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. He has also practiced extensively at the Department of Industrial Accidents.
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.
Attorney Ready has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® as a noted practitioner in Workers' Compensation Law for 2014 (He has been selected every year since 2007). He has been selected as Boston "Lawyer of the Year" in the category of Workers' Compensation Law-Employers. 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 Bar Association, American Bar Association, Plymouth County Bar Association and the Bristol County Bar Association. He is the Past President of the Plymouth County Bar Association where he has also served as Treasurer, Secretary and member of the Board of Directors. 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. He is a member of the Board of Directors of South Coastal Counties Legal Services Corporation. the principal provider of free, non-criminal civil legal assistance to poor and low-income people living in Southeast Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands.
Attorney Ready has also bee appointed to the Massachusetts Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments.