Ross Chapman

K. Ross Chapman



Phone (469) 664-0130

Ross is part of the Canada Lewis team as a corporate and franchise attorney. His practice areas include litigation, franchise law, real estate, and federal contracting.  He advises small and medium sized businesses, franchisees, startups, landlords, and federal contractors. His practice emphasizes general business, corporate, real estate, and federal contracts law, including litigation, compliance, disclosures, transactions, and start-up related matters.

Ross supports his clients throughout the entire litigation process until the dispute is resolved.  The matters he handles generally relate to contract actions associated with his other practice areas.  In the context of franchise law, Ross is the Canada Lewis litigation associate that helps the firm’s clients strategically navigate their legal matters.

Ross supports his real estate clients with a full range of real estate legal services.  This includes assistance with purchases, sales, and leases. Ross routinely helps the landlords with lease enforcement and evictions. He also drafts, negotiations, and reviews commercial lease agreements for both tenants and landlords. 

For the majority of Ross’ professional career, he has helped service-disabled veteran-owned small business in the Federal Contracting space with their various growth needs including acquisitions, mentor-protege programs, contract administration, and contract novation.

About Ross

Ross is licensed to practice law in Texas. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ross worked for various federal contractors within executive management teams and oversaw various business-to-business activities. He brings 10 years of experience in business to his practice of law. This allows him to understand his clients’ needs in developing, protecting, and establishing their business.

Ross graduated from The Appalachian School of Law Cum Laude and received the Dean’s Merit and EMLF scholarships.  He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Journal, captain of the Moot Court team, and a research assistant to the Dean and two other law professors.  Before law school, Ross graduated from Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas Magna Cum Laude.  Ross lives in McKinney, and attends Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in Allen.


Appalachian School of Law, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

Huston-Tillotson University, BA – Business Administration, Cum Laude

Memberships & Committees

American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising


Select Presentations & Publications

“Introduction to Esports and Franchising,” Ross Chapman and Joseph Clemko, Dallas Bar Association Franchise Law and Distribution Section, Live Presentation (February 18, 2020)

“Burdens, Hurdles, and Limitations: A Comprehensive Discussion of the Evolution Facing Renewable Energy Development in Virgina,” Appalachian Law Journal Spring 2016 Issue