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Gerald H. Acker is the founder and managing partner of the Michigan personal injury law firm of Goodman Acker P.C.   Since the founding of the firm in 1993, Gerald has been instrumental in its development, growth and continued success, including numerous million-dollar outcomes for his clients.


Gerald specializes in personal injury law, complex and catastrophic auto accident claims (both first and third party claims), and premises liability claims.


A Michigan native, Gerald received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1977 and then got his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School in 1981. Gerald exemplifies his firm's core values of hard work, honesty, and servicing the client above all else and always leads by example resulting in the profound respect of the legal community, staff and clientele alike.


Named Michigan SuperLawyer by SuperLawyer Magazine for multiple continuous years, named Leaders in the Law 2014 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, past President of Michigan Association for Justice are just a few of the many awards and accomplishments Gerald has received.


He has also long been active in the political arena, working on behalf of candidates who support continued access to justice for individuals. Gerald has served on the national finance committee for President Obama in 2008 and 2012, for Presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004, and as vice chair of the finance committee for the election campaigns of U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow in 2000 and 2006, as chair and co-chair.


When Gerald is not practicing law or being active in the political arena, you will find Gerald playing basketball, rooting on the U of M basketball team, and running.


However, the biggest enjoyment for Gerald is practicing as an attorney and the satisfaction he derives from working with his clients. "It's gratifying to me when I can spend the time that's needed with each family and make sure they get what they need to start rebuilding their lives," says Gerald.


Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 50%
  2. Slip and Fall: 30%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%



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  • Barry J. Goodman

    I have been partners with Gerald for over 20 years. Gerald is an extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. He truly has been instrumental in Goodman Acker's development, growth and continued success. He exemplifies the Firm's core values of hard work, honesty and servicing the client above all else.


    Barry Goodman Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Goodman Acker, P.C.

17000 West Ten Mile
2nd Floor
Southfield, MI, 48075


DCActive 199207/06/2016
MIActive And In Good Standing198108/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Michigan Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2014
Michigan Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2013
Leaders in the LawMichigan Lawyers Weekly2013
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Michigan Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2012
Michigan Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2011
Michigan Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2010
Michigan Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2009
Michigan Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan Association for JusticePresident2014 - 2014
National Finance CommitteeMember2008 - 2012
Finance Committee For Gov. Jennifer GranholmVice Chair2006 - 2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of MichiganN/AUndergraduate1977