Worked together on a legal matter

Sean has a proven track record of success in defending law enforcement agents and others against serious charges including murder. As a former federal prosecutor, Sean has the ability to see his cases from both sides and to anticipate the claims and tactics of opposing counsel. Sean is smart, calm and extremely dedicated to prevailing on behalf of his clients. From the first meeting, Sean will tell clients the truth about their cases and prospects going forward. He can and should be trusted with your matter.
-Jim Calle (Employment/Labor Attorney)

"Don't worry about the case, that's my job to worry for you."

I am writing you this because of our appreciation of your hard work, knowledge and professionalism. With confidence we can say you literally saved our family. In the late spring of 2013 when my wife was charged with numerous counts, we didn’t know what to do or where to go. We were angry, confused, depressed and felt hopeless. Luckily for us you were recommended by a personal friend.

I have to admit that the first time we met, I wasn’t sure you would be able to take the case. On the day we went to court for the very first time in our lives, I was very impressed with your confidence and strong personality. The way you carried yourself and the respect you received from others in court was impressive and I knew we were in good hands. My wife had numerous nights when she would cry herself to sleep because of the high level of stress and uncertainty of our future. Until that one day we had our meeting in your office.

We addressed our concern and you calmly said “don’t worry about the case, that’s my job to worry for you”. Since then my wife and I just took our hands off the steering wheel and left you in control. We are so thankful we did. You guided us, explained everything with great detail and told us what to expect in court. Every time when we had to go court I was confident in your knowledge and abilities to handle our case.

Not only were you able to drop all felony charges and have the court issue an unsupervised probation, but you also eliminated the civil charges too. I would highly recommend you to anyone who needs professional help. Again, words can’t really express how very thankful we are with your services. On a side note please thank your assistant Serena. She’s a real gem in the office. Not only did she made us feel warm and welcomed, but she also recommended good places to eat in Tucson.


We would recommend him to anyone needing legal counsel!

Attorney at Law Sean Chapman was essential in our defense. He helped us every step of the way understand what all the possibilities were and what our options were. Thankfully, he never sugar coated anything either. He made sure we fully understand what could happen so we could make the best decision for us. He gave us all the information and then allowed us to make our decision about what we felt was best for our situation. He then went forward with our choice and did all he could to help us achieve the best outcome. He was always prepared and thorough in his defense and we felt confident we had the best representation. We would recommend him to anyone needing legal counsel!

Arson Defense

Sean Chapman served as my defense attorney for two years and was responsible for saving me from a horrible fate. Having been wrongly indicted for arson of an occupied structure, I was prosecuted by the State with the assistance of the ATF. While arson was not Sean’s specialty, he researched the subject exhaustively, found me the best possible expert witnesses, and submitted a rare motion claiming negative corpus (absence of proof or the inability to determine a fire’s cause and origin). During the hearing, Sean was laser sharp in examining the State’s fire investigators. Against all odds, the judge ruled in our favor and the Prosecution had no choice but to dismiss the case. Sean was smart, imaginative, and relentless in working on my case. He was also patient and understanding in working with me. I can’t recommend him strongly enough.
-Arson Client

Very Appreciative for Your Representation

Sean, I want to thank you again for your services regarding my incident in Tucson. Due to you, the results of the case were minimized more than I ever imagined them to be. Without your presence, I highly doubt I would be where I am today. I am very appreciative for your representation.

Worked for Sean Chapman

Mr. Chapman brings twenty-five years of criminal law experience to every case. He uses his broad knowledge base, strong writing skills, oral advocacy and effective communication skills to achieve the best result for his clients, whether that means litigating the matter in court or reaching a negotiated settlement. I endorse Mr. Chapman as an effective and highly competent attorney.
-Amy Krauss (Tuscon Criminal Defense Attorney)

A Tucson Super Lawyer

When I was FALSELY accused of a sex crime with a minor, I could not have been more fortunate to find such a superb lawyer team working on my behalf. Sean Chapman, being one of the attorneys on my case, worked for over two years, diligently through every detail and meticulously created an outstanding and solid defense. Sean understood that dealing with CPS needs to be taken very seriously as they do not care about anyone or anything except destroying families. His demeanor with all CPS case workers, managers and “expert witnesses” on the stand during my trial was magnificent! Bringing out the lies that CPS spins and showing the jury exactly what kind of organization they are. When I told people my lawyer was Sean Chapman, you could see the recognition of respect for that name in their faces, which gave me the encouragement I needed to stay strong through my case. I recommend the Law office of Sean Chapman for even the most serious of cases, especially when dealing with CPS. As a two time US Marine combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I now have someone, other than a fellow Marine and my other attorney, to owe my freedom to. “NOT GUILTY” on 3 counts and 1 charge completely dismissed. Thank you, Sean!

