Marc E. Chapdelaine

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Saugus, MA

Chapdelaine Law Office
 | 539 Lincoln Avenue, Saugus, MA 01906
Phone: 617-367-2427
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Marc E. Chapdelaine founded his law firm, Chapdelaine Law Office, in Saugus in 2005. Since establishing his firm, he has built a reputation as one of eastern Massachusetts' leading trial attorneys and client advocates. As a result of his excellent reputation and proven record of success, both individuals and business clients from throughout the commonwealth regularly turn to him for assistance with legal matters related to the following:

  • Personal injury
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Insurance claims
  • Construction defects
  • Civil defense
  • Commercial litigation

Mr. Chapdelaine began his legal career in 2002 after earning his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law and his approval to practice law in the state of Massachusetts. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of Massachusetts' state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has also issued its approval for him to practice in its courtrooms, which allows him to assist clients regardless of the court with jurisdiction.

Over the past nearly 15 years, Mr. Chapdelaine has earned a number of honors and awards thanks to his dedication to protecting his clients' rights and interests. He has a "Superb" rating from Avvo, and The National Trial Lawyers included him on its list of the nation's top attorneys.

When Mr. Chapdelaine is not in the courtroom, he is often found at legal functions. He is a highly respected and valued member of a number of organizations on both state and local levels, including the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Essex County Bar Association and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.

 
Practice Areas

General Litigation (30%)
Personal Injury - General (20%)
Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%)
Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Business Litigation (10%)
Land Use/Zoning (10%)

General Litigation (30%)

Personal Injury - General (20%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%): Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Estate & Trust Litigation (10%): Will Contests

Business Litigation (10%)

Land Use/Zoning (10%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Estate & Trust Litigation: Will Contests

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013

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About Marc Chapdelaine

Admitted: 2002, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://chapdelainelaw.com/our-team/

Honors and Awards:

  • Lions Clubs International Foundation's (LCIF) highest honor, the Melvin Jones Fellowship recognizes a person's commitment to humanitarian service., Melvin Jones Fellow, Saugus Lions Club, 2017
  • Research Assistant to Prof. James Weeks, Reid’s Branson Instructions to Juries 2002 Supplement
  • Research Assistant to Hon. Stewart F. Hancock, McCleskey v. Kemp & the NY State Death Penalty
  • Lionel O. Grossman Trial Competition Semi-Finalist
  • Northeast Regional Criminal Justice Trial Competition Semi-Finalist

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Massachusetts Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member, Massachusett Bar Association
  • Member, Essex County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2003
  • Massachusetts, 2002

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Charles G. Kostro Fellowship Award-Massachusetts Lions District 33N, 2009
  • President, Saugus Lions Club, 2007 - 2009

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Estate Planning Techniques for Financial Advisors, Ameriprise Financial, 2006
  • Estate Planning Techniques for Financial Advisors, Ameriprise Financial, 2007
  • Estate Planning Essentials, Saugus Retired Men's Club, 2010

