Richard A. Chapin
Richard Chapin has over thirty years of civil litigation
experience in the Central Illinois area. Mr. Chapin’s practice is concentrated in insurance law and the defense of
personal injury lawsuits. He has considerable experience in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois and in the Circuit Courts of more than ten counties located in the East-Central Illinois area. In addition to having taken over twenty-five cases to trial, Mr. Chapin has been involved in the resolution of many cases through binding arbitration and non-binding mediation proceedings.
Mr. Chapin has tried civil rights, municipal liability, product
liability, breach of contract, auto liability and professional
liability claims. In addition, he has handled a large
variety of cases involving transportation, premises, construction
site and employment law issues.
In 2005, Mr. Chapin completed an intensive 42 hour training in
Mediating the Litigated Case conducted by the Straus Institute for
Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law. Since that
time, he has conducted over fifty mediation conferences involving a
wide variety of cases from a number of venues.
Mr. Chapin earned his BA in Political Science, with honors, from the University of Illinois
in 1975. He received his JD from the University of Illinois College of Law
in 1978. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the
Champaign County Bar Association. He has been recognized by his
peers as a Leading Lawyer in insurance and general personal injury
James Long is an attorney that has practiced in the Central
Illinois area for the last ten years. Mr. Long’s practice is concentrated in insurance law and the defense of civil litigation. He has considerable experience in the circuit courts of more than ten counties located in the East Central Illinois area as well as counties as far west as Knox County, Illinois. In addition to his jury trial experience, Mr. Long has been involved in the resolution of many cases through binding arbitration, nonbinding mediation proceedings and settlement.
Mr. Long has tried breach of contract, auto liability and premises liability claims. In addition, he has handled a large variety of cases dealing with personal and professional liability.
Mr. Long earned his B.A. in history from the University of Illinois. He received his J.D. from the Wake Forest University College of Law. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.