Very few attorneys have achieved trial acquittals on behalf of healthcare clients charged with healthcare fraud and drug trafficking, Ron Chapman II is one of them. Ron’s trial experience, healthcare experience, and strategic approach to litigation make him a highly sought-after healthcare defense attorney by healthcare entities and practitioners nationally who are facing suspicion or charges of health care fraud or unlawful prescribing. A former prosecutor and recipient of an L.L.M. in healthcare, Ron’s specialization levels the playing field for clients facing government scrutiny in the healthcare arena.
Notably, Ron achieved a trial acquittal of a prominent Johns Hopkins and Mayo Clinic physician charged with running several “pill mills” after a month-long trial. Later, Ron secured a civil victory ensuring the return of over $6 million of assets seized by the government. Ron was also the lead trial lawyer in the acquittal of a prominent West Virginia physician charged with health care fraud and drug trafficking. Ron’s tenacity in and out of the court room, litigation experience, and healthcare experience have allowed a significant number of health care providers overcome government scrutiny.
Ron is also a highly sought-after author and speaker in the area of health care fraud, opioid prescribing, and Government investigations. Ron has delivered lectures across the country including Harvard, Washington D.C., various state medical societies, and criminal defense organizations. He has also published peer reviewed articles on the topic of health care fraud and physician drug trafficking defense.
As a former prosecutor and veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Ron is comfortable dealing with the Department of Justice and other federal agencies including the DEA, FBI, HHS, and FDA.
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 2015-2020 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 was also a co-chair of the Michigan Bar Health Care Law Sections’ Substantive Law Committee.
Ron’s representative clients include a multi-state behavioral health corporation, national pharmacy chain, national hospice provider, former board of pharmacy member, a regional interventional pain practice, and a significant number of physicians and health care practices, pharmacies and clinics across the United States who have faced Government investigations or criminal charges.
Ron was an officer in the United States Marine Corps and was previously deployed to combat in Afghanistan. He achieved the rank of Captain and earned the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and Navy Achievement Medal among other awards.
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