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Ronald W. Chapman II

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Chairperson of White Collar Defense & Government Investigations

About Me

Ron is the managing shareholder of Chapman Law Group’s Michigan Office and represents clients nationally in the areas of health care fraud and abuse, federal investigations, DEA registration matters, and physician licensing defense. Ron provides an aggressive and focused representation of health care professionals facing serious federal investigations, criminal charges, or license revocation. Ron has achieved notable high-profile acquittals of health care professionals facing criminal charges and has successfully assisted a broad range of health care entities to avoid prosecution when facing large-scale federal investigations. As a former prosecutor, Ron also has a significant amount of experience dealing with state and federal agencies during high-level criminal investigations, criminal trials, and administrative proceedings.

In his most recent trial, two physicians were charged with unlawfully prescribing suboxone while working at Redirections Treatment Advocates (RTA), a treatment facility in Weirton, WV. Based on his specific experience in defending addiction medicine providers and Suboxone, Ron joined the trial team for this and other companion cases. As a result of pre-trial preparation and trial presentation, the client was acquitted of all counts of unlawful drug distribution and conspiracy after a two-week jury trial.

Ron has written for national publications in the areas of defending physician over prescribing, health care compliance and federal criminal defense. His work on litigating health care fraud allegations was recently published in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers publication, The Champion. He is a regular contributing author to Medpage Today and was asked to publish a guide to conducting healthcare internal investigations for the State Bar of Michigan.

Ron also has been invited to speak nationally on health care compliance by the American Conference Institute, the International Conference on Opioids at Harvard Medical School and the Florida board of pharmacy. In addition, he teaches CME-eligible courses for the Michigan State Medical Society.

Ron is a graduate of Loyola School of Law where he received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) with a concentration in health care compliance. He has been named as a 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star for his contributions to criminal law and health care law and was named as a Michigan Lawyers Weekly Top Lawyer. Ron is also a co-chair of the Michigan Bar Health Care Law Sections’ Substantive Law Committee.

Ron re-joined Chapman Law Group after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. As a former public defender and prosecutor in the U.S. Marine Corps, he proved himself as a talented advocate and leader in and out of the courtroom. Ron served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps with eight honorable years of service achieving the rank of Captain. Ron prosecuted and defended both felony and misdemeanor cases on behalf of the U.S. Government ranging from violent offenses to narcotics and weapons trafficking. Ron was deployed to Afghanistan as a legal advisor to a battalion of Marines conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Ron is a recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal.

Awards

Seminars

  • Controlled Substances Boot Camp: Introduction To The Fundamentals, Summit on Controlled Substances, Washington Plaza, Washington D.C., January 29, 2018
  • Principles For Safe Opioid Prescribing: Best Practices, Guidelines, and Regulations, Michigan State Medical Society 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, Sheraton Detroit, Novi, Michigan. October 25, 2017.
  • CME Webinar: Protect Yourself and Your License: DEA Compliance and Opioid Abuse, Urgent Care Association of American (UCAOA). October 12, 2017.
  • “How To Prepare And Respond To State And DEA Inspections and Medicaid Audits“, Florida Pharmacy Association Regulatory and Law Conference. December 3, 2016.
  • “Responsible Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring For Pain Management: How To Prescribe Opiates”, Michigan State Medical Society’s 151th Annual Scientific Meeting. October 26, 2016.
  • “Evidence-Based Best Practice for Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring: Medicolegal Pain Management Expert Symposium”, International Conference on Opioids, Journal of Opioid Management, Harvard Medical School, June 6, 2016.
  • “Preparing for and Defending Regulatory Investigations”, Michigan Medical Society Spring Conference. May 2015.
  • “Responsible Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring for Pain Management: Evidence-Based Best Practice”, Michigan State Medical Society’s 150th Annual Scientific Meeting. October 23, 2015. Audio of seminar

