Goodman Acker, P.C. Gives Back
Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys Who Truly Care
“It’s important to us to be the best lawyers that we can be, but it’s
just as important to us to help our community be the best that it can be,” says Senior Partner and Attorney Gerald H. Acker.
The law firm of Goodman Acker, P.C. has a strong commitment to the communities
we serve and this is reflected in the many ways our attorneys, paralegals,
and staff contribute their time and efforts to local causes and charities.
Anyone can say they are active in their community, but here at Goodman
Acker, we are not about saying, we are about doing!
Guiding Star Foundation
Goodman Acker was thrilled to be a part of The Guiding Star Foundation
golf outing. We were a proud sponsor of the event that will help provide
an opportunity for people with disabilities to pursue adaptive activities
and/or acquire the needed equipment to maximize their independence.
The Brain Injury Association of Michigan
Goodman Acker supported and was a sponsor at the 35th annual Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) conference that took
place at the Lansing Center on September 18th and 19th. The purpose of the conference was to provide state-of-the art information
about brain injury treatment and therapies, which will foster maximum
rehabilitation and a good quality of life. The BIAMI is a non-profit 501
(c)(3) association that serves as the critical link between those living
with a brain injury, their families, and the nation’s largest, most
comprehensive statewide provider network of brain injury rehabilitation centers.
The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation
Senior Partner and Attorney of Goodman Acker,
Barry Goodman, is part of the Distinguished Clown Corps at American’s Thanksgiving
Day Parade held in downtown Detroit on Thanksgiving. This year will be
his second year of involvement as a Distinguished Clown Corps. The Distinguished
Clown Corps is by invitation-only and requires a $1,000.00 donation to
support the Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation (The Parade Company).
The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation is an independent, not-for
profit organization with a purpose to state and perpetuate America’s
Thanksgiving Parade ensuring that the parade remains a vital part of the
Metro Detroit cultural community.
Our Community Involvement:
Do You Really Have “Full” Coverage?
Have you ever wondered if your car insurance really has you fully covered
in the event of an accident? On Tuesday, August 18th, you can find out!
We will be hosting an event at Goodman Acker offices where you can have
your car insurance policy reviewed for free! The event will be held from
10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Find out more information and the required documents
you will need to bring on our
2015 Insurance Event page.
Community Law Day
As an opportunity to give a little something back to the community that
has supported the firm for more than 20 years,
Goodman Acker, P.C. hosted it's second annual “Community Law Day” event.
People visited the firm on Sunday May 3rd, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
to receive complimentary legal advice from a variety of lawyers, including
those specializing in:
Groceries for Guns
The attorneys at Goodman Acker, PC were honored to be lead sponsors for
the Groceries for Guns program.
The goal was to to get guns off the streets and away from criminals and
children. The concept is simple: anyone who had an unwanted gun could
exchange it for a $50 gift card from Meijer; no questions asked. Meijer
operates a number of retail and grocery stores in the area. The program
was run in conjunction with the Wayne County Sherriff's Department,
who trace the serial numbers to make sure the weapon was not stolen and
then handled the disposal of the guns so they would not end up back in
the wrong hands.
Last May, over
200 weapons were exchanged at an event hosted by St. Paul Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Detroit
and Bishop P.A. Brooks.
Gun violence is rampant in Detroit. In 2012, there were 333 homicides involving
guns and another 1,263 nonfatal shootings – both increases from
the year before. Goodman Acker is hopeful our efforts through Groceries
for Guns and other initiatives will help reverse this disturbing trend.
Goodman Acker is doing our part to encourage young adults to get out and
play. As proud corporate sponsors of
ComePlayDetroit (CPD), we help make it possible for dozens of folks to enjoy sports they love
throughout Metro Detroit.
ComePlayDetroit provides year-round recreational opportunities almost every
night of the week, from basketball, yoga, kickball, Pilates, softball,
Ultimate Frisbee - more than 20 sports and activities in all. The program
targets young professionals, recent grads and grad students who live in
the Metro Detroit area.
Our sponsorship helps offset fees for participants whose finances might
otherwise be an obstacle.
Caring For Our Homeless Veterans
Last Veterans Day, Goodman Acker teamed up with Detroit Tough Gym to host
a benefit walk/run and collection drive to honor and help reduce the problem
of Veterans’ homelessness within our own city. Like many communities
around the country, our area has people are homeless. In Detroit alone,
thirty-eight percent of those homeless are our military veterans and many
of them saying they became homeless for the first time since 2012.
The “Caring For Our Homeless Veterans Benefit” took place from
7 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Detroit Tough Gym location in Corktown Detroit.
We were proud to announce that the event was a huge success collecting
over eight truck loads of clothing, coats, blankets, shoes, business suits,
disposable goods and more for its homeless veterans, in addition to over
$2,000.00 in monetary funds donated towards the cause. All donations went
to the Michigan Veterans Foundation.
Goodman Acker Took The ALS Challenge
Our firm took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge together in honor of Attorney
Brad Peri’s mother who suffers from the disease. The firm also made
a monetary donation towards the cause.
The firm was also featured in a PBS Special about ALS.
Goodman Acker Scholarship Fund
Texting and driving poses a serious safety hazard for young drivers in
across the United States. To spread the message about the dangers of texting
and driving, Goodman Acker sponsored their first annual Driver Safety
Scholarship contest. Applicants had to submit a 1000 word essay on the
dangers of texting and driving. The applicant with the most original and
informative essay, along with exceptional academic records was awarded
a $1,000.00 scholarship from our firm!
Adopt A Family Program
Goodman Acker teamed up Lawsuit Financial to adopt two needy families this
holiday season through the Michigan Association for Justice 2014 Adopt-A-Family
Program. Our firm nominated two of our own clients who were in need through
the program, and in exchange given two other families nominated by another
law firm who were also in need. Our staff enjoyed shopping and wrapping
gifts for the two anonymous families as a group.
Sponsor of Mother’s Against Drunk Driving PSA’s
Drunk driving is a serious issue. Our lawyers see the outcomes of these
accidents every day. In an effort to get awareness out about the dangers
of drinking and driving, our law firm sponsored PSA’s for Mother’s
Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
These are just a few of the many ways in which Goodman Acker is working
to help make our community a better place!