Shane A. Chapman

Richland Plaza 1
525 West Main Street
Suite 200
Belleville, IL 62220-1547

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Shane Chapman is a principal in Brown & James’ Belleville, Ill., office. Shane’s practice focuses on defending physicians, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers in medical negligence actions in Illinois and Missouri state and federal courts. However, he also has experience defending a variety of claims, such as construction accidents, asbestos exposure, and legal malpractice. He also advises clients on compliance with HIPAA and Illinois privacy statutes and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP).

Prior Legal Experience

Interim Staff Attorney, Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, 2014-2015
Law Clerk, Simmons Hanly Conroy 2014
Law Clerk, Department of Veterans’ Affairs Office of the Regional Counsel, 2013
Washington University Interdisciplinary Environmental Law Clinic, 2013

Academic Honors and Activities

Washington University, CALI Excellence Award in Trademarks and Unfair Competition, 2012
Senior Editor, Washington University Jurisprudence Review

More About Shane


  • Washington University (J.D., 2014)
  • Westminster College (B.A., Economics, magna cum laude, 2011)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)


  • Presenter, "Decision Makers: Missouri, Kansas and Illinois," Brown & James Insurance Law & Medical Malpractice Defense Symposium, January 2023
  • Presenter, "Illinois Prejudgment Interest," Washington University Defense Counsel Seminar, November 2022
  • Presenter, "Case Law Update: Missouri, Kansas and Illinois," Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium, January 2022
  • Presenter, "Illinois Case Law Update," Brown & James Insurance Law & General Defense Symposium, January 2021