Areas of Practice:
Erik G. Chappell
As the Managing Member of Lyden, Chappell & Dewhirst, Ltd's litigation department, Erik Chappell is actively involved in a diverse litigation and trial practice in Federal and State Courts. Mr. Chappell has litigated, and when necessary, tried a multitude of cases to the Presiding Judge, Jury, or Arbitrator. Although the majority of Mr. Chappell's cases are business disputes, Mr. Chappell also maintains a Family Law practice and will evaluate all potential cases, including personal injury or criminal cases on a case by case basis. Although it is not possible to describe the nature of all business cases, Mr. Chappell has litigated employment disputes including the defense of numerous wrongful discharge and discrimination claims; unfair competition claims which involved covenants not to compete, breaches of fiduciary duties, or misappropriation of corporate opportunities; construction disputes; real estate disputes; shareholder disputes; and all manner of contract disputes.
Mr. Chappell also represents a diverse clientele ranging from significant businesses to closely held companies as their outside counsel providing general advice on an as-needed basis.
University of Michigan
University of Toledo
American Bar Association
Ohio State and Michigan Bar Associations
Monroe County Bar Association
Toledo Bar Association
American Inns of Court Foundation - Morrison L. Waite Chapter
Building Your Civil Trial Skills
Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case
Advanced Topics in Family Law
Daubert Doctrine & Challenges to the Expert
No Burn North America, Inc. v. Sam's West, Inc.
YZ Enterprises, Inc. v. Colborne Corporation
M&M Gift Shows, LLC v. Convention & Visitors Bureau of Pigeon Forge and Kenneth Seaton, Sr.
Rusk Industries d/b/a Everdry Waterproofing v. Jeffrey and Sheila Alexander
Mitchell Corporation of Owosso v. Lear Corporation
Duffey v. Tony and Joe's Specialty Homes, Inc.