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Howard Barry Ackerman

Personal injury Attorney at Vienna, VA

5.0   18 reviews

Licensed for 36 years

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REPRESENTING ACCIDENT VICTIMS AND INJURED WORKERS FOR OVER 25 YEARS.

      I have been representing accident victims and injured workers since 1987. Every case I accept receives my personal attention.

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Gold Client Champion

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AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbel

Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice

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Licensed for 36 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/12/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1987
Updated 06/08/2022
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1986
Updated 12/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Ackerman & Falcon, LLP

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
Howard received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2018
Posted by Ryan | January 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ryan Foley Personal Injury Case 2017-2019
I was hit by a drunk driver in 2017. After contacting all the major personal injury firms you see on TV I really wasn't confident that anyone had my best interest at heart or that I would receive the personal attention I felt my case deserved and required. I was referred to Howard by a trusted friend, and I couldn't be more grateful. From our initial consultation Howard and everyone at Ackerman and Falcon were diligently attentive. They explained the process every step of the way and very accurately predicted how the chronology of the case would and did transpire. Over a two year case Howard and his team walked me through everything every step of the way. After countless attempts to negotiate a reasonable settlement with the defense Howard and his team took my case to trial and we achieved results far exceeding my expectations. If you're searching for quality representation from an independent firm; one that truly has your best interest at heart, look no further. Howard Ackerman of Ackerman and Falcon is your guy.
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Posted by Phong | August 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client centric lawyer
We had an auto accident and got injured. Mr Ackerman led us through all the legal maze to get our case settled to our greatest satisfaction. He was thorough. He was transparent in all the steps and actions he took on our behalf. He was always on our side working for our best interests. Best of all he always listened and was always honest. BEST LAWYER. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Nigusu | February 6, 2019
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Great! Lawyer.
He explained the out come of my case in the beginning and he works to the best to acheive it, which you get only from an experienced lawyer. I thank him for his professionalism, his stuffs are very cooperative and i am satisfied with the service and the outcome of my case. He even made sure i got more than i deserve. I recommend his service.
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Posted by Ann | October 26, 2018
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Howard Ackerman
I am very grateful to have found Mr. Howard Ackerman when I was seeking legal advice and services. From our very first meeting, Mr. Ackerman was honest, ethical, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. Naturally, we were seeking someone honest and knowledgeable-- and we found that in Mr. Ackerman-- but he was also personable and treated me with respect and courtesy. He analyzed my situation in a professional manner and successfully offered options so that I could make an informed decision, weighing pros and cons. We will certainly contact Mr. Ackerman again if the need arises – and we highly recommend him and his firm to others who want professional and honest legal advice.
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Response from Howard Ackerman October 26, 2018
Ann: Thanks so much for your kind review. I enjoyed working with you! Howard B. Ackerman, Esq.
Posted by Barry | October 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Competent and Ethical
My wife was involved in a car accident while on the job and sustained significant injuries. I knew immediately we would need help dealing with worker's compensation insurance. After doing some research and reading reviews, I contacted Mr. Ackerman and explained our situation and that we would only consider an attorney who exhibits the highest ethical standards and put my wife's needs first. We subsequently hired Mr. Ackerman and it was the best decision we could have made. In addition to being honest and ethical, he was extremely competent in handling our case. He was always well-prepared and ensured we were prepared every step of the way. Also, Mr. Ackerman was patient, empathetic, and respectful at all times and stayed in contact with us throughout the case. Mr. Ackerman has extensive knowledge and experience with these types of cases and was able to see my wife's case through to a successful conclusion. The decision to choose and hire an attorney after a life-changing event can be difficult and stressful. I give Mr. Ackerman my highest recommendation and would not hesitate to hire him again.
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Response from Howard Ackerman October 8, 2018
Barry: Thanks so much for your kind review. It was truly my pleasure to work with you and assist your wife with her claims! Howard Ackerman
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Automobile Accident
