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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 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 Delaware’s Industrial Accident Board.  Mike has also been selected by his peers as arbitrator in personal injury matters.

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.  

Community Involvement 

Amidst all of the roles listed above, Mike spends his free time with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware.  Mike is current President of the Greater Wilmington Clubs.  Mike also serves as a mentor and in April 2015 and 2016, was recognized as a Delaware State Youth of the Year Judge through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware.   He was honored to be a part of this program and has spent many hours spending time with his own “little brother,” canoeing, hiking, going out to eat and just spending time together.

When Mike wants to relax, he can be found taking a stroll with his pup, Stella, a miniature bull terrier.

Professional Affiliations

Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court, Vice-President; Treasurer (2016 – 2018)
Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer (2014 – 2018)
Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors (2013 – present)
Delaware State Bar Association, Member (2010 – present)
American Bar Association, Member (2010 – present)
American Association for Justice, Member (2010 – present)

Speaking Engagements

Delaware State Bar Association, Workers Compensation Section Seminar, on the topic, “Road Trip:” Issues in Scope and Course, May 2018

Delaware State Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section, "Idiopathic Falls and Other Mishaps", January 2018

Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, “Technology in the Courtroom”, June 2015

Delaware State Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, “Who is the Employer” under Delaware’s Workers Compensation Act, May 2015

Videos & Resources

News & Events

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 – 2019)
Delaware Board of Canvassing (2012, 2014, 2016)

Recognition

Honors

Delaware Today® Top Lawyer, 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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