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J. Michael Riley

Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney at Raleigh, NC

5.0   1 review

also known as Mike Riley

  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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Mike joined Martin & Jones in 1995.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1991, after graduating from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in 1988.

Since joining the firm, Mike has focused 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.

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.


Martin & Jones, PLLC
4140 Parklake Avenue
Suite 400
Raleigh, NC, 27612


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Posted by Robert Floyd | December 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
J. Michael Riley
Mike has that rare combination of genuine compassion and integrity for his clients that seems to be lacking in the legal profession today. With that being said, Mike Riley is what a lawyer should be -- an advocate, a sounding board, and a truthful and realistic voice of circumstance and outcome, which it means to be what a lawyer should be -- to tell the truth, no matter what. You can always count on Mike to tell you the truth and be straight up.
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Martin & Jones
  • 1995 - Present


  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Wake Forest University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988


  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • N/A

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Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
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Raleigh Mesothelioma and asbestos Lawyer J. Michael Riley
J. Michael Riley
Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 32 years