Weitz & Luxenberg attorneys possess a remarkably intimate familiarity with the law. With Brandi C. Chaplin, that familiarity was gained in part by serving as a clerk for Pennsylvania judges during the two years immediately prior to her joining our firm.
First, she was a judicial fellow in the chambers of the Hon. Charles Hayden, who presides over civil and criminal cases in Philadelphia Municipal Court. Ms. Chaplin’s role called upon her to draft briefs concerning the applicability of the state’s rules of civil procedure to matters being heard by Judge Hayden.
She also drafted court opinions where modification of the written agreement was sought so it would then accurately reflect the actual intent of the signatories. Later, Ms. Chaplin became the senior law clerk for the Hon. Karen Shreeves-Johns in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas.
In this capacity, Ms. Chaplin conducted extensive legal research to develop and write opinions requested by Judge Shreeves-Johns to help the jurist decide pre-trial motions in major civil jury trials. In a similar vein, Ms. Chaplin also drafted opinions concerning criminal cases where convicted defendants were appealing their sentencing.
In her work today as a Weitz & Luxenberg attorney, Ms. Chaplin writes and responds to motions filed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey courts at both the state and federal levels. She also writes appellate briefs.
Ms. Chaplin leads a team dedicated to ensuring timely completion and filing of motions in each case handled by the Cherry Hill office. She oversees investigations into potential claims by our clients and conducting depositions.
Ms. Chaplin is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She holds a juris doctor degree received in 2012 from Widener University School of Law. While attending that Wilmington, Delaware, school, Ms. Chaplin held the position of Black Law Students Association vice president and was a staff member on two scholarly publications – Widener Journal of Law and Economics and Race.
She also was a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society, worked as a legal intern at the law school’s Veterans Law Clinic, assisted an entertainment attorney, and interned as a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Bankruptcy Division. In 2007, Ms. Chaplin graduated from Widener University with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and minors in sociology and Spanish.
- J.D., Widener University School of Law, 2012
- B.A., Widener University, 2007
- New Jersey
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