Mike R. Bottaro, Owner and President
Mike Bottaro is the founding member of The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC and Board Member of the Rhode Island Association for Justice. Mike is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts state and federal courts.
Mike’s law practice is solely devoted to helping injured people in the areas of personal injury and disability law. He personally prepares all his clients’ cases and has successfully tried cases to jury verdict in state and federal court as well as successfully arbitrated, mediated, and settled hundreds of personal injury cases, recovering millions of dollars for his injured clients and their families. Mike has obtained several top rated lawyer recognition from independent lawyer rating services, including having earned the prestigious Martindale-Hubbel AV Rating.
Since 2008, and for five years running, the independent ratings service Super Lawyers has named Mike a “Rising Star” as published in Rhode Island Monthly Magazine for plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice. He has also been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a “Top 40 Under 40″ lawyer, a designation given nationally to the top trial lawyers under the age of 40 years old. Each year, Mike attends several legal seminars to stay current on the latest personal injury and dangerous products case law. His firm also focuses on best practices for achieving high client service satisfaction.
In 1997, Mike graduated cum laude from Boston College. After obtaining his Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado School of Law, Mike served as a judicial law clerk on the Colorado Court of Appeals. He later worked at other prominent trial law firms, and gained experience representing both injured parties as well as insurance companies.
In addition to his legal experience, Mike has also experienced his own injuries. In 2012, Mike underwent bilateral shoulder surgeries that required extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation. These life experiences help him humanize his injured clients before insurance companies and fact-finders.
Mike writes on safety and consumer issues and appears on the CBS news program, The Rhode Show, as a legal correspondent. He is married and has two children. Mike enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and outdoor activities.