Justin Ackerman represents clients in federal and state appellate matters in cases involving excessive force, wrongful death, personal injury, bad faith, and premises liability. After graduating as the valedictorian of his class from Arizona Summit Law School, Justin worked as a law clerk for the Hon. Michael J. Brown in Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals. Justin has successfully represented clients at the Arizona Court of Appeals and Arizona Supreme Court.
During his free time, Justin trains in Krav Maga, the official self-defense of the Israeli Defense Forces, at his family-owned business. He also enjoys going to the movies with his wife and spending time with his young daughter.
- Clarified Rule 59(i)’s specificity requirement, which applies to orders granting new trials, is equally applicable to orders granting remittiturs or additurs. Soto v. Sacco, __ P.3d __, 2017 WL 2979764 (Ariz. July 13, 2017).
- Obtained summary judgment in 42 U.S.C. 1983 Fourth Amendment excessive force and wrongful death case. Cleo Daily, et al., v. City of Phoenix, et al., 2:14-cv-00825-SPL (August 2017).
- Obtained summary judgment on roadway design case pursuant to statutory immunity under A.R.S. § 12-820.01. Tourtillott, et al. v. Yuma County, No. CV2015-091608 (August 2017).
- Obtained summary judgment on a premise liability lawsuit. Steven Lane v. State of Arizona, et al., CV 2014-013584 (January 2017).
- Camboni v. Golden Hills HOA, 1 CA-CV 15-0213, 2016 WL 6211790 (App. Oct. 25, 2016) (affirming trial court’s dismissal of Plaintiffs’ Complaint and awarding attorneys’ fees as a sanction for filing a frivolous appeal).
- Obtained summary judgment on Title VI and § 1983 wrongful termination action. Yazzie v. Mohave County, 3:14-cv-08153-JAT (July 2016).
- In re Estate of Thompson, 1 CA-CV 14-0260, 2015 WL 5022866 (App. Aug. 25, 2015) (affirming trial court’s fee award to counsel for personal representative of an estate).
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Arizona Women lawyers Association (AWLA)
Presentations & Publications
- “An Investigative Piece on Clawback Agreements,” co-author, JSH Reporter, p. 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)
Arizona Summit Law School J.D., summa cum laude, 2013
Class rank: 1/171
Staff Editor, Phoenix Law Review
CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College, B.S., Political Science, summa cum laude, 2010
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit