Member Profile: Charles W. Crumpton

Charles W. Crumpton
Crumpton & Hansen, LLC
Pioneer Plaza, Suite 1710
900 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, HI 96813

Tel: (808) 599-9200
Fax: 808) 683-7020

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Facilitation & Systems Design; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master; ADR Training/CME


Charles W. Crumpton has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Banking & Finance
Community Associations
Contract Disputes
Family Businesses
Health Care
Land Use/Planning
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Negligence
Public Policy
Real Estate
Wrongful Death



Mediator and arbitrator in over 1000 cases since 1985 and attorney in State and Federal Courts since 1978; teacher and trainer of negotiations, mediation and arbitration since 1995; AV-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; 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, medical and dental malpractice, 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'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; 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,


  • 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 1,200 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, American Arbitration Association, the Asia Pacific Center, The Hawaii State Court-Annexed Arbitration Program, the American Arbitration Association and others.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators, 2000 to present
  • Selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2005-present;  and by U.S. News & World Report, 2010-present;
  • Selected as one of the Super Lawyers in America in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2005-present;
  • AV-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, 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
  • 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
  • Distinguished Neutral, CPR International Institute
  • Member, Association for Conflict Resolution, 1996 to present
  • 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, Judicial Administration Committee, Bench-Bar Conference; Chair, Bench-Bar Committee on Health Care Privacy Law Issues, 2005-present


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