After 40 years of practice as a Labor and Employment lawyer and Senior Human Resources professional, Chuck Stohler established STOHLER ADR PLLC. Over the past 15 years, Chuck’s practice has transformed to a full time neutral. This resulted from him being asked by the courts and employee and employer lawyers to serve as a Mediator, Arbitrator, Fact Finder, Investigator and Special Master. These assignments have deepened Chuck’s experience in Labor and Employment law as well as highlighted his personality, which makes him well suited to work as a neutral – professionally, calmly, efficiently and fairly. These successful assignments have allowed Chuck to establish STOHLER ADR PLLC to provide quality ADR services in New England, New York and across the country.
STOHLER ADR continues Chuck’s services in private and court-ordered Mediations, Arbitrations, Investigations, Early Case Evaluations and other forms of dispute resolution in all types of Labor and Employment disputes including wage hour individual and collective actions, independent contractor claims, discrimination, contract issues, common law actions, executive compensation, ERISA/employee benefits, non-competes, severance disputes and traditional Labor Relations contract and grievance matters.
Chuck has had significant experience in resolving nationwide class actions as a Mediator and a Special Master. More than 75% of his work is in class or collective actions. Chuck regularly serves as an Arbitrator in cases with multiple claimants, particularly in state wage-hour and FLSA collective and class actions disputes. Chuck’s experience in traditional Labor Relations matters allows him to serve as a Labor Arbitrator in grievance arbitrations as well as in the Mediation of collective bargaining contract disputes and related issues.
Chuck is currently on the following panels: American Arbitration Association (AAA) Panel of Employment Arbitrators; AAA Panel of Employment Mediators, AAA Panel of Labor Arbitrators; AAA Panel of Commercial Arbitrators; AAA Panel of Consumer Arbitrators; International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Panelist: Employment, E-Discovery and Financial; The Labor Relations Connection Panel of Arbitrators; American Dispute Resolution Center Labor of Employment and Commercial.
STOHLER ADR PLLC has the systems in place to provide seamless services, structure and cost-effective administrative support for all types of ADR proceedings. Chuck is prepared to do in person proceedings, but has held more than 200 Mediation and Arbitration proceedings in the online virtual environment using the Zoom platform. Often cost and travel considerations dictate the best platform for the proceeding.