Growing up, Sean C Chapman was always fascinated by the justice system. He wanted to understand how it worked, and he wondered whether my competitive nature might make me a good fit for law school.
Then, in high school, I got my answer. I was slapped with a traffic ticket and decided to defend myself in the city court. From that moment on, I was hooked; I knew that after graduation, I would go on to become a criminal lawyer.
From 1997 to 2004, I acted as a federal criminal prosecutor and won some truly significant, high-profile cases in Tucson (for details, I encourage you to check out my case results page)(link to CRs). Specifically, I was responsible for the trial and convictions of corrupt law enforcement officials and violent criminals in and around the Tucson area.
Although prosecuting the guilty was a fulfilling use of my legal skill set, I recognized that there are many people out there facing criminal charges who could use the help of an experienced criminal lawyer.
That’s why, in 2004, I began defending those who are innocent, were in the wrong place at the wrong time, or simply made a mistake. Most notably, I have successfully defended two U.S. Border Patrol agents who were wrongfully charged with murder and two others who were falsely accused of sex crimes.