- David A. Chapman
- 180 Market Place Boulevard
- Knoxville,TN 37922
- 865.523.0404 fax: 865.673.0260
Mr. Chapman is an associate in the Knoxville office whose practice focuses primarily on the defense of local and national transportation companies and commercial motor vehicle drivers.
While in law school, Mr. Chapman served as Coordinator of the University of Tennessee College of Law Pro Bono Project and as a member of the Pro Bono and Public Interest Committee from 2006-07. He was a member of the National Moot Court Team from 2005-06 and 2006-07, which garnered best brief honors at the 2006 Region VII National Moot Court Competition. Mr. Chapman also served as Secretary for the 2006-07 Moot Court Board, and authored the 2007 Advocate’s Prize Intramural Competition Problem. He was awarded the Dean’s Citation for Academic Excellence in six law school courses, as well as inducted into the Order of the Barristers and the Order of the Coif. In his third year of law school, Mr. Chapman also received the William M. Leech, Jr. Public Service Prize and the Susan B. Devitt National Moot Court Award.
Representative Client Work
Defense of local and national transportation companies and commercial motor vehicle drivers
Defended a host of large and small transportation companies with regard to the initial investigation, regulatory issues, expert coordination, and subsequent litigation stemming from tractor-trailer accidents
Successfully defended local and national businesses in cases involving premises liability and allegedly defective products, and has developed a particular interest in defending negligence actions filed against churches
Bar & Court Admissions
US District Court of Eastern and Middle Tennessee
Tennessee Bar Association
Knoxville Bar Association
Publications and Lectures
In 2010, he co-wrote an article for the environmental law section of the Tennessee Bar Journal entitled “You and Me Goin’ Fishin’ in the Dark: The Tennessee Recreational Use Statute and Incentivizing Conservation.”
He has also co-written articles for transportation-themed client resources.
In 2011, Mr. Chapman also served as an adjunct instructor at Carson-Newman College where he taught Administrative Law.