Elizabeth K. Chappell
Contract special education mediator for TEA since 2015. Received initial mediator training from Sid Stahl, Learn from the Masters, in 2013. Texas practicing attorney since 1995. Graduate of the University of Texas School of Law in 1995. Experience in criminal law, family law, elder law, education, community non-profit leadership, and mediation. Former felony and child abuse prosecutor.
Elizabeth Chappell is a TMCA Credentialed Advanced Mediator, experienced attorney, and collaborative lawyer practicing in the DFW Metroplex. She has dedicated her practice to family-based legal services, offering mediation and legal counsel for education, divorce, parenting disputes, child custody and support, elder care, and CPS cases.
Prior to 2013, Elizabeth worked for 7 years in educational and community non-profit leadership positions, encouraging open communication and teamwork between families, educators, and the community. As a result of her advocacy and collaboration, she received the Heroes for Children award in 2011 for District 12 from the State Board of Education.
Throughout her career, Elizabeth has had extensive experience and training addressing high emotion, high conflict situations. Since establishing her mediation practice, she has earned a reputation as a dedicated mediator who blends compassion, creativity and integrity. In 2014, she was honored as the Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center’s Volunteer Mediator of the Year. Elizabeth is committed to the civilized resolution of disputes to pave the way for improved relationships.
Elizabeth is the married mother of two boys.
State Bar of Texas
– Admitted to practice 1995
– State Bar College member
– Member of Collaborative Law and ADR sections
Dallas Bar Association
– Member of Collaborative Law, Family Law, and ADR sections
– Secretary of the Collaborative Law Section
Attorneys Serving the Community
Texas Mediators Credentialing Association
Association of Attorney Mediators
Global Collaborative Law Council
Practice Group: Attorneys Without Litigation