Ronald W. Chapman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Health Care Attorney in Troy, MI

Chapman Law Group
 | 1441 West Long Lake Road, Suite 310
Troy, MI 48098
Phone: 248-644-6326
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Health Care (40%),
  • Administrative Law (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (20%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

With more than 30 years of legal experience, Ronald W. Chapman dedicates his practice to representing health care professionals, insurance providers and facilities. The founder of Chapman Law Group, he handles a wide variety of matters for his diverse client base across both Michigan and Florida, including health care employment law, fraud defense, medical malpractice and professional licensing.

In 1979, while also serving in the United States Air Force, Mr. Chapman received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from California State University, Sacramento. The following year, he earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. Also in 1980, he was honorably discharged from the Air Force. Mr. Chapman subsequently enrolled at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1984. He has since obtained a Master of Laws in health law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Admitted to practice in Michigan and Florida, Mr. Chapman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits.

Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Chapman has earned the respect of his colleagues, as attested to by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo. A frequent speaker at legal and medical conferences, he is a member of several professional groups, including the American Health Lawyers Association, the Health Care Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Association of Nurse Attorneys and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Health Care (40%): Hospital Law, Nursing Home, Health & Health Care Law

Administrative Law (20%): Licensing

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%): Medical Malpractice

Criminal Defense (20%): Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Felony

Focus Areas

Hospital Law, Nursing Home, Health & Health Care Law, Licensing, Medical Malpractice, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Felony


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Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017

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About Ronald Chapman

Admitted: 1985, Michigan

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Honors and Awards:

  • Leaders in Law, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2016
  • Top Lawyer of the Year, Dbusiness, 2010
  • Distinguished Leadership Award, 1985
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2006 & 2007
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2008 – 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida, 2003
  • Michigan, 1985
  • The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • American Correction Association
  • National Commission of Correctional Health Care
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Michigan State Bar Health Care Law Section – Vice Chair of Medical Legal Subcommittee
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • The Florida State Bar
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh District, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1989
  • Middle District of Florida, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1987

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • When Prescribing Controlled Substances Becomes Drug Trafficking, Pain Medicine News, Health Care, 2015
  • Retrospect Analysis of Significant Lawsuits Involving Mental Health Issues: cause-effect and how to prevent future litigation, Correctional Mental Health Conference (NCCHC), Correctional Health Care, 2011
  • Redefining Deliberate Indifference to a Community Standard of Care, Correctional Mental Health Conference (NCCHC), Correctional Health Care, 2009
  • Real Life Medicine: Avoiding the Perfect Storm of Litigation, National Conference on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), Correctional Health Care, 2008
  • Physician’s Guide to DEA Administrative Inspections, Pain Medicine News, Health Care
  • You Think You’ve Had A Bad Day ProAssurance Presentation – 2005
  • Let’s Talk: Communicating The Good, The Bad & The Apology ProAssurance Presentation – 2006
  • Rough Sailing: Navigating The Rough Waters of Modern Day Practice ProAssurance Presentation – 2007
  • Let’s Talk: Current Medical Malpractice Issues CMS Presentation – 2008
  • “How To Prepare And Respond To State And DEA Inspections and Medicaid Audits“, Florida Pharmacy Association Regulatory and Law Conference. December 3, 2016
  • Identity Theft: Who’s Protecting The Little Guy Ronald Chapman & Anthony Pignotti
  • Identity Theft: Michigan Should Take The Lead Ronald Chapman & Anthony Pignotti

Educational Background:

  • University of Southern California, M.P.A., 1980
  • California State University, B.A. cum laude, 1979
  • Loyola University of Chicago, LL.M., 2015

Industry Groups

  • All Health Care Professionals:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Chiropractors
  • Correctional Healthcare Providers
  • Dentists
  • DME Suppliers
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Nurses
  • Pain Clinics
  • Pharmacies
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Professional Liability Insurers
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
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Office Location for Ronald W. Chapman

1441 West Long Lake Road
Suite 310
Troy, MI 48098

Phone: 248-644-6326


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Last Updated: 4/20/2017

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