Publications

  •  “4 Steps Every Provider Must Take Before Prescribing an Opioid” Pain Medicine News, November 9, 2018.
  • Anti-Terror Tech to Fight Rx Fraud”. MedPage Today. July 12, 2018
  • responding to Government Investigations”. State Bar of Michigan. Health Care law Section. August 2018.
  • Anderson, Pauline & Contributor Chapman, Ronald, II. “New Center for Physician Rights Helps Protect, Guide Doctors” Medscape, November 9, 2018.
  • “Litigating the Loss Amount in Health Care Fraud Cases” National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The Champion. Dec 2017.
  • “DEA Begins Targeting Off-Label Prescribing of TIRF Products.” Pain Medicine News, October 23, 2017.
  • Barone, Patrick & Chapman, Ronald, II. “Criminal Accusations Cause Health Care Professionals to Face Potentially Debilitating Collateral Consequences. Part Two.” State Appellate Defender Office, Criminal Defense Newsletter, June 2016.
  • Interview with Rich Lord and Maia Silber. DEA Is Cracking Down On Physicians Who Overprescribe Pills. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Aug. 12, 2016.
  • Barone, Patrick & Chapman, Ronald, II. “Criminal Accusations Cause Health Care Professionals to Face Potentially Debilitating Collateral Consequences. Part One.” State Appellate Defender Office, Criminal Defense Newsletter, June 2016.
  • Physician’s Guide to DEA Administrative Inspections.” Pain Medicine News, April, 18, 2016.
  • Interview with Leigh Page. The Black Cloud of a Medical Board Investigation. Medscape. Dec 23, 2015.
  • Top 10 Tips for Physician to Avoid Prosecution for Over Prescribing, AVVO 2015
  • “When Prescribing Controlled Substances Becomes Drug Trafficking.” Pain Medicine News, Aug. 2015: 48-51.  
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Mr. Chapman III was Masterful in the courtroom. Although the case was lost. I am very satisfied with the job that he did for me. Thank Mr Chapman III Bill W RN
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Ron Chapman II is an amazing attorney. I had different representation when I asked Ron to take my case. My previous attorney's advice was to cooperate with my licensing board, accept any deal they offered me and hope that I was not sued in the process. This did not sound like the best plan because I did not do what I was accused of doing. Ron worked with his team to present my case to an Administrative Law Judge in a manner that I supported and ultimately resulted in a recommendation that my licensing board dismiss the compliant filed against me. When my board opted to sanction me in spite of this recommendation, Ron filed an appeal with the MI Appellate Court. Finally after three long years, I was exonerated when that Court ordered my licensing board to dismiss the complaint. Thank you Ron and Chapman Law!!!
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Legal Qualifications

Admitted to Practice

  • Michigan
  • Navy and Marine Corps Trial Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • The Marine Corps League
  • Michigan State Bar Criminal Law Section
  • Michigan State Bar Administrative Law Section
  • Michigan State Bar Health Care Law Section – Vice Chair of Legislative Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers (NACDL)

Biography

  • 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
  • Education – Loyola University of Chicago, LL.M.

Courses Taught

  • Controlled Substances Boot Camp: Introduction To The Fundamentals, Summit on Controlled Substances, Washington Plaza, Washington D.C., January 29, 2018
  • Principles For Safe Opioid Prescribing: Best Practices, Guidelines, and Regulations, Michigan State Medical Society 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, Sheraton Detroit, Novi, Michigan. October 25, 2017.
  • CME Webinar: Protect Yourself and Your License: DEA Compliance and Opioid Abuse, Urgent Care Association of American (UCAOA). October 12, 2017.
  • “How To Prepare And Respond To State And DEA Inspections and Medicaid Audits“, Florida Pharmacy Association Regulatory and Law Conference. December 3, 2016.
  • “Responsible Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring For Pain Management: How To Prescribe Opiates”, Michigan State Medical Society’s 151th Annual Scientific Meeting. October 26, 2016.
  • “Evidence-Based Best Practice for Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring: Medicolegal Pain Management Expert Symposium”, International Conference on Opioids, Journal of Opioid Management, Harvard Medical School, June 6, 2016.
  • “Preparing for and Defending Regulatory Investigations”, Michigan Medical Society Spring Conference. May 2015.
  • “Responsible Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring for Pain Management: Evidence-Based Best Practice”, Michigan State Medical Society’s 150th Annual Scientific Meeting. October 23, 2015. Audio of seminar 

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