Dave Chipman

Let’s take care of one another. Family law, personal injury and civil matters are all very personal matters within the law. Care about your clients, do the right thing and incredible things happen.

David V. Chipman, Esq.
Protecting your most valuable asset: your future

A longtime advocate for clients’ best interests, Dave Chipman helps people protect what matters most to them, whether it’s divorce and estate matters for families, personal injury cases for individuals, or real estate matters.

The bulk of Chipman’s practice is centered around family law, where he helps parties preserve relationships, divide assets, and split custody in the most amicable way possible. He works hard to ensure that a shift in the family dynamic doesn’t impact the futures of his clients and their children.

Chipman’s early practice as an attorney was spent defending insurance companies in car accident cases. He uses this experience now in advocating for car accident and dog bite victims in personal injury matters. In the last few years, he has secured several settlements that have reached over $100,000 for his clients.

Chipman also has an extensive background in appellate practice. He has had appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Nebraska Supreme Court, and the Nebraska Court of Appeals. In the last few years alone, Chipman has appeared 12 times before the Nebraska Supreme Court and has zealously advocated for his clients.

Prior to joining Monzón, Guerra & Chipman, Chipman oversaw more than 50 employees as a federal attorney and spent his early career as an Air Force judge advocate. Through these experiences, he was able to develop a comprehensive understanding of the law as well as the skills of compassion, integrity, and leadership.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

  • Divorce, Child Custody, Parenting Time, Child Support, Grandparent Visitation, and Protection Orders

  • Personal Injury – Plaintiff

  • Appeals

  • Real Estate

  • General Civil Law Litigation


Manning Seltzer Award, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 2005

  • U.S. District Court of Nebraska, 2007

  • 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 2017

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012

Professional Associations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association

  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys

Published Works

  • “The Necessity of Right to Travel Analysis in Custodial Parent Relocations Case,” 10 Wyoming Law Review 267 (2010), David M. Chipman & Mindy Rush Chapman.

  • “Legal Remedies for Misrepresentation of Paternity in Marriage,” 4 Whittier Journal of Child & Family Advocacy (2005), David M. Chipman.


  • J.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, High Distinction, 2005

  • Order of the Coif

  • Executive Editor, Nebraska Law Review

  • MBA, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2002

  • B.S., Physics, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1999

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