3.0 Consultants, and the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Council; former Council Member, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution; former Co-Chair, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution International Committee, Mediation Committee and Fellowship Committee; co-chair, member, Hawai'i Judiciary's Judicial Arbitration Committee; Co-Chair, Hawaii State Bar Association Attorney-Client Relations Committee; former co-chair of the Hawaii State Bar Association ADR Section.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wrongful Death


  • J.D. Degree, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1978
  • M.A. Degree (English Literature), University of Hawaii, 1974
  • B.A. Degree (English Literature), Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1968

Over 1,500 hours of mediation and arbitration training courses, 1985 to the present, administered by the American Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section, Pepperdine University Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Ken Cloke, American Arbitration Association, the Asia Pacific Center, the Hawaii Judiciary's Appellate Mediation Program, the Hawai'i State Court-Annexed Arbitration Program, and others.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators, 2000 to present
  • National Association of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Selected as Mediation Lawyer of the Year 2016 and 2022 and as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2008-present;  and by U.S. News & World Report, 2010-present;
  • Selected as one of the Super Lawyers in America in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2008-present;
  • AV-Pre-Eminent rated, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • Selected by the Mediation Center of the Pacific as recipient of the Lawyer as Problem Solver Award, 2005
  • Mediator/Arbitrator, by private and court appointment, 1985 to present
  • Mediator/Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, 1988-2000
  • Mediator/Arbitrator, Dispute Prevention & Resolution, Inc., 1994 to present
  • Panel Chair, Hawai'i State Medical Claim Conciliation Panel and Medical Inquiry Conciliation Panel, 2001 to present
  • Mediator, Hawai'i State Judiciary Appellate Mediation Program, 2019 to present
  • Arbitrator, Hawai'i State Judiciary Court-Annexed Arbitration Program, 1985 to present
  • Mediator/Facilitator, Hawai'i State Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1993 to present
  • Mediator/Arbitrator, Hawai'i State Bar Association Attorney-Client Relations Committee, 1989 to present; Co-Chair, 2013-present
  • Member, Judicial Administration Committee, 1993-20002
  • Member, Hawai'i State Judicial Arbitration Commission
  • President/Director, International Law Foundation, 1996 to present
  • Director, Viet Nam-American Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, 1997 to present
  • Former Distinguished Neutral, CPR International Institute
  • Member, Association for Conflict Resolution, 1996 to present
  • Former Council Member, American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution
  • Former Committee co-chair, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution International, Mediation and Fellowship Committees
  • Co-Chair, Hawaii State Bar Association, Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1996-2011; Member, Hawaii State Bar Association, 1978-present, Section on International Law, Litigation Section, Senior Counsel Division Board, Judicial Administration Committee, Bench-Bar Conference; Chair, Bench-Bar Committee on Health Care Privacy Law Issues
  • International Consultant to the UNDP and Viet Nam Lawyers Association on the Arbitration Law of Viet Nam
  • International Consultant to the World Bank/IFC on ADR development in Viet Nam
  • Co-author, Stories Mediators Tell
  • Contributing author, Conflict Resolution in Asia

Rates Information

$375/hr., customizable on a case by case basis

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