Michael G. Owen is an Associate in the Morris James Personal Injury Group. Mike works with clients in our Broom Street (New Castle County) and Dover (Kent Count) offices. He is a civil litigation attorney whose practice focuses on personal injury and workers’ compensation matters. He has a wide array of experience handling matters through all stages of litigation including trials before State Court and hearings before the Delaware’s Industrial Accident Board. Mike has also been selected by his peers as arbitrator in personal injury matters.
Before attending law school, Mike worked for Congressman Michael N. Castle (R-DE) as a constituent advocate. While in law school, Mike clerked for the State of Delaware Attorney General’s Office handling both criminal and civil matters. Following law school, Mike worked for an insurance defense law firm defending personal injury and workers’ compensation claims on behalf of an insurance company. Before joining Morris James, Mike worked for a personal injury firm located in Wilmington, Delaware representing injured persons.
Mike currently serves as Treasurer to the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association and is also a member of the Worker’s Compensation Rodney Inn of Court.
At a seminar held on May 6, 2015, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware, Mike was part of a three-person panel comprised of other Delaware attorneys discussing “Who is the Employer” under Delaware’s Workers Compensation Act. The event marked the Worker’s Compensation Section’s 25th Anniversary and headlined Professor Lex K. Larson, Editor in Chief of Larson’s Treatise on Workers Compensation.
Amidst all of the roles listed above, Mike manages to find time to spend with the youth of Delaware by dedicating his time to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware. Mike serves as a mentor and in April 2015 and 2016, Mike was recognized as a Delaware State Youth of the Year Judge through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. From more than 30,000 young people served by Boys & Girls Club in communities throughout Delaware, a small number emerge each year to vie for State Youth of the Year honors. These young people must demonstrate leadership, character, service, academic excellence, and a healthy lifestyle. Mike Owen was honored to be a part of this program and has spent many hours spending time with his own “little brother,” canoeing, hiking, going to the movies, and just “hangin’ out.”
When Mike wants to relax, he can be found taking a stroll with his pup, Stella, a Bull Terrior.
Bachelor of Arts degree from The Pennsylvania University, 2004
J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2008
- New Jersey
- Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer
- Workers' Compensation Rodney Inn of Court, Member
- Delaware State Bar Association, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
- American Association for Justice, Member
Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Mentor
Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 2015 Youth of the Year Judge
Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 2016 Youth of the Year Presiding Judge
Ducks Unlimited - New Castle County, Committee Member
Delaware State Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, “Who is the Employer” under Delaware’s Workers Compensation Act, May 2015
Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, “Technology in the Courtroom”, June 2015