The firm focuses on early settlement and alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration to avoid the costs of litigation.  Some cases are worth taking to trial, others are not. We work closely with clients to assess the risks and benefits of each case. Where litigation is necessary, we fight aggressively to protect our client’s rights through trial and appeals.

A Focus on Early Settlement and Alternative Dispute Resolution

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We are a full service civil law firm serving clients in Marin County, the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and throughout California. Attorney David Chapman practices real estate counseling and general litigation as well as business and environmental law.

Chapman Law Group, A.P.C.

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About Chapman Law Group, A.P.C.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Environmental Law

Business Law

Real Estate

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David T. Chapman, Esq.

CEO of Chapman Law Group

Attorney David Chapman represents clients in high-stakes litigation before state and federal courts, and provides legal advice in regulatory matters before administrative agencies.

Mr. Chapman has experience with a wide range of industries including chemical, oil & gas, biotechnology, commercial real estate, hi-tech, medicine, and insurance. He has represented clients on a variety of contract, consumer, corporate, medical, employment, environmental, personal injury, public entity and municipality cases.

During law school, Mr. Chapman was a member of the Santa Clara Law Review, and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Joyce L. Kennard, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. As a practicing attorney, he served as a law clerk for Justice Kennard.



J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law (1999)
B.A., English, University of California, Berkeley (1991)


American Jurisprudence Bancroft-Whitney Award, 1998

CALI Excellence for the Future Award, 1988

Awarded for excellent achievement in the study of Constitutional Law II


Mr. Chapman is a member in good standing of the State Bar of California.

He is admitted to practice before the following courts:

  • California Supreme Court and all state courts throughout California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California



  • American Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Marin County Bar Association

Holly Graves

Law Clerk
Holly Graves is Chapman Law Group’s Law Clerk. Ms. Graves earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Ohio Northern University. After five years of working in the chemical analysis field, she attended law school and is a 2019 graduate of Golden Gate University School of Law.Throughout school, Ms. Graves completed a number of clerkships including with a private civil litigation firm, with the United States Attorney’s Office, with Judge A. James Robertson II of the San Francisco Superior Court, as a hearing intern with the Marin County District Attorney’s Office, and with Chapman Law Group.
What we can offer you

Real Estate Law

Chapman Law Group, A.P.C. handles commercial and residential real estate transactions and general litigation matters on behalf of homeowners, landlords, tenants, and businesses in Marin County, the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. This firm is familiar with common interest developments, the Brown Act, and the Davis Stirling Act. 

Business Lawyer

Chapman Law Group, A.P.C. handles all phases of commercial law from business transactions to litigation, including review, drafting, and negotiating a variety of agreements and legal documents.  

Environmental Law

Chapman Law Group, A.P.C. advises senior management of domestic and international companies in litigation and enforcement actions before state and federal regulatory agencies including the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California State Water Resources Control Board and Regional Water Quality Control Boards, and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP).

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950 Northgate Drive
Suite 306
San Rafael, CA 94903
415.306.7272  tel.
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