An excellent attorney to work with

Unparalleled is a term I would use to describe Sean Chapman's legal skills. I have known him for a decade and have done several cases with him. He has built an unblemished reputation as an exceptional criminal defense lawyer. His remarkable successes as a trial lawyer are based upon preparation, strategic trial planning, and compelling courtroom skills. He is well respected in the legal community – not only by his peers – but also by judges and prosecutors.
-Michael Black (Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney)

Mr. Chapman is our superhero!

July 29, 2015. Like many other people with a legal problem, I once desperately looked for an attorney. I was in search of an honest attorney because the matter at stake involved one of the most important persons in my life, my mother. My mother was facing felony charges, not one or two, but six of them. When I first became aware of this, it seemed unreal. Our entire family was in disbelief and torn apart. We couldn’t believe that such a horrible thing was happening to such a caring person who has devoted her life to her husband, five children, and eight grandchildren. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother was facing six counts of level six felony charges.

It turns out that my mother had a case pending for animal cruelty from 10 years ago and had no knowledge of it. This was unreal; everyone who knows my mother also knows that she would never hurt anything or anyone. It turned out that my mother’s prior legal counsel from 10 years ago had given her misleading information, making her believe her case was over and that she had nothing else to worry about. My mother, who only speaks Spanish, trusted them. Ten years later my mother was arrested at an international airport because of an outstanding warrant issued by the State of Arizona for the case that she was made to believe was over. She was released on bail in California, but was to appear in Arizona.

Now my mother was 10 years older and battling many medical conditions that unfortunately became worse after her arrest. That was not our only worry though. Although my mother has lived most of her life in the United States, she is only a resident. Her immigration status would be greatly affected by the outcome of the case. To top it off, the person who lied to her and who was fully responsible, the only person who could clear things up was now dead. My mother means the world to my father, my siblings, and I. What would be of our family if she was taken away? That was only one of the many questions and worries that circulated every family member’s mind. The thought of having my kids separated from their grandmother who had cared for them since their birth, tore me to pieces.

For many nights I couldn’t sleep thinking of what might be my mother’s fate if we didn’t come across an attorney who we could trust all the way. When reaching out to family and friends for help and advice in this monstrous problem that was all so new and extremely difficult for us all, we came across a few possible attorneys to hire. One of my family’s biggest fears was hiring an attorney who might just take our money and dump the case since we were in California trying to hire an Arizona attorney without meeting them in person. After consulting various attorneys by phone, one attorney stood out, Mr. Sean Chapman.

Mr. Chapman spoke in a calm manner and took time to get as much detail as he needed before we even hired him. No other attorney would go beyond the initial phone consult without asking for payment. We knew he was the attorney we could trust with my mother’s case. We placed everything in God’s hands and we hired Mr. Chapman without even meeting him in person, but when we finally did get to meet him we knew we didn’t make a mistake in trusting him. My mother resides in California and the case was in Arizona, which meant that traveling back and forth for hearings would be a financial burden. Thankfully, my mother only appeared for her initial hearing, there after Mr. Chapman was able to waive her presence for the hearings for several months.

An outstanding member to Mr. Chapman’s team is his assistant Serena. Throughout the case Mr. Chapman and Serena kept us informed of all the details about the case. Communication was excellent. When I would call the office, Serena was so well informed about the case that she would almost always answer questions my mother and I had. If Serena didn’t have an answer for us she would have Mr. Chapman call us back that day or the next. Serena was also very helpful in translating information for my mother.

