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Christopher E Chapman

Criminal defense Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   29 reviews

also known as Chris Chapman

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  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 3 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 15 years
    Kentucky - KY 15 years
    Georgia - GA 24 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Experience Matters. I have successfully defended clients in Jury Trials for Drug Trafficking, Felony Murder, Child Molestation, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, Rape, Domestic Violence, Burglary, Theft, False Statements, Obstruction.

    24 years, 4,500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%
    I have successfully defended clients throughout the state of Georgia in DUI cases involving alcohol, drugs, other substances and combinations of drugs and alcohol, in in every type of vehicle. Former Prosecutor and DUI Task Force Officer.

    24 years, 3,200 cases

  3. General practice
    10%

  4. Sex crime
    10%
    I have represented many clients accused of Child Molestation charges and successfully proven their innocence at trial. In addition, I zealously represent all defendants accused of crimes and get the best outcome possible regardless of the crime.

    23 years, 26 cases

  5. Violent crime
    10%
    I have successfully represented clients in Felony Murder Cases, Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Assault Cases. My results include charges being dismissed prior to Grand Jury and Not Guilty Verdicts at Trial, asserting Self Defense.

    23 years, 31 cases

For over twenty years, Christopher Chapman has served clients in the Criminal Justice system in numerous capacities.  He has represented clients in serious criminal cases in state and federal court, including felony murder cases and death penalty defense. He has also represented clients in complicated civil and domestic relations matters at all levels of court and has been lead trial counsel for more than 100 jury trials.  In addition, he has authored appeals for the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Chapman is currently admitted to practice law in Georgia, Kentucky and the District of Columbia and is licensed at all levels of State and Federal Court, including the United States Supreme Court.  Since 2008, he has mentored numerous new attorneys into the practice of law as an Attorney Mentor, appointed by the Georgia Supreme Court.  His recent honors include being chosen as one of The National Trial Lawyers “Top 100” in 2016, and he was recognized as one of the “10 BEST” by American Institute of DUI Attorneys in 2015.

Mr. Chapman also has the experience of being a former prosecutor, a Magistrate Court Judge for Henry County, and a Municipal Court Judge for multiple jurisdictions. He has served as a Municipal Court Judge for more than 10 years and, in addition to those duties, he is a 6th District Representative for the Council of Municipal Court Judges.  Prior to his admission to the bar, Mr. Chapman spent six years in law enforcement and his assignments included the DUI Task Force/ Heat Unit, Serious Accident Investigation Unit and Special Response Team.  In addition, he obtained Instructor, Field Training Officer and Advanced Certifications and he has been utilized as an instructor for multiple law enforcement agencies, police academies, and the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 Mr. Chapman is a native of Jonesboro, Georgia.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree from The Citadel, with honors, and he received his Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School. In addition, he has obtained certifications from both the University of Georgia and Emory University.

Mr. Chapman is very active in his community. He is a Past President of the Henry County Bar Association and a member the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the American Association of Trial Lawyers.  He is also active in the Atlanta Lawyers Club, and the American College of Equine Attorneys. In addition to professional organizations, he is a member of numerous social, charitable, genealogical, and fraternal organizations.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

Christopher E. Chapman, PC
100 Hartsfield Center Parkway
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA, 30354

