Liberty Lawyer agency

Erik G. Chappell

Bar Admissions:


Areas of Practice:

Civil Litigation
Business Litigation
Family Law
Labor & Employment Law
General Corporate Law
Aviation Law
Construction Disputes
Real Estate Law & Litigation

Attorney Bio:

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 - BA, 1991

University of Toledo - J.D., 1994

Professional Memberships:

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
Toledo, Ohio
November 20, 2009

Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case
Toledo, Ohio
November 20, 2008

Advanced Topics in Family Law
Perrysburg, Ohio
June 30, 2006

Daubert Doctrine & Challenges to the Expert
Toledo, Ohio
October, 28, 2005

Notable Cases:

No Burn North America, Inc. v. Sam's West, Inc.
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Case No. 3:04-CV-07674

YZ Enterprises, Inc. v. Colborne Corporation
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Case No. 3:06-CV-01301

M&M Gift Shows, LLC v. Convention & Visitors Bureau of Pigeon Forge and Kenneth Seaton, Sr.
United States District Court, Northern District of Tennessee
Case No. 3:04-CV-125

Rusk Industries d/b/a Everdry Waterproofing v. Jeffrey and Sheila Alexander
Court of Appeals Sixth Appellate District, Lucas County, Ohio
Court of Appeals Case No. L-01-1328
Trial Court Case No. CVF-97-00789

Mitchell Corporation of Owosso v. Lear Corporation
Circuit Court for the County of Shiawassee, Michigan
Case No. 99-004157-CZ

Duffey v. Tony and Joe's Specialty Homes, Inc.
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Southern Division
Case No. 04-73712