Rocklin Appoints New City Attorney


Sheri Chapman was appointed to the position of Rocklin City Attorney after her four-year contract was unanimously approved by the Rocklin City Council on September 11, 2018.

Chapman most recently served Placer County as Interim Director of Human Resources, taking on that management role after vacating her previous position as Deputy County Counsel. Chapman has also served as Assistant County Counsel for Nevada County and Senior Deputy City Attorney for the City of Sacramento.

“Rocklin is a beautiful community and the City is well managed,” Chapman said. “I am excited and honored to provide legal advice to the City Council and to help them continue making well informed decisions in the best interest of the City.”

Chapman has over 15 years of experience practicing law in the public sector, with 10 years working in civil litigation and five years providing legal advice to public entities on all aspects of municipal law. As a litigator, Chapman argued cases in both state and federal court, and handled matters before the Public Employment Relations Board. She has also provided legal advice and direction on matters relating to law enforcement, labor and employment law, community development, the Brown Act, and more.

In her management role in Placer County, Chapman had oversight of a variety of labor and employment matters, including all workplace investigations and labor negotiations.

“I am thrilled that we were able to find another stellar member to add to the already outstanding team we have here in Rocklin,” Mayor Ken Broadway said. “I look forward to having Sheri’s legal expertise available and welcome her aboard.”

The Rocklin City Attorney position became vacant in May, 2018, when Steven Rudolph left the post and was appointed Rocklin’s City Manager.