Dick Ackerman has 35 years of experience in corporate, real estate and business law. He assists companies, individuals, groups and public agencies in their interactions with governments at the local, county, state and federal levels. In addition, Ackerman assists clients in dealing with government and special districts on how to get through the political process. He draws on his 25 years of experience in elected office, as a California State Senator, State Assemblyman, City of Fullerton Councilman and Mayor. He served as vice-chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and spent four years as Senate Republican Leader. He was a member of the “Big 5,” which was charged with consulting with the California Governor on key infrastructure and budget issues.
Ackerman received his bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley and a Juris Doctor degree from University of California Hasting College of Law. His professional affiliations include the University of California, Irvine Foundation; Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation; Fullerton Chamber of Commerce (past president); Association of California Cities-Orange County; Orange County Bar Association; Rotary Club of Fullerton South; UCI Law School (part-time faculty) and University of California, Berkeley (part-time faculty, 5 years).