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Goodman Acker, P.C. Gives Back

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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!

Life Remolded

Our entire GA staff volunteered. Seven members of the American Association for Justice New Lawyers Division also joined us. There were also a couple Life Remodeled staff on site. We went out to the Durfee Innovation Community Center and helped finish renovations around the building that needed to be completed. Some tasks included lawn mowing/outdoor landscaping, painting, classroom cleanup and indoor cleanup, moving wheel barrows into a storage facility. Also four of our Goodman Acker attorneys mentored about 20 Detroit Central High School Students interested in law as a career. There from 1-5PM.

Flint Water Crisis Collection Drive

Flint Collection Drive

Together with State Representative Jeremy Moss, Goodman Acker organized a collection drive in January 2016 to gather donations for Flint residents. Several tons of bottled and jugged water, ready-to-feed baby food, and other items were collected, filling up an entire 26-foot truck. All items were delivered to Flint on Friday, January 29 by Attorney Jordan Acker and State Representative Moss.

Flint Water Crisis Collection Drive
Water for Flint

Guiding Star FoundationGuiding 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

The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade FoundationSenior 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.

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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 25 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.


ComePlayDetroit provides year-round recreational opportunities almost every night of the week.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

Goodman Acker Veterans BenefitLast 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!

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Adopt A Family Program

The Michigan Association for Justice 2014 Adopt-A-Family ProgramGoodman 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!

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