Michael J. Daly


Mike focuses his practice on representing clients involved in commercial, insurance, construction, and maritime disputes. In January 2014, he recovered a $2 million jury verdict for a client in a breach-of-contract case in Rhode Island Federal Court.

Mike understands that economic, business, and other factors frequently dictate the best course of action for his clients. He has tried, arbitrated, and otherwise litigated cases involving business contracts, Jones Act and general maritime law, claims for life, health and disability insurance benefits, construction defects and accidental death, among other issues.

In addition to being an assistant instructor of Federal Practice/Commercial Litigation at the Roger Williams University School of Law, Mike is a frequent author and speaker on topics including federal court practice and procedure, admiralty law, and insurance coverage. He also was appointed to the Rhode Island Federal District Court Local Rules Committee and is a co-author of the Local Admiralty Rules for the District of Rhode Island.



Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., Law Review, Moot Court Honor Society, (2002)

University of Rhode Island, M.S., Marine Affairs, (2002)

University of Rhode Island, B.S., Fisheries Science, (1997)

Bar Admissions

Rhode Island



125 Years