Since joining Rushton Stakely in 1996, Mr. Chapman’s practice has focused on the litigation and trial of complex matters including claims of medical malpractice, products liability, fraud, hospital medical staff issues, and toxic torts.
Mr. Chapman has successfully defended individual and corporate healthcare providers as well as manufacturers, insurance companies, and other corporate entities. He has significant experience trying complex and high-exposure matters in various state and federal courts, and typically tries numerous such cases per year. He has successfully tried to defense verdict cases involving claims of wrongful death, paralysis, brain injury, and similar issues.
Mr. Chapman frequently handles matters that are resolved through alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration as well as appeals relating to interlocutory and post-trial review. He has defended mass torts and successfully contested class certification before the Alabama Supreme Court in a toxic tort matter. Mr. Chapman also handles administrative matters involving state and federal agencies, quasi-governmental agencies, and professional licensure boards.