Ronald W. Chapman, II


Ronald W. Chapman, II recently rejoined the firm after serving our country as a member of the United States Marine Corps.

Ron served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps with eight honorable years of service. His assignments included: a brief tour as an assistant defense counsel, followed by a position as a prosecutor. Ron prosecuted both felony and misdemeanor cases on behalf of the U.S. Government. After a very successful tour as a prosecutor he was selected to deploy to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Ron served as the legal advisor to a Marine unit during combat operations. His duties included: advising commanders on operational law including use of force; fiscal and contract law; administrative law; and construction and operation of a detention facility used to house insurgents.

Ron returned from Afghanistan and was selected to serve as the senior operational law advisor to an organization of over 30,000 members. As senior operational law advisor his duties focused on administrative investigations, use of force, national security law, and intelligence law. Ron was instrumental in creating a training program used to instruct department of defense attorneys on operational law issues.

Ron is a recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal.

As a member of the U. S. Marine Judge Advocate Corps, Ron proved himself as a talented advocate and leader. His experience in the areas of administrative law, administrative investigations, and criminal law make him a valuable asset to our team. We look forward to putting Ron's dedication and experience to work for you. Ron will focus his work in the area of correctional law, medical malpractice, health law and professional licensing, continuing our efforts to build a strong team dedicated to helping the health care providers.

Admitted to Practice

  • Michigan, 2009
  • Navy and Marine Corps Trial Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2013
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 2013


  • Oakland University, B.A., 2006

Legal Education

  • Naval Justice School, 2010
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 2009


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • The Marine Corps League
  • Michigan State Bar Criminal Law Section
  • Michigan State Bar Administrative Law Section

Military Service

  • United States Marine Corps, Judge Advocate, 2005-2013 - Honorable Discharge
  • Operation Enduring Freedom, Kajaki, Afghanistan, 2012
  • The Basic School, Quantico, VA, 2010
  • Officer Candidate School, Quantico, VA, 2005


  • Attorney, Chapman Law Group, 2013-Present
  • Operational Law Attorney, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, NC, 2013
  • Senior Legal Advisor, U.S. Marine Corps, Kajaki, Afghanistan, 2012
  • Prosecutor, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, NC, 2011
  • Assistant Defense Counsel, U.S. Marine Corps, Cherry Point, NC, 2009-2010
  • Law Clerk, Chapman Law Group, 2008-2009


  • Michigan Bar Criminal Law Section Daubert Seminar
  • Western District of Michigan Hillman Advocacy Program, 2014

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Attorney Reviews

  • Average Rating:
  • 4.7 stars based on 15 review

  • Recent Review
  • Date: August 14, 2014
  • Review: "I couldn't be more stoked! Ron this is all because of your help and I won't ever forget it. You're a good man and I appreciate everything!"
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
  • Date: October 9, 2013
  • Review: "I received a letter yesterday from the Michigan Nursing Board; the complaint was dismissed! I am very happy to receive this letter with a positive outcome. Thank you so much for all your help and support."
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
  • Date: September 19, 2013
  • Review: You are brilliant! You really empowered me as I went into a meeting with the Director of Nursing. I am very appreciative of your help. I will absolutely keep you on my speed dial.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
  • Date: August 29, 2013
  • Review: Thanks Ron! Now I can sleep with both eyes closed!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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