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I have been active for many years in the Boy Scouts of America.  I am a former District Commissioner and currently serve as an Assistant District Commissioner in the Phoenix District.  I am an Eagle Scout, have two sons who are Eagle Scouts, and have a third son who is about to earn his Life rank.  I enjoy watching high school football and track, participating in community activities, and serving on the Board of my condominium association.  


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Practice areas


  1. Construction & Development: 40%
  2. Arbitration: 25%
  3. Litigation: 25%
  4. Mediation: 10%



Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (33-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

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  • John Andrew Creasy Jr.

    I strongly endorse this lawyer. Michael provides experienced counsel for construction development, construction litigation, general civil litigation and other matters in a cost-effective manner. He provides alot of bang for the buck.


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Contact info

Michael L. Chapman, P.C.

4200 Northside Parkway
Building One, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA, 30327


GAActive Member in Good Standing 197911/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder and OwnerMichael L. Chapman, P.C.1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Atlanta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Oglethorpe Power Corp. v. Sheriff, 210 Ga. App. 299, 436 SE2d 14 (1993).Trial verdict for actual damages, punitive damages and attorney's fees affirmed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)Building a Solid Foundation:Identifying the Critical Elements in Every Construction Contract1997
42 Glass MagazineRenovation Contracts: How to Protect Yourself1992
Cambridge InstituteMechanic's Liens and Surety Bonds1992
Cambridge InstituteConstruction Claims Under Georgia Law1992
41 Glass MagazineWhat Do You Do When Your Customer Files for Bankruptcy?1991
XXXIX Elevator World 100Practical Considerations for Dealing with Contingent Payment Clauses1991
12 The SubcontractorPractical Considerations for Dealing with Contingent Payment Clauses1991
12 The SubcontractorWhat Do You Do When Your Customer Files for Bankruptcy?1990
20 The Forum 59The Liability of Design Professionals to the Surety1985
4 Year Book of Construction Articles 775The Liability of Design Professionals to the Surety1985
18 Georgia State Bar Journal 134Appellate Procedure Under the New Eleventh Circuit Rules1982
UnknownAn Overview of the Liability of the Contractor's Accountant to Third Parties in the Construction IndustryN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of Kentucky College of LawPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Bar AssociationFidelity and Surety Law Committee1985