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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2000||05/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Sports Lawyers In America||New York Times||2014|
|Best Sports Lawyer In Metro Detroit||DBusiness Magazine||2013|
|Federal Court Pro Bono Award Multi-Time Recipient||United States District Court, Detroit, MI||2007|
|Partner (2015); Associate (2000-2015)||Cummings McClorey Davis & Acho||2000 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|NFL Alumni Association||General Counsel||2002 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||2000 - Present|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|MI Assoc Of Justice (formerly MTLA)||Member||2000 - Present|
|Chaldean American Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Chaldean American Bar Association||Vice President||2003 - 2007|
|Chaldean American Bar Association||Board Member||2003 - 2007|
|Ernie Fazio & Al Moran, et al v Major League Baseball and Bug Selig, et al||After nearly a decade, MLB agreed to pay the class of retired MLB players represented by James Acho $10,000 per man for two years in recognition of their efforts in growing the national pastime. (See case details below)|
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|Law 360 Magazine||Sports Attorney James Acho On The New England Patriots Deflategate Dilemma||2015|
|Detroit Legal News||Stepping Up To The Plate: Acho Went To Bat For Former Ballplayers||2014|
|Orlando Sentinel||Orlando Sentinel Panel & Roundtable Discussion On Retired Athlete Issues||2003|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|St. Francis College, Ft. Wayne, IN||Broadcasting||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|CLE||Michigan Sports Law Symposium||2016|
|NBC Sports/ Pro Football Talk; NFL Network/Sirius XM NFL Radio;||NFL Players Association Election and Retired Players Isues (Benefits, Concussions, etc)||2015|
|ESPN Radio (Interviewed on 20+ affiliates nationally)||NFL Players Association Election and Retired Players Isues (Benefits, Concussions, etc)||2015|
|CBS Sports Radio; Jim Rome Show||NFL Players Association Election and Retired Players Isues (Benefits, Concussions, etc)||2015|
|WJR (Frank Beckmann Show), WWJ, ESPN, CBS Sports Radio, Yahoo Sports Radio||NCAA College Athletes Unionizing||2014|
|CNN, NY Times, L.A. Times, Det. Free Press, Det. News, Chi. Sun Times, USA Today, The Sporting News||For 15 Years Have Disccused MLB Pension Lawsuit/NFL Benefits Issues In Print & Radio/TV||2002|
|Presentations To Multiple Police Departments In Metro Detroit On Updates In The Law/Litigation Avoidance Since 2000--Present Day||Police Litigation (Defense)||2000|
Posted by Isaac
Jim has represented me twice. Once in an employment issue and once regarding my NFL pension legacy benefit. I second Mr. Skaldany's comment. Jim has proven himself to be intelligent, a strong work ethic and a man of sincere integrity. Could not recommend him more strongly as a lawyer. A great friend for life.
Posted by Tom Skladany, Columbus OH
I have hired Jim as an attorney on multiple matters over the past 10 years. He is probably the smartest, most aggressive sports attorney out there right now and trust me I've met many. It is why I was happy to be one of the retired NFL players who nominated him to run the NFL Players Association. He is not just a sports attorney, he is great at employment cases too, not just for former players but any working stiff who gets a bad break. If you need a bulldog with brains Acho is your guy. He is the last lawyer I will ever use.
Posted by Cheryl
My father played in the NFL from 1965-1972. Like most players of his era, dad suffered injuries from substandard equipment and inadequate medical care as a player and years later was ignored by the NFL when those injuries affected him later in life. Until I called Jim Acho. The best move I made was to call the man I refer to as "an angel dressed as the devil." He was able to get the NFL to respond when nobody else could. I see now why the retired players nominated him to run the NFL Players Association (the players made a bad mistake in not electing him!). Jim Acho is a bad man and if you are a former player, well, you already know! But if you are a person with ANY type of legal situation, my advice to you would be to call Jim...you won't regret making that call!
Matthew Kolodziejski, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse Jim. I have handled multiple cases with Jim as opposing counsel. I can personally attest to the high caliber of his work and dedication to his clients' legal interests. He is an absolute professional and an extremely skilled litigator. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone seeking legal representation.
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