Mr. Chapko has been practicing employment law in California since 1995. He has extensive experience handling discrimination,
harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour issues.
After working for defense firms representing large corporate employers for
nearly nine years, Mr. Chapko opened his own law firm in 2004. He has
represented employees on an exclusive basis since 2004. Mr. Chapko has
litigated individual and class-action cases on behalf of employees against
some of the largest employers in the United States and San Diego County,
including Starbucks, SAIC, and Vons-Safeway.
Professional Qualifications and Activities
Mr. Chapko is member of the California Employment Lawyers Association,
the Labor and Employment Section of the California State Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego,
and the San Diego County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice
before all California State Courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
and all Federal District Courts in California. In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Mr. Chapko was named a “San Diego Super Lawyer” in Employment and Labor by his peers.
J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1995
B.A., Grinnell College, 1988