Ron Chapman

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC

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Preston Road 8117
Dallas 75225 TX US

Ron Chapman 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.

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.’”


Ron has defended clients in over 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands and regularly provides counseling to help clients navigate both legal and practical considerations. Ron also has extensive appellate experience and has prevailed in appeals against both the EEOC and NLRB, in addition to many private litigants.

Representative clients include BNSF Railway, Boy Scouts of America, Children’s Health System of Texas, the City of Dallas, Cushman & Wakefield, Dean Foods, D.R. Horton, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, FedEx Office, Fossil, GameStop, G6 Hospitality/Motel 6, Hertz, Hunt Oil, JLL, Mary Kay, Methodist Health System, Omni Hotels, Raytheon, Sally Beauty Supply, Service King, Southwest Airlines, Texas Instruments, Trinity Industries, and Valero.

Professional Activities:

  • Employment Law360 (Advisory Board)
  • Former Chairman, City of Dallas Civil Service Board
  • Former Chairman, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce


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