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I am a Texas state and federal lawyer who cares deeply about my clients and the strength and integrity of the legal system.


Languages spoken: French, Spanish, English

Practice areas


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



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Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    Hershel is a consummate professional and colleague. He maintains a positive rapport with fellow attorneys and works to resolve issues with an efficient, genuine, and earnest demeanor. For certain, Hershel is a formidable attorney.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew Nyombi

    Attorney Chapin, is highly respected in the community. He is a top notch lawyer in all aspects. I have known him for over eight (8) years and we worked on a bankruptcy matter. He has a depth of knowledge and is highly skilled at resolving bankruptcy matters in a fast and efficient manner.


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Contact info

H. R. Chapin, Attorney & Counselor, PLLC

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


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201008/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' ChoiceAVVO2016
Best Series of General Interest ArticlesState Bar of Texas2015
Clients' ChoiceAVVO2014
graduated in top 5 in classWilliam J. Rochelle, Jr. Bankruptcy Course2013
Clients' ChoiceAVVO2012
Top ContributorAVVO2012
Excellence for the future award in UCC Security DevicesCALI2010
Recognition for Outstanding Public ServiceIRS2010
Merit ScholarshipLSU Law Faculty2007
Study Abroad ScholarshipSMU Honors ProgramN/A
Merit ScholarshipDallas Alliance FrancaiseN/A
Merit ScholarshipGolden Key SocietyN/A
Honor RollSMU DeanN/A
Merit ScholarshipFaye T. Barnes TrustN/A
Edwin & Louise Jordan Merit ScholarshipCox Business SchoolN/A
Merit ScholarshipSMU DeanN/A
Recognition for Exceptional Job PerformanceSMU PresidentN/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
Hon. John C. Ford American Inn of CourtAssociate Member2013 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas Business Law SectionMember2013 - Present
Dallas Bar Association Legal Ethics CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Dallas Association of Young LawyersMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Texas Pro Bono CollegeMember2011 - Present
Dallas Bar Association Bankruptcy SectionMember2011 - Present
State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy SectionMember2011 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2010 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers' AssociationMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Texas Care CampaignMember2015 - 2016
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Solo & Small Firm SectionMember2012 - 2015
Austin Bar Association Bankruptcy SectionMember2011 - 2012
Austin Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
Dallas Bar Association HeadnotesEthical, Professional, and Practical Implications of the Construction Trust Fund Act2016
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 CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law CenterLawD.C.L.2010
Southern Methodist UniversityFrenchBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Southern Methodist UniversityFinanceBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration2007
Southern Methodist UniversityN/AUniversity Honors Program2007
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