Michael Ackerstein
Employment Lawyer

Experienced Employment Lawyer

Partnering to Succeed

Massachusetts attorney Michael Ackerstein is the founder of Ackerstein Law. Mike’s practice focuses exclusively on employment law and he primarily works with employees and small employers. He represents Massachusetts employees and employers in all elements of employment law, including litigation in state and federal court.


Mike recognizes the challenges faced by employees and small employers in navigating the legal system and state and federal agencies. His practice is tailored to allowing his clients to focus on their lives, careers, and businesses, while he manages the stressors of legal analysis or litigation.


Prior to opening Ackerstein Law, Mike worked at a large national firm practicing management-side employment law. Mike lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with his wife.



  • Georgetown University Law Center, 2013
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Maintaining Confidentiality Outside the Office; Boston Bar Association, 2023
  • Labor and Employment Liability Trends Discussion; Boston Bar Association, 2022
  • Shifting Gears: Fee Shifting in Employment Law Cases; Boston Bar Association 2016
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