Richard Ackerman
Ackerman & Sands APC

29975 Technology Drive
Suite 101
Murrieta, CA 92563, United States
Phone: 951-267-7000
Fax: 951-224-6825
Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
  • Education
  • Litigation

Practice/Organization Description

One of few Southern California public interest attorneys not associated with a big firm or larger advocacy group. We are independent in our thoughts about what public interest litigation means. We regularly represent causes associated with the 10th Amendment (reproductive choice issues, medical marijuana, energy), First Amendment causes, and the representation of indigent and under-served individuals in a variety of constitutional contexts.

Rich Ackerman has argued matters before the U.S. Senate Rules Committee (Press Gallery), Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, California Court of Appeals, various administrative review boards, and trial courts throughout the United States (California or upon pro hac vice invitation).

Mr. Ackerman is known for his aggressive style of cross-examination at trial, oral advocacy skills, and deep knowledge of contemporary constitutional issues. He enjoys complex business litigation, all trial work, and civil appeals.

Rich is married to Stefanie Ackerman, has four children, and is a parishioner at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church in French Valley, CA.

Bar Admissions

California (1994)

U.S. District Court (1994)

U.S. Supreme Court (2002)

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2002)


Western State University, Fullerton (JD 1994)

Professional Associations & Memberships

Riverside County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

SW Riverside County Bar, Attorney of the Year (2009)

CA State Bar Wylie W. Manuel Award (2008, 2009)

Corona Life Services, Champion of Virtue Award (2009)

Pacific Justice Institute, John R. Parker Award for Civil Rights Advocacy (2007)

ORW, Malachi Award for ProLife Advocacy (2002)

NCCRA, Beverly Clark Civil Rights Award (2002)

Santiago Canyon College, Adjunct Faculty Award (2000)

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