At Chappell, Smith & Arden Attorneys at Law

We believe a team of experienced, focused, and passionate trial lawyers gives injured clients the best opportunities to receive all of the financial compensation and medical treatment they need to recover as quickly as possible.

That is why our lawyers have been committed for more than two decades to protecting the rights of injured people and helping them succeed in their financial recovery. Tenacious and tireless, our attorneys are focused on fighting for our clients’ rights and interests in any legal setting so that injured people can maximize their financial recoveries and reclaim their lives.

RECENT BLOGS

Fatal ATV Accidents: A Look at the Causes, Incidence & Outcomes [Infographic]

The fun adventures that come with riding ATVs can also carry some significant risks for riders, especially those who are younger, less experienced and/or not wearing safety gear. In fact, annually, nearly 700 people are […]

  • The Big Lie: Johnson & Johnson, Talc, and Ovarian Cancer

The Big Lie: Johnson & Johnson, Talc, and Ovarian Cancer

In the aftermath of verdicts of $72 million and $55 million on behalf of ovarian cancer victims, Johnson & Johnson is fighting back by releasing a public statement which misleads women about the connection between […]

Practice Areas

Chappell, Smith & Arden has successfully fought for people like you who have suffered a personal injury due to a car, truck, motorcycle, boating, or railroad accident. We have won compensation for people injured by defective products, for victims of work-related environmental illnesses and industrial diseases, and for victims of slip-and-fall accidents.

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Personal Injury

Millions of Americans, including many of your friends and neighbors, have suffered physical or emotional injuries caused by negligence of others. {…}

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Railroad Accidents

Due to the extensive regulations governing the maintenance and operation of the railroad industry, lawsuits involving railroad companies can be quite complex. {…}

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

When a motor vehicle accident turns your life upside down, we can help you pursue justice & financial recovery. {…}

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Truck Accidents

When you need experienced help picking up the pieces after a truck accident, we are here for you. We can help you maximize your financial recovery.{…}

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SSDI

Want to know if you qualify for disability benefits? Or if your claim was wrongly denied or terminated? Contact us. We can help you get the disability benefits you deserve.{…}

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Workers’ Compensation

Don’t lose out on workers’ compensation benefits you may deserve. Let us help you navigate the claims process and get the full amount of benefits to which you are entitled.{…}

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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Incidents of abuse and neglect in nursing homes continue to increase in the United States. {…}

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Product Defects & Liability

Numerous rules and regulations, as well as federal and state laws, regulate the standards of manufacturers and distributors of products. {…}

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Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer

Our firm is representing women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer that may have been caused by perineal exposure to talcum powder products. {…}

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Complex Case Ligation

Complex case litigations usually involves multiparty, multi-forum lawsuits-litigation that often includes a multiplicity of individual actions arising out of the same transaction or {…}

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Catastrophic Injury & Death

A catastrophic injury is a sudden or serious injury or illness that has an enormous impact on the lives of the injured victims. {…}

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Traumatic Brain Injury

Millions of Americans, including many of your friends and neighbors, have suffered physical or emotional injuries caused by negligence of others. {…}

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Class Actions

Civil litigation allows an individual to sue another party for damages after an injury. {…}

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Contractual Litigation

Contracts define many relationships. When contract disputes arise, we can protect your interests & facilitate favorable resolutions. {…}

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Insurance Disputes

It is an insurance company’s interest to pay out as little as possible in claims. Insurance disputes arise regarding coverage, impact the amount of money you receive following an accident. {…}

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Consumer Protection

The Department of Justice lists several types of consumer protection issues, ranging from false advertising and telemarketing scams to federal violations of food, drug {…}

Attorneys

Mark D. Chappel

Mark D. Chappell

Founding Partner

Email: Mark Chappell

Phone: 800.531.9780

Mark D. Chappel

Founding Partner

Mark Chappell is a founding partner of Chappell, Smith & Arden. He concentrates his practice in personal injury, truck and auto accident, catastrophic injury and product liability cases. {…}

William L. Smith II

William L. Smith II

Founding Partner

Email: Bill Smith

Phone: 800.531.9780

William L. Smith II

Founding Partner

William L. “Bill” Smith, II is a founding partner of Chappell, Smith & Arden. He concentrates his practice in workers’ compensation and mediation. {…}