Finally after many hearings, Mr. Chapman wrote a very detailed motion in which he demonstrated his thorough knowledge of the law and of my mother’s case. It was evident, through his close attention to meticulous detail, that he spent countless hours doing research to provide as much evidence as he could to get my mother’s case dismissed. Thanks to God and Mr. Chapman, a few days after the motion was submitted the case was dismissed. We will forever be thankful with Mr. Chapman for bringing back peace and happiness to our family. For all of you, who are out there desperately looking for an ethical, knowledgeable, caring, and trustworthy attorney, consider Mr. Chapman because we did and that’s the best thing we could have ever done. Mr. Chapman is our superhero!


I Strongly Recommend Sean Chapman As a Criminal Defense Attorney

I met Criminal Attorney Sean Chapman around the summer of 2011. I had been indicted on three counts of false information. At the time of the indictment, I was suspended from my position as a Border Patrol Agent. I had heard of Mr. Chapman's reputation from his ten years of service with the Department of Justice as a Federal prosecutor before entering private practice as a criminal defense attorney. I choose Mr. Chapman to represent me in my criminal matter based upon his unique experience as a former assistant United States attorney and a criminal defense attorney. Mr. Chapman's prosecutorial and defense experience proved invaluable to my case. His communication skills, diligence, attention to detail and his professionalism were self-evident throughout. Mr. Chapman always promptly responded to my phone calls and E-mails. I can without reservation recommend Mr. Chapman to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney. It was through Mr. Chapman's efforts that he had the charges in the indictment against me dismissed.


I thank Mr. Chapman so very much from the depths of my heart...

Mr. Chapman represented my daughter in a drug case in 2008. She received 5 years probation and no jail time as a result of his work. His work was not in vain. True story and a funny part of our first meeting of Mr. Chapman: The first day when all public defenders were initially meeting with their clients, I sat in the courtroom "sizing" up all the public defenders. They came in all shapes and sizes, and honestly, as they each came in and called their clients' name ... I was beginning to get worried because they just didn't have that strong first impression. They looked beat, worn, tired, and frumpy. Mr. Chapman was the last one to come in and when he called my daughter's name, I felt so relieved; this before we were even introduced. He did not disappoint with his professionalism and confidence. I knew my daughter was good hands. My daughter had her probation reduced to 2.5 years due to her keeping a clean record, enrolling in school, etc. She has finished 2 years of college, is in an internship at a reputable restaurant in Cave Creek, AZ and will be having a graduation ceremony in September 2014. Needless to say, I attribute her "second chance" to Sean Chapman's professional work, his interest in her case and so much more that he brought to this case. The timing of this event that my daughter got herself into was not good, as my son had also passed just months prior to her incident. It all worked out. I was so distraught during the legal journey, but today, I'm thankful for everything. Thank you also for the work you do. I know very well how important supporting staff are. I thank Mr. Chapman so very much, from the depths of my heart. God Bless you and yours and your staff.

Gave Us Confidence

Thank you, Sean! We would like to thank Sean Chapman from the bottom our hearts. Our son was facing 10 years in prison for a sex crime he did not commit. Our family was at a loss. We were all terrified and did not know what to do. I found Sean on the internet and gave him a call. From the start, he listened to all of the information and gave us confidence that it would not come to that. When I saw the prosecutor, I was genuinely worried. However, Sean dominated the courtroom. His experience was clearly seen and recognized by everyone. The judge initially wanted to impose jail time, probation and to have him register as a sex offender. In the end, our son received 90 days work release and three years probation. The registering was deferred. The judge even advised our son to get a lawyer in the future to have this all removed from his record. We will be eternally grateful for Sean and Serena for what they have done for our son. If you find yourself in need of legal help, I highly recommend Sean Chapman!


Professional and Caring

Mr. Chapman was hired to handle my son’s drug and theft charges. We are certainly relieved to have this behind us, especially with the outcome Mr. Chapman was able to accomplish. He was very professional and caring, in spite of my son’s behavior towards him in the beginning. He advised us throughout the process and Serena kept us informed, was very knowledgeable, compassionate and was available for questions. My son dragged the process out longer than necessary but from the incident to sentencing was eight months. We feel blessed to have found Mr. Sean Chapman and recommend him highly.


Highly Recommend

Mr. Chapman represented my son and did an outstanding job. The results were better than expected. He is a great attorney and I would highly recommend him to all.