Craig R. McCollum, Mediator & Arbitrator, based in San Luis Obispo, California.
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Craig R. McCollum
Just Resolutions, Alternative Dispute Neutral Services
960 Toro Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 543-4648

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Calendar Last Updated: 9 Nov 18


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Craig McCollum's scheduling staff
(Cheryl McCollum,


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Serving the following Counties:
Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Mono, Monterey, Nevada, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Tulare, Ventura

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Craig R. McCollum has experience in settling the following civil matters:
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Craig R. McCollum has experience in settling the following family law matters:
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Biographical Notes:
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Having practiced law on the central coast of California since 1982, Craig spent the first eighteen years of his practice with a large, AV rated statewide law firm. He quickly worked his way up to Senior Partner and in 1987 became Managing Partner of the San Luis Obispo Regional Office. He also oversaw the operations of their Ventura, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria Regional Offices from 1987 through 1997.

In January 2000, Craig created Just Resolutions, a new mediation and ADR practice serving central California. This new endeavor has proved extremely successful, with an average of over 220 mediations per year.

Craig has substantial experience serving as an arbitrator, mediator, discovery referee and as a judge pro-tem in Mandatory Settlement Conferences for the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County courts. Craig has presided as a court appointed or agreed upon arbitrator/mediator in over 2000 cases. Craig received formal training to enhance his mediation, arbitration and negotiation skills through various professional associations, including the Santa Barbara County CADRe program. He has also completed hundreds of hours of basic and advanced mediation training at Pepperdine University's Straus Institute for Mediation, including courses in mediating construction disputes, medical malpractice, employment and real estate issues.

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Craig is a graduate of the University of California at Davis, and received his Juris Doctorate degree from McGeorge School of Law, at University of the Pacific, in 1981, where he graduated with honors and was given a lifetime membership in the Traynor Honor Society. Craig has completed numerous basic, advanced and specialized mediation courses through Pepperdine University, Kenneth Cloke, and other private mediation trainings over the past 5 years and completes 25 or more hours of continuing education in mediation each year. Mr. McCollum has completed training in specialized mediation in the following fields: Employment, Medical Malpractice, Construction, Real Estate, Family and Divorce mediation.

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English, Interpreter can be arranged if required

Memberships & Affiliations :
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  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association (ADR Section Co-Chair, Member, Advanced Practitioner Status)
  • Director of San Luis Obispo Bar Association's Attorney/Client Dispute Mediation Program
  • Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
  • California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC), Former Member, Qualifications & Standards Committee
  • Northern Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Southern California Mediation Association




  • $390 per hour for first 2 parties
  • Additional $50 per hour for each additional party
  • 4 hour minimum - Deposit due of $500 per party prior to mediation

Arbitration/Special Master/Discovery Referee

  • $500 per hour for first 2 parties
  • Additional $50 per hour for each additional party
  • 8 hour hearing minimum - Deposit of $2500 per party per day of hearing due 30 days prior to arbitration hearing

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Payment: Deposit of $500 per party due 21 days prior to mediation to hold date.
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Cancellation Policy: Full refund if written notice of cancellation or continuance received at least 21calendar days prior to mediation/arbitration. Otherwise, deposit non-refundable.
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