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.
Senior 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:
Senior Associate Anh Nguyen earned her JD from Hanoi University School of Law in Vietnam, where she was a merit-based scholarship recipient and graduated in the top 10% of her class. She also holds two LL.M. degrees from Golden Gate University School of Law, including an LL.M in Taxation.
Anh’s practice foci are Bankruptcy, Tax Law, and Civil Litigation. As a native Vietnamese speaker, Anh uses her understanding of cultural differences to effectively represent clients in financial restructuring, including bankruptcy and insolvency litigation. In addition, Anh has substantial expertise in negotiating favorable settlements with large banks and financial institutions in formal reorganization proceedings. She also draws on her knowledge and experience in Tax Law to provide practical legal advice to clients on a spectrum of matters that arise in bankruptcy.
Anh is licensed to practice law in California and New York. She is also admitted to practice in the following courts: Federal Court of New York, Third Department; U.S Federal Court Northern District of California; U.S Federal Court; Eastern District of California and U.S Tax Court.
Prior to becoming an associate at Chapman Law Group, A.P.C., Anh was an associate at the Law Office of David Boone, a boutique Bankruptcy Law firm based in San Jose.
While working on her Master Degree in Tax Law, Anh assisted in tax law individuals in front of the Franchise Tax Board and Board of Equalization, a program sponsored by the Tax Pro bono Clinic at Golden Gate University.
Anh is regularly interviewed by the Vietnamese media on complicated bankruptcy matters, and was selected as a rising star in 2014-2016 in the area of consumer bankruptcy by Super Lawyer Magazine.
Paralegal 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 swimming, hiking, and reading science fiction.
Law Clerk Mary Owens joined Chapman Law Group in September 2021. Ms. Owens grew up in Los Angeles, California. She studied Liberal Arts and Sciences at Los Angeles Valley College and College of Marin, where she was a member of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society. She brings many years of multifaceted legal experience gained from her work in diverse law firm environments in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Marin County. Her Los Angeles experience includes a 10-year association with the law firm of Corinblit & Seltzer, where she worked on the notable cases of ZZZZ Best and Equity Funding securities fraud litigations. Her San Francisco work experience consists of work with the mid‑size law firm of Nossaman Guthner Knox and Elliot (now Nossaman LLP) and 9 years with Brown & Wood (which in 2001 merged with Sidley Austin to become Sidley Austin Brown & Wood), a firm of over 200 attorneys.
In her free time, Ms. Owens enjoys gardening, sprouting, cooking and baking.
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!