Judge's Biography


Judge Chapman is a fifth generation Ellis County native.  He graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1984.  He received a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist in 1988 and a J.D. from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1991.  He obtained an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management in 2001 and earned a Distinction in coursework at the Yale Law School as part of the M.B.A. program.


Judge, Ellis County Court at Law         2011 to present

Chapman & Chapman LLP                   1991 - 2010

Judge Chapman’s practice focused on Probate, Real Estate, Business and Municipal law.


Judge Chapman has served as Chair or President of the following organizations:

Waxahachie Community Development Corporation – built Waxahachie Civic Center and Sports Complex

Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce

Rotary Club of Waxahachie

MKT Depot Restoration Committee

Historic Waxahachie Inc.

Waxahachie Symphony Association

He is a recipient of the Leadership Waxahachie Award and was elected to the Waxahachie High School Ex-Students Hall of Fame.