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EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

Mr. Charlton has more than twenty-four years experience arbitrating, litigating, mediating and negotiating a wide variety of disputes. He has successfully litigated many catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, elder abuse, employer/employee, governmental tort liability, product liability, sexual harassment and business and contract matters throughout his career Mr. Charlton’s experience encompasses both state and federal courts and plaintiff as well as defense. Prior experience includes work as an executive in an oil company prior to becoming an attorney.

Mr. Charlton is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is listed in the
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. (CV, BV, and AV are registered
certification marks of Reed Elseview Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure standards and policies. An AV rating means that the lawyer is considered by his or her peers to be at the highest levels of professional excellence and ethics (very high to preeminent)). Listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers: Click Here to view profile

Dispute Resolution Experience:

Mr. Charlton has been mediating cases since 1995. He settles over 90% of the cases he mediates. Besides being on the Federal Panel Mr. Charlton was a mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court for a number of years. Mr. Charlton also mediates cases privately for parties unable to resolve their disputes among themselves or through the voluntary programs of the Federal and Superior Courts.

ADR Style: Mr. Charlton is a facilitative mediator. That is he will keep the parties focused on the mediation to achieve a successful outcome by presenting ideas and alternative suggestions and creative solutions to ease the mediation process. This is done through various methodologies outside the typical course of litigation and adversarial negotiation. Accordingly, he may utilize a plan such as presenting proposals that represent possible solutions to each side during confidential caucuses. He may also provide a candid assessment of the dispute where appropriate which may include Mr. Charlton’s opinion as to the likely outcome should the matter be adjudicated.

EDUCATION:

Western State University College of Law, J.D.
Law Review

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), B.A. History

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:

State Bar of California - January 1986
United States District Courts, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern, 1986

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

California Bar Association, 1986 to present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1987 to present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 1991 to present
Associatoin of Trial Lawyers of America, 1996 to present


PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

(CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elseview Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure standards and policies. An AV rating means that the lawyer is considered by his or her peers to be at the highest levels of professional excellence and ethics (very high to preeminent)).

Listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers: Click Here to view profile


PUBLICATIONS:

Author: March 1995 Advocate, "Civil Discovery and the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination."

Author: "Enforcement of Mediation Settlement Agreements." (In progress)


MILITARY SERVICE:

United States Army Veteran: Honorable Discharge

Served two tours in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970.

Practice Areas

Statement of Practice Summary: Civil Liability, Civil Litigation (Plaintiff and Defendant), Personal Liability, Pedestrian Injuries, Personal Injury Law, Professional License Defense, Severe Burns, Head & Spine Injury, Business, Lawsuits, Employment, Contracts, Fraud and Deceit, Wrongful Death, Uninsured Defense, Trial Practice in all State and Federal Courts.

Cities Served:

Los Angeles County, CA: Agoura, Altadena, Alhambra, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Calabasas, Century City, Chatsworth, Compton, Culver City, Diamond Bar, Downey, Downtown Criminal Court, El Segundo, East Los Angeles, Eastlake, Encino, El Monte, Glendale, Glendora, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Hollywood, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Los Angeles Lawyer, La Canada, LAX Court, Los Padrinos, Long Beach, Los Angeles Attorney, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Newhall, Norwalk, Palos Verdes, Pasadena, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Marino, San Pedro, Santa Clarita, Sherman Oaks, Sierra Madre, Santa Monica, South Gate, South Pasadena, Sylmar, Torrance, Universal City, Valencia, Van Nuys, West Covina, West Hollywood, Walnut, Westchester, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, Whittier, Woodland Hills, California. Orange County, CA: Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine Attorney, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, La Habra, La Palma, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Orange County Lawyer, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda, California. Ventura County, CA: Camarillo, Moorpark, Oxnard, San Buenaventura, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village. San Bernardino County, CA: Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland.

 

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