Cody S. Chapple

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Practice Areas

  • Employment Litigation 50%
  • Business & Commercial Litigation 30%
  • Agriculture Law 10%
  • Labor Law 10%


Cody S. Chapple was admitted to the Bar of the State of California in 2020. Mr. Chapple graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Later, he attended Baylor University School of Law. While at Baylor, Mr. Chapple was a member of the Baylor Law Review and served as its Senior Executive Editor in his third year. His article, Wallowing in Ambiguity: Attorney’s Fee Enhancement, Punitive Damages, and Due Process Under Federal and State Law, was published in the 2020 winter issue of the Baylor Law Review, and discusses due process implictions of attorney’s fee adjustments under different fee-shifting statutes and factors.  

Before joining Sagaser, Watkins & Wieland PC, Mr. Chapple served as a law clerk intern for the Honorable Judge Jeffery C. Manske and later for the Honorable Judge Alan D Albright at the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Mr. Chapple spent a summer working as a summer associate at the boutique appellate law firm Durham, Pittard & Spalding, LLP in Dallas, a firm with a focus on state and federal appellate litigation. Later, Mr. Chapple interned for the Department of Justice at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas, where he worked closely with Assistant United States Attorneys handling criminal litigation at the district court level. While in law school, Mr. Chapple also participated in and volunteered at several Legal Clinics assisting attorneys with issues involving U.S. veterans, immigration, and bankruptcy. After graduating, Mr. Chapple worked as a legal writing associate for Baylor University School of Law’s legal writing department where he developed curriculum material as well as reviewed and graded student papers for Baylor’s rigorous Practice Court Program


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. – 2019
    • Law Review: Baylor Law Review, Senior Executive Editor, 2018 – 2019
  • University of San Diego, San Diego, California
    • B.A. – 2014
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    • Major: Economics

Bar Admission

  • California, 2020

Published Works

  • Wallowing in Ambiguity , Baylor Law Review, 72, 2020

Current Employment Position

  • Associate


  • English

Professional Associations

  • Fresno County Bar Association, Member
  • Fresno County Young Lawyers Association, Member