I had the great fortune of contacting Mr Ackerman for legal services. I was looking for a good attorney as well as being honest and trustworthy. His professional mannerism as well as his knowledge is uncanny. He is a delight to speak to and he will explain issues, so that a layman can understand. I would recommend Mr. Ackerman for legal services and your expectation will be realized.
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Posted by Akua | August 22, 2018
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Great lawyer
Mr. Ackerman has represented my husband and I on several cases and he’s awesome! Professional, responsive, and very easy to talk to. We will definitely come back in the future!
Posted by Robert | May 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend !
Mr. Ackerman represented me for a very serious injury I incurred. His professionalism and courteous nature helped guide me through a rough situation. I would certainly recommend Mr. Ackerman to anyone that needs a top tier attorney to represent their best interest.
Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
He is everything you want in a lawyer. He cares about your case and does everything he can to help. He is patient and very kind, choose him.
Posted by Akram | October 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I'm with full confidence 100% recommend Mr. Ackerman
My son had a car accident and for the first time I had to go through finding an attorney for his case. I was so nervous and anxious because he was under legal age and I was responsible for his well being. I found Mr. Ackerman because of his good rating on yelp. from the minute I stepped inside his office until the end he made me feel so comfortable, I knew then he is the right attorney for my son and I was right. Communicating with him was so easy, by phone by email I got response right away. he was so organized and everything was done in timely manner. he explained every step so clearly to me. I wanted some one that gives me options and tells me which one is better. And he did. I was lucky to find him. He took care of my son's right with such ease and no headaches, With fair result. I am 100% recommending him for his honesty, hard work, experience, Great and easy communication.
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Posted by Omi | July 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Results oriented in your favor!
I was fortunate to have Attorney Ackerman work on my accident case which left me injured, with lost property, lost time at work, having to engage in therapy, and suffering in so many ways. Attorney Ackerman demonstrated and executed professional skills and gained back for me all that I lost and much much more. He is trustful in a world where many lawyers can not be trusted. He assists you in understanding all your options and strategies so that you win. I highly recommend that you call him and make an appointment if you are looking for an extraordinary attorney.
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Posted by Dianne | March 26, 2017
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Review Mr. Ackerman
Mr. Ackerman represented me in a Workman's Comp case. He is both knowledgeable & professional. I would not hesitate to uses Mr. Ackerman in the future.
Posted by Bre | November 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Dealt with the insurance company so I could get on with my life!
Before I met Mr. Ackerman, I had been dealing with the workers comp insurance company on my own for four+ years which included two surgeries and almost a year of physical therapy, only for my doctor to finally rule the damage for my work accident injury permanent. It had never been entirely pleasant dealing with the workers comp insurance company, (my employer's continued violations of my medical work restrictions were always much more stressful to deal with), but the insurance company had at least always been civil. Once my doctor ruled my injury was MMI (Maximum Medical Improvement) that changed. It was like a switch was flipped. The workers comp claims adjuster I had a civil and professional relationship with for years turned into an angry and aggressive bully. They kept refusing to pay for needed continued medical expenses, to make my employer follow my medical restrictions for my permanent disability, and for any training in order for me to be able to transition to a different job that would actually follow my medical restrictions. Even after just the first meeting with Mr. Ackerman I felt a great sense of relief. I had spoken to a couple of other attorneys before who had pressured me to file a medical malpractice suit because they said it would be easier to get money that way. As far as I know, my doctor did nothing wrong, and I find the thought of suing someone that did not do anything wrong morally repugnant. I did not just want to get a check. I wanted the workers comp insurance company to pay for the medical treatments they were supposed to and for my employer to follow my work restrictions as was required by law. While Mr. Ackerman was handling the insurance company, I was able to find another job that would follow all of my work restrictions. It did however pay less. The insurance company attempted to deny paying me the wage difference because I had "willing" left my last job, but Mr. Ackerman was able to get them to do so! He also continued to fight them each and every time they denied a medical treatment or appointment with my doctor. During the little over a year that we worked together he never pressured me to settle or sue. He was always within easy reach via email or phone. It then became the right time for me to seek a settlement and Mr. Ackerman was able to get them to almost TWICE their initial offer. I have already thanked him multiple times, but I wanted to take the time to write this review and thank him yet again. Because of him I can finally move on with my life that I feel was put on pause for the last 5 years. If you need an attorney that will actually do what is best for you, then I cannot recommend Mr. Ackerman enough!
