John Chapman earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University and his Juris Doctor Degree from Stetson University College of Law. While at Stetson, John was a competing member of the Stetson Moot Court Board and on the Editorial Board of the Stetson Law Review.
Mr. Chapman is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, the United States Federal Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
He holds the designation of Master Emeritus in the Honorable John J. Scheb Inns of Court. He is a past member of the 12th Judicial Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee and the past chair of the 12th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. He is a director on the Board of the Sarasota County Bar Association and member of the 12th Judicial Circuit Diversity Committee.
Mr. Chapman is the President of the Board of Humane Society of Sarasota County, and is a fifth generation Sarasotan.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1990||09/08/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified - Business Litigation||Florida Bar||2014|
|Runner Up Oral Advocate||Workers Compensation Moot Court Competition||1989|
|Principal||The John Chapman Law Firm, P.A.||2011 - Present|
|Partner||Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos||2000 - 2011|
|Associate||Dunlap & Moran, PA||1998 - 2000|
|Associate||Dent & Cook||1993 - 1998|
|Associate||Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, & Lieb, PA||1990 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court||Master Emeritus||1996 - Present|
|Sarasota County Bar Association||N/A||1990 - Present|
|New Testament Church of Deliverance v. Dejerinett||Judgement for Plaintiff on all counts|
|Ronald Janson v. Michael Hamrick, et al||Judgment for defendants on all counts, plus an award of attorney fees and costs|
|Wong v. Ramco Gershenson Properties||Judgement for landlord following trial.|
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|The Docket Sarasota County Bar Association||Florida Supreme's Effectively Gut Economic Loss Rule||2013|
|The Docket Sarasota County Bar Association||Chapter 558: A Solution to a Nonexistent Problem||2003|
|Stetson Law Review||Probate Nonclaim Statutes and the Tulsa Decision: Requiring Actual Notice to Reasonably Ascertainable Creditors||1988|
|Auburn University, Auburn||Agribusiness/Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||1995|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|No Law School provided||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Collection Law In Florida||Homestead and Exemptions||2005|