Alternative Dispute Resolution

CHARTMANS administers alternative dispute resolution cases using mediation, mediation/arbitration, and arbitration. We provide highly qualified, diverse and experienced mediators and arbitrators who will work with parties and attorneys to resolve a wide range of disputes using an alternative dispute resolution process.

CHARTMANS’ mediation and arbitration services have been productively used to resolve a wide variety of disputes both domestic and international, including complex legal matters such as employment disputes, breach of contract, estate disputes, partnership dissolution, wrongful termination, international disputes, and organizational conflicts. Our services have also been used to resolve matters which are more personal in substance but those which require assistance from a highly trained, experienced, and neutral mediator.

All services are administered professionally and confidentially pursuant to the Rules of Procedure for Christian Conciliation.

CHARTMANS’ alternative dispute resolution services is a viable alternative to litigation. It provides a process for reconciling people and resolving the material or substantive disputes in a biblically faithful manner. The process is conciliatory rather than adversarial in nature--that is, it encourages honest communication and reasonable cooperation rather than unnecessary contention and advocacy.

The Christian Conciliation process is outlined and governed by The Rules of Procedure for Christian Conciliation. The process provides for mediation and/or arbitration. Two distinctive differences of Christian conciliation are the pre-mediation work and preparation which the parties and mediator do, and the mediation process.

Our mediators will travel to you, no matter where in the world you are located.


A National and International Employment and Contract Litigation Firm

CHARTMANS is an independent investigative and prosecutorial company providing representation to federal employees and contractors in the United States and overseas. We use federal statutes to redress discrimination based on race, national origin, age, gender, disability and sexual orientation and retaliation based on prior Equal Employment Opportunity activity.

We fight discrimination, harassment, intimidation, retaliation and other acts that deprive our clients of their human and civil rights. This includes the identification of discrete acts as well as systemic problems and the development of individual and system-wide strategies for addressing these issues. At the same time, CHARTMANS seeks to provide ongoing support to our clients and their families.

Our Mission

CHARTMANS’ primary mission is to safeguard the employment and contract relationship between the federal government and federal contractors, employees and applicants from prohibited personnel practices, especially discrimination and reprisal.

If you are a federal contractor or employed by a federal agency, department or entity in the United States or overseas and are dealing with an employment dispute, you need adequate legal representation. Any problem you may run into in dealing with employment discrimination, work-place disputes or business problems in the States or overseas, Chartmans is prepared to provide comprehensive and compassionate representation.


Our expertise in law and business has enabled us to support both foreign states and companies seeking to play a more aggressive role in the international marketplace. Through our ongoing involvement in our clients’ international growth and through our affiliations with international networks, we are active in a multitude of North American, African, European and Asian countries.

We assist our clients in resolving disputes between nations, in recovering compensation for losses, and in identifying capital and strategic partnership opportunities. We also guide them in establishing foreign entities, manufacturing facilities and distribution channels. Our relationships with foreign attorneys allow us to assist clients in understanding the specific laws and customs that control how business is conducted in other countries. With cooperation and assistance from our foreign networks, we are able to explain not only legal considerations, but also the cultural challenges our clients will face.