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Charles Kohler, Arbitrator, Westerville, Ohio.

Charles Kohler

Kohler Arbitration
Post Office Box 2634
Westerville, OH 43086
Tel: (614) 226-8521
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Recognized to Ohio Chapter for Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Fact Finding
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1993
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24)150
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24)600
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


I began my career as a labor arbitrator in 1993. Since 2002, I have been a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. Prior to becoming a full-time labor arbitrator in 2015, I worked as a Senior Administrative Hearing Officer for the State of Ohio,  where I adjudicated several thousand disputes between claimants and employers in contested unemployment compensation cases. I also determined whether bargaining unit employees who were out of work due to a labor dispute were entitled to unemployment benefits under Ohio law. As a mediator for the Ohio Court of Appeals, I mediated workers’ compensation permanent total disability appeals, including cases involving self-insured employers.

My hourly rate for mediation is $350.00, with a four-hour minimum. 
I require payment in advance for my minimum fee at least 14 days prior to the hearing. If the hearing is cancelled, I will retain the deposit as a cancellation fee. The fee of $1400.00 can be paid by one party or can be divided between the parties.
I request the parties to file prehearing briefs at least 7 days before the hearing. The briefs should contain a factual summary and a statement of the position of each party.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Civil Rights
  • Contract Disputes
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Labor/Unions
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Postal
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation


  • Juris Doctor -  Duke University School of Law
  • The Ohio State University - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance and Economics)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • National Academy of Arbitrators
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Member of  Labor and Employment Law Section Council) 
  • Member of Labor Arbitator Panels for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Member of Roster of Neutrals for the Ohio State Employment Relations Board;
  • Appointed as Special Magistrate for the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission

Rates Information

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