Larry Acker is a very experienced appellate court advocate and trial lawyer. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1973 and from Loyola University School of Law in 1976. After finishing law school, he obtained invaluable experience as a Cook County Public Defender, where he worked on a variety of high profile murder cases as a member of the Murder Task Force.
During the past 30 years, Larry has concentrated his practice on appeals and on cases filed under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act. He has researched and authored hundreds of briefs in state and federal courts involving railroad litigation. His unselfish, behind the scenes work and talented writing skills often form the foundation for important decisions at the trial and appellate court level in FELA cases where the rights of injured railroad workers are at risk.
Larry is licensed as an attorney in Illinois and in Michigan and he has been admitted pro hac vice in cases filed in state courts in Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin. In the federal court system, Larry has been admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Northern District of Indiana, the Northern District of Ohio, Southern District of Ohio, Federal Trial Bar for Northern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Michigan, the Western District of Michigan, the Eastern District of Wisconsin and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Seventh Circuit. During his more than 30 years of practice, Larry has also tried cases in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Minnesota. Larry has argued cases in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), and the Michigan Bar Association (MBA).
In 2008, Larry’s distinguished career was recognized by his peers when he was appointed to the Alumni Board of Governors for the Loyola University School of Law. Larry is well known for his dedication to his family and his work, but he is also fiercely loyal to the Chicago White Sox and the Notre Dame football team.
Larry is admitted to practice in the following courts:
-State of Illinois
-State of Michigan
-United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
-Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois
-United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
-United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
-United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
-United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
-United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
-United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
-United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
-United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
-United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Harrington, Thompson, Acker and Harrington, Ltd.
1 N La Salle St Ste 3150
Chicago, IL, 60602-4086
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2000||04/21/2021|
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1976||03/13/2021|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Michigan Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||J.D.||1976|
|University of Notre Dame||B.A.||1973|
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