U.S. v. Waggoner/U.S. v. Taylor
In these cases, Mr. Chapman successfully prosecuted two individuals who brutally murdered a DEA informant in Tucson in retaliation for the informant's agreement to testify against members of a drug organization. Both defendants are now serving life sentences in federal prison. As a result of this prosecution, Mr. Chapman received a "Directors Award" by the Department of Justice for "superior performance" as a federal prosecutor.
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Over the last 25 years, Sean C. Chapman has earned a reputation as a highly skilled, effective, and honest trial attorney in Arizona. He has won some of the most significant high profile cases in Tucson in the last decade. As a federal prosecutor from 1997 to 2004, he was responsible for the trial and convictions of corrupt law enforcement officials and violent criminals. As a defense attorney, he has tried and won several significant cases including two cases where U.S. Border Patrol agents were wrongly charged with murder.