R. Michael Riecken
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R. Michael Riecken concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation, specializing in products liability and mass tort litigation in multidistrict and coordinated state proceedings. As a member of the firm’s nationally recognized trial team, Michael is experienced in trial practice, having handled expert witness preparation, and drafting motions in limine and other filings at all stages of litigation from pretrial to appellate practice.
Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, J.D., 2016
Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 2011, with honors
Prior to joining Mazie Slater, Michael served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph L. Yannotti, Presiding Judge of the New Jersey Appellate Division. He also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the Honorable Tonianne J. Bongiovanni, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey, and the Honorable Mala Sundar, Judge of the Tax Court of New Jersey. Michael was also a summer associate at a real estate and litigation boutique and at a national insurer’s in-house corporate and healthcare departments.
During law school, Michael served as the Business Editor of the Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion and was also selected as one of Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics’ eight Henry J. Raimundo Fellows to the New Jersey General Assembly and Senate. Michael was a Dean’s Highest Academic Excellence Scholar and a competitor in Rutgers’ Hunter Moot Court Competition. In addition, Michael also assisted his local community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and served as Rutgers Law School’s Representative to the American Bar Association.
Prior to law school, Michael worked at a national law firm and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of Egyptian Art. Michael graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University, where he studied Egyptology under Dr. Betsey M. Bryan, the Alexander Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, and Dr. Richard Jasnow. He was also invited, based on academic performance, to Johns Hopkins’ Archaeological Expedition to the Temple of Mut in Luxor, Egypt. In addition, Michael studied Egyptology at Brown University under Dr. James P. Allen, the Charles Edwin Wilbour Professor of Egyptology, and also studied at Middlebury College’s School of French and at Catholic University.
Michael is admitted to practice law in New Jersey. Application for New York bar pending.