About Mike Riley
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 has been recognized as both a Best Lawyer in America 2019 and as a Super Lawyer 2019.
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.
$1.7 Million for Power Plant Worker Who Died of Mesothelioma
Our client worked at various power plants in the Southeast in the 1960s and 1970s. He was a...Learn More
Over $3.6 Million for Mesothelioma Victim Exposed at Multiple Jobs
Our client served in the United States Navy in the 1950s. He served aboard a destroyer and was...Learn More
$1.9 Million for Chemical and Paper Mill Worker Who Developed Mesothelioma
Our client worked for a chemical manufacturing facility and a pulp/paper mill in North Carolina in...Learn More
$2 Million For Railroad Worker Who Developed Mesothelioma
Our client worked for various railroads from the 1950s into the 1980s. As a brakeman, he was exposed...Learn More
$1.8 Million For Manufacturing Plant Worker Who Developed Mesothelioma
Our client worked for a manufacturing plant in Durham, NC in the 1950s and 1960s. During that time,...Learn More
- University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC
- Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
- 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
Honors & Awards
- “AV,” by Martindale-Hubbell
- “Best Lawyers in America”, 2018 & 2019
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Association for Justice
- North Carolina Advocates for Justice
- Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland, Attorney
- Mayer, Brown & Platt, Attorney