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


  • State Bar of Michigan


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



  • “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 on December 5, 2018.
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
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.
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