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William Donald Chapman

About William Chapman

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Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Editions from 2009 to the present. Peer reviewed rating of "Preeminent AV" highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards for 20+ consecutive years by Martindale-Hubbell. Designated "Fellow," by the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers who are selected by invitation only, based upon excellence, accomplishment, and superior ethical reputation at the trial and appellate levels.


WILLIAM D. CHAPMAN is a trial lawyer and partner with Cadden & Fuller LLP. Mr. Chapman has defended and recovered multimillion dollar jury verdicts and settlements for clients in state and federal courts in California and nationwide.


Mr. Chapman has tried cases before judges or juries in numerous California State and Federal Courts and the Federal Court in the Southern District of New York. Mr. Chapman has appeared before the California Courts of Appeal, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Ninth Circuit and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has represented a wide range of businesses of all sizes and entity types, in industries including real estate, business finance, nutraceuticals, computer software, building insulation products, self-insurance groups, automobile dealerships, distributorships, raw materials suppliers, etc. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies as well as startup businesses. He has represented individuals who have suffered injuries from accidents involving automobiles, boats, gym equipment, insurance bad faith, etc. His clients range from very local to as far away as Brazil, Italy and Russia.


Past Worldwide Chair, BYU Management Society, Regional Chair, BYU Management Society, Founder, Past Chapter Chair, South County Management Society, Former Chapter Chair, Orange County Management Association, Former Board Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society - Orange County Chapter.



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