Attorney Jordan B. Acker has dedicated his life to improving the country
and his community. After graduating from the University of Michigan with
a B.A. in History in 2006, he went to work for the Michigan Democratic
Party as the Deputy Communications Director. Following the 2006 elections,
he worked on staff for U.S. Representative John Conyers (D-Detroit) for
the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. His focus in that position
was on issues such as the powers of the president in wartime, civil rights,
and the NBA labor dispute. His work with Rep. Conyers on this committee
helped to create his passion for the law and lead to him attend American
University Washington College of Law, where he earned his J.D. in 2010.
While in law school, Acker was the AU Editor-in-Chief of the Washington
College of Law's Legislation and Policy Brief. He maintained his academics
while volunteering on several political campaigns, including President
Obama's historic 2008 campaign. After graduating from law school,
he spent three months as an associate in the White House Office of Presidential
Personnel before being appointed by President Obama in March of 2011 to
be an attorney-advisor to Secretary Janet Napolitano at the Department
of Homeland Security. While at Homeland Security, he worked on cyber,
immigration, and other homeland security issues. After working in the
Obama Administration for three and a half years, he decided to return
to Detroit and join Goodman Acker P.C.
Growing up around the law firm, he enjoyed watching his father work hard
as a Detroit personal injury attorney and fight for people's rights.
"I am truly proud to be part of the Goodman Acker law family,"
he says. Being able to provide the same high level of service to clients,
like his father has in his career, has been a highlight of coming back
Since joining Goodman Acker, Acker has focused not just on the legal side,
but also in growing the firm and being hands-on in the process. He works
on personal injury litigation, including auto accidents, first party claims
and premises liability, as well as doing political consulting, working
with several political clients. He is not only an advocate for those who
have been injured and their families, but he has also been an advocate
for medical providers who treat injured victims. This includes providing
counsel to many physicians and medical practices in no-fault insurance
issues and business practices.
Being an active participant in our community has always been important
to Acker. He gives back in many ways including educating the public on
their legal rights. He has presented at several Michigan Education Association
(MEA) seminars, informing their members about their rights should they
find themselves in the situation of a personal injury accident matter.
Acker is an active member in a number of professional organizations, including
the Michigan Association for Justice, a nonprofit organization of about
1,600 members dedicated to furthering civil justice and access to the
courts for the people of Michigan. He is also a member of the Board of
the Detroit Federation Next Gen, Co-Captain of the Goodman Acker Come
Play Detroit basketball team and is a 2015 Fellow in the Michigan Political
Leadership Program, a leadership program administered through the Institute
for Public Policy and Research at Michigan State University. He was also
named in July 2015 as a “Detroiter to Watch” by the Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.
Acker is also a co-founder of the Biblical Christian Rescue Foundation,
a charity dedicated to educating political, moral, religious, and grassroots
leaders about the plight of the Christian community that is threatened
in Iraq and Syria. In addition to his professional life, he enjoys playing
and watching basketball, cheering on University of Michigan sports, and
spending time with his family. He is happily married to his college sweetheart,
Lauren, a teacher at Detroit Achievement Academy in Northwest Detroit.
They are proud parents of their baby girl, Jenna, and their puppy, Wrigley.
"It is an honor to continue the Goodman Acker tradition of helping
people in the Detroit area,” he says. “I've had the opportunity
to live and build my career in Washington D.C., but no other place has
ever felt like home."
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