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Rebecca R. Chappell

Attorney Rebecca R. Chappell Awards & Accolades
Martindale Hubbel | Peer Rated For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability | 2020

Senior Trial Counsel 

Location:   Charlotte, NC
Phone:       877-880-5753
Fax:            919-573-0774
Rebecca Chappell was raised in Winnsboro, SC. She attended and graduated from Winnsboro High School. She attended and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Bennett College in Greensboro, NC. Her first job upon graduating from college was as a Computer Programmer at Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station in Jenkinsville, SC. At the time, her goals and aspiration were to design and build robots via Artificial Intelligence. The course of Rebecca’s career changed when she began working in a local law office. She became intrigued with the law. She became aware of the blatant injustice which plagues this country. It was this moment, she knew she wanted to be a litigator. She knew she wanted to be a voice for the many who feel hopeless. Being the voice for others is nothing new for Rebecca. As the daughter of deaf parents and fluent in American Sign Language, she would advocate for her parents in various circumstances and situations. So the path leading to criminal defense work seemed natural. She attended North Carolina Central University-School of Law where she was a member of the Trail Advocacy Board, a member of the Moot Court Board and the 3L class secretary. Within weeks of receiving her Juris Doctor, Rebecca had her first jury trial with the Law Office of James E. Rogers, P.A. She has litigated many jury and bench trials for over 20 years with the Durham County Public Defender’s Office. Rebecca is an aggressive litigator but sympathetic to her clients and their situation. She takes a holistic approach in dealing with her clients. She knows her clients are more than someone who has a charge. She is willing to be the voice for her clients so everyone will also know, her clients are more than the pending charge/offense.

Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina

Other Affiliations

  • North Carolina State Bar, admitted 1999
  • Fourteenth/Sixteenth Judicial District Bar, admitted 1999
  • George H. White Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Public Defenders
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice

Education

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • J.D.
  • Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina
    • B.S. – 1989
    • Major: Computer Science

Presentations/Speaking Engagements

  • February 2010
    • New Felony Defender Training
      • UNC-School of Government
      • Presenter/Topic: Jury Instructions
      • Chapel Hill, NC
  • February 2013
    • New Felony Defender Training
      • UNC-School of Government
      • Presenter/Topic: Jury Selection
      • Chapel Hill, NC
  • December 2013
    • George White Bar Association
      • Presenter/Topic: Restitution Hearing, Bond and Sentencing
      • Durham, NC
  • February 2017
    • Durham County Bar Association Annual CLE Event
      • Presenter/Topic: Criminal Law Update and Practical Techniques
      • Durham, NC
  • Jan. 2013 – April 2021
    • Durham County Public Defender’s Office In-house Training
      • Presenter/Topic: District Court Procedures and Preparing for Trial
      • Presenter/Topic: Superior Court Procedures and Preparing for Trial
      • Presenter/Topic: Obtaining an Expert Witness for Your Case
      • Presenter/Topic: Preparing Pre-Trial Motions
      • Presenter/Topic: Dealing with Competency
  • Key Seminars Attended

    • April 2017
      • Death Penalty 2017 Seminar sponsored by NC Advocates for Justice
        • Greensboro, NC
    • April 2018
      • Management Leadership Training
        • 901 Corporate Center
    • November 2019
      • Capital Roster Training
        • Carolina Beach, NC
    • October 2013
      • Capital Case Workshop
        • Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Campbell University
        • Raleigh, NC
    • June 2011
      • Forensic Science Training
        • Plano, Texas
    • May 2012
      • Forensic Science for Capital Litigation Training
        • Las Vegas, NV

    Pro Bono Activities

    • Truancy Court for Neal Middle School, Durham NC 2008 to 2018

    Past Employment

    • Durham County Public Defender’s Office, 2000 – 2021
    • James E. Rogers, PA, 1998 – 2000
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    More than 50 years of combined experience

    110+
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    AV | Martindale Hubbell | Preeminent | Peer Rated For Highest Level Of professional Excellence | 2021

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    lawyers rated Preeminent through Martindale-Hubbell*

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    4
    years our founder has received the Client Champion – Platinum award by Martindale-Hubbell*

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