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Greg Chappel

Gregory M. Chappel became a member of the State Bar of California in 1984.  Mr. Chappel graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and began a  career in business with an international corporation.  Subsequently he attended and received his law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  Upon graduation, Mr. Chappel became an associate with a real estate, business, and banking firm in Fresno before beginning his own practice.  In 1985, he joined together in Oakhurst with his late partner, John O. Jamison, and subsequently formed the firm of Jamison & Chappel in 1992. Mr. Chappel is an experienced appellate attorney who has handled nearly four hundred civil and criminal appeals during his career.

In addition to his admission to the California Bar Association, Mr. Chappel is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California.  He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit and has practiced before all of those courts.  Mr. Chappel is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Chappel had long been active in Oakhurst and surrounding communities.  The firm has been a member of the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce since 1992 and Mr. Chappel served on the Chamber’s Board of Directors for ten years and as its President in 1999 and 2013.  He was a member of the Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Club, served on its Board of Directors for six years and as its President in 2004-2005.  He was a founding member of the Action Committee to Incorporate Oakhurst Now and served as its Vice President from 2001-2009.  Mr. Chappel was appointed by the Madera County Board of Supervisors to act as the Chairman of the Maintenance District 22A Advisory Committee from 2001-2004 which successfully led the campaign to pass a ten million dollar bond measure for improvement of the waste water treatment facility in Oakhurst.  Mr. Chappel was honored for these achievements in 2003 when he was named Man of the Year by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Chappel’s practice is currently limited to Child Dependency Appeals although he continues to assist existing client of the firm with real estate, business, and estate planning matters.

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