Mark D. Chappell

Mark D. Chappell

Chappell, Smith & Arden
  • Products Liability, Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury
  • District of Columbia, South Carolina
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Summary

Mark Chappell is a founding partner of Chappell, Smith & Arden. He concentrates his practice in personal injury, truck and auto accidents, catastrophic injury and product liability cases. Since he was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1985, Mark has handled thousands of cases, winning millions of dollars for injured clients. One of Mark’s cases created a new South Carolina law protecting young ATV riders. Mark served as Chair of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee representing 71 race fans injured in the bridge collapse at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and was the plaintiff’s liaison in the Graniteville train derailment class action suit. Mark frequently speaks at CLE seminars and is leading the End Distracted Driving campaign in South Carolina. Mark uses his knowledge and experience to pursue justice and obtain the compensation that injured people deserve to rebuild their lives.

Practice Areas
  • Products Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Truck and Auto Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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South Carolina
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Chappell, Smith & Arden
Current
Education
University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D. (1984)
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University of South Carolina - Columbia
B.S. (1981) | Finance, Economics
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Awards
Super Lawyers of South Carolina
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
South Carolina Bar
Member
Current
Activities: Chair, Judicial Qualifications Committee; Member, House of Delegates
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South Carolina Association for Justice
Past President
Current
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American Association for Justice
Board of Governors
Current
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American Board of Trial Advocates
Member
Current
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Attorneys Information Exchange Group
Member
Current
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Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member
Current
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Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee
Appointed Chair
Current
Activities: Representing nearly 100 race fans injured in the 2000 Charlotte Motor Speedway bridge collapse
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In Re Graniteville Cases
Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel
Current
Activities: Representing people injured in the 2005 Graniteville train derailment pending before Judge Margaret B. Seymour in Federal District Court
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Certifications
Certified Mediator
South Carolina Supreme Court
Websites & Blogs
Website
Chappell, Smith & Arden
Blog
Chappell, Smith & Arden Blog
Contact & Map
Main Office
2801 Devine Street, Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29205
USA
Telephone: (803) 929-3600
Sumter Office
27 W. Calhoun St.
Sumter, SC 29150
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Toll-Free: (800) 531-9780
Florence Office
181 S. Coit St.
Florence, SC 29501
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Toll-Free: (800) 531-9780
Aiken Office
322 Laurens St. NW
Aiken, SC 29801
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Toll-Free: (800) 531-9780
Rock Hill Office
1770 India Hook Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732
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Toll-Free: (800) 531-9780