The firm of CHAPMAN, LEWIS & SWAN was founded in 1990 by Ralph E. Chapman and has since grown to its present size of eight attorneys. The firm is located in Clarksdale, Mississippi. The firm has a litigation practice with an emphasis on personal injury and wrongful death litigation representing the interests of individuals and families who have suffered injury. The firm handles a significant number of criminal law matters which has ranged from motor vehicle violations to capital murder indictments. The firm also handles a significant number of product liability, medical negligence and criminal matters with Trials in Mississippi, Tennessee, New York, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Texas and California wherein a member of CHAPMAN, LEWIS & SWAN served as Lead Counsel. The firm has obtained significant verdicts in excess of a million dollars in several different states.
Firm members are active in the state and local bar associations, the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and Mississippi Attorneys for Constitutional Justice. Firm members have lectured regularly at continuing legal education seminars.