Quinnipiac University
Charles Pillsbury

Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Dispute Resolution

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.


  • BA, Yale University
  • JD, Boston University

Areas of Expertise

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • Law

Office Location

  • School of Law and Education 252

Mail Drop

  • LW-FAC

Selected Publications



Charles A. Pillsbury

Community Education Programs in Connecticut (Law First Pub. 2002)