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Michael J. Akerson

Michael J. Akerson

Reardon, Joyce & Akerson
  • Employment Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law
  • Massachusetts
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Michael Akerson joined the firm over 17 years ago. Since that time he has fostered a diverse and successful litigation practice, focusing upon complex litigation and representing both individuals and corporations in all stages of litigation and in pre-litigation strategy. He is recognized as one of the area's most experienced civil, administrative and criminal litigators in the field of public official misconduct cases. Another large component of his practice is representing individuals involved in serious personal injury matters involving automobiles, as well as those injured due to workplace misconduct, including harassment and discrimination. He also counsels numerous corporations on a variety of corporate business issues as well as providing residential and corporate transactional services.

Western New England University School of Law
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Connecticut College
B.A. | Economics
Honors: Dean's List
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Professional Experience
Reardon, Joyce & Akerson
Mike has tried in excess of 200 cases. He has significant experience in trying matters before state and federal courts, most state agencies, and a variety of administrative fora. He has proved successful many times over at trial and also at defending a judge or jury's favorable determinations at the appellate level at the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Supreme Judicial Court, and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. The following case summary offers a preview of the depth of Mike's representation of one public employee: A municipal employee was investigated for criminal and administrative misconduct. No criminal charges resulted from the investigation, yet the municipal employer discharged him after a hearing before the City's Mayor and the alleged victim sued in federal court for civil rights violations. After a lengthy employment arbitration, the arbitrator reinstated the employee, awarding back wages and benefits. The case was appealed to the Superior Court, the Appeals Court, the Supreme Judicial Court and ultimately the United States Supreme Court. In the end, ten years after the initial incident, the reinstated employee received a monsterous back pay award given the arbitrator's findings of no misconduct and the SJC decision created new case law in terms of employee's rights. As a result, Attorney Akerson was selected one of ten Lawyers of the Year for 2001 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, the state's leading legal periodical. In 2002, the Massachusetts Police Association also recognized Mike for his efforts in successfully protecting employee rights in the workplace.
Lawyer of the Year
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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1st Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • Free Consultation
    Free case evaluation (telephone)
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
  • English: Spoken, Written
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4 Lancaster Terrace
Worcester, MA 01609
Telephone: (508) 754-7285