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Howard Edward Chappell

Personal injury Attorney at Fort Myers, FL

4.7   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2002
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Howard

Learn Howard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Cases involving personal injury and wrongful death on our roadways and in our healthcare system.

    22 years

  2. Business
    Cases involving businesses that are being sued (labor issues, collections issues, contract issues, etc.) as well as cases involving businesses that need to sue others.

    22 years

  3. Admiralty and maritime
    Cases involving boating negligence with regard to boating, tow boats, cruise lines, etc.

    22 years

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Chappell Law Group
5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd.
Suite 366
Fort Myers, FL, 33919

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  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Jack | June 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business Law
I have Mr. Chappell as our business lawyer for over 12 years. His legal advice and guidance has been most noteworthy. Howard has represented my Company in various legal cases and the results were favorable.
Posted by Phillis | May 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My attorney Howard Chappell
I had Mr. Chappell several years ago for my auto accident. Got in another accident and called him right away. He always does a great job for me. I can call anytime.
Posted by Ann | June 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great auto accident attorney
I was T-Boned in an auto accident. Mr. Chappell helped me to get a rental car, get my vehicle fixed and to get treatment for my injuries. Would highly recommend Mr. Chappell to anyone in an auto accident.
Posted by Renee | March 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Howard Chappell went above and beyond in my auto accident case. He was compassionate about the way I felt about every aspect of my case from my pain to my relationship with my doctors to the settlement. You will not find a better lawyer anywhere!
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2015
Great experience
We recently needed a lawyer to help us with removing my dad's name from the deed on my mom's condo. We had heard about Howard Chappell so we called him. His secretary put Mr. Chappell immediately on the phone with us. After explaining all we needed done he said no problem and he would take care of it. This knowledgeable lawyer did just that. We had a great experience and will not hesitate to use Howard Chappell again if ever needed.
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Posted by Juan | March 23, 2015
Best Attorney in Fort Myers!
The Chappell Law Group ( 5237 Summerlin Commons Boulevard #366, Fort Myers, FL 33919 (239) 337-9875), upon my no fault car accident, where my Jeep was declared a total loss by my Insurance Co.; Mr. Howard Chappell personally attended and took my case for consideration as he immediately got a team of Doctors to treat my injuries and thru professional medical evaluations and therapy had my car accident recovery taken care. His personal attention and care provided me with the most important necessary medical attention, support, understanding, compassion and sincerity to make my life easier thru his professionalism and Law Firm car accidents knowledge and case patience evaluation, long term patient therapy treatment and total loss recovery. I JCO personally from the bottom of my heart thank Mr. Howard Chappell and his Chappell Law Group Firm in helping me to have the proper medical attention, physical therapy and property recovery; I also recognize his law firm as the best Fort Myers Law Firm that personally attends and solves any considered injured legal case. Thank you Mr. Howard Chappell for your great help in my health treatment and understanding with compassion and favorably total car loss recovery from June 20, 2014 failure to yield careless texting driver car accident I was involved with, thank you again for solving and accepting by your prestigious Law Firm my car accident recovery agreement case.
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Posted by sharon | June 17, 2014
I was not just another case to him, I was a person in need whom he could, and did, help. After a car accident in which I was injured, Howard really outdid himself by settling my case with a non-responsive, difficult, "dragging the case out" insurance company, inside 9 months for the maximum allowable amount. Previously, when I used a different law firm in a injury case with similar circumstances, it took the other law firm over 3 years to settle the case, and I had at least four different associates on my case, and an unknown number of paralegals as well, and in the end, my case did not settle very well. Howard, and his one employee, always kept me up to date on my case and returned calls within a day. He was also able to help me with many of the financial difficulties that came with being off work for 7 months with no income. I would not hesitate to use him again, and highly recommend him, and have already recommended him to friends and acquaintances in need.
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Posted by Monica | February 27, 2014
Best attorney
Very friendly and work hard for you . Personal injury case Handel with care and one of the best attorney work for you and he don't have 5 attoney doing your case one on one and you don't get put aside he work with dedication on your behalf so if you want fair then Howard the one you need he work on your needs thanks Howard for help me
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Posted by jim | April 27, 2011
excellent representation.
mr. chappell handled two cases for me in the st. pete area and did an excellent job.
Posted by Kenneth | August 10, 2010
Effective Honest Professional
Howard is thorough, dedicated, and relentless. He's control of the law and the legal process allow me to run my business and not spend my time concerned with liability issues. He has handled all the legal responsibilities for my business for the past 7years; from writing my business contracts to representing me in court. My liability on a given contract is typically $3 to $25 Million dollars, so He's work is a BIG deal to me. I've offered my information to Howard to use as a reference at any time.
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Posted by Judy | August 10, 2010
Thank You Note
Thank you & your wife for all your hard work on my case. I will keep in touch just to see how you 4 are doing. It was a pleasure doing business with ya! Your grateful client, Miss Judy
Posted by Steve | March 17, 2010
Letter to Mr. Chappell
I just thought it was necessary to write you this letter. before I contacted your office, I had called many others including Morgan & Morgan, Cszia & Galagher and a few others. I kept getting the good old run around. No one ever called me back, and I felt they didn't give a damn about me or my case and anyone else for that matter. I just wanted to express mt gratitude for all that you have done for me and my family, you are one of the very few professionals left and I am greatful that you represented me. Also, if I can say you will always be my attorney, a great dear and true friend, you are an ace to your profession and there should be more like you. By the way, Mr. Chappell's office is in Fort Myers.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2010
Not to be Trusted
Howard rarely returned any calls, provided siginficant false information regarding the value of my claim, never followed up on specific requests made, and lost me thousands of dollars.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Chappell Law Group
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Charles Scully
  • 2001 - 2006


  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor - with honors
  • 2001
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Don & Ray v. Tile Company
  • $475,000
  • Dolores v. Construction Company
  • $177,500
  • Rebecca v Heavy Transport Co.
  • $200,000


  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Service AWard
  • Stetson College of Law
  • 2001
  • Certificate of Concentration in Advocacy
  • Stetson College of Law
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
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Personal injury Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had cases both against and with Howard. His professional skill set is equaled only by his superior professional integrity. If I needed a lawyer, Howard would by my go-to-person for my own representation. He is both exceptionally capable and well respected in the legal community. I recommend him with the highest confidence."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Other
"When it comes to business litigation and personal injury cases, our family always retains Mr. Chappell as our attorney. He has always exceeded our expectations. He has superior legal skills and litigation experience that make him one of the best attorneys in the Florida Bar. I have been practicing law for over twenty-five years, Mr. Chappell clearly stands out as one of the best attorneys I have known."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Howard Chappell is an extremely diligent and effective attorney. He works tirelessly for his clients and is well-regarded in the legal community. If you need an auto accident attorney, I strongly recommend Howard."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Having had a case with Mr. Chappell where he was opposing counsel in a landlord-tenant matter, I can attest to his skill as an attorney as well as his professionalism. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Friend
"I went to law school with Mr. Chappell and have known him for over 10 years. Mr. Chappell is an excellent lawyer and always takes great care in the representation of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have experience working with Howard Chappell as a fellow civil litigation attorney. He is dedicated to his clients, for whom he provides highly experienced and effective representation."
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Fort Myers Personal injury Lawyer Howard Edward Chappell
Howard Edward Chappell
Personal injury Attorney
Fort Myers, FL
Licensed for 21 years