Aaron

Aaron J. Kemp

Senior Attorney

Chairperson of Professional Licensing & Regulatory Affairs

Based in Chapman Law Group’s Detroit Office

About Me

When your license as a health care professional is suspended or revoked, you need experienced licensing counsel to guide you on the path to reinstatement. For more than 20 years, Aaron Kemp has been that guide for doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, radiologists, and many others.

Aaron serves as chair for Chapman Law Group’s Professional Licensing & Regulatory Affairs practice. He is a health care attorney with more than a decade of experience in the defense of medical malpractice litigation, along with representing physicians in credentialing and licensing matters and counseling physician practice groups.

His practice includes providing risk management and compliance advice to individual physicians and practice groups, with an emphasis on chiropractors, psychiatrists and emergency department physicians. He has been privileged to serve as personal counsel to physicians and other health care professionals in medical malpractice matters concerning issues of premature settlements, excess verdict exposure and National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) report disputes. He focuses his practice on the defense of health care professionals in licensing investigations and complaint matters, and credentialing/peer review hearings.

“I am passionate about defending medical professionals in administrative matters involving complaints against their license to practice, seeking reinstatement of their licenses, peer review/corrective action hearings, and NPDB dispute resolutions,” Aaron says. “In such cases, these individuals who have dedicated their lives to the care of others need some who will speak for and take care of them.”

Chapman Law Group’s Aaron Kemp discusses the National Practitioner Data Bank; reporting administrative actions; peer reviews and what federal immunity under the Healthcare Quality Improvement Act is about; summary suspensions; and other things licensing matters.

Examples of recent matters:

    • Our client, a registered nurse, was terminated for a HIPAA violation based on improper access to a patient’s chart and sharing protected health information with a co-worker. An administrative complaint was filed against her license. We met with the attorney general’s office and a member of the Board of Nursing, and we were able to demonstrate that the allegations were unfounded. As a result of our presentation and further negotiations, the administrative complaint was dismissed, and our client’s license remains unblemished.
    • Our client, a physician, had his license suspended for having a relationship with a patient and prescribing controlled substances for the patient while in the relationship, as well as other allegations regarding inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances. Following the filing of our petition for reinstatement of the client’s license and a hearing before an administrative law judge, we were able to obtain reinstatement of the client’s medical license.
    • Our client, a sports medicine physician, was employed by a large Midwestern university. She was confronted by administration and threatened with termination over allegations that she had removed patient records from the university at the request of a colleague and mentor, who was under investigation, and failed to inform the university about a prior outside investigation of the mentor. We were able to negotiate her resignation from the university and represented her throughout subsequent investigations by state licensing and attorney general authorities, which concluded with no findings of any wrongdoing by her.

Aaron has been recognized and quoted by local and national news organizations, including NBC News, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, Detroit Free PressThe Detroit News, and the Lansing State Journal.  He has also provided lectures to physicians on guidelines for appropriate controlled substance prescribing before the Michigan State Medical Society and the Ingham County Medical Society.

Aaron is a Grosse Pointe, Michigan, native. His father and sister are mental health professionals. Aaron graduated from De La Salle Collegiate in Warren, Michigan, and went on to Michigan State University. This was followed by Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, where Aaron graduated Cum Laude. While in law school, Aaron served as editor of the Law Review and was a law clerk at Kemp, Klein, Umphrey & Endelman PC.

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Legal Qualifications

Admitted to Practice

  • Michigan, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2000
  • 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 2000

Legal Education

  • Michigan State University, B.A. Advertising, 1993
  • Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, J.D. Cum Laude, 1997

Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan

Awards

  • 2019 Lawyers of Distinction — Recognizing Excellence in Health Care Law

Publications

Seminars

  • “Collateral Consequences: Medical Licenses for Criminal Charges and Convictions,” Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Advanced Criminal Defense Practice Summer Conference 2021, July 23, 2021.
  • “Medical Staff 101,” ICLE Health Law Institute Seminar, March 12, 2020.
  • “Balancing Pain Treatment and Legal Responsibilities,” Michigan State Medical Society House of Delegates Conference, May 3, 2019.
  • “Balancing Pain Treatment and Legal Responsibilities,” Ingham County Medical Society Conference, April 23, 2019.
  • “Balancing Pain Treatment and Legal Responsibilities,” Michigan State Medical Society Conference, December 5, 2018.

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Bob Smith
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I cannot thank Chapman Law Group enough for their expertise and dedication to my case. In particular, Mr Aaron Kemp was fantastic. In my situation, I am a practicing physician convicted of an OWI first offense. I felt my life was in shambles and it was one of the most stressful situations of my life. Still, I believed one mistake does not define who a person is nor how good of a physician that person may be. I felt Mr. Aaron Kemp was always on my side and truly did every thing he could to help me. He assisted me in every step of the way from reporting the conviction to LARA as well as dealing with HPRP. As a result, not only am I still practicing as if nothing has happened but also avoided an HPRP monitoring agreement, LARA administrative complaints, and LARA fines. If you are in healthcare, you owe it to yourself to trust the attorneys at Chapman Law. They know what they are doing and truly have your best interests at heart. I cannot thank them enough.
Donald Hardman
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If you are reading this, chances are you are a medical professional who is in need of an attorney. Try to avoid making one or both of these fatal errors: 1) you believe that if you just explain your side of the story the State or Feds will understand and this will just go away, or 2) the attorney you’ve been advised to hire is a friend of your cousin’s nephew. A great lawyer at taxes and divorce, never did med-legal but willing to try. In Michigan there are only 2 firms that are excellent at health care litigation. One is Chapman Law Group. I was represented by Aaron Kemp with assistance from his paralegal Shelly. Aaron is one of the sharpest health care attorneys in the state. When I hired Chapman, Aaron had read the case file, advised a course of action and met with me - all within 48 hours of taking control of the case. Aaron is one of the sharpest minds in the field and has genuine knowledge of how to handle even the toughest of situations that can arise. In my particular case he was able to repair the damage my previous attorneys had created and return me to practice. If you’re still unsure, you should probably reread paragraph one.
Hasan Al-Janabi
Hasan Al-Janabi
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Excellent Service by Mr. Kemp! I was very happy with his timeliness, professionalism and experience. Couldn't have asked for a better attorney and law group!
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If you're looking for a great attorney, look no further. I worked with Aaron Kemp and he knew his stuff through and through. He was always available and took the time to address all of my needs and questions. Highly recommend
Tom Smoot
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Aaron Kemp was absolutely amazing. He helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life and was completely reasonable with his pricing. I never once felt like he was only in it for the money, I felt he genuinely cared about seeing me come through everything with my license and reputation intact.
Kyle Sperling
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Mr. Kemp is a wonderful Attorney. Very knowledgeable about his clients situation, and does a good job of prepping you for the matters at hand
Coleen Anger DeLacy
Coleen Anger DeLacy
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I can't say anything more than Mr. Kemp was both professional & knowledgeable. His expertise and ability to do everything for the client never faltered. I can't say enough about him, and if you are here looking at reviews, you can't afford to not have him on your side!
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