• Yes, You Can Fight City Hall

    Dan Ackman is a tenacious trial lawyer who specializes in civil rights, administrative hearings, constitutional law and business litigation. Dan is best known for successful class-action lawsuits on behalf of taxi drivers, including the case that made it possible for TLC drivers to be reinstated after an arrest. He also represents drivers in individual suspension hearings. So if the TLC has suspended your license, contact Dan.

    Fun Fact: Dan is also possibly the only lawyer in America to have deposed former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former President of the United States Donald Trump, winning lawsuits against both.

    About Dan

Dan is best known for representing New York City taxi drivers in a series of class action lawsuits resulting in a Taxi and Limousine Commission rules or programs being declared unconstitutional or unlawful, drivers licenses being reinstated and drivers being awarded millions of dollars in damages.

These cases include a successful challenge to the TLC practice of suspending drivers based on arrests, a challenge to the TLC's policy of revoking drivers' licenses based on a conviction or for a positive drug test and its practice of seizing vehicles for operating without a TLC license or beyond the terms of a license. Dan has also represented drivers in TLC suspension hearings, routinely winning reinstatement of their licenses.  

Dan is currently co-counsel in an action where the court has already held that thousands of licenses were suspended without due process of law. He also represented taxi drivers and investors who purchased medallions from the City of New York at auctions just before the TLC opened the door to e-hail taxis, which decimated the value of the medallions the City had just sold. 

Early in his career, Dan was associated with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, where he specialized in securities and commercial litigation.

Dan is also an accomplished journalist and has written widely about law and other topics for publications including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The American Lawyer, Forbes.com and Forbes Magazine, Slate and the Daily News. Check out his article from years back on Bob and Dan Hurley, who was then coaching the number one high school team in the nation and is now coaching UConn the number one college team in the nation.

A native New Yorker, Dan is an honors graduate of the Columbia University School of Law. Dan is a member of the bar of the State of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court and has been profiled in The American Lawyer and in The New York Times.