• Fort Worth

Michael Ackerman’s practice primarily focuses on commercial litigation.  He has broad experience in both state and federal court with litigation involving general business disputes, contract disputes, fiduciary litigation, covenants not to compete, and fraud, as well as personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Michael graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served on the Law Review editorial board and worked with the Federal Appellate Litigation Clinic, in which he represented clients seeking asylum in the United States.  Before joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable John H. McBryde of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.  He joined Cantey Hanger’s litigation section in 2020.

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Contact Information

Phone: (817) 877-2853
Fax: (817) 877-2807
Email: mackerman@canteyhanger.com


600 West 6th Street, Suite 300
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
  • Served as federal law clerk.
  • Researched and drafted numerous pleadings and motions in state and federal court, including successful dispositive motions.
  • Negotiated favorable settlements for variety of clients.
  • Drafted writ of mandamus that was granted by state court of appeals.
  • Competed in several international moot court competitions.
  • Licensed to practice in the States of Georgia and Texas.
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas.
  • Prepared and taught two CLE classes: Overview of NIL (Name, Image & Likeness) in September 2022 and Changes to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct in August 2021.
  • Represented low-income client pro bono in uncontested divorce case through Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services.
  • Helped coordinate networking and community service events through United Way’s Emerging Leaders United program.
  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2019
  • University of Georgia, B.A., magna cum laude, B.S.Ed., magna cum laude, 2014
Fort Worth
Ellis County