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Practicing Law during COVID-19 – What’s happening, how it’s changing and how to adapt


Jun 16, 2020 12:02 PM

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Honorable James M. Biernat, Jr.
Chief Judge @16th Circuit Court, Macomb County Probate Court, and 42nd District Court Divisions I and II
Judge James M. Biernat, Jr. graduated from Hillsdale College in 1991. In 1997, he received his law degree from University of Detroit Law School. Biernat was a Commissioner for the 16th District on the Macomb County Board of Commissioners from January 1993 through December 1998. Jim Biernat worked as an Assistant Prosecutor for the Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney's Office from January 1999 until his appointment to the bench by the Governor in 2011. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Macomb County Bar Association and is currently involved in Macomb County Adult Felony Drug Court.
Jordan B. Acker
Equity Partner @Goodman Acker P.C.
Jordan B. Acker graduated from the University of Michigan in 2006 and earned his J.D. at American University Washington College of Law in 2010. He served as an associate in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel before being appointed to be an attorney-advisor to Secretary Janet Napolitano at the Department of Homeland Security. After working in the Obama Administration for three and a half years, he returned to Detroit and join Goodman Acker P.C. 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. This includes providing counsel to many physicians and medical practices in no-fault insurance issues and business practices.