Two Dundee Park, Suite 102, Andover, MA  | 978-474-8880


Wadland & Ackerman handles primarily civil litigation matters throughout Massachusetts and New England.  We have repeatedly obtained superior results in national, regional and local matters for businesses and companies of all sizes including Fortune 500 companies as well as for individuals ranging from high net worth to the indigent poor. The two firm principals are James L. Ackerman and Joseph J. Wadland. Mr. Ackerman has been practicing since 1971 and Mr. Wadland since 1986. We offer clients expertise, leadership and results-oriented advocacy. In addition, our rate structure is significantly lower than that of the major firms with whom we frequently deal. The firm’s practice areas include civil litigation and trial with emphasis upon business litigation, shareholder freeze-out claims, product liability, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, subrogation, health care, admiralty and maritime litigation, construction litigation, medical malpractice and personal injury. We also represent developers and property owners in land use, zoning and permitting matters. Hourly firm rates are available upon request.

Our clients include or have included several of the country’s largest insurance companies and banks, several Boston area hospitals, international companies and insurers, numerous local and regional privately and publicly owned companies in the fields of manufacturing, construction, health care, banking and maritime as well as many individuals involved in highly complex business and personal litigation. By choice we do not limit ourselves to only one side of litigation. We represent both insureds and insurers in insurance coverage disputes, manufacturers as well as claimants in product liability claims, majority and minority shareholders, creditors and debtors as well as both defendant and plaintiff in certain areas.