Inajo Davis Chappell

by Edward Cates
Inajo Davis Chappell
Ulmer & Berne LLP

Inajo Davis Chappell is a Partner at Ulmer & Berne LLP and Chair of the Nonprofit Group, which represents exempt organizations, ranging from social service agencies to arts groups, health organizations, foundations, community development corporations, and educational and governmental institutions. She also handles a variety of corporate matters for for-profit businesses, and she serves as Chair of Ulmer’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.


Inajo has served on the Boards of Directors of many community organizations. She currently serves on the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, and she is the Chair of the Grantmaking and Community Engagement Committee for The Cleveland Foundation.


Consistently recognized for her civic and professional contributions, Inajo’s honors include: The Best Lawyers in America® “Lawyer of the Year” for Nonprofit/Charities Law; Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Diversity & Inclusion Innovation Award and Women in Law Making a Difference Award; Crain’s Cleveland Business “Women of Note” and “Notable Women in Law”; Savoy magazine “Most Influential Black Lawyers in America”; and YWCA Women of Achievement Award.


She earned her B.A. in Political Science and Afro- American Studies from Yale University and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

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