Faculty Profile

Charles Pillsbury

Charles Pillsbury

Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Dispute Resolution
Co-Director of the Center on Dispute Resolution


BA, Yale University
JD, Boston University
Areas of expertise

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Law Spring 2020


Law School Academic

Phone Number

(203) 582-8145

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CHARLES A. PILLSBURY (“Charlie”) has served since 2013, as Co-Director, Center on Dispute Resolution, and as a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence in Dispute Resolution at Quinnipiac University School of Law (QUSL). He also is Treasurer of the Connecticut Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section and a Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Sustaining Life Fellow.

From 2010 to 2012, he taught one ADR course each semester at QUSL as adjunct faculty. From 2009 to January 2014, he also served as the Executive Director of Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI). He currently is MBBI’s Treasurer and co-leader of MBBI’s Colombia project team. From 1989-2009, Charlie was the Executive Director of Community Mediation, Inc., in New Haven, Connecticut. During that time, he also was a founding Board member of the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) in 1994, and co-chaired NAFCM’s Board of Directors from 1999-2001.

He is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and Yale University. Before joining Community Mediation in 1989, Charlie practiced law for 14 years in the New Haven area. He is married to the Rev. Allie Perry, and is a member of Shalom United Church of Christ in New Haven.

Charles A. Pillsbury, MEDIATION PRACTICE BOOK: CRITICAL TOOLS, TECHNIQUES AND FORMS, Community Education Programs in Connecticut (Law First Pub. 2002).