James W. Ackerman

About James W. Ackerman, Personal Injury Attorney

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

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 James “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 every case.

James 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 & Personalized Attention

Ackerman Law Office gives every client personalized assistance. 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 personalized 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