Two Renaissance Square

40 North Central Avenue
Suite 2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone: 602-263-1700
Fax: 602-651-7599

Location Information

Justin M. Ackerman
TEL: 602-263-1740
FAX: 602-200-7850


Arizona Summit Law School
J.D., summa cum laude
Valedictorian, 2013
Class Rank: 1/171
Staff Editor, Phoenix Law Review
CALI Awards

Arizona State University
B.S. Political Science, 
summa cum laude, 2010
Graduate of The Barrett Honors College

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2013
U.S. District Court, 
District of Arizona

Justin M. Ackerman

Justin Ackerman joins Jones, Skelton and Hochuli as an Associate in our Appellate Department. After graduating as the Valedictorian of his class from Arizona Summit Law School, Mr. Ackerman worked as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Michael J. Brown in Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals.

During law school, Mr. Ackerman sought out a variety of externships in order to build a solid foundation for an appellate practice, including externing on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Arizona Court of Appeals, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.  Mr. Ackerman was also awarded ten CALI awards for receiving the highest grade in a class during his time at Arizona Summit Law School and had his law review article selected for publication. 

During his free time, Mr. Ackerman trains at his family owned business in Krav Maga, the official self-defense of the Israeli Defense Forces, and enjoys going to the movies with his wife.   

Representative Cases

  • Cleo Daily, et al., v. City of Phoenix, et al., 2:14-cv-00825-SPL (August 2017) (summary judgement granted in 42 U.S.C. 1983 Fourth Amendment excessive force and wrongful death case).  
  • Soto v. Sacco, __ P.3d __, 2017 WL 2979764 (Ariz. July 13, 2017) (clarifying standard for granting remittitur or additur and extending specificity requirement applicable to orders granting new trial to orders granting remittitur or additur)
  • Steve Lane v. State of Arizona, et al., CV 2014-013584 (January 2017) (summary judgment granted in premise liability and fraudulent land transfer case)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • USLAW Network, Member

Presentations & Publications

  • "An Investigative Piece on Clawback Agreements," Co-Author, JSH Reporter, Page 20, Summer 2016
  • "A.R.S. 12-821.01, anything new under the sun?" Co-Presenter, Current Issues in Governmental Liability Seminar, November 2015
  • "An Investigating Piece on Clawback Agreements," Co-Author, Facts & Findings, July 2015
  • An Online Gamer’s Manifesto: Recognizing Virtual Property Rights By Replacing EULA Agreements in Virtual Worlds, 6 Phoenix L. Rev. 137 (2013)