Robert F. Chapski
Nashville
(615) 259-1366 VCARD

Education

University of Notre Dame, B.A., summa cum laude, 1999

University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2002

Chapski

Bob Chapski is a shareholder and a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator in the firm’s Nashville office. He is chair of the firm’s Product Liability Practice Group and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Chapski regularly represents businesses and individuals and is experienced in a variety of litigation-related practice fields including product liability, tort, commercial/business litigation and employment law.  He often serves as local counsel to global law firms, advising attorneys and national clients in complex, high-exposure federal and state court matters.  Having two decades of experience working directly with manufacturers, expert witnesses and other nationally prominent ...

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Bob Chapski is a shareholder and a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator in the firm’s Nashville office. He is chair of the firm’s Product Liability Practice Group and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Chapski regularly represents businesses and individuals and is experienced in a variety of litigation-related practice fields including product liability, tort, commercial/business litigation and employment law.  He often serves as local counsel to global law firms, advising attorneys and national clients in complex, high-exposure federal and state court matters.  Having two decades of experience working directly with manufacturers, expert witnesses and other nationally prominent attorneys across the country, he has in-depth knowledge to assist clients and other attorneys throughout courts in Tennessee.

Mr. Chapski has also served as both lead trial counsel and appellate counsel, and his jury trial experience includes product liability matters as well as other tort and business litigation matters.  He frequently speaks on topics related to business and product liability litigation and, in addition to various bar memberships, he is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC).

Mr. Chapski has been honored by Best Lawyers, Mid-South Super Lawyers and has an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  He was selected by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) as being among the world’s highest-ranking lawyers as part of the 2022 edition of WWL: Product Liability Defense 2022.  He is a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Tennessee College of Law, graduating first in his class at both institutions.

AFFILIATIONS

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • ALFA International
  • Catholic Business League
  • Rotary Club of Nashville

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

    • Named the The Best Lawyers in America 2023 Mass Tort Litigation; Class Actions – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville
    • Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation
    • Selected by Who’s Who Legal, WWL: Product Liability Defense 2022
    • Graduated first in his class from The University of Notre Dame
    • Graduated first in his class from The University of Tennessee College of Law
    • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
    • Member, Order of the Coif
    • ALFA International Steering Committee for Business Litigation and Product Liability practice groups
    • Sustaining Member of The Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. (PLAC)
    • Elite Lawyer of the South (American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell), 2017
    • Top Rated Lawyer in Mass Torts (American Lawyer Media)
    • Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation (Litigation Fall 2012/American Lawyer Media)
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2017 – present
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2012-2016
    • Named to The Best Lawyers in America®, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    • Young Leaders Council (Class 63)
    • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


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