Leaders in the Law are attorneys who are leaders in the community, forward thinkers and best exemplify the noble tradition of the legal profession.
Goodman will be presented with the prestigious award at the Michigan Lawyers Weekly Leaders in Law annual luncheon on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Detroit Marriott Troy.
Honorees are nominated by colleagues, clients and other professionals in the legal field.
"It is a great honor to not only be named as a Leader in the Law, but also know that it is because my peers, clients and other legal professionals nominated me to receive this award," says Goodman.
To be an honoree, an attorney is evaluated on his professional accomplishments and goodwill to the community. Leaders in the Law are honored, among other things, for:
- Significant accomplishments or achievements in law practice.
- Outstanding contributions or achievements in law practice.
- Leadership in improving the justice system in Michigan.
- Seeking improvements to the legal community and their communities at large.
- Setting an example for other lawyers.
Goodman has devoted his professional life to helping victims attain justice after being involved in a personal injury accident. Goodman earned his undergraduate degree from Bradley University in 1974 and his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 1977.
His legal career began in Florida with a small general practice firm, where he stayed for two years before moving to Michigan. Goodman teamed up with Gerald H. Acker in 1993, where they formed the Southfield based law firm, Goodman Acker, P.C.
In addition to being named 2015 Leader in Law, Goodman has also been honored with a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating, has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, recognized by several Who's Who Legal publications, honored with the Champion of Justice Award from the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) as well as the Wings of Justice Award by the Oakland County Democratic Party, awarded the 'American Patriot' award by the Michigan Veterans Foundation, and since the inception of Super Lawyers, has been awarded the honor of being titled a Michigan Super Lawyer.
He has also served as the Former President of the MAJ and is a longtime board member of the Anti-Defamation League.
For more information on Goodman Acker visit his law firm bio or call(248) 286-8100.