Attorney Michael E. Kiernan is a Partner at RKM Law with extensive experience representing the interests of workers' compensation parties before administrative judges at various statewide offices of the Department of Industrial Accidents. Attorney Kiernan's areas of concentration also involve representing clients in tort and criminal defense civil trial cases throughout the Commonwealth's Superior and District Court system and defense of liability claims for major auto insurance, homeowners' insurance and general liability carriers. Attorney Kiernan is an appointed member to the Bristol County Board of Bar Overseers' Disciplinary Hearing Committee; a committee member of the Plymouth County Bar Association; serves on a local Zoning Board of Appeals and is a corporator of Eastern Bank. Attorney Kiernan's educational qualifications include a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Western New England College and a Juris Doctorate degree from the New England School of Law. Attorney Kiernan is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Bristol County Bar Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Plymouth County Bar Association and was also recently appointed Secretary of the Plymouth County Bar Association.
As a former Plymouth County District Assistant, Attorney Kiernan represented the Commonwealth within the District Court and Appeals Division in all facets of criminal law. His Appeals Division responsibilities involved writing, preparing and presenting appellate arguments on a variety of mental health law issues in court and at both Bridgewater and Taunton State Hospitals. He was also professionally recognized for publishing two appellate decisions during his tenure. Attorney Kiernan's District Court experience included the trying of numerous jury and bench trials as well as arguing pre-trial and post-trial motions; negotiating misdemeanors and felony plea agreements and participating in criminal law training for young attorneys.