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J. Michael Riley - Raleigh, NC

4140 Parklake AvenueSuite 400 Raleigh, NC 27612

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Updated: 03/29/2021

Raleigh Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawyer

Overview

Mike has been practicing law with Martin & Jones for more than 20 years and his practice focuses on representing individuals suffering from asbestos-related diseases including malignant mesothelioma, asbestos related lung cancer and asbestosis. His clients include workers who were occupationally exposed to asbestos in industrial settings such as power plants, chemical plants, railroads, shipyards, paper mills and other manufacturing facilities...

Mike has been practicing law with Martin & Jones for more than 20 years and his practice focuses on representing individuals suffering from asbestos-related diseases including malignant mesothelioma, asbestos related lung cancer and asbestosis. His clients include workers who were occupationally exposed to asbestos in industrial settings such as power plants, chemical plants, railroads, shipyards, paper mills and other manufacturing facilities. Mike has represented clients from states all over the United States as well as from various provinces in Canada.

The cases have included products liability and wrongful death actions in federal court and various state courts, and workers compensation occupational disease claims before the North Carolina Industrial Commission. The defendants have included asbestos manufacturers, contractors, distributors and employers.

Mike has achieved the highest attorney rating, "AV," by Martindale-Hubbell, an independent legal services company whose peer-review attorney ratings service is an objective indicator that an attorney has the highest ethical standards and professional ability. He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law after graduating from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics.

Mike pursues claims on behalf of clients against various asbestos company bankruptcy administrative claims trusts, and also serves as an arbitrator and member of the trust advisory committee with different trusts.

He lives in Raleigh with his wife and enjoys watching and participating in sports as well as playing music in his band.

(Cases or matters referenced do not represent the law firm's entire record. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its owns merits. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer's or a law firm's past results. Unless otherwise specified, each of the following matters was contested on liability and/or damages, the opposing parties were represented, the matters involved complex legal and/or factual issues, and the law firm was successful in collecting the amounts stated. Case summaries are from 2000 through the present.)

About J. Michael Riley

Practice Areas

  • Asbestos Mesothelioma
  • Products Liability
  • Workers' Compensation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    J.D.
  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    B.S.
    Major: Mathematics

Past Positions

  • Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland, Attorney
  • Mayer, Brown & Platt, Attorney

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About J. Michael Riley

Included on the 2024 North Carolina list


Past Lists

  • 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers list

View the profile for J. Michael Riley on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • AV, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2018 - 2019

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Address

4140 Parklake AvenueSuite 400 Raleigh, NC 27612

Fax

  • 919-863-6080

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