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Charles Parselle, Esq.

Charles Parselle, Esq.

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Charles Parselle brings a close understanding of legal process to bear on the problems of pre-trial resolution. A practicing attorney for over thirty years, emphasizing personal injury, real estate, probate, business and employment matters, Charles Parselle combines legal expertise, practical experience and empathetic understanding to serve the needs of parties involved in dispute. He enjoys the confidence of both plaintiff and defense bars as a gifted facilitator.

Charles Parselle has also served as general counsel to corporations on three continents - to a multinational head-quartered in the U.K. with responsibilities including constitutional issues, contracts, intellectual property, taxation, tort and employment claims; to an high tech security company in Canberra, Australia; and as general counsel to an entertainment company in Los Angeles, California, concentrating on intellectual property and employment issues. As a result, Charles Parselle brings to the dispute resolution process impeccable academic as well as practical experience, and close knowledge of applicable law and a wide knowledge of different people, cultures and processes.


Oxford University, England (1960-63)


  • Law Offices of Charles B. Parselle, [Los Angeles, 1983-present]

  • General counsel: movie company, [Los Angeles, 1998-1999]

  • General counsel: security company, [Canberra, Australia, 1990-1991]

  • General counsel: multinational company, [U.K., 1967-1981]


  • Called to the English bar in 1966

  • Admitted to the California bar in 1983


  • Arbitrator and Mediator, 2000 – Present

  • Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles Superior Court, 1995


Straus Institute for Conflict Resolution, [Malibu, California]


Business torts/contracts, commercial, construction, consumer, employment, entertainment, homeowners, insurance coverage, intellectual property, marital dissolution, personal injury, professional negligence, premises liability, product liability, real estate including mold cases, probate.


Beverly Hills Bar Association; British American Bar Association; Honorable Society of the Middle Temple, England; Italian American Bar Association; Los Angeles County Bar Association; Los Angeles Mediators; San Fernando Valley Bar Association; Southern California Mediation Association.


“The Complete Mediator”


In Los Angeles Daily Journal: Lawsuit’s Price Forged by Competing Economic Theories 1/28/06; Attempt to Cap Contingency Fees Threatens More than Plaintiff’s Bar 3/17/05; Judicial System was Built to Withstand Today’s Wave of Criticism 4/27/05

In 2004-2007: Necessary Conflicts; The Octave Of Primary Emotions; The Prisoner's Dilemma; The Six Levers Of Influence; Mediator As International Peacemaker; Negotiating with Oneself; Anatomy of Negotiation: Fifteen Steps in Handling Negotiation


Instructor in mediation and negotiation, Institute for Conflict Management, [Santa Monica, California]


Charles Parselle has traveled widely in most of the countries of Europe and Africa, as well as living for two years in Australia, and journeying to China, Hong-Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan and India. He was born in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe.


Throughout Southern California


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