Lawyer's Statewide Recognition: Lawyer of the Year honors for Motley Rice Member

Donald Migliori named to 2011 Lawyers of the Year lists

PROVIDENCE, RI - (Feb. 17, 2012) - Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly have each selected Motley Rice member Don Migliori as one of their 2011 Lawyers of the Year.

Migliori was recognized for his current role as both co-lead plaintiffs' counsel and liaison counsel for the Composix® Kugel® Mesh MDL, the first MDL litigation in Rhode Island federal court, which includes thousands of cases alleging serious injury or complication related to the hernia patch.

He also served as liaison counsel for the families that opted out of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) in search of answers and accountability. Migliori and the Motley Rice team represented 56 of those 96 claimants. In 2011, they settled the final wrongful death lawsuit, Bavis v. United Airlines Corporation et al., filed by the family of United 175 passenger Mark Bavis.

"Having the honor of representing the families of the people who died on Sept. 11, 2001, remains a humbling privilege," said Migliori in an interview with Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly.

"Don and I have tried cases together in two dozen states and he remains one of the most talented and committed lawyers with whom I have ever tried a case. These organizations could not have chosen a more deserving attorney. What few people know is that Don is also an excellent Italian chef. I am proud to call him my friend," shared Motley Rice co-founder Ron Motley.

Migliori also serves on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for the DePuy® ASR XL MDL In re DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products. He is the managing member of the firm's Rhode Island office, President of the Rhode Island Association for Justice and licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York and Rhode Island.

About Motley Rice LLC

Motley Rice is one of the nation's largest plaintiffs' litigation firms. Motley Rice attorneys have experience taking on large corporate wrongdoers in complex civil cases, including mesothelioma lawsuits, the historic tobacco litigation and the lawsuit against terrorist financiers on behalf of 9/11 families and survivors. The firm litigates cases in numerous other areas, including prescription drugs such as Topamax® and Actos®, and defective medical devices, including pelvic mesh. Motley Rice is headquartered in the Charleston, S.C., area and has additional offices in Los Angeles, California; Hartford, Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; New York, New York; Providence, Rhode Island; and Morgantown, West Virginia. For more information about Motley Rice LLC, contact Joe Rice (DC, SC) at 1.800.768.4026. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.