At Chapin Law Office, we believe that customer service makes all the difference.

Our legal experience isn't going to help our clients if we don't remain accessible to them and get them involved with their cases. Any attorney can take your case, but at Chapin Law Office, we strive to treat you just as if we ourselves needed legal services: with attention, respect, and compassion. We care about our clients' schedules and individual needs. We will gladly work with you to accommodate you if you can't meet us during office hours. Furthermore, we may be able to establish a reasonable payment plan for you if you can't cover the costs of legal representation immediately.

From our Lincoln office, we assist clients with a range of legal matters including criminal defense, divorce and family law, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, employment law, and personal injury. We care about your well-being and will do everything possible to help you resolve your legal issue effectively and affordably. Our clients know that we are a friendly and experienced partner when it comes to assisting them with difficult legal matters. Call Chapin Law Office to schedule a consultation. If we can't take your call immediately, we will follow up with you quickly and help you get to work on your legal issue right away.

Attorney Robert "Bill" Chapin is admitted to practice in the State of Nebraska, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, as well as in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska. He also represents clients in matters of tax court as well as the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska in Tribal Court.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense

If you have been recently charged with DUI, drug possession, domestic violence, a sex crime, or another misdemeanor or felony defense in the greater Lincoln area, you need to get started on your criminal defense quickly. Nebraska prosecutors are very aggressive when it comes to securing convictions, and you need to be equally aggressive when it comes to protecting your rights and your freedom. It’s not recommended that you allow a public defender to represent you or try to represent yourself - statistically, defendants who work with an experienced criminal defense attorney are more likely to beat their charges or get them dismissed or reduced. It’s not worth gambling your liberty and your reputation. Even first-time offenders may be looking at prison time, expensive fines, community service, and other measures following a conviction. Contact Chapin Law Office to speak with a dedicated Lincoln criminal defense lawyer today. We’re not here to judge you or reprimand you - we’re here to help you beat your charges.

Family Law

Domestic legal issues like divorce, child support, and child custody can get out of hand if they’re not handled correctly. Not only can matters become far more complicated and time-consuming than they need to be, but when these issues aren’t taken care of quickly and effectively, it can be a couple’s minor children who pay the price. By working with a knowledgeable Lincoln family law attorney, you can be sure you’re doing what is necessary to protect what is in the best interest of your family. At Chapin Law Office, we strive to help parents work together to create viable and practical parenting plans and resolve other legal matters. Sometimes that’s not possible, and we have to resort to litigation (as during a contested divorce), but much of the time such issues can be settled out of court more affordably than in it, and with better results. Contact our Lincoln office today to schedule an appointment with a compassionate family law lawyer. We also represent clients in paternity suits, guardianships, and tax matters in the State of Nebraska.

Bankruptcy

If you're afraid to answer your phone because of intimidating calls from creditors or collections agencies, it might be time to start thinking about legal ways to secure debt relief for you and your family. Declaring Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy won't just put a stop to these calls - it will also stop any wage garnishments, tax liens, or foreclosure proceedings that are underway. By working with a seasoned Lincoln bankruptcy attorney on your debt, you can get help protecting important assets and keep creditors honest during the bankruptcy process. Once you successfully file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you can look forward to seeing all of your unsecured debt - including medical bills, credit card bills, and utility payments - erased for good. Contact a skilled bankruptcy lawyer at Chapin Law Office today to talk about the legal options available to you and your family in seeking debt relief in the State of Nebraska. We'll assist you in evaluating your financial situation and help you get started on a plan that puts you moving toward a better future.

Employment Law

If you are a possible plaintiff in a case involving a matter of employment law, you have your work cut out for you. Suits involving discrimination or other TItle VII violations, wage or overtime payments, failure to make reasonable accommodations, or contracts not to compete are notoriously difficult to win due to the complexity of the law and the sizable resources usually available to employers in fighting their cases. Get help - contact a Lincoln employment law attorney. We can assist you with registering complaints with the EEOC, the DOL, or other agency and take action on your behalf if needed. We have been representing plaintiffs in employment law matters for over 25 years and we look forward to helping you pursue justice where your own issue is concerned. Call our Lincoln office to get started.

Personal Injury

A bad accident can change your whole life in the blink of an eye. Besides the pain and suffering that typically comes after a severe crash or other tragedy, victims and their families are confronted by skyrocketing medical bills and missed paychecks if breadwinners are unable to return to work. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact Chapin Law Office to speak with a dedicated personal injury attorney. We represent victims of car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, third party workplace accidents, slip and fall accidents, and medical and dental malpractice in the greater Lincoln area. We also represent survivors in wrongful death suits. Let us get started on resolving your personal injury case today and help you get the maximum financial compensation possible for your ordeal.