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

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 personal injury law, real estate counseling, general litigation, as well as business and environmental law.

Chapman Law Group, A.P.C.

Full Service Law Firm Serving the San Francisco Bay Area
Avvo - Excellent Rated Attorney

Avvo – Excellent Rated Attorney

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.

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Personal Injury

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About Chapman Law Group, A.P.C.

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Environmental Law

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Real Estate

Real Estate Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Business Law

Business Law
Meet our team

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.

 

Education

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

Awards

American Jurisprudence Bancroft-Whitney Award, 1998

CALI Excellence for the Future Award, 1988

Awarded for excellent achievement in the study of Constitutional Law II

Admissions

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

 

Memberships

  • 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. 

Personal Injury Attorney

Chapman Law Group, A.P.C. aggressively prosecutes personal injury and wrongful death cases. Contact us for a free 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. We don’t get paid until you win.  

Business Attorney

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.  

Contact us

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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What they say about us

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.

Jude C. 4/4/2018 – 5 Stars on Yelp

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!

Charles P. 2/28/2018 – 5 Stars on Yelp

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!

Niels R. 5/30/2017 – 5 Stars on Yelp

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