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Michael Bernard Ready

Workers compensation Attorney at Wareham, MA

5.0   8 reviews
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  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1987
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About Michael

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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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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
1266 Furnace Brook Parkway
Suite 212
Quincy, MA, 02169
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Posted by John | February 15, 2022
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Can you handle working with the Best?
Michael Ready represented me in my workers’ compensation case. He is very timely with correspondence, returning calls and messages. Attorney Ready never once dropped the ball throughout the nearly 3 years of litigation. He fought hard for me and was a trusted and devoted lawyer. I found him to be dedicated and appreciated how he would tell it like it is. His staff was wonderful and helpful. He got a great result for me and I am happy he was my lawyer. I can recommend him as an excellent attorney. John R.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2022
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Expert Workers' Compensation Attorney!
I hired Attorney Michael Ready to represent me in my workers’ compensation case. Every step of the way, during my 2+ years journey through the process, Attorney Ready listened to me and my concerns, explained the law, and reviewed options with me. He is kind, patient, and respectful. He also has a wonderful, attentive, and very supportive staff. With Attorney Ready’s expertise and strong negotiating skills, he very strategically and successfully managed my case resulting in a very positive outcome. He really does care about getting the best results for his clients. I am so grateful to Attorney Michael Ready and his staff!
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Posted by Bruce | December 23, 2020
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Great attorney
Mike did a great job handling my worker’s compensation case , I was always kept in the loop and the office staff was excellent. Mike made a bad situation a lot better . I would highly recommend him ..Bruce
Posted by R.E.B | November 8, 2018
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Top Notch Lawyer
Looked on line for an attorney in my area. I found Michael Ready for my Workmen's comp injury. Had problems with my back surgery. Attorney Ready made sure all my wants were taken care of. For my final financial situation I was more than satisfied. He will be my lawyer for an further legal business. Highly recommended. REB, Jr.
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2017
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Thank you!
Mr. Ready did a fantastic job for me. He was there me thru a very long and tiresome journey. His staff was always there for me as well. They were all helpful, courteous, knowledgeable and attentive. I've recommended Mr. Ready to anyone and everyone I know!
Posted by Vickey | August 6, 2015
Amazing, Compassionate and very Effective Worker's Compensation Attorney!
From the first day I walked into Attorney Ready's office through and after my case was settled if I called Mike and he wasn't available if I left a message that I wanted to speak with him he was the person who always returned my calls, he didn't shuffle me off to his assistant or anyone else he talked to me through every step until I thoroughly understood the answer to my questions (and there were many), I was seriously injured in a work related case and Attorney Ready worked my case earnestly for 2+ years. I gave him a minimum of what I was willing to settle for and he was able to exceed that amount, but what was equally important to me was with all the pain I was going through and the turmoil of realizing I'd never be able to do the work I had done and truly loved doing for over 15 years I became severely depressed and started having panic attacks which I'd never experienced before, The insurance company representing my employer refused to acknowledge it was work related and refused to cover it under my case therefore I had to pay the counseling, psychiatrist and medications all out of my pocket as when I got hurt I lost my job so I lost my health insurance. But, Attorney Ready never lost sight of the importance that counseling was to me and my recovery, so he made sure my settlement DIDN'T just include a good and fair monetary amount but was able to get my Psychiatrist, Counselor and meds that was directly related to my case covered for life. That was huge for me. So it's my opinion if anyone's ever in need of the BEST Worker's Compensation Attorney in Massachusetts look no further, you have fortunately just found him. I would be more than will I'll Nguyen for anyone to email me to confirm this Recommendation is Real. Thank you again Mike for EVERYTHING you have done for me and my family as a whole.
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2014
Michael Ready is the best
Did not hire an attorney when I should have. I waited until my weekly benefits were dropped and was in a real jam.. still needing surgery. Mike and his team helped me tremendously. If you need someone call Mike. You won't be sorry.
Posted by Brian | April 21, 2012
I hired Michael Ready to handle my Injury case
I hired Michael Ready to handle my personal injury case after interviewing several attorneys and I'm glad I did. We were first referred to a lawyer who after looking into their qualification we just didn't feel comfortable with handling our serious issue. Michael just seemed to be more capable than the others I talked too and we were impressed with his background. The firm's whole staff was very nice to me and my family during the whole process. From the start Michael handled everything from medical bills to dealing with the insurance company people. Good guy, Great Attorney!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ready, Kiernan & McNally, LLP
  • 2003 - Present


  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Assumption College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982


  • Bristol County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Co-chair of the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group
  • N/A
  • Plymouth County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • Faculty member
  • N/A
  • Plymouth County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • N/A
  • Plymouth County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Lorman Education Services
  • Faculty member
  • 2003 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • noted practitioner in Workers™ Compensation Law
  • Best Lawyers in America®
  • 2011


  • LexisNexis
  • Massachusetts Workers Compensation Practice Guide
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Michael
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with Mike on a number of cases over the years. Mike is a wonderful workers compensation attorney. He is highly competent and always works in the best interest of all of his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Other
"Mike is a hard working and dedicated attorney. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a workman's compensation lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been on the opposite side of multiple matters that Michael has handled. I have found him to always be well prepared, well versed in the law, and a tough but fair negotiator."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have practiced with Mr. Ready for over 10 years. He is always prepared, diligent and a fair negotiator. I have no reservations in recommending this lawyer."
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Wareham Workers compensation Lawyer Michael Bernard Ready
Michael Bernard Ready
Workers compensation Attorney
Wareham, MA
Licensed for 36 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available