Rebecca N. Chapman
Education Harvard Law School, JD Columbia University, MA Cornell University, BA
Admissions Massachusetts New York S.D.N.Y.
Rebecca joined Fick & Marx LLP as the firm's first associate attorney in 2018. From 2015 to 2018, Rebecca worked as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Defense Practice of the Bronx Defenders, where she represented hundreds of Bronx residents facing felony and misdemeanor charges. She won clients acquittals and dismissals of a wide range of charges, including drug possession and sale, assault, robbery, and firearms. She also negotiated favorable dispositions, many non-criminal, for clients who chose to plead guilty or were convicted at trial.
Rebecca received her J.D. from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, Rebecca represented clients charged with crimes in Roxbury District Court as a student attorney with the Criminal Justice Institute, interned at the Massachusetts ACLU, and defended clients at criminal show-cause hearings as a member of the Harvard Defenders. She was also an editor of Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left, and co-founded the Harvard Law School Feminist Collective. Working with Professor Janet Halley, the curriculum she helped develop became the basis for a three-credit HLS course titled Feminist Legal Theory. Rebecca also served as a Research Assistant to Honorable Nancy Gertner, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts, who is now retired from the bench and of counsel to Fick & Marx LLP. She was active in the National Lawyers Guild and in the spring of 2015 she led a group of law students to Ferguson, Missouri to act as legal observers.
Rebecca also earned a M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and a B.A. summa cum laude from Cornell University.