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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2015
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Aggressive attorney for my case
I was extremely satisfied in how Mr. Ackerman handled my case. He was knowledgeable and well-prepared. He pursued my case aggressively which allowed him to settle my case for considerably more than I thought I would get. He also got back to me in a reasonable time in response to all of my questions. The next time aI need a lawyer, I would hire him again.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2015
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I will refer him to anyone I encounter.
It was a pleasure to do business with an attorney who made me feel he was truly looking out for my best interest. If you want someone who will work hard for you, be fair, professional, consistent, communicate all aspects of your case, and fight for what he knows you deserve. Then Howard Ackerman is the lawyer you need to retain. I had a small personal injury case, and having had to deal with a very shady personal injury lawyer in the past, I was reluctant to have to go through that ordeal again. When my chiropractor, Dr. Glen Loebig (McLean, Va) referred me to Mr. Ackerman I was not sure what to I would be walking into. I knew my chiropractor was a standup guy and hoped he would only associate with professionals of the same caliber. During our first meeting Mr. Ackerman listened to what I had to say, asked questions and provided me with his assessment of my case. He also informed me if he was not living up to my expectations on how I thought my case should be handled to let him know and he would work to meet them. I can confidently say, he exceeded my expectations.
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Posted by Hajia | May 11, 2015
Howard Barry Ackerman
Lawyer Ackerman is a good Lawyer and I can recommend him to anybody and all my friends because he takes his time to explain everything to me.
Posted by Rachel | July 28, 2012
Workmancomp case
I have a back injury from my job, I have had 2 injection,intense therapy, still was not able to get my back right. I was unable to return back to work because of my back, I contact Mr Arckman and he was there to give me support threw it all, he stayed in contact with me, he was caring, he help me get the right compensation for my injury and a great settlement. He is a great Lawyer. Thank You Mr. Ackerman
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Posted by Judy | June 28, 2011
Howard B. Ackerman Review
Mr. Ackerman has represented me in court numerous times over a period of years. He has won my case every time in taking on a large well known hotel chain in the area. I would recommend Mr Ackerman to anyone who needs an attorney. He is trustworthy and very thorough in his work. He is an amazing lawyer who is knowledgeable and who has kept me well informed. He listens and answers any questions I might have. I have the utmost respect and trust in Mr. Ackerman representing me as my attorney. With confidence, I recommend his services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ackerman & Falcon, LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Owner
  • Ackerman Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • ChasenBoscolo Injury Lawyers
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Law Office of Howard B. Ackerman
  • 1995 - 2005
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Eric May
  • 1987 - 1995
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Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Vassar College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Craddock Moving & Storage v. Settles
  • Claimant's award of workers'compensation benefits affirmed.

Associations

  • American Inns of Court - Virginia Workers' Compensation Chapter
  • Master of the Bench
  • 2014 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • martindale Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • martindale Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Journal
  • Article comparing the workers’ compensation laws of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Workers' Compensation: The Settlement Process and Hearings
  • Virginia Workers' Compensation
  • 2014
  • Workers' Compensation in the District of Columbia
  • Workers' Compensation in the District of Columbia
  • 1994

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Our firm routinely refers Virginia claims to Howard for workers' compensation cases. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. Judging by his results on claims we've sent, he is a very strong advocate and I would highly recommend him."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Howard and I regularly co-counsel on Virginia Workers' Compensation cases. His experience and empathy set him apart in the legal community. His focus is constantly on the injured worker. He is well respected and I highly endorse Howard and his team."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard is an excellent attorney and aggressive advocate for his clients. He is knowledgeable in both workers' compensation and personal injury law and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Howard brings in years of experience dealing with negligence, personal injury and workers' compensation matters."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Howard is a very diligent, intelligent and thorough attorney. He well represents the legal interests of his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Howard is extremely knowledgable and is dedicated to fighting for his client's rights."
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