Ronald W. Chapman, II

Top rated Health Care attorney in Troy, Michigan

Chapman Law Group
Ronald W. Chapman, II
Chapman Law Group

Practice Areas: Health Care, Criminal Defense

Licensed in Michigan since: 2009

Education: Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2023

Chapman Law Group

1441 West Long Lake Road
Suite 310
Troy, MI 48098 Phone: 248-644-6326 Email: Ronald W. Chapman, II Visit website


Very few attorneys have achieved trial acquittals on behalf of health care clients charged with health care fraud and drug trafficking. Ronald W. Chapman II is one of them.

Ron’s trial experience, health care experience, and strategic approach to litigation make him a highly sought-after health care defense attorney, by health care entities and practitioners nationally who are facing suspicion or charges of health care fraud, not maintaining DEA compliance, or unlawful prescribing.

A former prosecutor and recipient of an L.L.M. in health care, Ron’s specialization levels the playing field for clients facing government scrutiny in the health care arena.

Notably, Ron achieved a trial acquittal of a prominent Johns Hopkins and Mayo Clinic physician charged with running several “pill mills” after a monthlong trial. Later, Ron secured a civil victory ensuring the return of over $6 million of assets seized by the government. Ron was also the lead trial lawyer in the acquittal of a prominent West Virginia physician charged with health care fraud and drug trafficking. Ron’s tenacity in and out of the courtroom, litigation experience, and health care experience have allowed a significant number of health care providers overcome government scrutiny.

Ron is also an in-demand author and speaker in the area of health care fraud, opioid prescribing, and government investigations. He has delivered lectures across the country including Harvard and Washington, D.C., as well as for various state medical societies, and criminal defense organizations. He has also published peer reviewed articles on the topic of health care fraud and physician drug trafficking defense.

As a former prosecutor and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Ron is comfortable dealing with the Department of Justice and other federal agencies including the DEA, FBI, HHS and FDA.

Ron is a graduate of Loyola School of Law, where he received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) with a concentration in health care compliance. He has been named as a 2015-2020 Super Lawyers Rising Star for his contributions to criminal law and health care law, and he was recognized as a Michigan Lawyers Weekly Top Lawyer. Ron served as co-chair of the Michigan Bar Health Care Law Section’s Substantive Law Committee.

Ron’s representative clients include a multistate behavioral health corporation, a national pharmacy chain, a national hospice provider, a former board of pharmacy member, a regional interventional pain practice, and a significant number of physicians and health care practices, pharmacies and clinics in Metro Detroit and across the U.S. that have faced government investigations or criminal charges.

Ron was an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, and he was previously deployed to combat in Afghanistan. He achieved the rank of Captain and earned the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and Navy Achievement Medal, among other awards.

