Ronald G. Acho

  • Equity Partner and Firm Co-Founder
  • Livonia, Michigan Office

Ronald G. Acho is a co-founder, equity partner, and member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. He works out of our Livonia office and focuses his practice on labor and employment law, business law, utility law, municipal law, and complex litigation matters.

Overview

Ronald G. Acho is a co-founder, equity partner, and member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. He works out of our Livonia office and focuses his practice on labor and employment law, business law, utility law, municipal law, and complex litigation matters. He has handled complex litigation matters and class action lawsuits, as well as a variety of other matters, in 13 states.  He maintains an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating an attorney can achieve for both ethical standards and legal ability.

Mr. Acho represents local and national businesses, including some of the largest corporations in the world and hundreds of small businesses. He specializes in labor-related matters, including workers’ compensation, discipline, discharge, civil rights, collective bargaining, contract maintenance, labor contract negotiation and administration, contract dispute arbitration and grievance arbitration. He also directs the Firm’s California and Missouri office locations.

Education

Detroit College of Law, J.D., 1974

University of Detroit, B.A. in Business Administration and Marketing, summa cum laude, 1969

Honors

AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating an attorney can achieve for both ethical standards and legal ability A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

Recipient of the Community Service and Dedication Award, Chaldean-
American Bar Association, 2012

State of Michigan, Special Assistant Attorney General, 2000-present

Federal Bar Association-Award for Pro Bono Activities, 2004

Memberships and Associations

State Bar of Michigan
– Master Lawyers Section
Federal Bar Association
– Labor Section
– Litigation Section
– Administrative Law Section
– Workers Compensation Section

Community Involvement:
Sigma Nu Phi
Delta Sigma Pi
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars, Board Member, 2016-present
St Vincent De Paul Society, 2014-present
Bank of Michigan, Board Member, 2005-present
United Way, Alexis de Tocqueville Society, 2004-present
New Creations Community Outreach (Rehabilitation and Reentry), Advisor 2004-present
Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce, Founding Member and Legal Counsel, 2003-present
Vanderbilt Shores Condominium Association (Florida), Board Member, 2001-present
Maltese-American Club, 1999-present
Knights of Columbus, 1995-Present
Federal Court Pro Bono Panel Member, 1995-present
Gabriel Richard Historical Society, Co-Founder and Board Member, 1991-present
St. Anne’s Parish Free Legal Clinic Panel Member, 1991-present
Chaldean-Iraqi Association of Michigan, General Counsel, 1989-present
Our Lady of Sorrows Administration Commission, 1989-1994
NAACP, Life Member, 1986-present
Farmington Community, Parenting Instructor, 1977-1979
Holy Trinity Church Free Legal Clinic Panel Member, 1974-1982
St. Scholastica Parish, Youth Activities and Religious Leader, 1971-1974

Presentations & Articles

“The L-1 Visa: A Solution for U.S. Subsidiaries and Affiliates,” CMDA On Law

Disclosure of School Records Under the California Public Records Act

School District’s Liability when a Student Athlete is Injured

Workers Compensation- How to Avoid Liability

Sexual Harassment in the Work Place

Avoiding Liability in the Hiring, Discipline, and Discharge of Employees

Jurisdiction and Court Admissions

Michigan State Courts
Michigan Court of Appeals
Michigan Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Sixth Circuit United States Court of Appeals

Education

Detroit College of Law, J.D., 1974

University of Detroit, B.A. in Business Administration and Marketing, summa cum laude, 1969

Honors

AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating an attorney can achieve for both ethical standards and legal ability A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

Recipient of the Community Service and Dedication Award, Chaldean-
American Bar Association, 2012

State of Michigan, Special Assistant Attorney General, 2000-present

Federal Bar Association-Award for Pro Bono Activities, 2004