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I guide clients through all stages of litigation including trials before State Court and hearings before Delaware’s Industrial Accident Board. 

Michael G. Owen

Partner

Overview

Michael G. Owen is a Partner in the Morris James Personal Injury Group. Mike works with clients in all our offices. He is a civil litigation attorney whose practice focuses on personal injury, maritime and workers’ compensation matters. He has a wide array of experience handling matters through all stages of litigation including trials before State Courts in Delaware, New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and hearings before the Industrial Accident Board. Mike is also licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Mike has been selected by his peers as arbitrator in personal injury matters and voted a top lawyer by Delaware Today since 2018.

Professional Experience

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 on the Board of Directors to the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association and is immediate past Treasurer (2014-2018).  Mike serves as the Vice-President of the Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers' Compensation Inn of Court.  

Professional Background

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. This experience allows Mike to prepare his clients for insurance company defense tactics. Before joining Morris James, Mike worked for a personal injury firm located in Wilmington, Delaware representing injured persons.

Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors to the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association and is immediate past Treasurer (2014-2018). Mike serves as the Vice-President of the Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers' Compensation Inn of Court.

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Community

Community

Boys & Girls Clubs, Greater Wilmington, President

  • Board Member (2016 – present)
  • Mentor (2012-2018)
  • Youth of the Year Presiding Judge (2016)
  • Unit Board Task Force (2016)
  • Youth of the Year Judge (2015)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware, Mentor (2012 – 2017)
Ducks Unlimited - New Castle County, Committee Member (2013 – present)
Delaware Board of Canvassing (2012, 2014, 2016)

Recognition

Honors

Best Lawyers, 2021
Delaware Today Top Lawyers, 2019 (Personal Injury), 2018 (Workers Compensation for Employee)

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Clerkships

State of Delaware, Department of Justice, Criminal Division, 2007

Admissions

Delaware, 2010
Pennsylvania, 2009
New Jersey, 2009


Education

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, J.D., 2008
The Pennsylvania University, (B.A. Political Science, Minor Business Law), 2004

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