Reinisch Wilson Weier PC Workers' Compensation Defense and Employment Law

Michael H. Jones

Michael Jones is a litigator in the firm’s Oregon workers’ compensation practice. Mr. Jones joined Reinisch Wilson Weier PC shortly after graduation from law school and is resident in the Portland office.

During law school, Mr. Jones clerked at the Oregon Department of Justice, Civil Recovery Section, where he assisted in a variety of civil disputes. He also served as Managing Editor of Willamette Law Review, worked as a Legal Research and Writing Student Assistant, and participated on the Honor Code Grievance Committee.

Client Service

As an attorney, I strive to provide clients with exceptional legal advice and litigation services tailored to each client’s individual needs and overall strategic goals. My goal is to facilitate the efficient resolution of disputes, effectively minimizing client exposure, while also providing a fair and just outcome for the worker. I utilize a focused and thoughtful approach to defending workers’ compensation claims. Responsive communication, superior service, pragmatic advice, and an unyielding commitment to integrity are the hallmarks of my practice. I am dedicated to the achievement of a favorable outcome for my client.

Education

  • Juris Doctor (cum laude), Willamette University College of Law, 2013
    • Willamette Law Review­
      • Member of the Year, 2011-2012
      • Managing Editor, 2012-2013
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Florida, 2007

Activities

Memberships

  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association

Recent publications


Recent speaking topics

  • "A Mock Washington Workers' Compensation Hearing," Washington Claims School Seminar presented by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, September 12, 2018
  • "Back to Basics: A review of time limits and required actions," client continuing education, June 28, 2017
  • "The Rehabilitation of Brown v. SAIF," Oregon Credit Crunch presented by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, June 26, 2017
  • "2016 Case Law Update," Oregon Claims School Seminar presented by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, March 22, 2017
  • "Going and Coming Rule Clarification," client continuing education seminar, April 5, 2016
  • "Ethical Considerations in an Electronic World," Oregon Claims School Seminar presented by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, March 30, 2016
  • "Own Motion Update," client continuing education seminar, January 27, 2016
  • "New Oregon Claim Closure Rules," client continuing education seminar, April 3, 2015, May 13, 2015 and July 8, 2015
  • "Critical Processing Tips and Traps from Recent Case Law," Oregon Claims School Seminar presented by Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, March 13, 2015
  • "Claim Processing Tips in Response to Administrative Rule Amendments and Case Law Developments," client continuing education seminar, February 23, 2015
  • "Back to Basics: a review of time limits and required actions,” client continuing education seminar, October 7, 2014
  • "Communicating with IME Providers," client continuing education seminar, September 18, 2014 and October 8, 2014
  • “Third-Party Actions,” client continuing education seminar, April 16, 2014 and October 15, 2014
  • “2013 Legislative Sessions: Changes and Practical Effects,” Oregon Workers Compensation Spring 2014 Seminar, March 20, 2014
  • “Disability Entitlement: Before, During and After ATP” and “PPD Awards and Combined Conditions,” client continuing education seminar, February 26, 2014

Personal

In my free time, I enjoy fly fishing, snowboarding, wilderness backpacking, gardening, and anything that allows me to enjoy the great outdoors.

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