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Maria S. Chapman


Maria S. Chapman, an associate in the firm’s Tampa office, has practiced in the field of insurance defense for most of her career, including third-party claims representing insureds in premises liability and automobile claims.  For the past several years, her practice has focused on representing insurers in first-party claims, including insurance coverage issues.  She also defends insurers in litigation for various types of homeowner’s claims, including sinkhole claims. 

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Admitted to Practice: 

  • Florida, 2000
  • Middle District Court of Florida, 2012 


  • University of Florida College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1999
    •  Criminal Clinic, Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office (Summer 1999)
    •  Teaching Assistant:  Legal Research & Writing and Appellate Advocacy
    •  Elected Honor Committee Class Representative
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with honors, 1996