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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2006|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2005|
|National Prosecutor of the Year||Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association||2004|
|Outstanding Prosecution of Corruption in U.S. goverenment||Office of Inspector General||2002|
|Certificate of Appreciation/Drug Enforcement as prosecutor||Drug Enforcement Administration||2002|
|Director's Award for Superior Performance as Prosecutor||United States Department of Justice||2001|
|Owner||Law Office of Sean C. Chapman PC||2004 - Present|
|Assistant U.S. Attorney||United States Attorney's Office For the District of Arizona||1997 - 2004|
|Associate||Chandler, Tullar, Udall and Redhair||1995 - 1997|
|Felony Trial Attorney||Pima County Public Defender's Office||1990 - 1994|
|Associate||Jennings Strouss & Salmon, PLC||1988 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The National Association of Distinguished Counsel||Nation's Top Attorneys||2015 - Present|
|The National Trial Lawyers||Top 100||2015 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||2004 - Present|
|Arizona Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||2004 - Present|
|State v. Gibson||Dismissal prior to trial|
|State v. Uribe||Not Guilty|
|United States v. Coombs||Not Guilty|
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|Arizona Law Review||Batson v. Kentucky: A Significant Step Toward Eliminating Discrimination In The Jury Selection Process||1987|
|University of Arizona College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|University of Arizona||History||BS - Bachelor of Science||1980|
|Guest Panelist||Federal Discovery Panel||2008|
|Guest Lecturer||How a Defense Attorney Analyzes a Federal Case||2008|
|Guest Lecturer||Victims Rights and Witness Advocacy in the Federal Courts||2007|
|Guest Lecturer||Victims Rights and Witness Advocacy in the Federal Courts||2006|
|Speaker||Federal Criminal Practice||2005|
|Guest Lecturer||Federal Death Penalty Proceedings||2005|
|Speaker||Federal Sentencing Guidelines||2003|
|"Federal Sentencing: How 'Bout Dem Guidelines?"||Federal Sentencing Guidelines||2003|
|Speaker||Federal Criminal Procedure Seminar||2001|
Posted by Tuyet
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Posted by anonymous
I was desperately looking for an honest attorney because the matter at stake involved one of the most important persons in my life, my mother. My mother was facing felony charges, not one or two, but six of them. Our entire family was in disbelief and torn apart. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, was facing six counts of level six felony charges. It turns out that my mother had a case pending for animal cruelty from 10 years ago and had no knowledge of it. It turned out that my mother’s prior legal counsel from 10 years ago had given her misleading information, making her believe her case was over and that she had nothing else to worry about. My mother, who only speaks Spanish, trusted them. Ten years later my mother was arrested at an international airport because of an outstanding warrant issued by the State of Arizona for the case that she was made believe was over. She was released on bail in California, but was to appear in Arizona. Now my mother was 10 years older and battling many medical conditions that unfortunately became worse after her arrest. That was not our only worry though, although my mother has lived most of her life her in the United States, she is only a resident. Her immigration status would be greatly affected by the outcome of the case. To top it off, the person who lied to her and who was fully responsible, the only person who could clear things up was now dead.
What would be of our family if she was taken away? That was only one of the many questions and worries that circulated every family member’s mind. For many nights I couldn’t sleep thinking of what might be my mother’s fate if we didn’t come across an attorney who we could trust all the way. One of my family’s biggest fear was hiring an attorney who might just take our money and dump the case since we were in California trying to hire an Arizona attorney without meeting them in person. After consulting various attorneys by phone, one attorney stood out, Mr. Sean Chapman. Mr. Chapman spoke in a calm manner and took time to get as much detail as he needed before we even hired him. No other attorney would go beyond the initial phone consult without asking for payment. We knew he was the attorney we could trust with my mother’s case. We placed everything in God’s hands and we hired Mr. Chapman without even meeting him in person, but when we finally did get to meet him we knew we didn’t make a mistake in trusting him. My mother resides in California and the case was in Arizona, which meant that traveling back and forth for hearings would be a financial burden. Thankfully, my mother only appeared for her initial hearing, there after Mr. Chapman was able to waive her presence for the hearings for several months.
An outstanding member to Mr. Chapman’s team is his assistant Serena. Throughout the case Mr. Chapman and Serena kept us informed of all the details about the case. Communication was excellent. When I would call the office, Serena was so well informed about the case that she would almost always answer questions my mother and I had. If Serena didn’t have an answer for us she would have Mr. Chapman call us back that day or the next. Serena was also very helpful in translating info for my mother. Finally after many hearings, Mr. Chapman wrote a very detailed motion in which he demonstrated his thorough knowledge of the law and of my mother’s case. It was evident, through his close attention to meticulous detail, that he spent countless hours doing research to provide as much evidence as he could to get my mother’s case dismissed. Thanks to God and Mr. Chapman, a few days after the motion was submitted the case was dismissed. We will forever be thankful with Mr. Chapman for bringing back peace and happiness to our family. For all of you, who are out there desperately looking for an ethical, knowledgeable, caring, and trustworthy attorney, consider Mr. Chapman because we did and that’s the best thing we could have ever done.
Posted by CP
Don't worry about the case, that's my job to worry for you.
I am writing you this because of our appreciation of your hard work, knowledge and professionalism.
With confidence we can say you literally saved our family.
In the late spring of 2013 when my wife was charged with numerous counts, we didn’t know what to do or where to go.
We were angry, confused, depressed and felt hopeless.
Luckily for us you where recommended by a personal friend.
I have to admit that the first time we met, I wasn’t sure you would be able to take the case.
On the day we went to court for the very first time in our lives, I was very impressed with your confidence and strong personality.
The way you carried yourself and the respect you received from others in court was impressive and I knew we were in good hands.
My wife had numerous nights when she would cry herself to sleep because of the high level of stress and uncertainty of our future.
Until that one day we had our meeting in your office. We addressed our concern and you calmly said “don’t worry about the case, that’s my job to worry for you”.
Since then my wife and I just took our hands off the steering wheel and left you in control.
We are so thankful we did. You guide us, explained everything with great detail and told us what to expect in court.
Every time when we had to go court I was confident in your knowledge and abilities to handle our case.
Not only where you able to drop all felony charges and had the court issue an unsupervised probation, but you also eliminate the civil charges too.
I would highly recommend you to anyone who needs professional help.
Again, words can’t really express how very thankful we are with your services.
On a side note please thank your assistant Serena.
She’s a real gem in the office. Not only did she made us feel warm and welcomed, but she also recommended good places to eat in Tucson.