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Alan T. Ackerman is the managing partner of Michigan-based Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski P.C. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University in 1968 and his Masters degree from Michigan State University in 1971. Alan received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1972.


Alan has been aggressively fighting for the rights of displaced and undercompensated condemnation and eminent domain victims for more than 30 years. Over the past three decades, he and his firm have tried 45 cases at both the state and federal level that have resulted in just compensation exceeding the original offer by $1 million.


Alan is the past Chair of the Michigan Real Property Section Condemnation Law Committee, American Bar Association Real Property Section Condemnation Committee. He has been an adjunct professor teaching eminent domain law at the University of Detroit Law School since 1983, and now serves as an adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law. In 2009, Chambers USA recognized Alan as one of the best eminent domain attorneys in the country. In addition, he has been featured in Michigan Super Lawyers magazine for five consecutive years.


He regularly contributes scholarly articles to such notable publications as The ABA Journal, National Petroleum News, Marine Business Journal, Michigan State University Law Review, Detroit Bar Journal, University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, American Society of Appraisers Journal, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform and The Michigan Bar Journal.



Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 100%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • David H. Fink

    Alan Ackerman and Darius Dynkowski have unequaled experience in handling eminent domain matters in Michigan, Ohio and throughout the United States. I am not aware of anybody who has obtained better results for property owners faced with takings by governmental agencies or utility companies.


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Contact info

Ackerman & Ackerman

100 West Long Lake Road Suite 210
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48304


DCActive 197607/06/2016
MIActive And In Good Standing197205/14/2016
FLMember in Good Standing - CLER Exempt197206/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Michigan Super LawyersMichigan Super Lawyers2013
Top 100 Michigan Super LawyersMichigan Super Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorMichigan State University College Of Law2009 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of Detroit Law School1983 - Present
Managing PartnerAckerman Ackerman & Dynkowski1972 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationChairN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
CEO World MagazineWhat CEOs Need to Know and How They Should Respond When Faced with a Land Seizure2012
American Bar AssociationCurrent Condemnation Law: Takings, Compensation and Benefits, 2nd Edition2010
American Bar AssociationCurrent Condemnation Law: Takings, Compensation and Benefits2006
Michigan Bar JournalPrincipals of Compensation1994
American Bar AssociatonBreaking Traditions: Work Alternatives For Lawyers1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Michigan State UniversityLabor and Industrial RelationsMA - Masters1971
Michigan State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UnknownOn Eminent Domain and Real Estate Valuation IssuesN/A
UnknownOn Eminent Domain and Real Estate Valuation IssuesN/A
Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal EducationOn Eminent Domain and Real Estate Valuation IssuesN/A
Detroit Bar AssociationOn Eminent Domain and Real Estate Valuation IssuesN/A