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins $145,000 settlement for the victim of a fall in at a shopping plaza in Winthrop, MA. The fall happened as result of an unsafe slope of a parking lot, which caused the Plaintiff to slip and fall on snow and ice. As a result of the fall, the Plainitf suffered a torn rotator cuff, causing extreme pain and suffering, requiring surgery. The cause was settled prior to filing suit., 2017
  • $49,655 Jury Verdict for Victim of Legal Malpractice - Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins a jury verdict, trebled pursuant to M.G.L. c. 93A for the victim of legal malpractice by an attorney that he had hired to represent him in his divorce. The jury, in Boston Municipal Court, Boston, Massachusetts, found in favor of the plaintiff. The Court later found that the defendant-attorney, who was uninsured, had violated M.G.L. c. 93A-Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act., 2016
  • $36,000 Jury Verdict in Suffolk Superior Court - Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins a jury verdict in a business dispute between partners. The jury, in Suffolk Superior Court, Boston, Massachusetts, found in favor of the plaintiff. , 2016
  • Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins $65,000 settlement for the victim of a fall in at a shopping mall in Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts. The fall happened as result of a defective/worn-out floor mat at the entrance of the Mall's Food Court, which caused the Plaintiff to trip and fall. As a result of the fall, the Plainitf severely sprained her shoulder, causing extreme pain and suffering. The cause was settled prior to trial in Suffolk Superior Court., 2016
  • Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins $95,000 settlement for victims of house fire in Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The case was litigated in Middlesex Superior Court, Woburn, Massachusetts and resolved prior to trial., 2016
  • Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins $102,500 settlement for the victim of a solar panels falling off of a parked delivery truck in Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts. The injuries were largely soft-tissue in nature., 2016
  • Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins $300,000 settlement for the 84 year old victim of a trip and fall in Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts. Plaintiff's expert established that the step that caused the fall was no constructed in accordance with the Massaschusetts State Building Code and was therefore defective. The case was litigated in Essex Superior Court, Salem, Massachusetts and resolved prior to trial., 2015
  • Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins $100,000 policy limit settlement for the pedistian victim of a car crash in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  The crash caused the Plaintiff caused the Plaintiff to suffer from extreme pain and suffering. The case was settled prior to filing. , 2015
  • Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins $85,000 settlement for the victim of a fall in at a TJ Maxx store in Southampton, New York. The fall happened as result of an unknown liquid on the floor, which caused the Plaintiff to slip and fall. As a result of the fall, the Plainitf severely sprained her ankle, causing extreme pain and suffering. The cause was settled prior to trial in United States District Court in Boston, Massachusetts., 2015
  • $132,680.00 Jury Verdict for Plaintiff home owner in Pymouth Superior Court - Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins a jury verdict in pursuant to 142A and trebled pursuant to M.G.L. c. 93A. The jury, in Plymouth Superior Court, Plymouth, Massachusetts, found in favor of the plaintiff. , 2012, 2012
  • Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins $500,000 policy limits settlement for victim of motor vehicle accident resulting in diminished vision and sight in Plymouth, Massachusetts. 
  • $1.2 million Settlement for Victim of Misdiagnosed Breast Cancer - Attorney Marc Chapdelaine recognized claim against radiologist that misinterpreted the results of a mammogram. As a result of the misinterpretation of the results, the cancer spread. The case was litigated in Suffolok Superior Court and settled prior to trial
  • Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins $55,000 settlement for the victim of being dropped six feet by the EMT charged with carrying the plaintiff into her home, up a short flight of steps in Saugus, Essex County, Massachusetts. While strapped to the bed, one EMT lost his balance causing him to drop the plaintiff. The case was litigated in Lynn District Court and was resolved prior to trial. The plaintiff's experts were expected to testify that the EMT in front was negligent in using the "fire-man" carry, opposed to both EMTs facing the plaintiff during the carry. The plaintiff's medical bills were $6,000.
  • Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins $45,000 settlement for family of decease resident of a nursing home in Revere, Massachusetts. The plaintiff's expert was expected to testify that the nursing home breach the standard of care owed to the nursing home resident. The case, litigated in Suffolk Superior Court, Boston, Massachusetts, resolved prior to trial.
  • Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins $45,000 settlement for the 82 year old victim of a slip and fall in the parking garage at a newly constructed condominium complex in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts. Plaintiff's expert established that the ramp that caused the fall was defective. The case was litigated in Essex Superior Court, Salem, Massachusetts.
  • Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins $50,000 policy limits settlement for victim of motor vehicle accident whereby plaintiff was injured as a pedestrian. The accident occurred in Saugus, Essex County, Massachusetts. The driver that caused the accident had insufficient insurance given the injuries suffered. However, the plaintiff has Under-Insured Motorist (UIM) benefits of $50,000 that allowed him to collect against his own insurance company for the damages caused by the at-fault driver.
  • Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins $76,000 policy limits settlement for victim of legal malpractice whereby an uninsured Suffolk County attorney deeded himself an interest the home of the plaintiff's late-mother, who at the time was suffering from dementia. The case was litigated in Suffolk Superior Court, Boston, Massachusetts and resolved on the fifth day of trial before a Suffolk County jury.
  • Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins $100,000 policy limits settlement for victim of motor vehicle accident resulting in multiple level cervical spine surgery in Boston, Massachusetts. The case was litigated in Suffolk Superior Court, Boston, Massachusetts and resolved prior to trial.
  • Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins $150,000 settlement for victim of slip and fall resulting in shoulder surgery.  The case was litigated in US District Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The retail store and the manufacturer of the product that was slipped on combined resources to resolve the claim prior to trial.

Representative Clients:

  • Representing clinets in Saugus , Revere , Lynn , Boston , Quincy , Wakefield , Stoneham , Medford , Bridgewater , Brockton , Cambridge , Easton .  Successful respresentation of clients in in District Court , Superior Court and Appeals Court in Suffolk County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Plymouth County, Norfolk County, and Bristol County.  Successful representation of clients involved in personal injury , litigation, trials, auto accidents / car crashes, medical malpractice, resolution of business disputes, business litigation, products liability and general litigation.   

Educational Background:

  • Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, May, 1999
Office Location for Marc E. Chapdelaine

539 Lincoln Avenue
Saugus, MA 01906

Phone: 617-367-2427

 

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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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