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Robert Francis Chapski

Robert Francis Chapski

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  1. Litigation: 100%
    13 years

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Lewis King Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.

424 Church Street, Suite 2500
Nashville, TN, 37219


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mid-South Rising StarSuper Lawyers / Thomson Reuters2014
Best Lawyers, Personal Injury Litigation - DefendantsBest Lawyers in America2014
Top Rated Lawyer in Mass TortsAmerican Lawyer Media2014
Sustaining Member / Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC)The Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc.2013
Mid-South Rising StarSuper Lawyers / Thomson Reuters2013
Mid-South Rising StarSuper Lawyers / Thomson Reuters2012
Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation (Litigation Fall 2012)American Lawyer Media2012
Member / International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)International Association of Defense Counsel2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
ValedictorianUniversity of Tennessee, College of Law2002
West Group Outstanding Scholastic Achievement AwardUniversity of Tennessee College of Law / West GroupN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder / Board Member / Practice Group LeaderLewis King Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.2010 - Present
AttorneyWaller Lansden Dortch & Davis2006 - 2009
AttorneyBaker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz2002 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
ALFA International - The Global Legal NetworkN/AN/A
Phi Beta KappaN/AN/A
Order of the CoifN/AN/A
American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Motor Vehicle Products Liability Litigation GroupN/AN/A
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionN/AN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Nashville Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Defense Research Institute, Products Liability CommitteeN/AN/A
Defense Research Institute, Automotive Products Substantive Law GroupN/AN/A
Defense Research InstituteN/AN/A
International Association of Defense CounselN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Azubuko v. MBNA America Bank, 396 F. Supp. 2d 1, 7 (D. Mass. 2005)Dismissal for Defendant.
Landaiche v. Jenkins, et al., No. E2005-01357-COA-R3-CV, Tenn. Ct. App. (Aug. 28, 2006)Trial judgment affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)Embracing New Technology and Avoiding Its Pitfalls2008
Nashville Business JournalAsk The Legal Professional: If I have been in an auto accident, what kind of information can be obtained against me (or for me) from the vehicle’s "black box"?N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Notre DameHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
8th Annual Summit on Defending & Managing Automotive Product Liability LitigationPrivacy Concerns with Data Collected on EDRs, or Other Devices Used for Data Mining: the Government’s Role in Accessing/Protecting Data, Auto Manufacturers’ Responsibility, and Related Cyber Security Concerns2015
7th Annual Summit on Defending & Managing Automotive Product Liability LitigationIn-House Insights on Case Evaluation, Litigation Management and Formulating Defense Strategy; Managing Costs; Selecting and Retaining Law Firms and Distribution of Legal Spend in Today’s Environment; and More2014
6th Annual Summit on Defending & Managing Automotive Product Liability LitigationTrial Strategy: Harnessing the Power of Social Media to Your Advantage When Gearing Up for An Auto Products Liability Trial2013
Tort Law Conference for Tennessee AttorneysProduct Liability, Post Tort Reform2012
Taking and Defending Effective Depositions, YLD Trial Practice Series 2012, TennBarU Conference PresentationPanel Discussion On Dealing With Difficult Counsel In Depositions2012
Taking and Defending Effective Depositions, YLD Trial Practice Series 2012, TennBarU CLE Conference Presentation"The Expert Deposition: Preparing, Taking and Defending And All Things In Between"2012
2012 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Products Liability LitigationUnintended Acceleration: A 25-Minute Overview of a Decades Old Phenomenon2012
Tennessee Attorneys Memo Audio ConferenceTennessee Tort "Reform": What You MUST Know Now2011