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Michael J Akerson

Litigation Attorney at Worcester, MA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    20%
    Attorney Akerson's practice includes civil rights defense.

  2. Employment and labor
    20%
    Attorney Akerson has successfully represented individuals who have experienced workplace misconduct, including harassment and discrimination.

  3. Litigation
    20%
    Michael Akerson joined the firm over 17 years ago. Since that time he has fostered a diverse and successful litigation practice, focusing upon complex litigation and representing both individuals and corporations in all stages of litigation and in pre-litigation strategy. He is recognized as one of the area's most experienced civil, administrative and criminal litigators in the field of public official misconduct cases.

  4. Personal injury
    20%
    Another large component of his practice is representing individuals involved in serious personal injury matters involving automobile, truck, and motorcycle accidents.

  5. Business
    10%
    Attorney Akerson has counseled numerous corporations on a variety of corporate business issues included corporate transactional issues.

  6. Real estate
    10%
    Attorney Akerson has assisted numerous clients with all aspects of residential transactional services.

Michael Akerson joined the firm over 17 years ago.  Since that time he has fostered a diverse and successful litigation practice, focusing upon complex litigation and representing both individuals and corporations in all stages of litigation and in pre-litigation strategy.   He is recognized as one of the area's most experienced civil, administrative and criminal litigators in the field of public official misconduct cases.  Another large component of his practice is representing individuals involved in serious personal injury matters involving automobiles, as well as those injured due to workplace misconduct, including harassment and discrimination.  He also counsels numerous corporations on a variety of corporate business issues as well as providing residential and corporate transactional services.  

 

  

Mike has tried in excess of 200 cases.  He has significant experience in trying matters before state and federal courts, most state agencies, and a variety of administrative fora.  He has proved successful many times over at trial and also at defending a judge or jury's favorable determinations at the appellate level at the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Supreme Judicial Court, and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. 

 

Worcester Attorney, Michael Akerson

Location

Michael J Akerson
4 Lancaster Terrace
Worcester, MA, 01609

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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2017
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Won my case
Posted by Coop | September 11, 2011
Best insurance policy I have.
I had been a member of the Legal Defense Fund for a number of years without ever needing to use it. That all changed earlier this year. I was involved in an internal matter in which I was accused of a crime. I made a call the the fund and was referred to Mr. Akerson. I called his office and spoke to Michael immediately. He walked me through the initial process and calmed my fears. When the time came to meet in his office, it was at my convenience. Mr. Akerson attended my hearing and was instrumental in my being found completely innocent of any wrong doing. I highly recommend Mr. Akerson and his services.
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Posted by Mark | August 22, 2011
Tenacious and Communicative Advocate
Attorney Akerson has professionally represented my organization's officers through many legal challenges. Mike is a tenacious legal advocate and extremely knowledgeable in a wide variety of legal issues. He maintains close contact throughout the process allowing his clients to make timely, informed, and effective decisions. Mike has had a significant influence in every case's final outcome. I am confident in highly recommending Attorney Akerson as your legal representative.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2011
Police Chief
Mike has helped me through some difficult situations, including representation at a disciplinary hearing and formal litigation. Both matters were dismissed without further action. He is always courteous, professional, and extremely helpful. He has taken the time to speak with me on other matters, including both job related and personal. Due to my position, I have the opportunity to work with numerous attorneys in the public and private sector. He is an outstanding lawyer and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2011
Lawyer review
Mike was helpful and courteous and guided me through the process of a lawsuit. It was a comfort to have him working for me. He was very reassuring, pleasant, and professional.
Posted by Dave | August 4, 2011
Attorney Akerson
Atty. Akerson is a highly dedicated and motivated attorney, his knowledge and passion for his clients is above and beyond other attorneys I have worked with in the past.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Reardon, Joyce & Akerson, P.C.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • Reardon & Reardon
  • 1991 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Reardon & Reardon
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Risk Analyst
  • State Mutual Life Assurance Company
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Investigator
  • New London Public Defender's Office
  • 1986 - 1987
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Education

  • Western New England College School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1991
  • Connecticut College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Associations

  • George P. Gibbs Little League
  • Vice President
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pernet Family Health Services, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - Present
  • The Guild of St. Agnes
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - Present
  • Worcester Couty Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition Award /Top 10 Attorneys in Commonwealth
  • Massachusetts Police Assocation
  • 2002
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • 2001

Publications

  • The Sentinel
  • Regular Contributor
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Police Chief Meeting
  • Succeeding as a Municipal Chief
  • 2009

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Worcester Litigation Lawyer Michael J Akerson
Michael J Akerson
Litigation Attorney
Worcester, MA
Licensed for 32 years
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