Charles Crumpton has been a Attorney for 26 years and mediator and arbitrator for over 20 years appointed by the courts, parties, their attorneys and dispute resolution organizations in over 1000 cases involving insurance, accidents, products, business and commercial matters, construction, employment, real estate and professional negligence (legal, medical, real estate, construction and other professions); resolution rate: over 95%.
Teacher of alternative dispute resolution at Hawaii Pacific University and of civil ADR and litigation topics at seminars and training programs in Hawaii, the mainland and other countries.
Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators.
Co-Chair, Hawaii State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.
Committee Member, U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii Mediation program and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii Mediation program.
Lawyer as Problem Solver award recipient, Mediation Center of the Pacific, 2005.
Languages: English and Vietnamese
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Areas of Concentration: Mediation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation and litigation of civil disputes, including torts, insurance, accidents and personal injuries, environmental, public policy, product liability, business and commercial matters, civil rights, employment, professional negligence, construction and real estate matters (sales, leases, development and financing, boundaries and encroachments and related matters). Representation of plaintiffs and defendants and service as mediator, arbitrator, neutral fact-finder and facilitator in the foregoing types of cases. Advice and consultation on design, implementation and customization of dispute prevention and resolution programs and training.
MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION EXPERIENCE
Over 21 years experience as a mediator and arbitrator; selected by Google’s Best of U.S. as one of the best arbitrators in Hawaii and the U.S.; selected by The Best Lawyers in America peer survey as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Alternative Dispute Resolution; recipient of 2005 Mediation Center of the Pacific Lawyer as Problem Solver Award; arbitrator and mediator by private and court appointment and for the American Arbitration Association, Dispute Prevention & Resolution, Inc.; the Hawaii State Judiciary Court-Annexed Arbitration Program and Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution and others; primarily in the fields of torts, insurance, accidents and personal injuries, land use/environmental, public policy, product liability, business and commercial matters, civil rights, employment, professional negligence, construction and real estate matters. Faculty teaching negotiations, mediation and arbitration at Hawaii Pacific University since 1995 and at various seminars and conferences on alternative dispute resolution and litigation subjects in Hawaii, the mainland U.S. and internationally since 1993. Advice and consultation on the design, implementation and customization of dispute prevention and resolution programs and training since 1993. Over 400 hours of alternative dispute resolution training in Hawaii, the mainland U.S. and internationally.
ADMISSION TO COURTS
MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS
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 to present
Mediator/Arbitrator, Dispute Prevention & Resolution, Inc., 1994 to present
Panel Chair, Hawaii State Medical Claim Conciliation Panel, 2001 to present
Arbitrator, Hawaii State Judiciary Court-Annexed Arbitration Program, 1985 to present
Mediator/Facilitator, Hawaii State Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1993 to present
Mediator/Arbitrator, Hawaii State Bar Association Attorney-Client Relations Committee, 1989 to present;
Member, Judicial Administration Committee, 1993-2002
Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators, 2000 to present
President/Director, International Law Foundation, 1996 to present
Director, Viet Nam-American Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, 1997 to present
Member, Association for Conflict Resolution, 1996 to present
Member, Court Mediation Program Committee, U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, 2003 to present
Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), 1993 to present
Member, American Trial Lawyers Association, 1978 to present
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
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 400 hours of mediation and arbitration training courses, 1988 to the present, administered by the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section, Pepperdine University Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, American Arbitration Association, the Asia Pacific Center, The Hawaii State Court-Annexed Arbitration Program and others.
LANGUAGES SPOKEN, READ AND WRITTEN