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Attorney Michael Ready is a Partner of RKM Law with experience representing parties in civil jury trials since 1987 in the Superior and District Courts of the Commonwealth.

Attorney Ready is a former co-chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Practice Group with over 20 years’ experience successfully handling hundreds of cases before the Department of Industrial Accidents including prevailing on appeals to the Reviewing Board and Appeals Court. He has also served as one of the architects of regulatory changes to 452 C.M.R. 1.00, the adjudicatory rules of the Department of Industrial Accidents.

Since 2007, Attorney Ready has been annually selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® as a noted practitioner in Workers’ Compensation Law. He is a frequent lecturer for legal and industry groups on workers’ compensation and employment law including the American Disabilities Act, Massachusetts Anti-Discrimination Statute and the Family and Medical Leave Act. He is also a speaker on ethical issues including privacy rights for case managers and occupational health experts. Attorney Ready’s educational credentials include a Bachelor of Arts degree Summa Cum Laude in Economics from Assumption College and a Juris Doctorate degree Cum Laude from the New England School of Law.

Attorney Ready’s professional career further includes memberships in the Massachusetts and American Bar Associations… as well as the Plymouth County Bar Association where he has served as Treasurer, Secretary and member of the Board of Directors and the Bristol Bar Association. He has also been a faculty member of the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Lorman Education Services on a variety of workers’ compensation issues.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Workers Compensation: 50%



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  • David Howard Stillman

    Mike is a hard working and dedicated attorney. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a workman's compensation lawyer.


    David Stillman Employment & Labor Attorney
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  • Michael Owen Smith

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Contact info

Ready Kiernan McNally, LLP

267 Main Street
Wareham, MA, 02571

Ready Kiernan McNally, LLP

2318 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, MA, 02745

Ready, Kiernan & McNally, LLP

71 Legion Parkway
Brockton, MA, 02301



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
noted practitioner in Workers™ Compensation LawBest Lawyers in America®2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerReady, Kiernan & McNally, LLP2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Plymouth County Bar AssociationPast President2013 - 2013
Massachusetts Bar AssociationCo-chair of the Workers’ Compensation Practice GroupN/A
Plymouth County Bar AssociationVice PresidentN/A
Massachusetts Continuing Legal EducationFaculty memberN/A
Lorman Education ServicesFaculty memberN/A
Plymouth County Bar AssociationVice PresidentN/A
Bristol County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
LexisNexisMassachusetts Workers Compensation2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Assumption CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital Work Related Injury ConferenceWhen Does it Really Become a Workers' Comp Case?2012