David T. Chapman

David T. Chapman

Chapman Law Group, A.P.C.
  • Personal Injury, Business Law, Real Estate Law...
  • California
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Chapman Law Group, A.P.C. handles personal injury law, real estate and business counseling, and general litigation and appeals in state and federal courts. Attorney David Chapman is a Certified Mediator. The firm serves clients throughout Marin County, the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and Northern California. Mr. Chapman represents seriously injured victims in cases involving auto accidents, wrongful death, catastrophic injury – including brain and spine injuries - dog bites, slip & fall, medical malpractice, and elder abuse. Mr. Chapman’s real estate practice handles cases involving nondisclosure, fraud, easement and boundary issues, HOA & landlord / tenant disputes, land use, and zoning. On the business side, the firm advises senior management of domestic and international Fortune 100 companies, as well as small businesses and individuals, in matters involving corporate formation, collections, LLC & partnership disputes, and environmental compliance. Mr. Chapman is a former law clerk and judicial extern to the Honorable Joyce L. Kennard, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. He earned his J.D. in 1999 from Santa Clara University School of Law, and his B.A. in 1991 from The University of California, Berkeley. He is admitted to practice before all California state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Univ of California Berkeley
Undergraduate Degree
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Law Degree
Professional Experience
Certified Mediator
Law Office of David T. Chapman
- Current
Pro-Bono Attorney - Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, San Francisco
In political asylum case, defended political refugee facing deportation after several attorneys specializing in immigration law had withdrawn from this highly complex matter. Developed innovative theory of the case under the United Nations Convention Against Torture, conducted thorough investigation, contacted key witnesses, utilized Spanish interpreter, and prepared expert psychologist and percipient witnesses. Won deferral of deportation at three-hour Individual Merit Hearing before the San Francisco Immigration Court after conducting direct and redirect examination of witnesses.
Certified Mediator
The Bar Association of San Francisco, ADR Services
American Jurisprudence Bancroft-Whitney Award
Awarded for excellent achievement in the study of Constitutional Law II.
CALI Excellence for the Future Award
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
Awarded for excellent achievement in the study of Constitutional Law II.
Professional Associations
Marin County Bar Association
- Current
Bar Association of San Francisco
- Current
California State Bar # 207900
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Chapman Law Group, A.P.C.
950 Northgate Drive
Suite 306
San Rafael, CA 94903
Telephone: (415) 613-9483
Fax: (415) 480-6703