An AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell has been the highest peer rating standard in the legal community since 1896. At Goodman Acker P.C., we are pleased to congratulate our founding and managing partner, Gerald H. Acker, for meeting this standard in 2020.
To receive an AV Preeminent Rating, attorneys must be ranked at the highest level of professional excellence. Their peers must recognize them for outstanding legal expertise, unmatched communication skills, and high ethical standards.
Before 1887, clients had no reliable method for finding trustworthy, ethical, and skilled attorneys. Then, Martindale-Hubbell published its American Law Directory and its rating system began to develop. Although the organization’s Peer Review Rating system has evolved since the 1800s, the purpose remains the same.
Historically, Martindale-Hubbell used an “A, B, C” scale to rank attorneys. An ‘A’ rating meant a lawyer had “Very High” legal ability and years of experience. If the lawyer had a ‘V’ next to their rating, it meant their peers rated their ethical standards as “Very High,” as well.
To this day, an AV Rating means an attorney has reached the height of professional excellence and is known by their peers for skill and integrity.
Once again, we are proud of Attorney Acker for his sparkling accomplishment.
Attorney Gerald H. Acker has been responsible for our firm’s success since its inception in 1993. He fights tirelessly for our clients and takes pride in our practice being one of the most trustworthy and respected in Michigan. Attorney Acker has spent his entire career in plaintiff’s personal injury law and enjoys industry-wide recognition.
In addition to being listed by Michigan Super Lawyers since 2008, Attorney Acker was awarded the Wings of Justice Award by the Oakland County Democratic Party and the American Patriot Award by the Michigan Veterans Foundation.
He was recognized as part of Leaders in the Law 2014 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly and received the Best 2015 Client Satisfaction from AIPIA. Attorney Acker not only holds an AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell but also a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating.
As a Michigan resident, Attorney Acker is also deeply involved in the community and finds his work fulfilling:
“I have the chance to change people’s lives, and that’s a pretty cool thing to do,” he says of his career.
For prestigious and life-changing representation, look no further than our firm. Our team at Goodman Acker P.C. has more than 150 years of combined experience, and we all strive for the level of excellence exemplified by our founder and managing partner.
Congratulations again to Attorney Acker.
If you need legal help, you can contact Gerald H. Acker and the rest of our team at (248) 793-2010 or online.
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