First Admitted: 2009, Michigan

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Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Michigan State Bar Administrative Law Section
  • Vice Chair of Legislative Committee for the Michigan State Bar Health Care Law Section, 2015
  • The Marine Corps League 
  • Michigan State Bar Criminal Law Section 
Educational Background:
  • Oakland University, B.A., 2006
  • Naval Justice School, 2010
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Panel discussion surrounding the issue of whether physicians can be convicted for unlawful distribution of Controlled Substances if they believe the drugs they prescribed were prescribed under professional norms., Panelist, Panel Discussion: Xiulu Ruan v. United States of America, American Conference Institute, 2022
  • Letter to the Editor About How the Outcome of Ruan v. United States Will Affect Prescribers., Co-Author, How the U.S. Supreme Court is About to Affect Every Prescriber in America, Journal of Opioid Management 18:3, 2022
  • Presentation at FPA's Annual Law Conference about to handle State and DEA inspections., Presenter, How to Prepare and Respond to State and DEA Inspections and Medicaid Audits, Florida Pharmacy Association, 2021
  • Building, Maintaining, and Evolving in a Highly Regulated Area, Presenter, Building an Ironclad Compliance Program, American Conference Institute, 2021
  • Discuss of Why Prosecutors Choose the Health Care Fraud Statue Again and Again, Presenter, Health Care Fraud Statue vs. False Claims Act, National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists, 2021
  • Discussion of pandemic lessons learned in 2020 and provide the practical guidance providers need to move forward. Examine major issues such as the explosion of telemedicine and the latest in hospital mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Dive into cybersecurity and remote practice implications. Plus, get updates on state and federal regulations, fraud and abuse, and Stark., Presenter, Current Trends in Health Care Fraud & Abuse Enforcement, Institute of Continuing Legal Education - Health Law Institute, 2021
  • Tailoring inspection strategies for every link of the supply chain., Presenter, DEA Site Visit Checklist, American Conference Institute, 2020
  • Building and Enhancing an Effective Controlled Substances Compliance Program, Presenter, Compliance Think Tank, American Conference Institute, 2020
  • Introduction to the Fundamentals of Prescribing Controlled Substances., Presenter, Controlled Substances Bootcamp, American Conference Institute, 2018
  • Discussion of Brest Practices, Guidelines, and Regulations., Presenter, Principles for Safe Opioid Prescribing, Michigan State Medical Society, 2017
  • CME Webinar., Presenter, Protect Yourself and Your License: DEA Compliance and Opioid Abuse, Urgent Care Association of America, 2017
  • Author, Defending Hippocrates: Representing Physicians in the Wake of the Opioid Epidemic, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ The Champion, 2017
  • Preparing for and Defending Regulatory Investigations, Michigan Medical Society Spring Conference, 2016
  • Criminal Accusations Cause Health Care Professionals to Face Potentially Debilitating Collateral Consequences, State Appellate Defender Office, Criminal Defense Newsletter, Health Care Law, 2016
  • Interviewee, DEA Is Cracking Down On Physicians Who Overprescribe Pills, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Health Care, 2016
  • Evidence-Based Best Practice for Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring: Medicolegal Pain Management Expert Symposium, International Conference on Opioids, Journal of Opioid Management, Harvard Medical Conference Center, 2016
  • Physician’s Guide to DEA Administrative Inspections, Pain Medicine News, 2016
  • The Black Cloud of a Medical Board Investigation, Medscape, 2015
  • Responsible Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring for Pain Management: Evidence-Based Best Practice, Michigan State Medical Society’s 150th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2015
  • When Prescribing Controlled Substances Becomes Drug Trafficking, Pain Medicine News, 2015
  • Top 10 Tips for Physician to Avoid Prosecution for Over Prescribing, AVVO, 2015
  • Michigan Rising Star in the area of Health Law, Rising Star - Health Law, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Michigan Rising Star in the area of Health Law, Rising Star - Health Law, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Michigan Rising Star in the area of Health Law, Rising Star - Health Law, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Up & Coming Lawyers, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2015
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney Under 40, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2015
  • Navy Achievement Medal, U.S. Marine Corps, 2013: Ron was awarded the navy achievement medal for his work as an operational law officer for II MEF the expeditionary force occupying the east coast of the U.S. Ron worked on high level Federal investigations, coordinated closely with ICE, NCIS, the FBI, and various narcotics units. Additionally, Ron created a course designed to instruct other Marine Officers regarding operational law issues prior to deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq. 
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, U.S. Marine Corps, 2012: Ron was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps commendation medal for his work in Afghanistan as a battalion judge advocate working with Marines during a highly kinetic counter insurgency campaign. Ron also was the officer in charge of a detention facility that housed suspected insurgents.
Industry Groups:
  • All Health Care Professionals:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Chiropractors
  • Correctional Healthcare Providers
  • Dentists
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Nurses
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Optometrists
  • Pain Clinics
  • Pharmacies
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Professional Liability Insurers
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Veterinarians

Office location for Ronald W. Chapman, II

1441 West Long Lake Road
Suite 310
Troy, MI 48098


9 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2023

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