Stefan R. Chacon
Stefan Chacon advises and represents a variety of healthcare clients in matters involving litigation, False Claims Act, fraud and abuse, compliance, risk management, government investigations, licensure, and medical staff issues. His clients include Federally Qualified Health Centers, hospitals, medical staffs, nursing homes and many other provider-side entities and individuals.
In addition to his strong health care practice, Stefan maintains an active commercial litigation practice. He is adept in guiding clients through disputes ranging in size that involve contracts, business torts, government investigations, employment, and corporate governance. Stefan has experience at all levels of the litigation process, including civil and administrative trials and appeals.
Prior to practicing law, Stefan served in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, where he worked in small business development and microfinance. This experience plays into his legal career as he is detail-oriented, resourceful, efficient, and constructs creative strategies for his clients.
Stefan is affiliated with several professional organizations and regularly presents his expertise at webinars and conferences. He is also fluent in Spanish, and licensed to practice in California and New Mexico.
Areas of Focus
Hispanic Law Student Association, President
Moot Court Board, Member by Qualification
Mock Trial Board, Member by Qualification
Admissions and Courts
Represented several healthcare facilities in complex False Claims Act litigation.
Tried multimillion-dollar land dispute case.
Represented multiple healthcare entities with state and federal government investigations, including investigations involving whistleblower complaints, and allegations of false claims.
Represented a variety of different healthcare providers, from primary care physicians to nursing homes, in administrative proceedings before regulatory agencies.
Represented numerous healthcare and other licensees in proceedings before licensing and disciplinary boards, including evidentiary hearings and trials.
American Bar Association, Health Law Section, Chair of Litigation and Risk Management Interest Group
Taos Health Law Roundtable, Chair and Co-Founder
New Mexico State Bar, Health Law Section, Former Chair
American Bar Association, Health Law Section, Former Vice-Chair of Coordinating Committee on Diversity (2013-2019)
New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, Board of Directors (2010 – 2015)
California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, Member
Super Lawyers, Health Care; Civil Litigation (2014-2015; 2017-2020)
Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Justice Richard C. Bosson, New Mexico Supreme Court
Judicial Extern for the Honorable Chief Justice Edward L. Chavez, New Mexico Supreme Court