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Paradiz | April 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Lost and Confused
Mr. Chapman was very dedicated to helping me with my legal needs during these challenging times. He is very well organized, easy to talk to and an all around good guy, this relationship has proven to exceed my expectations. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2021
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Amazing Lawyer
Chris Chapman is extremely informative and does a great job at explaining everything along the way. He is a quick response and makes his clients a priority. I highly recommend Chris Chapman.
Posted by Marissa | March 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
DUI lawyer
Mr. Chapman was amazing to work with. He kept me updated every step of the way and made me feel my case was very important to him. Instead of getting a DUI, I got an MIP and could not thank Mr. Chapman enough because I would not be in my working field today if it weren’t for him getting my charges dropped. 10/10 highly recommend
Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very positive experience
Chris was very experienced with the type of case I hired him for. Before the case went before the judge we talked and he made us feel very calm and optimistic. The case went exactly as he thought it would. We were very pleased and thankful.
Posted by Suzanne | February 12, 2020
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Dog case
Mr Chapman did a GREAT job with my case and informing me what was going on by email or phone call.He did a GREAT job and I was kept in touch of our court dates.I was very pleased with this lawyer.
Posted by SEAN | February 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Need knowledgeable, fair & honest representation
I was referred to Attorney Christopher Chapman after a patient of mine was so grateful for the service that I provided him, he told me to call his law firm if I ever needed legal help. Lo and behold, I found myself needing one for the first time. I was criminally charged for shooting someone while trying to protect my home and family. Some of the things that impressed me most about Chris Chapman were that nothing was sugar coated. His knowledge of the law and the system were invaluable. He was very straight forward and told me what to expect each step of the way. When you are in emotional it is difficult to think clearly and make good decisions. Going through the case from start to finish, Chris kept me informed of each step and what the options were and what the risks were. There were no empty promises made just to keep the client happy which I heard sometimes occurs when seeking counsel. Since this was the first time going through anything like this, I had many questions. He will not run up a bill with chit chat or unnecessary communication. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair, honest and will keep your best interest and unique needs at the forefront. I have recommended him to a friend who has used Chris services and feel the same as I do. Should the situation arise, I would not hesitate to seek representation from Christopher Chapman again.
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Posted by Jerry | February 7, 2020
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Christopher E. Chapman, Attorney. Client Review
Attorney Christopher Chapman provided excellent legal service to us 3 times in the past 15 years and resolved them to our complete satisfaction. He is experienced, professional, courteous, and has excellent communication skills. He made us feel that our legal questions were important to him. He is conscientious regarding follow-up issues or returning phone calls/messages and he kept us completely informed. He listens carefully, asks clarifying questions, and is highly skilled and familiar with multiple areas of the law. His wide range of experience makes him particularly well suited to successfully handle any legal issue. His experience in numerous areas of law include: completed Law School while serving as a Certified Law Enforcement Officer with an Atlanta (ATL) area County Police Department; served as a Prosecuting Attorney; ran his private practice law office with staff; served as a Magistrate Judge with a Local County; has provided Pro Bono services; and, is a member of a highly respected Law Firm. He mentors other attorneys and clients and is active in Civic events. His extensive experience & strong ethics give him an excellent understanding of the perspectives of each client. We highly recommended him as an attorney.
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Posted by Marcie | January 25, 2020
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Tenant/ Landlord Law
Mr. Chapman has been great to work with. We were called back shortly after calling his office to get information. I never felt rushed during our conversations and he's a wealth of information. I was left feeling my case was of importance and priority. We highly recommend him to others. If you want a lawyer that gives you his undivided attention and who will fight for you, Mr. Chapman is the man to do just that.
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Posted by Richard | January 24, 2020
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Assistance with real estate for overseas investors
We engaged Chris to assist with legal matters relating to property conveyance: specifically purchasing investment residential properties. Chris was always careful to ensure we were fully apprised of matters at all times, and did not hesitate to draw on expertise of colleagues as required to provide the best possible service. As clients from outside the USA, this level of service was very much appreciated.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2020
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This is the picture I saw that made me hire him.
When I was searching for a lawyer for the metro-ATL Area, I felt a warmth and a sense of trust immediately. My intuition proved true, and Chris has been my legal representation for 20+ years. Chris's professionalism and patience are what have made me recommend him to so many people, and his willingness to help me no matter how small or major my issue was, above all else,speaks volumes about the type of lawyer he is. I remember one time hearing him say,"have bar card will travel" when talking about how many miles he was willing to travel outside the metro ATL area. I think one of the things that makes a great attorney is his willingness to stand up in a courtroom that is clearly on tut side his comfort zone. Thanks Chris!
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Posted by Kimberley | January 21, 2020
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personal injury
Mr. Chapman is an excellent attorney. He handled our case expertly and was very responsive to all of our questions.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2020
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Employment law discrimination case
I had a legal matter that I needed to consult with a legal representative. I had people recommend Mr. Chapman to me because of his good moral character and sound practices in law. I talked to Mr. Chapman about my case. I gave him all the information on what had happened and actions that have been taken against me from a large local governmental municipality. He asked pertinent questions and gave great responses. He seemed very knowledgeable on the matter. He assisted me with coming up with an action plan that I needed to pursue that was was best for me and my family. I highly recommend Mr. Chapman if you're seeking advise or to hire a lawyer on employment law that pertains to discrimination.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2020
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Excellent Attorney!
Chris was great to work with on civil matters I have had in the past. He is very responsive and always ready to give you solid legal advice. I highly recommend him if you need a good attorney.
Posted by Tim | January 10, 2020
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Site Manager
I have know Mr. Chapman for several years. I my opinion,he is one of the most ethical and experienced Ga Attorney's. His dedication to his clients goes far above what is expected. He treats each client as if they are the only one he is representing. I have hired to represent me in the past to a very positive resolution. He give work tirelessly to bring your case to the best resolution possible.
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Posted by William | January 10, 2020
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Great attorney
Handled a money embezzlement case for my lodge and won the case.This took several months and time he did a great Job and we were victorious
Posted by Sal | May 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A lawyer you can feel comfortable with and one that will get you great results in court.
Over the past 12 years Mr. Chappman has represented me on different areas of law. Several times I was able to call him for advice. He works very hard on each case by returning phone calls and gathering information. As long as I'm in business I will need his help from time to time.
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Legal Strategy
When I came to Chris Chapman, I was worried. My attorney at the time seemed incapable of handling my case. Chris took the time to hear my situation, look through the law book with me, and ultimately lay out his strategy. Not just one strategy mind you, but back up strategies too. He had contingency plans for any likely direction my case may go. The reassurance of his knowledge and plan of action sold me. And I’m a hard sell! He, and his team, handled my case perfectly. Not all went as optimally well as we had hoped but his contingency strategy kicked in and brought my case to a close that I can live with. He’s even been there for me with the advisement I have needed as I begin to serve my sentance with a bumpy start. I traveled a serious distance to see and hire Chris. I paid for his serious distance traveled to handle my case. Money well spent!
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Posted by Henry | January 12, 2018
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Superior Legal Advice
Mr. Chapman has been the attorney for my non-profit organization for more than 5 years. During that time, he had provided sound and consistent legal advice. His guidance has helped my to avoid many legal situations before they happened. When a problem did arise, mr Chapman handled the matter with diligence and professionalism. I would highly recommend Mr. Chapman for his superb legal advice and to handle your legal problems.
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Posted by Eddie | January 5, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Chapman has been my trusted attorney for many years and has always done an excellent job. He has assisted my family and several or our friends. He was there for us when my brother was in a bad accident and guided us throughout the case. I do not know what we would have done without him.
Posted by Steven | January 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
VERY PROMPT AND PROFESSIONAL
Mr. Chapman was very informative and did not hesitate to answer any questions that I had. He was able to get all of my criminal charges dismissed for a nightmare of a case involving my DUI. I am so thankful of Chris and his staff. I recommended him highly.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Christopher E Chapman, PC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Smith, Welch, Webb & White, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Christopher E Chapman,PC
  • 2001 - 2011
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • Henry County Office Of The Solicitor General
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Citadel, Military College of South Carolina
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Jones
  • Suppression of Evidence Upheld
  • State v. Scarborough
  • Not Guilty on all counts
  • State v. Washington
  • Not Guilty on all counts
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Associations

