Licensing and Areas of Practice
Kevin Chapman has been practicing law in his hometown of Williston since 1993. Kevin is highly rated in legal ability and ethics by his peers. He has spent his entire legal career being a trial lawyer. Kevin practices primarily in the areas of criminal defense, DUI defense and civil litigation (including oilfield accidents and burn cases, serious personal injury and wrongful death cases). Kevin is admitted to practice in North Dakota and Montana District and Federal Courts.
University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota – Juris Doctor (J.D.)
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota – Bachelor of Science: Public Administration (B.S.P.A.)
Kevin received his Law Degree from the University of North Dakota in 1993. Ever since that time, he has practiced law in his home town of Williston, North Dakota and surrounding communities. Kevin spent his first 7 years as a lawyer with the Winkjer Law Firm, a well respected and established western North Dakota law firm, which provided excellent training and legal experience.
Kevin has tried numerous serious criminal defense cases through jury trial, including typical misdemeanor cases and DUI all the way up through Class AA Felony offenses and drug offenses. Kevin has tried death cases as well. Kevin has tried serious personal injury cases and other large civil cases through jury trials. Kevin has numerous published opinions through the North Dakota Supreme Court and is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer.
For Kevin, the most satisfying aspect of practicing law is standing next to his client when a jury verdict comes in and it is a successful verdict. This especially true in criminal defense cases when his clients’ freedom is at stake. Kevin has an excellent consistent trial record, achieving not guilty verdicts when it appeared impossible to others. Kevin has not guilty jury verdicts in alcohol related offenses and DUI, felony drug possession and other drug related offenses, felony negligent homicide and manslaughter, felony aggravated assault, felony reckless endangerment, felony illegal possession of firearms, felony sex GSI, felony theft of property and embezzlement, harassment, interference with 911 call, felonious restraint, and others.
It is this successful trial record and history that separates Chapman Law Firm, P.C. from the others and convinces people to hire Chapman Law Firm for their serious legal needs.
Board of Governors for the North Dakota Association for Justice
North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Chairman of the North Dakota Pattern Jury Instruction Committee
Kevin has served on committees for the State Bar Association of North Dakota, including the Consumer Protection Committee. He is the past President of the Williston Chambers of Commerce, United Way, Toastmasters, the Upper Missouri Bar Association, and served for many years on the Finance Committee for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Kevin has served as a volunteer for numerous other organizations in the community and is a big supporter of local sporting teams and the Williston High School.
In his spare time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and engaging in outdoor activities of motorcycling, mountain biking, flying and horseback riding.
Areas of Practice
- DUI Defense
- Drug Charges
- Violent Crimes
- Sex Offenses
- Civil Litigation
- Oilfield Accidents and Injuries
- Personal Injuries
Professional Associations and Memberships
- North Dakota Association for Justice, Member
- North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member