A Lifelong Devotion: Meet Our Newest Attorney, Carl Chapman


The law has always been part of Carl Chapman’s life. Growing up in Georgia, his father was in law enforcement, and Carl interned with a judge when he was in college. Carl knew he was destined for a career in the legal field, and he ultimately decided that he was better suited to defending citizens in court.

Carl joined the Don Turner Legal Team this July, and he will be using his expertise to represent our clients facing criminal charges. A graduate of Georgia State University Law School, Carl has four years of experience representing defendants in the courtroom. In addition, Carl defended a client in Georgia’s longest criminal trial, which lasted more than seven months. Carl comes to our team on a hot streak. At the time of writing this, he has won 10 out of his last 11 jury cases. Anyone with an understanding of the legal world will know convincing a jury of your client’s innocence is no easy feat.

“In the criminal defense world, the cards are usually stacked against you. That’s the nature of the game,” Carl says. “Your job is just mitigation. […] I’m excited. I enjoy what I do.”

As for the opportunity to work with Don Turner Legal Team, Carl says he’s looking forward to working on a wider variety of criminal defense cases. For the past year, Carl has been working on his own, and he says he is excited to jump back into practice with an attorney who has decades of experience representing clients.

When he isn’t working a 14-hour day or arguing in the courtroom, Carl can probably be found exploring with his three dogs, Champ, Daisy, and Lily. Champ and Daisy are Labradors, while Lily brings up the rear of the pack as a mutt half their size. (She was an adorable gift to Carl from his girlfriend this past Valentine’s Day!) If he’s not with his dogs, there’s a good chance Carl is rooting for our Atlanta sports teams.

We’re excited to have a dedicated lawyer like Carl join our team, and we cannot wait to see how he continues to influence the lives of his clients for the better. Welcome to the team, Carl!

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