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 has over 30 years' experience successfully handling thousands 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 The 2021 Best Lawyers in America® as a noted practitioner in Workers' Compensation Law. He has been selected every year since 2007. Attorney Ready was selected by Best Lawyers as Boston's Workers' Compensation Lawyer of the Year in 2015. 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 Law - Boston.
Attorney Ready's professional career further includes memberships in the Massachusetts Bar Association, Norfolk County Bar Association, Plymouth County Bar Association, Bristol County Bar Association. He is a past President of the Plymouth County Bar Association where he has also served as Treasurer, Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors. He is a member of the Board of Directors of South Coastal Counties Legal Services Corporation. He received the Pro Bono Public Award for his service in civil legal aid. 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.
Attorney Ready served on the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments from 2013 - 2019. He has served as a Region II Delegate to the Massachusetts Bar Association House of Delegates.
Attorney Ready recently Co-Authored the LexisNexis Practice Guide: Massachusetts Workers' Compensation, 2020 Edition.
He has been recognized in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America® for his high caliber of work in Workers' Compensation Law representing claimants and employers.