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Charles Lempesis, Mediator & Arbitrator, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Charles Lempesis

River's Edge Mediation Center LLC
1950 Bellerive Ln #110
Coeur d’Alene, ID, 83814
Tel: (208) 765-6000
Fax: (208) 765-2370
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Recognized to Idaho Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Washington

Other ADR Services: Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
  • Practice Commenced: 1999
  • Total Mediations (as of May 2019): 4000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of May 2019): 100
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Charles "Chuck" Lempesis is a practicing trial lawyer with more than 40 years experience. His trial experience ranges from a dozen first degree murder cases to medical malpractice, personal injury and commercial litigation. His wealth of experience in the courtroom compliments his distinctive style and sense of humor. He is often described as unique and is known for his off the wall, out of the box approach to problem solving.  He is the author of the "the art of MAKING PEACE".  

Chuck is the founder of River's Edge Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, and is one of the most sought after mediators in the region. He now devotes the majority of his practice to alternative dispute resolution and has mediated and arbitrated over 3000 matters. In addition to his legal experience, he is a principal of several construction and real estate development related companies, including Garagetown USA, the world largest developer of condominium storage.
Visit his webpage and take a tour of our waterfront facilities in beautiful Coeur d'Alene, Idaho where mediations and arbitrations are held.  
Chuck also travels throughout the 11 western states on a regular basis.  Contact his office for information regarding arrangements outside of the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene metropolitan area.  

Case Experience

  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of California, Irvine Bachelor of Arts, Social Ecology Cum Laude
  • Gonzaga University Juris Doctor Cum Laude
  • Pepperdine University Straus Institute, ADR Training
  • University of Idaho, ADR Training

Memberships & Affiliations

Idaho State Bar Association

National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Rates Information

$300 Per Hour

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