Eric D. Chapman (Of Counsel)

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Eric focuses his practice in the areas of business litigation, employment law, and corporate transactions. He helps clients navigate employment law issues, including E.E.O.C., ADA, Title VII, and ADEA claims. Eric’s experience in evaluating and analyzing employment law claims makes him a valuable member of the litigation team and allows him to advise clients on preventing employment issues and strategically resolving them when they arise. Additionally, he draws upon his eclectic work and management experiences to craft unique and cost-effective solutions for businesses.

Prior to joining CowanPerry, Eric worked as a summer associate with LeClairRyan at their Blacksburg office, and as a paralegal at Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown in Reston, Virginia. During law school, he served as a judicial intern for The Honorable James G. Welsh, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Virginia, and as a yearlong extern for The Honorable Rebecca B. Connelly, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Virginia. Additionally, while at Washington & Lee University School of Law, Eric was selected as a Burks Scholar, and taught legal research and writing skills to first-year law students.

Eric has been recognized by Virginia “Super Lawyers” as a Rising Star for Employment & Labor Law (2017-present), 2021 Best Lawyers®: Ones To Watch inaugural edition, recognizing extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years for Commercial Litigation, and is on the Executive Committee of the Ted Dalton American Inns of Court. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of the New River Valley, and is a Board Member and Legislative Chair of the New River Valley Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).


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Washington & Lee University School of Law, JD, 2013, magna cum laude
– Law Review, Staffwriter, 2011–12; Phi Delta Phi; Wine Law Society; Burks Scholar
George Mason University, MA, English, 2010
George Mason University, BA, English & Government, 2006, cum laude and Dept. Honors
– University Scholar; Golden Key Honor Society; Peer Advisor; Phi Kappa Theta


North Carolina


Digging Deeper – Compliance with the New, July 1, 2020, Virginia Employment Laws in the Virginia Society for Human Resource Management’s Virginia Human Resources Today  magazine (Summer/Fall 2020).