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Ronald W. Chapman Sr., Esq., M.P.A., LL.M. - Hollywood, FL

Hollywood Criminal Law Lawyer
4000 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 555-SHollywood, FL 33021
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Ronald W. Chapman Sr., Esq., M.P.A., LL.M.Lawyer Overview

Ron has over 30 years’ experience practicing law and has been representing health professionals for over 25 years. He is the founder of Chapman Law Group, a firm dedicated to health law and the representation of health professionals, health care providers and facilities, correctional health care providers, and professional liability insurers. Ron is licensed and actively practices in both Florida and Michigan.

Ron holds a master of laws degree in health care law from Loyola...

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Ron has over 30 years’ experience practicing law and has been representing health professionals for over 25 years. He is the founder of Chapman Law Group, a firm dedicated to health law and the representation of health professionals, health care providers and facilities, correctional health care providers, and professional liability insurers. Ron is licensed and actively practices in both Florida and Michigan.

Ron holds a master of laws degree in health care law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He is the past vice chair of the medical legal subcommittee with the Michigan State Bar, a committee dedicated to the advancement of legal understanding of those issues affecting health care providers.

Ron is a recognized leader in health law, medical malpractice defense and correctional health care law. Ron was recently named one of Michigan’s Super Lawyers in health care law. In 2015, he was named a “Leader in Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He has been AV® Peer Review rated by his peers in the legal community since 2008. In 2010, he was named a Top Lawyer of the Year by DBuisness. Ron is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and The American Association of Nurse Attorneys.

Ron is passionate about health law and the representation of health care professionals, providers and third parties working in the health care industry. He has built a team of attorneys at Chapman Law Group that share his passion for health law. As our team leader Ron works to bring together talented attorneys dedicated to helping health care professionals protect their career, practice, and professional integrity. Ron recognizes the effort it takes to become a licensed health care professional and pledges the firm’s support in protecting their investment.

Ron grew up in Dearborn, Michigan and joined the United States Air Force after graduating from high school. He continued his education while on active duty and graduated from California State University, Sacramento (BA Cum Laude 1979), University of Southern California School of Public Administration (MPA 1980). After receiving his Honorable Discharge from the Air Force in 1980 he began his career as a public administrator for the City of Dearborn. Ron was the Assistant Director of Public Works prior to joining the staff of William Lucas, Wayne County Michigan’s first County Executive. In 1985 Ron became the Chief of Staff for Wayne County, Michigan, the third largest county in the United States.Ron continued to pursue his love for education and graduated from Wayne State University Law School (JD 1984). In 1987 he returned to the private sector and began practicing law, He also joined the United States Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General Corps as a First Lieutenant. In 1992 Ron was a congressional candidate in the 12th Congressional District. As an attorney Ron pursued his dream of becoming a successful trial attorney handling a variety of cases. In 1989 he tried his first federal 42 USC § 1983 lawsuit regarding alleged deliberate indifference. After three weeks of trial the jury returned a no cause of action. Over the years Ron has handled thousands of state and federal claims regarding healthcare professionals. In 2016 Ron received his LL.M. (master’s in law) in health care law from Loyola University, Chicago School of Law. His master’s thesis was titled, “The Over-Criminalization of Health Care Law through the False Claims Act Implied False Certification Theory.”

Ron’s primary practice focuses on the defense of healthcare professionals and organizations, including county sheriffs and private correction contractors. His area of practice includes: health care correctional law, professional licensing, medical malpractice defense, health care fraud, Stark, AKS, false claims, peer review, credentialing, administrative law, criminal law (health care only), and compliance.

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Litigation
60%
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
Michigan, 1985U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1987U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1998U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2003U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2003U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1989Florida, 2003
Other Affiliations
State Bar of MichiganState Bar of FloridaDefense Research InstituteNational Commission of Correctional Health CareAmerican Correction AssociationThe American Association of Nurse Attorneys, 2013 - Present
Education
Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1984
J.D.
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, August, 2016
LL.M., Master of Laws
Major: Health Care Law
University of Southern California, 1980
M.P.A.
California State University, 1979
B.A.
Honors: cum laude
Past Positions
U.S.A.F., Sergeant, 1976 - 1980N.C.O., U.S.A.F. Controller, 1979J.A.G. Corps, 1st Lieutenant U.S.A.R., 1987 - 1991
Pro Bono Activities
Trustee, Henry Ford Community College, 1983 - 1986Member, Board of Education, Dearborn, Michigan, 1983 - 1986Chief of Staff, Wayne County, Michigan, 1986 - 1987Greater Pittsburgh Marathon, 1991Detroit Free Press Marathon, 1991 - 1992Detroit Free Press Marathon, 1999Brazilian Mission Trips, 1999 - 2000Haiti Mission Trips, 2000 - 2015Haiti Mission Trips, 2006 - 2007U.S. Congressional Candidate, 12th District, Michigan, 1992Youdon (4th Degree Black Belt) Koei-Kan Karate, 2005
Classes and Seminars
Real Life Medicine: Avoiding the Perfect Storm of Litigation, National Conference on Correctional Health Care, October 20, 2008
Let's Talk: Current Medical Malpractice Issues, CMS Presentation, 2008
Rough Sailing: Navigating The Rough Waters of Modern Day Practice, ProAssurance Presentation, 2007
Let's Talk: Communicating The Good, The Bad & The Apology, ProAssurance Presentation, 2006
You Think You've Had A Bad Day, ProAssurance Presentation, 2005
How To Prepare And Respond To State And DEA Inspections and Medicaid Audits, Florida Pharmacy Association , December 3, 2016 - Present
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Included on the 2017 Michigan list


Past Lists

  • 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers list

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Honors
AV® RatedDistinguished Leadership Award, 1985Strathmore's Who's Who, 2006 - 2007Top Lawyer of the Year, , 2010 - Present Leaders in Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2015 - Present Super Lawyer, 2016 - Present
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Office Information
Address
4000 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 555-SHollywood, FL 33021
Phone
(305) 712-7177
Offers Free Initial Consultation
Yes
Office Hours
8:30am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday
Publication
Articles
Identity Theft: Michigan Should Take The Lead, (Co-Author woth Anthony Pignotti)
Identity Theft: Who's Protecting The Little Guy, (Co-Author woth Anthony Pignotti)
Physician’s Guide to DEA Administrative Inspections, Pain Medicine News, 2016
When Prescribing Controlled Substances Becomes Drug Trafficking, Pain Medicine News, 2015
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