J. Stanley Chapman


STAN CHAPMAN is a Director in the Litigation Practice Group and focuses his practice on eminent domain, personal injury, wrongful death, and other civil and administrative trial practice. He has represented businesses and other private sector clients in governmental takings cases and business torts and injury cases for more than 20 years.



Obtained a $6.5 million dollar benefit package for a client after stopping a local government taking of private property in downtown Tallahassee.
Co-counsel at trial of a federal tort claims case that resulted in a $1.4 million dollar recovery for the client.
Obtained a $443,000 jury verdict in Okaloosa County in a private party defamation case involving an underlying contract dispute of less than $3,000.
Appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles as a historic preservation board trustee, and designed, before becoming a lawyer, over $1.2 million in public parks and recreational facilities for Leon County.



Statewide Law Week Chairman for The Florida Bar in 1999 and 2006.
Chairman of the Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee of The Florida Bar in 1999, Member 1996-2006.
Director of The Tallahassee Bar Association, 1995-1996.
Member of the Eminent Domain Committee of The Florida Bar, 1992-Present.
Mayoral appointments to various environmental, land planning, regulatory, historic preservation, and cultural resources citizen advisory committees to the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.
President of the Florida Heritage Foundation in 1999 and 2000, Director 1992-Present.
Admitted to United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, 1990; United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1992; United States Court of Claims, 2002.



Juris Doctor with Honors, Florida State University College of Law, 1987.
Bachelor of Science, School of Visual Arts, Florida State University, 1983.

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