Member Profile: Craig R. McCollum

Craig R. McCollum
Just Resolutions, Alternative Dispute Neutral Services
960 Toro Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Tel: (805) 543-4648

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Craig R. McCollum regularly travels out of state to Hawaii

ADR Services Include:

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


Calendar Last Updated: 19 Jun 17

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Craig R. McCollum has substantive case experience in the following areas...

ADA Disability
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Community Associations
Contract Disputes
Elder Abuse
Eminent Domain
Energy Sector (Oil, Gas)
Family Businesses
Health Care
Legal Malpractice
Lemon Law
Local Govt./Municipalities
Medical Devices
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Real Estate
Shareholder Disputes
Trusts / Estates
Wage & Hour/FMLA
Wrongful Death



Having practiced law on the central coast of California since 1982, Craig spent the first eighteen years of his practice with a large, AV rated statewide law firm. He quickly worked his way up to Senior Partner and in 1987 became Managing Partner of the San Luis Obispo Regional Office. He also oversaw the operations of their Ventura, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria Regional Offices from 1987 through 1997.

In January 2000, Craig created Just Resolutions, a new mediation and ADR practice serving central California. This new endeavor has proved extremely successful, with an average of over 220 mediations per year.

Craig has substantial experience serving as an arbitrator, mediator, discovery referee and as a judge pro-tem in Mandatory Settlement Conferences for the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County courts. Craig has presided as a court appointed or agreed upon arbitrator/mediator in over 2000 cases. Craig received formal training to enhance his mediation, arbitration and negotiation skills through various professional associations, including the Santa Barbara County CADRe program. He has also completed hundreds of hours of basic and advanced mediation training at Pepperdine University's Straus Institute for Mediation, including courses in mediating construction disputes, medical malpractice, employment and real estate issues.


Craig is a graduate of the University of California at Davis, and received his Juris Doctorate degree from McGeorge School of Law, at University of the Pacific, in 1981, where he graduated with honors and was given a lifetime membership in the Traynor Honor Society. Craig has completed numerous basic, advanced and specialized mediation courses through Pepperdine University, Kenneth Cloke, and other private mediation trainings over the past 5 years and completes 25 or more hours of continuing education in mediation each year. Mr. McCollum has completed training in specialized mediation in the following fields: Employment, Medical Malpractice, Construction, Real Estate, Family and Divorce mediation.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association (ADR Section Co-Chair, Member, Advanced Practitioner Status)
  • Director of San Luis Obispo Bar Association's Attorney/Client Dispute Mediation Program
  • Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
  • California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC), Former Member, Qualifications & Standards Committee
  • Northern Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Southern California Mediation Association



  • $360 per hour for first 2 parties
  • Additional $50 per hour for each additional party
  • 4 hour minimum - Deposit due of $500 per party prior to mediation

Arbitration/Special Master/Discovery Referee

  • $450 per hour for first 2 parties
  • Additional $50 per hour for each additional party
  • 8 hour hearing minimum - Deposit of $2500 per party per day of hearing due 21 days prior to arbitration hearing


Craig R. McCollum is a member of our CA chapter, California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, California's premier roster of preeminent mediators and arbitrators. The CADN profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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