Acho Attends Ohio State Legends Dinner for UM-OSU Week

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office represents more than former Detroit Lions and ex-UM players. In fact, he represents more ex-Ohio State players than any other school and has handled matters for six former OSU All-Americans, ranging from contracts, employment agreements, to litigation. Tom Skladany, 3 time All American at OSU (1974-76) and a former President of the NFL Alumni Association as well as Ohio State Football Alumni […]

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Acho Gives Keynote Address at Alma Mater’s Basketball Tip-Off Gala

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, was recently asked to be the keynote speaker at the University of Saint Francis (USF) Men’s Basketball Tip-Off Gala and Auction.  Acho, a graduate from the University of Saint Francis, played for the basketball team from 1990 to 1993 and was the co-captain of the team in 1992 and 1993. During his speech, Acho shared humorous stories about his time at USF […]

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Acho Quoted on ESPN.com regarding NFL Concussion Case

Jim Acho, a partner in our  Livonia office, was recently quoted in an article on ESPN.com regarding a last-minute appeal in the NFL concussion case. Mr. Acho represents about two dozen clients in the concussion case and is disappointed with this latest development since CMDA has clients with meritorious claims who have been waiting patiently to file them. The family of late Buffalo Bills fullback Carlton “Cookie” Gilchrist asked the […]

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Acho Featured in MiLW “Sidebar of the Week”

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, was featured in this week’s “Sidebar of the Week” in Michigan Lawyers Weekly.  The article focuses on his sports law practice, specifically representing retired athletes.  Hall of Famer Lem Barney was his first client out of law school and, for the past 15 years, Acho has represented retired players from across the country.  Acho describes the stark reality of representing players from […]

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CBS Detroit Article Highlights Acho’s Involvement in Helping Retired NFL Players

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, was featured in the CBS Detroit article, “Livonia Attorney Fighting for Concussion Settlement from the NFL.”  The article highlights his involvement in the upcoming class action settlement against the NFL and his desire to help retired NFL players struggling with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and other neurological disorders. Additionally, Mr. Acho delivered taped opening remarks to current players at the recent NFL […]

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Acho Gives Opening Remarks at NFLPA Annual Meeting

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office and finalist last year for the position of Executive Director of the NFL Players Association, was invited back by NFLPA President Eric Winston to give the opening remarks at the 2016 meeting. Winston said the players wanted to hear from Acho again. Mr. Acho delivered his remarks via teleconference from Detroit to the players in Hawaii. “Eric and George Atallah were very […]

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Acho Keynote Speaker at Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, was a keynote speaker at the 2016 Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium hosted jointly by the Chaldean American Bar Association and Sommer Schwartz, P.C.  Mr. Acho discussed highlights of his law career, including being nominated to run as a candidate for the position of Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) in 2015.  Entertainment lawyer Jay Yasso of Sommer […]

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In the Wake of Two Recent Rulings, Attorneys Offer Advice to Law Enforcement on Avoiding Liability

Jim Acho, Doug Curlew and Jennifer Richards, all attorneys in our Livonia office, co-wrote an article highlighting two recent cases that impact law enforcement agencies. The article was published in the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police’s publication Michigan Police Chiefs. The article, “Unfavorable Outcome Affects Law Enforcement” summarizes two recent cases from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that resulted in rulings against law enforcement […]

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Attorney Jim Acho Predicts NLRB Ruling on College Athletes’ Unions

On August 17, 2015 the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to form the nation’s first college athletes’ union, dealing a blow to a labor movement that could have transformed amateur sports. It cites the fact that labor law only allows the NLRB to look at private-sector work places, but that most college football programs are at state schools. Of the 125 […]

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Chaldean American Bar Association Highlights Acho’s Achievements

The Chaldean American Bar Association (CABA) recently recognized Jim Acho and his run to become the executive director of the National Football League Player Association (NFLPA).  Mr. Acho is a senior attorney in our Livonia office, a CABA member and former CABA board member.  

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