Ron is highly regarded as a tough and aggressive litigator in the areas of federal criminal defense, health law, and professional licensing. He was recently named as a 2015 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. In addition, Ron has been published in national publications in the area of the criminal defense of health professionals facing criminal charges for health care fraud and drug trafficking. Ron also routinely lectures on issues such as proper prescribing, health care compliance, and regulatory investigations.
With a focus toward defending licensed health professionals, Ron has consistently represented clients to their overwhelming satisfaction during criminal, licensing and other administrative matters such as DEA registration matters and Medicare and Medicaid exclusion and reinstatement proceedings. He has also achieved outstanding results representing health professionals in felony criminal matters for diversion, falsifying medical records, Medicare/Medicaid fraud and illegal delivery of narcotics. 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. Ron has successfully assisted dozens of health professionals in preventing license suspension after convictions, fraud and professional misconduct.
Ron re-joined the 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 also 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.
Ron and his wife Sarah have two daughters and one son. In addition to practicing law, Ron is an avid marathoner and triathlete and competes at local and regional events.
His experience in the areas of administrative law, administrative investigations and criminal law make him a versatile and well-rounded asset to our health law team. We look forward to putting Ron’s dedication and experience to work for you.