Firm Profile

The law firm, originally founded in 1950, by the late Fred C. Sacks, Esquire, as Sacks & Sacks, is a professional law firm dedicated to providing representation to clients primarily in the areas of personal injury, negligence, and civil litigation.

The firm became Sacks & Chapin, P.C., in 1980, following Peter A. Chapin, Esquire’s association with Mr. Sacks in 1976.

In now more than sixty-three (63) years of the practice of law, the firm has represented thousands of clients recovering millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. We have specialized in representing injured clients in a multitude of personal injury claims arising from air crash disasters, train collisions, multiple motor vehicle collisions, uninsured motorist claims where the responsible party cannot be identified, injuries to pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists, those injured through the negligence of businesses failing to protect their customers, and to unfortunate clients who sustained injuries while riding on public conveyances such as buses and Metro trains.

Peter A. Chapin, Esquire, received his J.D. Degree from The University of Akron School of Law in 1970. In 1970, Mr. Chapin was selected to participate in the Honors Program of the United States Department of Justice, and became a trial attorney with the Criminal Division, Appellate Section, Washington, D.C. Mr. Chapin represented the United States in criminal appeal matters before the various United States Courts of Appeals and represented the United States Government on matters before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Chapin became an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia in 1971, and progressed through various sections of the United States Attorney’s Office to become a felony trial prosecutor representing the United States and the people of the District of Columbia in the most serious level of felony trials including first (1st) degree murder and multiple felony cases. Mr. Chapin participated in hundreds of criminal jury trials and non-jury trials while serving as a federal prosecutor, both in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Chapin was honored as the recipient of a United States Department of Justice Special Achievement Award in 1975, awarded to only a handful of federal prosecutors yearly throughout the United Sates in recognition of superior performance of duties. This Award is given by the Attorney General of the United States.

Mr. Chapin has been a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia since 1971, a member of the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 1971. His admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1974 was moved by a now retired District of Columbia Court of Appeals judge.

Mr. Chapin has been a member of the Bar of the State of Maryland since December, 1977, and now has extensively practiced before many of the District Courts of the State of Maryland as well as the Circuit Courts for Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and Baltimore County, since 1977.

Mr. Chapin is Member of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia as well as multiple professional associations including the Maryland State Bar Association.