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Ronald W. Chapman is owner of Chapman Law Group. and has been practicing law for over 27 years. He is licensed in both Michigan and Florida.


Ron is a recognized leader in the legal community and a frequent speaker in the area of medical malpractice and risk management. In 1997 Ron was ranked as one of the top ten speakers for Skillpath, Inc. Ron graduated from California State University, Sacramento (BA, Cum Laude 1979), University of Southern California School of Administration (MPA 1980) and Wayne State Law School (JD 1984). After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the United States Air Force he began his career as a public administrator for the City of Dearborn. He later became Chief of Staff for Wayne County, Michigan, the third largest county in the United States.


After graduation from law school Ron simultaneously started the law firm of Chapman Law Group and rejoined the military as a United States Army Reserve, JAG Corps Officer. He served as a reserve JAG officer until 1991. In 1992 Ron was a congressional candidate in the 12th Congressional District.


Ron’s primary practice is in the areas of civil rights defense, correctional law, professional licensing, financial fraud, securities fraud, legal malpractice, business and commercial litigation and white collar crime. He is dedicated to the defense of medical professionals and corrections staff.


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Practice areas


  1. Medicaid & Medicare: 20%
  2. Administrative Law: 20%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  4. Health Care: 20%
  5. Licensing: 20%



Hourly ($195-325/hour), contingent (1-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kimberley A. Koester

    I endorse this lawyer. Ron is the consummate professional, highly competent and organized. He is original in his thinking but extremely knowledgeable about the law, leading to him creating polished, detailed litigation strategies that he excels at executing. His skills in the courtroom consistently lead to exceptional outcomes for his clients.


    Kimberley Koester Civil Rights Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Carly A. Van Thomme

    Ron is highly ethical and is dedicated to providing the best possible service to his clients. He goes the extra mile to find creative solutions to the client's unique problems. He is a zealous advocate with a powerful presence that gives clients an advantage in the courtroom.


    Carly Van Thomme Health Care Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Chapman Law Group: Sarasota Office

1834 Main Street
Sarasota, FL, 34236

Chapman Law Group: Michigan Office

1441 West Long Lake Road
Suite 310
Troy, MI, 48098

Chapman Law Group: Miami Office

5201 Blue Lagoon Drive
8th floor
Miami, FL, 33126



FLMember in Good Standing200309/08/2015
MIActive And In Good Standing198511/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale Hubbell2012
Top LawyerDBusiness2010
Godan (5th degree black belt)Koei-Kan Karate2009
Who's WhoStrathmore2007
Who's WhoStrathmore2006
U.S. Congressional Candidate12th District, Michigan1992
Distinguished Leadership AwardWayne County1985
Controller N.C.O. of the YearUnited States Air Force1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President & OwnerChapman Law Group1989 - Present
1st Lieutenant U.S.A.R., J.A.G. Corps.United States Army & Army Reserve1987 - 1991
Chief of StaffWayne County1986 - 1987
Sgt. (Controller)United States Air Force1976 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Health Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
Michigan State Bar Health Care Law SectionVice Chair of Medical Legal Subcommittee2015 - Present
American Association of Nurse AttorneysMember2014 - Present
Florida BarMember2003 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1985 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
National Commission of Correctional Health CareMemberN/A
American Correction AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
George Oswald v ClientsNo Cause of Action
Heather Swanson v ClientsOrder Vacating the Verdict and Judgment
Estate of Frances Colleen Meservy, Dec. v ClientNo Cause of Action
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pain Medicine NewsWhen Prescribing Controlled Substances Becomes Drug Trafficking2015
FAQThe Difference Between a Medical Malpractice Claim and a Deliberate Indifference(42 § USC 1983 Civil Rights) Claim2014
Chapman Law GroupFlorida Administrative Complaint Process (Chart)2014
BlogNew Medical Malpractice Legislation Aims to Strengthen Tort Reform2013
BlogE-FORCSE Database is a Backdoor in for DEA, DOH and AG Investigations2013
BlogFlorida Docs vs. Glocks Law Faces Repeal2013
BlogArrested for a DUI / DWI? What do I do next?2013
FAQHow will a DUI affect my medical license, nursing license or other professional license2013
FAQShould I self-report a DUI to the Board of Nursing, Board of Medicine or other licensing board?2013
VideoWhat you should do if you receive a complaint against your nursing license or are aware of an investigation into your nursing license.2012
VideoAdministrative Complaint Process for Licensed Health Professionals2012
VideoBoard of Medicine Investigations and Complaints2012
VideoBoard of Nursing Investigations and Complaints2012
VideoNurse Practice Act Violations2012
VideoDUI Reporting for Physicians, Nurses and Licensed Health Professionals2012
VideoFailed Drug Test Licensing Action2012
VideoBoard of Pharmacy Investigations and Complaints2012
VideoMedication Error Investigation2012
VideoLicensure Applications with Criminal History2012
VideoReporting Out-of-State Licensing Action2012
VideoPhysician Licensing Investigations and Complaints2012
VideoWhat is financial fraud?2012
National Commission on Correctional Health CareReal-Life Medicine: Avoiding the Perfect Storm of Litigation2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of Southern CaliforniaN/AM.P.A1980
California State University of SacramentoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Medical JurisprudenceAdministrative Law for Health Professionals2015
National Conference on Correctional Health CareRedefining Deliberate Indifference to a Community Standard of Care2009
National Conference on Correctional Health CareReal Life Medicine: Avoiding the Perfect Storm of Litigation2008