SOUTHFIELD — Gerald (Jerry) Acker, senior partner at Southfield, Mich.-based Goodman Acker, P.C., has been voted president-elect of the Michigan Association of Justice’s (MAJ) 2012-2013 leadership team. The new officers were elected during the business meeting at MAJ’s Annual Convention, and took office effective July 1, 2012.
The Michigan Association of Justice, governed by an executive board of approximately 90 members and five officers, is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to furthering civil justice and access to the courts for the people of the State of Michigan.
“It’s an honor to serve alongside my peers as an officer of an organization as important as the MAJ,” said Acker. “I look forward to continuing our work and making a difference in the safety and well-being of Michigan residents.”
Acker, who founded Goodman Acker P.C. in 1993 with partner Barry Goodman, specializes in personal injury litigation, including catastrophic automobile negligence claims, no-fault claims, medical malpractice, premises liability and nursing home negligence.
A Huntington Woods, Mich.-resident, Acker earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a juris doctorate degree from Wayne State School of Law. He was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1981, the U.S. District Court in 1982 and the District of Columbia Bar in 1993. He is a long-standing member of the Michigan Association for Justice and has served on its executive board since 1985. Currently, Acker also serves on the National Finance Committee for President Barack Obama.