Faculty Biography

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Charles Pillsbury

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

BA, Yale University; JD, Boston University

Area of expertise

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution



Charles A. Pillsbury (“Charlie”) is a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence in Dispute Resolution at Quinnipiac University School of Law, and has served as Co-Director of the Center on Dispute Resolution since 2013. Pillsbury is also 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, Pillsbury taught one ADR course each semester at QUSL as adjunct faculty. From 2009 to 2014, he served as the Executive Director of Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI), and is currently MBBI’s Treasurer and co-leader of MBBI’s Colombia project team. From 1989-2009, Pillsbury was the Executive Director of Community Mediation, Inc., in New Haven, Connecticut. 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.

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

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

CHARLES A. PILLSBURY, Community Education Programs in Connecticut, in MEDIATION PRACTICE BOOK: CRITICAL TOOLS, TECHNIQUES AND FORMS (Harry N. Mazadoorian Law First Pub. 2002).