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Languages spoken: French, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 35%
  2. Business: 35%
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 30%



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  • Nicholas M. Graphia

    I endorse Hershel Chapin. He is very knowledgeable and experienced in bankruptcy and commercial law. A true "lawyer's lawyer", Mr. Chapin is at the top of my list to call anytime I need another lawyer's perspective on bankruptcy and related business law issues. Any business or individual would be well served to have Mr. Chapin fighting to protect their legal interests.


    Nicholas Graphia Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. I supervised Hershel handling commercial collections for a little more than a year. He had little experience at the beginning, but learned quickly and by the end of the time was doing very well.


    Temple Ingram Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

H. R. Chapin, Attorney & Counselor, PLLC

15950 N Dallas Pkwy, Suite 400, South Tower
Dallas, TX, 75248


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201010/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Series of General Interest ArticlesState Bar of Texas2015
graduated in top 5 in classWilliam J. Rochelle, Jr. Bankruptcy Course2013
Top ContributorAVVO2012
Recognition for Outstanding Public ServiceIRS2010
Excellence for the future award in UCC Security DevicesCALI2010
Merit ScholarshipLSU Law Faculty2007
Merit ScholarshipGolden Key SocietyN/A
Honor RollSMU DeanN/A
Merit ScholarshipFaye T. Barnes TrustN/A
Recognition for Exceptional Job PerformanceSMU PresidentN/A
Study Abroad ScholarshipSMU Honors ProgramN/A
Merit ScholarshipDallas Alliance FrancaiseN/A
Edwin & Louise Jordan Merit ScholarshipCox Business SchoolN/A
Merit ScholarshipSMU DeanN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyH. R. Chapin, Attorney & Counselor, PLLC2012 - Present
AssociateBarron & Newburger, PC2011 - 2012
Solo AttorneyThe Chapin Law Firm2011 - 2011
Law clerkGordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan, LLP2009 - 2010
Law internChambers of the Honorable Harlin D. Hale (Bankr.N.D.Tex.)2009 - 2009
Law internBurns Anderson Jury & Brenner LLP2006 - 2006
CoordinatorSouthern Methodist University Honors Program2005 - 2007
Multimedia Technology ConsultantStudent Technology Assistants in Residence2004 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dallas Bar Association Legal Ethics CommitteeMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas Business Law SectionMember2013 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2013 - Present
Hon. John C. Ford American Inn of CourtAssociate Member2013 - Present
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Solo & Small Firm CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Dallas Association of Young LawyersMember2012 - Present
Dallas Bar Association Bankruptcy SectionMember2011 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Texas Pro Bono CollegeMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy SectionMember2011 - Present
Austin Bar Association Bankruptcy SectionMember2011 - 2012
Austin Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2012
State Bar of TexasMember2010 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers' AssociationMember2010 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Grayson County Bar Association CLESubstantive Law Issues in Post-Judgment Bank Garnishment Seminar Paper2015
Dallas Bar Association HeadnotesLegal and Ethical Issues of Undisclosed Telephone Recordings by Attorneys2014
Recent Developments Seminar PaperDallas CLE Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course2010
Judicial Profile: Elizabeth W. MagnerDallas CLE Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course2010
Recent Developments Seminar PaperLSU Law Center CLE Bankruptcy Law Seminar2009
Recent Developments Seminar PaperLubbock, Texas CLE Bankruptcy Law Seminar2009
Bankruptcy Issues Seminar PaperLSU Law Center CLE Family Law Seminar2009
Straightening out "the vortex": In Faulkner v. Kornman, Northern District of Texas Bankruptcy Court applies more detailed rules for avoidance action structuringState Bar of Texas (Bankruptcy Law Section) Newsletter2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louisiana State University Paul M Hebert Law CenterLawJ.D., D.C.L.2010
Southern Methodist UniversityFinance, FrenchB.A., B.A.N/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Grayson County Bar Association CLEBank Garnishments in Texas: A Judgment Creditor’s Attorney’s Perspective2015
Ethics Committee CLETrendy E-Discovery Practices: Hype or Must-Have?2013
Paralegal CLELet's Boogie in Bankruptcy Land2012