Amanda Chapman is an experienced lawyer, mediator and workplace investigator. She had the privilege of honing her skills as an associate lawyer with Craig Boswell McDermot. In 2011 Amanda took the opportunity to create this firm, Chapman Law. Amanda has a broad practice which encompasses employment law, insurance litigation, personal injury litigation, and also estate and family law. Amanda’s practice areas allow her to advise clients in various areas and when those areas intersect Amanda has the experience needed to advise on both. Amanda strives to make life easier for her clients by listening and solving issues as quickly and efficiently as possible.
In 2018, through The Law Foundation of Ontario, Amanda had the opportunity to develop the Summary Legal Counsel Project, of which she is also a roster lawyer. The SLC Project is a first of its kind and it offers the opportunity for unrepresented parties to retain experienced family lawyers at a highly discounted rate. Lawyers agree to provide services and assist individual parties on the day their matter is scheduled and to then appear in court with those individual parties. Addressing Access to Justice is such an important issue and the program has is gaining momentum, in 2020 it expanded into Toronto and interest continues to grow across the province. Amanda also sits on the Board of Directors for Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe Muskoka, she is sitting member of the Toy Tea (Barrie), she is also a Gal That Gives (Barrie) and is dedicated to bettering our community.
In 2021, Amanda Chapman was appointed by Order in Council as a part-time Mediator and Adjudicator with Tribunals Ontario. In this role, Amanda will be responsible for assisting parties in resolving disputes while also conducting hearings and mediations as assigned
When Amanda is not hard at work on client matters she is looking for her next design and decor project, or traveling to a new or favourite destination with her husband Tyler and their two children.
Education and Professional Qualifications
LLM (Dispute Resolution) – Candidate, Osgoode Hall
LLB Common Law Program, University of Ottawa
Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Post-Graduate Certificate, York University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), York University
Simcoe County Law Association
Simcoe County Family Law Lawyers Association
Ontario Bar Association
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
The Advocates’ Society