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"I have known Charles Castagna and his family for over five decades. I have taken mediation classes from Charles, co-mediated cases with him, and hired him to act as a mediator. In the field of mediation, his knowledge, practical experience and natural talent for facilitating the resolution of disputes are without equal. I take great pleasure in endorsing Charles and his work without reservation."