Marc E. Chapdelaine

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Saugus, MA

Chapdelaine Law Office
 | 325 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906
Phone: 781-233-1112
Fax: 617-367-2428
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (20%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Marc E. Chapdelaine founded the Chapdelaine Law Office in 2006.  He received his J.D. in 2002 from Syracuse University College of Law and his B.A. from Stonehill College in 1999.

    Attorney Chapdelaine was admitted to practice law in Massachusetts in 2002. He was admitted to the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts in 2003. He practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and trials, personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, and catastrophic injury. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Essex County Bar Association, as well as the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association.

    Attorney Chapdelaine has earned the 2017 Martindale-Hubbell Platinum Client Champion Award.  Fewer than 1% of attorneys have achieved this honor, recognizing only attorneys who excel at service declared strictly by clients.  The award, based on the quantity and quality of Martindale-Hubbell client reviews, demonstrates an ongoing commitment to delivering excellent client service.  He continues to be dedicated to the satisfaction of his clients and has earned the Award each year since, through 2021.

    Attorney Chapdelaine has been granted an “AV Preeminent Rating” by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. The AV Rating is the highest possible rating given by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review for a lawyer and is established wholly on a peer-review basis. The AV Preeminent designation signifies that Marc has been rated by Judges and fellow attorneys as having the highest possible rating for legal abilities and ethical standards.  The “AV Preeminent” rating is awarded to less than five percent of all attorneys across the United States, and is the highest rating offered by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The Legal Ability Rating indicates professional ability in a specific area of practice and is based on five key areas: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. The General Ethical Standards Rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence, and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.

    In 2019, was named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA).  The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The Senior Fellow status in the society is reserved for advanced commitment to and support of the LCA, the Diversity Law Institute and the Trial Law Institute. LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership. The number of Fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity and inclusion to align effectively, with recognition of excellence in litigation across all segments of the bar. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level, or are independent practitioners with recognized experience and accomplishment. In addition, the LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards among its Fellows.

    Attorney Chapdelaine has been included on the list of Super Lawyer by the New England Super Lawyers since 2009 and is rated by AVVO.com as a “10-Top Attorney“.

    In 2017, Attorney Chapdelaine was the recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship from the Saugus Lions Club, where he has been an active member for over 18 years.

    A portion of his practice has been dedicated to representing individuals, restaurants, and businesses before various town and city Boards.  In January 2018, Attorney Chapdelaine accepted an appointment as Chairperson to the Board of License Commission for the Town of Winthrop.

    In addition, Marc enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 10%General Litigation
    • 20%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Other
    Focus Areas

    Litigation, Will Contests, Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, DUI/DWI

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013

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    About Marc Chapdelaine

    Admitted: 2002, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage: https://www.chapdelainelaw.com/attorneys/marc-chapdelaine/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Attorney Chapdelaine has been granted an “AV Preeminent Rating” by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. The AV Rating is the highest possible rating given by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review for a lawyer and is established wholly on a peer-review basis. The AV Preeminent designation signifies that Marc has been rated by Judges and fellow attorneys as having the highest possible rating for legal abilities and ethical standards.  The “AV Preeminent” rating is awarded to less than five percent of all attorneys across the United States, and is the highest rating offered by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The Legal Ability Rating indicates professional ability in a specific area of practice and is based on five key areas: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. The General Ethical Standards Rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence, and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. (2019-Present), AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
    • Fewer than 1% of attorneys have achieved this honor, recognizing only attorneys who excel at service declared strictly by clients.  The award, based on the quantity and quality of Martindale-Hubbell client reviews, demonstrates an ongoing commitment to delivering excellent client service.  (2019-Present), Platinum Client Champion Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2021
    • The Litigation Counsel of America ("LCA") is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. Senior Fellow status in the society is reserved for advanced commitment to and support of the LCA, the Diversity Law Institute and the Trial Law Institute. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership. The number of Fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity and inclusion to align effectively, with recognition of excellence in litigation across all segments of the bar. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level, or are independent practitioners with recognized experience and accomplishment. In addition, the LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards among its Fellows. (2019 to Present), Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2021
    • 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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Massachusetts, 2002, 2002
    • Massachusetts Bar Association , 2021
    • Member, Massachusett Real Estate Bar Association (REBA), 2021
    • Member, Essex County Bar Association , 2003
    • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2003, 2003
    • Member, Massachusetts Association of Trial Attorneys, 2021

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Town of Winthrop — Board of Licensing (Chairman) (2018-Present), 2018
    • Charles G. Kostro Fellowship Award-Massachusetts Lions District 33N, 2009
    • Member, Saugus Lions Club, 2002 - Present Director, Saugus Lions Club, 2003-2016 President, Saugus Lions Club, 2007 - 2009 Award Melvin Jones Fellowship, 2017, 2021

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Attorney Chapdelaine wins $300,000 settlement for victim of a defective medical device, requiring replacement surgery.  The case was litigation in US District Court in Boston.  , 2017
    • Attorney Chapdelaine wins $230,000 settlement for a victim of a pedestrian car crash, while in a cross walk, on the eve of trial.  , 2019
    • Attorney Chapdelaine wins $100,000 policy limits settlement for victim of motor vehicle crash resulting injury to client's dominant left hand., 2019
    • Attorney Chapdelaine wins $75,000 settlement for victim of a error at a pharmacy where the client received a different medication than what was prescribed by his doctor., 2020
    • After trial in Newburyport Superior Court, Attorney Chapdelaine wins 93A Judgment in the amount of $195,840, plus attorney fees totaling $126,350, against a developer that wrongfully evicted a local pizzeria, disregarding its lease agreement with its former landlord.  , 2019
    • Attorney Chapdelaine wins $75,000 settlement for victim of a trip and fall causing TMJ/TMD.  , 2020
    • Attorney Chapdelaine wins $120,000 settlement for the victim of a slip and fall involving an escalator resulting in a ruptured hamstring tendon, treated non-surgically with physical therapy., 2020
    • Attorney Chapdelaine wins $150,000 settlement for the victim of a slip and fall, which caused a torn rotator cuff that required surgery.  , 2017
    • 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 $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., 2015
    • 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
    • Attorney Marc Chapdelaine wins $500,000 policy limits settlement for victim of motor vehicle accident resulting in diminished vision and sight in Plymouth, Massachusetts. , 2018
    • 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., 2014
    • 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., 2013
    • 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
    • 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
    • $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 $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., 2019
    • 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
    • $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
    • $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
    • 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., 2018
    • 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 $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., 2017
    • 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 $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.
    • $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

    Representative Clients:

    • Representing clients in Saugus , Revere , Lynn , Boston , Quincy , Wakefield , Stoneham , Medford , Bridgewater , Brockton , Cambridge , Easton, Winthrop, Salem, Newburyport, Melrose, Wayland, Weston, East Boston, Revere.  Successful representation of clients in in District Court , Superior Court and Appeals Court in Suffolk County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Plymouth County, Norfolk County, Barnstable 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.   , 2021

    Educational Background:

    • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2002
    • Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts, B.A., 1999
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    Office Location for Marc E. Chapdelaine

    325 Central Street
    Saugus, MA 01906

    Phone: 781-233-1112

    Fax: 617-367-2428

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    Last Updated: 6/22/2021

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