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William Donald Chapman

William Donald Chapman

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William Chapman

About Me

I've been married to my lovely wife since 1982. We have four wonderful children.

I enjoy surfing, Trail running, backpacking, hiking, camping, family history, amateur radio and family vacations.

Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Editions from 2009 to the present. Peer reviewed rating of "Preeminent AV" highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards for 20+ consecutive years by Martindale-Hubbell. Past Worldwide Chair, BYU Management Society, Regional Chair, BYU Management Society, Founder, Past Chapter Chair, South County Management Society, Former Chapter Chair, Orange County Management Association, Former Board Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society - Orange County Chapter.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Litigation: 100%
    34 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($400/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Gurjit Singh Srai

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Gurjit Srai DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Glen Nuttall

    I've known Bill Chapman for several years, and have gotten to know him on both a personal and a professional level. Bill is an experienced and dedicated lawyer - a fantastic advocate. I've been lucky to be able to draw from his vast experience, and I am pleased to endorse him.


    Glen Nuttall Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Cadden & Fuller, LLP

144 Pacifica
Irvine, CA, 92618



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Southern California Super Lawyers 2013 - OC EditionSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Southern California Super Lawyers 2012 - OC EditionSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
W. Lowell Benson Lifetime Achievement AwardBYU Management Society2011
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCadden & Fuller, LLP2013 - Present
PartnerJulander, Brown & Bollard2010 - Present
PartnerSmith, Chapman & Campbell2001 - 2010
PartnerPeterson & Chapman1997 - 2001
PartnerChapman, Fuller & Bollard1987 - 1997
AssociateCallahan & Associates1985 - 1987
AssociateUre & Shupe1981 - 1985

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2012 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1981 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Merck Eprova, AG v. Gnosis S.p.A., et al.Trial conducted in June-July 2011. Waiting for a ruling by the court.
Chicony Power Technology Company, Limited v. Comarco, Inc.Verdict in favor of Comarco in the net amount of $9.7 million.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Leader's Product Liability Law and Strategy"No Longer Willing to Settle, Firm Tries Novel Defense"N/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Brigham Young UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Renaissance V"How to Cross-Examine World Class Experts"2012
Monthly Breakfast Meeting"The Economic, Legal and Moral Advantages of Telling the Truth in Every Aspect of our Lives"2011
BYU Management Society Annual Leadership ConferenceMoral and Ethical Leadership2011