Santa Barbara Superior Court
CADRe Program


Name: Charles E. Rumbaugh, Esq.
Address: PO Box 2636
Rolling Hills, California 90274
Phone Number: 1-310-373-1981
E-mail Address:

Fee: Professional fee of $200 an hour for CADRe.  Normal commercial rate for matters retained through AAA is $350 --
Administrative Costs: None
Expenses: None unless authorized by the parties. No travel expenses/time charged.
Deposit: Negotiable and as appropriate.
Cancellation Policy: Reserved time is not charged and full refund of deposit with 48 hours notice of cancellation. No charge if time is scheduled for other matters.
Payment Responsibility: As determined by the parties.
Years as mediator: >30
Number of mediations conducted: Hundreds
Subject matter of mediations conducted: Employment/Discrimination/Title VII, Personal Injury, Securities, Investment Disputes, License/Royalty Agreements Commercial, Government Contracting, and International Business Transactions, Real Estate Sales/Purchases/Leases/Contract Interpretation Disputes, Construction Defects, Franchise/Distributorships.
Areas of expertise:

Charles E. Rumbaugh is a former government regulator/attorney, corporate attorney/executive, educator, private judge, and electronics engineer. He received a Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law, an Advanced Management Program Certificate from the University of Southern California School of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of California (Los Angeles). Mr. Rumbaugh is a Harvard Law School, Program of Instruction For Lawyers, certified mediator as well as trained by Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, in Advanced Mediation Strategies and Advanced Mediation.

Mr. Rumbaugh is the past Corporate Director of Contracts & Pricing for Lear Astronics Corporation where he was responsible for the contracts, pricing, and business management functions. Earlier he was Assistant to Corporate Vice President, Contracts and legal counsel at a major business unit for the former Hughes Aircraft Company providing a spectrum of advice on critical high value international contracting/purchasing/real estate transactions. Before joining Hughes he was Corporations Counsel for the California Department of Corporations (Office of Business Oversight) and earlier he was an electronics engineer. Recently, he has also been a speaker in SE Asia educational arena on business aspects, international/commercial negotiation, international trade, and ADR.

Additional Information: Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating.  Consultant in drafting “Mediator Practice Standards” (California Dispute Resolution Council). Former Federal Administrative Law Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Pro Tem for over 10 years,  Federal District Court neutral, AAA neutral on its national mediation/arbitration panels, etc.
Panelist Information Updated: November 29, 2021
Biography: Charles E. Rumbaugh

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