Mark T. Arden

Mark T. Arden

Founding Partner

Email: Mark Arden

Phone: 800.531.9780

Mark T. Arden

Founding Partner

Mark T. Arden is a partner of Chappell, Smith & Arden. His practice concentrates in the areas of workers’ compensation, complex litigation, personal injury and administrative law {…}

W. Hugh McAngus, Jr.

W. Hugh McAngus, Jr.

Partner

Email: Hugh McAngus

Phone: 800.531.9780

W. Hugh McAngus, Jr.

Partner

W. Hugh McAngus, Jr. focuses on various areas of law for the firm, including litigation for motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents and product liability. {…}

C. Daniel Vega

C. Daniel Vega

C. Daniel Vega

Email: Danny Vega

Phone: 800.531.9780

C. Daniel Vega

Founding Partner

Chappell, Smith & Arden’s multilingual lawyer, Daniel Vega, is uniquely equipped to represent cases where Spanish-language arbitration is required.{…}

Columbia SC Personal Injury Attorney Jacob Born

Jacob Born

Attorney

Email: Jacob Born

Phone: 800.531.9780

Jacob Born

Attorney

Jacob Born concentrates in the areas of premises liability, personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, product liability, nursing home abuse and neglect, catastrophic injury litigation and trucking accidents. {…}

Graham Newman

Graham Newman

Attorney

Email: Graham Newman

Phone: 800.531.9780

Graham Newman

Attorney

Graham Newman‘s work has focused on commercial class actions, contractual litigation, insurance bad faith, and products liability in both state and federal court. {…}

Columbia SC Personal Injury Attorney Andrew Fajardo

Andrew Fajardo

Attorney

Email: Andrew Fajardo

Phone: 800.531.9780

Andrew Fajardo

Attorney

Andrew Fajardo is an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who has argued cases and handled appellate work before the State Workers’ Compensation Commission and the appellate courts.{…}

Columbia SC Personal Injury Attorney Mark D. Chappell, Jr.

Mark D. Chappell, Jr

Attorney

Email: Mark D. Chappell, Jr.

Phone: 803-509-5845

Mark D. Chappell, Jr.

Attorney

Mark D. Chappell, Jr. concentrates in the areas of personal injury, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, products liability, nursing home abuse and neglect, commercial motor vehicle accidents, and intellectual property disputes.{…}

Peter P. Leventis, IV

Attorney

Email: pleventis@csa-law.com

Phone: 800.531.9780

Peter P. Leventis, IV.

Attorney

Peter concentrates his practice in workers’ compensation and mediation, representing the rights of injured workers. Peter obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA in 1999. {…}

William G. Starnes

Attorney

Email: wstarnes@csa-law.com

William G. Starnes

Attorney

Will focuses his practice on Estate Planning and Personal Injury cases. Will graduated from Wofford College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business-Economics. After graduating college, Will attended the University Of South Carolina School{…}

  • New Ultrasound Technology Could Improve TBI Diagnoses

New Ultrasound Technology Could Improve Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Diagnoses

Detecting traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) – especially closed brain injuries that involve brain bleeding – may soon become far less difficult for medical professionals. That’s because new software, which is currently being developed, could soon […]

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Andrew Fajardo joins Chappell, Smith & Arden

Chappell Smith & Arden PA is pleased to announce that attorney Andrew Fajardo has joined the firm.

Fajardo is an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who has argued cases and handled appellate work before the South Carolina […]

  • Columbia SC Personal Injury Attorney Jacob Born

Jacob Born to Lead Charleston School of Law Alumni Chapter

The law firm of Chappell Smith & Arden PA is pleased to announce that attorney Jacob Born was named president of the Charleston School of Law Alumni Association Columbia Area Chapter.

The Columbia chapter is one […]

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USC School of Law Alumni Council honors Mark Chappell with Compleat Lawyer Award

Recognizing an attorney of extraordinarily high standards, Mark D. Chappell, Founding Partner of Chappell, Smith & Arden, was named a recipient of the 2015 Gold Compleat Lawyer Award by University of South Carolina School of […]