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Since Mr. Chapman has been admitted to practice before all of the Courts in Nevada, he has always taken an aggressive approach to representing his client’s desires within the boundaries of the law. Throughout his career, Mr. Chapman has founded law firms, managed law firms, managed major litigation teams, has served as mediator and arbitrator and has assisted the next generation of lawyers [that now involves so many Gen X, Gen Y and other young professionals] in building a better understanding of the ethics and expertise necessary for our legal profession to continue to produce high quality services with high ethical standards. Technology and young lawyers may have changed the Face of advocacy, but Law and Ethics have largely remained the same.


Mr. Chapman is admitted in Nevada; U.S. Federal District Court, District of Nevada (1998); and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1998).


Languages spoken: Korean, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Privacy: 25%
    16 years
  2. Business: 25%
    18 years
  3. Internet: 25%
    16 years
  4. Litigation: 25%
    18 years



Hourly ($250-400/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Tina Yan

    I appreciate Scott's experience, reputation and professionalism. He is also easy to work with. I definitely recommend him.


    Tina Yan Litigation Attorney
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  • James W Claflin Jr

    I endorse Mr. Chapman without hesitation for his competence, integrity, and zeal. He works hard and smart to achieve his clients' goals.


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1669 Hercules Ave, Suite D
Clearwater, FL, 33755


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Certified Appointed ArtbitratorState of Nevada2008
Certified Information Privacy Professional - InducteeIAPP2007
First Place at Inter-University Management Team CompetitionUniversity of Nevada-Las Vegas, MBA Program2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselMcCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth, LLP2011 - Present
Managing AttorneyMerritt Chapman, Ltd. aka Harris Merritt Chapman, Ltd.2003 - 2011
Lead Trial CounselTharpe & Howell2000 - 2003
AssociateVarious Entities1998 - 2000
Judicial ClerkUtah 4th District Court1997 - 1998
ClerkKim Shin & Yu1996 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Las Vegas Defense LawyersSection Member-Web Development2011 - Present
Free Speech Version 3Member2010 - Present
International Association of Privacy ProfessionalsCertified Information Privacy Professional/US2007 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law Society (Las Vegas Chapter)Member1998 - Present
BYU Management Society (Las Vegas Chapter)Member1998 - Present
Moot Alumni AssociationMember1997 - Present
Transportation Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dillard Dept. Stores v. Beckwith, 115 Nev. 372, 980 P.2d 882 (1999)Appeal Denied
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Publication nameTitleDate
Communique (Clark County Bar)Subpoenaing Online Records: Why and How to Find an Anony2011
Journal of Information System SecurityTo Opt-in, or to Opt-out? That is the Question. A Case Study2006
Social Responsibility in the Information Age: Issues and ControversiesPrivacy and the Internet: The Case of DoubleClick, Inc.2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nevada-Las VegasBusiness AdministrationMA - Masters2002
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Brigham Young UniversityKorean & Asian Studies (Lit & Lang)BA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
9th Annual Security Conference & IS One World ConferencePanel Discussion Regarding - Identification vs. Authentication: Challenges in Protecting Information Assets in the Next Decade2010
ICBO Code ConferenceHow to be a Construction Expert2004
SeminarA Glance at Nevada Law2003