Susan M. Chapman

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BA (Alberta), LLB (Queen’s), of the Bar of Ontario, Crown Counsel

Susan Chapman is a partner at Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP. She practices primarily in the field of criminal law, as well as professional discipline and civil litigation. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1989, after having articled at Greenspan, Rosenberg.

Between 1989 and 2005 Ms Chapman was counsel at Crown Law Office – Criminal in the Ministry of the Attorney General where she did trial and appellate work. During that period she also spent two years as in-house counsel to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and one year as research counsel to the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Ms Chapman has argued numerous criminal and civil law appeals before the Ontario Court of Appeal, and over a dozen in the Supreme Court of Canada.

Between 2005 and joining the firm in December 2010, Ms Chapman was in private practice in Toronto, focusing on civil litigation (trial and appeals) and professional disciplinary proceedings.

Ms Chapman is currently on the Faculty of the Advocates Society program on Appellate Advocacy and was previously on the Faculty of the Federation of Law Societies National Criminal Law Program. Since 2002, she has also been Adjunct Faculty at Osgoode Hall teaching Criminal Procedure and more recently Advanced Criminal Law: Sexual Assault. She was for several years a member of the Adjunct Law Faculty at Queens University teaching Advanced Criminal Law and Avoiding Miscarriages of Justice and has been a frequent lecturer to the CBAO, the OBA, the Crown Attorney’s Association Conferences, Ontario police colleges (Aylmer and C.O. Bick), and various community organizations.