Ron is Board Certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, class and collective actions, non-competition and non-disclosure covenants, leaves of absence, employment agreements and policies, union campaigns, collective bargaining, unfair labor practices, and workplace safety. Ron successfully coordinates work throughout the firm’s many offices for clients with multi-state and multi-national operations, ensuring responsiveness, consistent quality, and efficiency. Ron previously served on the Firm’s Board of Directors.
The International Law Office named Ron as the overall winner for the entire United States and the exclusive winner for Texas in the Employment and Labor category for its Client Choice awards, based on feedback provided by more than 2,000 in-house counsel. The recognition focused on Ron's ability to add real value to clients, with criteria including the quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, response time, and use of technology.
Similarly, based on more than 350 interviews with top legal decision-makers at the world's most demanding clients, BTI Consulting Group named Ron a Client Service All-Star in 2017 and both a Client Service All-Star and Client Service MVP in 2018, with one client in particular noting, "Ron is very responsive and a real problem solver. He is cost conscious and looks ahead. It doesn't get better than that." The only way to become a BTI Client Service All-Star is for corporate counsel to single out an attorney for client service exceeding all others.
Chambers USA 2018 stated: Ron Chapman is highly experienced in discrimination and harassment cases, as well as noncompete, retaliation and wage and hour disputes. Clients describe him as "an outstanding practitioner as well as a manager of relationships."
Additionally, based on feedback from both in-house and outside counsel, Chambers USA proclaimed that Ron “is a regular name on high-stakes employment cases in Texas. He is ‘at the top of his game,’ according to his peers, and clients appreciate his ‘candid, frank advice, which makes it feel like you're talking to a trusted counselor as opposed to a lawyer. He sees the bigger picture.’"
Employment Law360 named Ron an “MVP” in employment law and separately listed him as one of the nation's preeminent "rainmakers" based on his "passion" for "being a proven resource and problem solver," noting his (1) "out-of-this-world approach to client service," (2) "competitive rate," (3) "high degree of efficiency in performing the work," (4) "extreme responsiveness," and (5) "great results."
Ron has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America; Chambers USA; "Super Lawyers"; D Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Dallas"; the Dallas Business Journal's "Top Corporate Defenders"; and D CEO Magazine’s “Dallas 500” list of the most powerful business leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth regardless of industry, and based on a survey of more than 250,000 corporate counsel, the Legal 500 concluded that Ron “has a superb reputation” and awarded him its recommendation for labor and employment litigation.
Finally, Ron is a Fellow in the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, based on a rigorous vetting process involving an evaluation of candidates’ character, integrity, and professional experience, as well as their record of acting as a resource for academia, the government, the judiciary, and the community at large.