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- Practice Commenced: 1982
- Total Mediations (as of Dec 2022): 1000
- Total Arbitrations (as of Dec 2022): 50
Charles J. Muchmore has broad and varied litigation and ADR experience that includes handling professional liability, personal injury, product liability, construction, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation matters. Mr. Muchmore was certified as an Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization from 1991-2016. He has been listed in Southwest Super Lawyers since 2009, is included among Arizona’s Finest Lawyers and is an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 peer review rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
Mr. Muchmore is committed to alternative dispute resolution. He first became involved in ADR in the early 1980s by conducting mediations as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court. He has served as a special master, mediator and arbitrator for the Maricopa County Superior Court. Due to his litigation experience in representing both plaintiffs and defendants, he is frequently selected as a private mediator to assist parties in the evaluation and settlement of their disputes. He also serves as an arbitrator in UM and UIM litigation and other commercial disputes subject to arbitration.
Due to his extensive courtroom experience, Mr. Muchmore was selected as a member of the faculty of the Trial Academy of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). He also has been a featured speaker on toxic tort matters at seminars sponsored by the IADC, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and the Maricopa County Bar Association. He is lead author of the chapter on "Manager, Shareholder, Officer and Director Liability" in the Arizona Environmental Law Manual. Mr. Muchmore served as editor for toxic tort and insurance issues of the State Bar's environmental law newsletter and is past chair of a State Bar seminar on toxic tort litigation. Mr. Muchmore has been a leader in the use of technology in the practice of law and has been appointed as a special master in discovery of electronically stored information.
Mr. Muchmore practiced law with the firm of O’Connor, Cavanagh, Anderson, Westover, Killingsworth and Beshears for 17 years. His practice focused almost exclusively on litigation involving insurance defense, including personal injury, professional liability, and insurance coverage disputes. In 1993 he formed Muchmore & Wallwork and Mr. Muchmore began representing plaintiffs in personal injury, professional liability and insurance coverage disputes. In 2003 Mr. Muchmore became Of Counsel at Burch & Cracchiolo, PA where he continued his litigation practice and expanded his ADR practice. In January 2015, Mr. Muchmore ceased his litigation practice in order to be a full time neutral with the preeminent Phoenix ADR firm Scott and Skelly.
On July 1, 2020, Mr. Muchmore started his ADR firm, Muchmore Mediation.
- Civil Rights
- Class Actions
- Community Associations
- Consumer Fraud
- Contract Disputes
- Debt Collections
- Elder Abuse
- Legal Malpractice
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Professional Fees
- Professional Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Professional Negligence
- Property Damage
- Shareholder Disputes
- Wrongful Death
- J.D., University of New Mexico College of Law, 1976
- B.A., New Mexico Highlands University, 1972
Memberships & Affiliations
- American Bar Association
- Maricopa County Bar Association
- State Bar of Arizona
- Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
- Personal Injury and Wrongful Death certification by Arizona Board of Legal Specialization [1991-2016]
- Former member of the International Association of Defense Cousel and Defense Research Institute
- Arizona Association for Justice
- Former Judge Pro Tem of Maricopa County Superior Court
- Admitted to practice in all Arizona courts and the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court
My fee is $500.00 per hour for Zoom mediation/arbitration/appraisal. Currently, my fee is $550.00 per hour for in person ADR.
Effective January 1, 2023, the rate for in-person and hybrid ADR including mediation/arbitration/appraisal will be $600 per hour. I do not have a venue for in person ADR, but will travel to counsel's office or another neutral site.
My Cancelation Fee is $1,500 for half-day ADR if not cancelled/rescheduled with 15 days notice and the Cancelation Fee for full-day ADR is $3,000 if not cancelled/rescheduled with 15 days notice. I will not charge a Cancelation Fee if time can be re-booked.
I strongly prefer Zoom for mediations and arbitrations. I encourage you to review the NADN 2022 Litigator Surveys Report: HERE