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Karen Chapman

t: 704.342.5293

Karen Chapman's litigation practice includes representing businesses with respect to contract disputes, unfair and deceptive trade practice claims, and other business torts. Karen also defends various individuals and companies with respect to allegations of professional malpractice.


Karen has considerable experience in all stages of litigation and her clients benefit from her ability to quickly analyze a dispute and develop a strategic defense.

In addition to her work within the firm, Karen is actively involved with numerous nonprofit organizations in the community. Karen has served on the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Fee Dispute Resolution Committee and as a mentor to several middle school children through the Lunch with a Lawyer Program. Karen is a graduate of the North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Training Academy and of the Arts & Science Council’s (ASC) Cultural Leadership Training Program.

Areas of Focus


+Professional Liability

+Tort & Insurance Defense

+Business Litigation



University of North Carolina, JD, 2005

University of North Carolina, BA, 1999, cum laude


+Notable Accomplishments

Recognized by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2016 North Carolina Leaders in the Law Honoree

Ranked in Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” (Young Guns) 2016

Ranked among Super Lawyers magazine’s North Carolina “Rising Stars” (Business Litigation), 2011-2017, and “Super Lawyers” (Business Litigation), 2019

Honored as one of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2019 Women of Justice award recipients


+Professional & Community Activities

Bd. of Dir./ Vice President, Claire’s Army, Inc.

Board Member, Kiwanis Club of Charlotte

Volunteer, Ministering to Ministers Foundation, Inc.

Volunteer, Lunch with a Lawyer Program

Member, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

Member, North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section

Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Association

Graduate, 2014 NC Bar Association Leadership Academy

Graduate, 2011 ASC Cultural Leadership Training

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