Davidson County Lawyer Censured

Attorney Mark Edward Chapman received a public censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility on Jan. 17 for instructing a paralegal to attend a mediation with a client at which the opposing party was represented by counsel. The paralegal engaged in the unauthorized practice of law by signing his name to the mediation form that was filed with the courts; by negotiating with opposing counsel and the mediators without clients present; and by agreeing to resolve some issues on behalf of the client. Chapman is responsible for the supervision of the paralegal, and failed to provide diligent representation of his client at the mediation when the other party was represented by counsel and issues in the case were solved. Download the BPR notice.

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