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James W. Ackerman

Attorney James W. Ackerman practices personal injury law in Springfield IL

About James W. Ackerman, Personal Injury Attorney

Following in his father’s footsteps as a legal advocate, Springfield personal injury lawyer James Ackerman established his practice in 1989.

Our approach to the law and to meeting our clients' needs comes from Jim Ackerman's belief that clients are best served when they are fully informed and engaged in every aspect of their case. Jim is a former prosecutor who handles injury claims and who coaches other attorneys on the finer points of case preparation, taking a case to trial, and the art of handling juries. Jim brings years of legal and courtroom experience to bear on every case.

Jim Ackerman has extensive trial experience and is willing to take matters to court when fair settlements cannot be reached, always acting in the best interest of the client given their situation.

Prompt Action / Personal Attention

Clients at Ackerman Law Office get prompt action and personal attention. Client calls are returned within 24 hours. We move cases to trial to resolve them as quickly as possible.

Ackerman Law Office gives its clients personal attention. Clients receive copies of important correspondence and documents concerning their case. That way they know what is going on with their case.

Ackerman Law office gives clients honest straightforward advice based on years of litigation experience.

Illinois Top Attorney

James Ackerman has been named one of the Top Attorneys in Illinois by Super Lawyers, Law and Politics, and the publishers of Chicago Magazine, accolades that he strives to uphold in each client interaction.


J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law, 1986

B.A., Augustana College, 1983

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Illinois, 1986
Federal District Court, 1987
Seventh Circuit court of Appeals, 1989

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Board of Managers, President Supreme Court Rules Committee

Illinois State Bar Association
Member Since: 1987
Chair Public Relations Committee, Tort Committee

Sangamon County Bar Association
Member Since: 1986
Editor of Newsletter

American Bar Association

Client Reviews

"Very good experience. Will reach out to you for personal matters if I ever need to. I am happy to recommend you and to speak positively of my experience." Thomas
"Jim and his staff were very professional. He was exceptional about keeping me informed. He was very thorough and down to earth. He felt more like a friend than an attorney. I was very pleased." Creg
"My experience was pleasant and professional. My needs and concerns were addressed and resolved. I would recommend this law office to family and friends." Betty
"Very good, kept me updated on progress." Gregg
"Great experience! I got the facts I needed to help regarding the accident I was involved in. Jim was very helpful in leading me in the right direction to proceed with her insurance company." Lori Phillips
Justia Lawyer Rating
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Super Lawyers

Contact Us

  1. 1 Free Consultation
  2. 2 Prompt Action
  3. 3 Personal Attention

Complete the contact form or call us at (888) 889-1977 to schedule your free consultation.