  • National College of Equine Attorneys
  • 2008 - Present
  • Henry County Bar Association
  • Past President- 2002
  • 2000 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2000 - Present
  • Council of Municipal Court Judges
  • Training Council/ 6th District Representative
  • 2013 - 2016
  • McDonough Arts Council
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Georgia Horse Council
  • President
  • 2012 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Platinum Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top 10% IN the U.S.A. Criminal Defense
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney
  • Henry Magazine
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Southern Journal
  • Top Attorneys
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Winter Conference- GACDL
  • HGN and Field Sobriety Defense
  • 2020
  • Winter Seminar- State Bar of Georgia
  • Professiionalism and the Judiciary
  • 2015
  • Annual Seminar- Henry County Bar Association
  • Criminal Defense and negotiation with the State
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (15)
Endorse Christopher
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Chapman is a top notch defense attorney who tirelessly works for justice. His clients are blessed to have such a zealous advocate in his corner. Mr. Chapman's knowledge, skill, and civility makes him one of the best attorneys I've come across."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Mr. Chapman since 1989. As my classmate at The Citadel, I witnessed his high ethical standards, his dedication, and his strength. He has the heart of a lion. I have personally seen his brilliance and eloquence in the courtroom, fighting for his clients. He is very bright, very knowledgeable, and very tough. As a person, I have known him to be very friendly, trustworthy, and someone that I can easily talk to freely, in confidence. When i need advice about a case, I go to Chris, and he always knows exactly what to suggest."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've been practicing DUI Defense law in the South Metro area for over 26 years. I've known Chris since he started in 2000. Chris is a very effective advocate for his clients in Court. The Judges respect him. All of the lawyers in this community respect him. He is really good with his clients. I endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Chris for many years as a friend and fellow attorney in our area. Chris is not only a fine attorney but a fine person. He has the experience necessary to handle any case within his chosen areas. He works hard and diligently for his clients. you will be well served with Chris as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Chris for over 25 years, he is an excellent trial attorney, highly ethical, aggressive and knowledgeable. Highly recommended."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris Chapman is an experienced and ethical professional. He is gifted with a natural ability to relate to juries. He is well respected by the legal community for his knowledge of the law and his dedication to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris Chapman is one of the best in the business. He is dedicated, knowledgeable and is always working miracles in the courtroom. You can't go wrong with Chris as your counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an excellent attorney who is skilled in many areas. Specifically, in the area of criminal defense and litigation. He is definitely someone who you would want if you or a family member were ever placed in a situation where he or she needed someone to make sure their rights are protected and the proper procedures are followed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He is experienced, professional and always well prepared. I have known him for over 20 years & highly recommend him."
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Atlanta Criminal defense Lawyer Christopher E Chapman
Christopher E Chapman
Criminal defense Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 24 years
Virtual consultation available