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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 led him to attend American University Washington College of Law, where he earned his J.D. in 2010.
In addition to volunteering for President Barack Obama ’s historic 2008 campaign, Acker was appointed by the President 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.
A second-generation Goodman Acker attorney, problem solving runs in Jordan’s blood. He is passionate about turning a tough case into a great settlement, and getting to know his clients in the process.
“My first trial win will always be one of my most inspiring professional milestones. I had worked very hard for my client and wanted nothing more than justice for him. When that jury ruled the insurance company was liable, I texted the whole office ‘We WON!’. There’s nothing quite like it.” 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.
On November 6, 2018, Jordan was elected statewide as a Regent of the University of Michigan, with over 1.7 million votes. He will serve as the first Regent to have graduated from the University of Michigan this century.
Acker is an active member in a number of professional organizations, including the Michigan Association for Justice, the Board of the Detroit Federation Next Gen, and the Board of Regents at the University of Michigan.
He is married to his college sweetheart, Lauren, and they have three girls – Jenna, Sydney, and Mimi. They all enjoy spending weekends in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and meandering around downtown Ferndale and Royal Oak.
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