Certified Mediator. Personal Injury, Real Estate, Business, and Consumer Protection.
The San Rafael based Chapman Law Group, A.P.C. serves clients in Marin County, the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and throughout California. The firm handles residential and commercial real estate matters, general litigation, business law, personal injury, contract drafting and negotiation, breach of contract, land use, zoning, and environmental law.
Attorney David Chapman provides outside general counsel services to businesses large and small, and represents individuals and professionals seeking cost effective legal solutions. The law firm provides legal advice and advocacy in a wide array of civil law.
We focus on working closely with clients to carefully manage risk in order to obtain practical results. The top priority of our practice is understanding and servicing client needs.
The firm handles high-stakes litigation before state and federal courts through trials and appeals, and provides legal advice in regulatory matters before administrative agencies.
The firm has experience with a wide range of industries including chemical, oil & gas, biotechnology, commercial and residential real estate, property management, hi-tech, medicine, and insurance. We represent clients on a variety of investment, contract, corporate, medical, employment, personal injury, public entity, and municipality cases.
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:
Attorney Maria L. Mandolini brings a diverse background to her practice. She worked for 5 years as a litigator for Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro and 2 years as a sole practitioner, specializing in unfair competition, business litigation and employment law. Thereafter, Ms. Mandolini was a chief underwriter for various lawyers’ professional liability insurance carriers as a program manager. She then moved abroad to Brazil and was an educator and administrator both in Brazil and Mexico. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, being originally from Argentina.
Her practice focus now is mediation to help clients avoid the time and costs of litigation.
In her leisure time, Ms. Mandolini enjoys Flamenco dancing, traveling, hiking, and reading.
Ms. Mandolini is admitted to practice law in the State of California.
Golden Gate University J.D.
University of Alabama, Masters in Education
Sonoma State University, B.A. in Bilingual Education/Mexican-American Studies
American Jurisprudence Awards in Criminal and Antitrust Law
Judge Luis Garcia Scholarship
Coro Foundation Fellowship
Writer and Editor of Ninth Circuit Survey
Volunteer work for ACLU and Founder and Director of Project Save a Child
Law Clerk Jordan Killen joined Chapman Law Group in February 2020. Mr. Killen grew up in Marin County, California and received his B.A. in Environmental Policy from Middlebury College in 2017, graduating with highest academic honors. He has worked in various fields, including International Administration, Environmental Policy, and Behavioral Health.
Mr. Killen is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational French, and has traveled and worked in over 30 different countries. He considers himself very fortunate to have seen so much of the world.
In his free time, Mr. Killen enjoys baking bread, trail running, and gardening.
In her free time, Ms. Lance enjoys traveling, exercising outdoors, cooking and baking, gardening, creating art, and listening to live music.
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.
Chapman Law Group, A.P.C. aggressively prosecutes personal injury and wrongful death cases. Contact us for a consultation if you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, car accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, or accidents caused by drunk or impaired drivers. We handle cases involving catastrophic injuries, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, burn injuries, fractures, amputations, and injuries to children. If we agree to take your case on contingency, we don’t get paid until you win.…
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.
Chapman Law Group, A.P.C.
950 Northgate Drive, Suite 306
San Rafael, CA 94903
phone: (415) 613-9483
fax: (415) 480-6703
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David came to my rescue in a time of need and successfully negotiated a great agreement with the challenging County of Marin. David is an expert in real estate law, creates super persuasive arguments under the law, and is a great pleasure to work with under difficult circumstances. David really cares and jumps over the moon for his clients.
For the past year, David has been representing my wife and I in litigation associated with a real estate matter. Through David’s outstanding efforts in guiding us through the legal processes and negotiations, we were able to arrive at a satisfactory settlement with the other party. This was done while we resided is a different state than where the property was located in California. Through his diligence, expertise and knowledge, and dedication, he maintained contact with us throughout the entire time frame. Two-way dialog and communications were critical to the outcome. This was the first time we ever had to use an attorney to deal with a critical matter and by selecting David was the best decision we made. A job well done!
David is undoubtedly one of the most competent and professional attorneys in the Bay Area. He will answer your questions promptly and exhaustively. One of his best qualities is his genuineness. He truly cares about his clients’ issues and will do whatever it takes to solve them. As a student, I was very lucky to meet David and thank him for his wise advices on personal issues that I was dealing with a few weeks ago. You should give him a call and see how fast he can address your concerns. Overall, David is an excellent attorney with very reasonable fees. Thank you very much David!