Pernice, Chas

Chas Pernice

Thirty three years of litigating civil cases have given me the experience and wisdom to know that the majority of litigants are happier, emotionally and financially, when they choose to avoid the stress, expense and uncertainty of trial by settling their disputes through an ADR process.

I’m a mediator because I am dedicated to helping parties stay in control of their litigation destinies, and out of courtrooms. I will strive to accomplish that in every case by providing a friendly and professional environment with the right combination of knowledge, empathy, creativity and perseverance.


Experience & Affiliations
  • Mediator with Agency for Dispute Resolution (2013-Present)
  • Los Angeles Superior ADR panel member (2011-Present)
  • Orange County Superior Court ADR panel member (2011-Present)
  • Mediator Pernice Dispute Resolution (2008-Present)
  • Law Offices of Charles Pernice / General civil litigation practice (1991-Present)
Professional Associations
  • State Bar of California 1981, U.S. District Court U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1982 U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1982 U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1982U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1982
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Southern California Mediation Association

  • Orange County Bar Assoc. Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association / Board Member 1990-2003
Consumer Attorneys of California

  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • California Employment Lawyers Association

  • State Bar Probation Officer Volunteer 1995 - 2000

  • Orange County Superior Court Fee Dispute Arbitrator / Judge Pro Tem Orange County Superior Court 1990 -1995

  • National Assoc. of Consumer Advocates
  • Employment Mediation: The Next Generation: SCMA (2009)
  • Legal Ease for Mediators: SCMA LASC (2009)
  • Pepperdine University School of Law @ Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution: Certificate in Mediating Litigated Cases (2008)
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California Juris.Doctorate (1981)
  • California State University at Fullerton (1978):
B.S./Speech Communications / Member of debate team (1976-78)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy School 2000 Berkeley, CA (2000) *Certificate for Trial Advocacy College
Publications & Awards
  • Los Angeles Superior Court / Certificate of Appreciation Volunteer ADR program (2012-2013)
  • Lemon Law Basics: Nuts & Bolts OCTLA Magazine (2007)
  • Personal Injury Medical Liens: OCTLA Magazine (2003)
  • Orange Co. Bar Assoc. Mandatory Fee Arbitration Commendation (1988)
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Assoc. Certificate of Appreciation (1991 & 1992)

“My passion as a mediator is to persuade litigants to stay in control of their legal destinies by crafting their own solutions, rather than having others decide their fate.”

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Case Manager
Michele T. Pfeiffer