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J. Milton Chapman, Partner

J. Milton Chapman was born in 1962 and was raised in Olney, Illinois. He graduated as class valedictorian of East Richland High School in Olney, Illinois in 1980 and received his B.A. degree from Baylor University in 1984. He received his J. D. degree from the law school in 1986. Mr. Chapman was admitted to the bar in Texas in 1986.

Mr. Chapman joined the firm in 1990 and became a partner in 1998. He is Board Certified in Residential Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and his principal areas of practice are real estate law, commercial transactions, estate planning and probate law, corporate and business law, and oil & gas law. He is a member of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Sections of the State Bar of Texas, and has been a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

In 2012 and 2013, he is serving as Chairman of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce.  He has additionally served as President of the Victoria Rotary Club, the Victoria Jaycees, the Victoria Estate Planning Council of Victoria, the Mid Coast Baylor Club, the Boys & Girls Club of Victoria and the Deleon District of the Boys Scouts of America, along with serving as a director on various charitable boards in Victoria.

James N. Stofer, of Counsel

Mr. Stofer was born in Victoria, Texas, in 1937, attended Washington and Lee University and graduated from the University of Texas in 1959, and the University of Texas School of Law in 1962. Mr. Stofer was admitted to the bar in Texas in 1962. He served as Assistant Attorney General of Texas from 1963 to 1964 when he joined the firm. He is a member of the Victoria County Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Texas Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. He is primarily a personal injury and civil trial attorney, including condemnation.