Jonathan Meltz

Senior Florida Healthcare Attorney

White Collar Defense & Government Investigations

Based in Chapman Law Group’s Miami Office  Practices Nationally

About Me

In order to be a leader in white-collar criminal defense, an attorney must bring tenacity to the courtroom, possess a deep understanding of legal details, and have an intricate knowledge of how federal agencies work. Such characteristics have made Jonathan Meltz one of the most sought-after criminal defense lawyers in the U.S.

As a senior Florida healthcare attorney in Chapman Law Group’s White-Collar Defense & Government Investigations Group, Jonathan specializes in health care fraud and abuse, federal investigations, DEA registration matters (including pharmacy inspection cases involving Form 483), and physician licensing defense. Based in Chapman Law Group’s Miami office, he practices nationwide.

In his practice, he handles complex matters for doctors, nurses, and licensed health care professionals all across the U.S., often against federal agencies — including the FBI, DEA, Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), DOJ, Medicare Fraud Strike Force, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

For nearly 25 years, Jonathan has represented thousands of clients, participated in more than 70 jury trials, obtained a high number of dismissals, and delivered numerous not-guilty verdicts — including for three murder cases — in high-profile, high-pressure litigation.

Jonathan’s legal career traces back to the Public Defender’s Office in Miami, where he represented clients charged with serious felony crimes such as robbery, kidnapping, drug trafficking, sex offenses and murder. He has been nominated five times by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, to be interviewed by the Governor’s Office for appointment as a Miami-Dade County court judge.

A Boston native, Jonathan earned his law degree from the City University of New York School of Law, where he served as co-editor of its newspaper. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Political Science from the University of Miami, where he was inducted into the Iron Arrow Honor Society.

As a second-term councilman for the Village of Miami Shores, Jonathan uses his civic expertise for major projects and infrastructure improvements, such as community growth, land use, finances, education, strategic planning, parks, recreation, police, and public safety.

Steven Santacruz
Steven Santacruz
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Great lawyer.. he’s handled several cases for me and my family very successfully.. highly recommended !
Imari Antoinette
Imari Antoinette
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Quick. Knowledgeable. Great firm to work with!
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Jonathan Meltz Featured on A&E’s “After the First 48” Episode 13 – “Innocent Lost”

Health Care Fraud Defense/Criminal Defense
The Chapman Law Group White Collar Defense & Government Investigations practice group defends health professionals and health care entities facing criminal indictment or investigation where criminal sanctions are a concern.
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Health Care License Defense
The license defense attorneys at Chapman Law Group represent hundreds of nurses, doctors and other licensed health professionals every year before the Board of Medicine, Board of Nursing, administrative courts and state licensing divisions in Michigan and Florida.
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Legal Qualifications

Admitted to Practice

  • Florida
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Federal Courts in Florida: U.S. District Courts for Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

Legal Education

  • City University of New York School of Law, Juris Doctor in Law
  • University of Miami, Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Political Science

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Eleventh Circuit Private Court Appointed Counsel Screening Committee
  • Florida Bar Lawyers Advising Lawyers Mentoring Panel Member (Formerly SCOPE)
  • Florida Bar Speakers Bureau
  • Ensuring Equal Justice Domestic Violence Pro Bono Program
  • Dade County Bar Association Criminal Courts Committee
  • Dade County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
  • University of Miami School of Law Career Development Office Law Clerk Employer
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Prior Florida Bar Committees: Media Law, Consumer Protection Law and Traffic Rules
  • Greater Miami Shores Chamber of Commerce, Past President
  • Miami Shores Village Recreation Department Advisory Board, Past Chairman

Pro Bono Participation

  • The SEED School of Miami
  • Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc.
  • The CHARLEE Program

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