Paulette E. Chapman

Paulette E. Chapman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Washington, DC

Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.
 | 2001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-822-1884
Fax: 202-822-1829
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Workers' Compensation (20%)

    About Paulette Chapman

    Admitted: 1988, Washington D.C.

    Professional Webpage: https://koonz.com/team/paulette-chapman/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Selected for inclusion in Washingtonian Washington's Top Lawyers 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, Washington's Top Lawyers, Washingtonian Magazine, 2015
    • Stars of the Bar, Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, 2013
    • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC, 2013
    • Women's Caucus Award, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington D.C., 2012
    • Graduated 1988 The George Washington University Law School, with Honors, 1988

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Co-Chair WBA Centennial  Celebration Committee for 2017 Annual Dinner, 2015
    • The Barristers, President (2013-2014), Vice President (2011-2012), Secretary (2010-2011), Treasurer (2009-2010), Member (2006-present), 2013
    • District of Columbia Bar Foundation (2013-present); Chair-Lawyer Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) Committee (2013-present), 2013
    • Merit Selection Panel, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Chair 2013, Member 2012, 2012
    • Council for Court Excellence, Director (2012-current), Executive Committee (2013-present), Nominations Committee (2012-preseent), Chair-Annual Dinner Awards Committee (2013-present), Member-Trial Structure Committee, Jury Project (2014-2015), 2012
    • American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), 1989
    • American Bar Foundation, DC Fellows (2011-present)
    • District of Columbia Bar Board of Governors (2006-2012); Member, Budget Committee (2010-11); Co-Chair, Development Committee 2009 Presidents' Reception (2009); Member, Executive Committee (2008); Chair, Screening Committee (2007); Member, Nominations Committee (2005); Section Co-Chair, Tort Law Section (2001-02)
    • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Member, Board of Governor’s (1999-2003; 2008-current), Public Education Committee (2005, 2012)
    • Women’s Bar Association Foundation of Washington DC, Member, Board of Directors (2004-2010); Chair, Grants Committee (2008-09); Member, Grants Committee (2007, 2010); Treasurer (2006-07)
    • Bar Association of the District of Columbia, President (2007-2008); Board of Directors (2002-2009); Member, Judicial Nominations and Public Appointments Committee (2009-current)
    • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, President (2003-2004). President-Elect (2002-2003); Co-Chair: Litigation Committee (2000, 2001), Golf Tournament (2001-2006), Judicial Reception (2001)

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Youth Leadership Foundation, PALS Panel, Speaker (2012)
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (2011)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • District of Columbia Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, Co-Lecturer:  “Trial Skills Series: Jury Selection ” (1999-2001, 2003-2016), 2016
    • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Faculty for NITA Advanced Trial Skills Program (2012, 2015), 2015
    • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Faculty for NITA Depositions Program (2003-2006)
    • Adjunct Instructor:  Catholic University School of Law, Federal Civil Procedure (1995, 1996)
    • American Association for Justice (AAJ) (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers) National College of Advocacy (NCA), Faculty: "Essentials of Civil Litigation" Emory University School of Law, Georgia (2000); "Deposition College" Atlanta, Georgia (2001); "Advanced Depositions College" New Orleans, Louisiana (2007), National College Of Advocacy (NCA)

    Industry Groups

    • American Association For Justice
    • DC
    • Trial Lawyers Association Of Metropolitan Washington
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    Office Location for Paulette E. Chapman

    2001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Suite 450
    Washington, DC 20006

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    Last Updated: 11/22/2019

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