PHILADELPHIA, PA – (June 20, 2024) – One of the nation’s largest plaintiffs’ civil litigation firms, Motley Rice LLC, has expanded its class action and multidistrict litigation practice by adding seasoned litigator Mike Daly to the firm’s Philadelphia office as a member. As a lead of the Philadelphia office, Daly will help grow Motley Rice’s class action and mass tort litigation for products liability claims involving defective medical devices and harmful pharmaceuticals, as well as environmental hazards, asbestos-related injuries such as mesothelioma and other toxic torts. 

“Mike’s extensive mass tort leadership experience and industry knowledge coupled with his Philadelphia legal community relationships make him a perfect fit for Motley Rice and our expanding presence. Having him deepen our growing bench of mass tort litigators and helping us open a larger office at Three Logan Square is a real benefit to our current and future clients,” stated Motley Rice Co-founding Member Joseph F. Rice. 

“As a born and bred Philadelphian, our city’s rich legal history is of the utmost importance to me. I am confident that Motley Rice’s growth here will only add to our exceptional community of lawyers,” said Mike Daly. “I am thrilled to be the attorney of choice to help lead this expansion of legal talent, clients and co-counsel relationships for such an established and nationally recognized plaintiffs’ firm.” 

Mike Daly  

Daly brings a wealth of experience to Motley Rice clients in the Paraquat litigation, Roundup® herbicide litigation, the Abbott baby formula recall, the necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) MDL, the Elmiron vision loss MDL, and the Bard and Covidien hernia mesh litigations. A founder of the AAJ Hernia Mesh and Ozempic litigation groups, he has been very active in the Ozempic®, Wegovy® and other GPL-1 RA litigations, including the MDL since its consolidation, and will add great insight to the Motley Rice clients harmed by these diabetic and weight-loss medicines. He also serves on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Complex Litigation Center’s Mass Tort Working Committee. 

A leader in a crowded field, Daly was co-lead counsel of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Ethicon hernia mesh mass tort multicounty litigations (MCL) in New Jersey. He was lead counsel for lawsuits in state and federal courts related to Injectafer® intravenous iron. Earlier in his career he was bellwether counsel in the multidistrict litigations related to pelvic mesh, GranuFlo® dialysate, Zofran® birth injuries and testosterone replacement therapy.  

Daly’s experience also extends to consulting with foreign litigators on their overseas products and environmental cases. He’s also pursued discovery on behalf of foreign litigants in U.S. courts via Section 1782 discovery actions, and recently secured U.S.-based discovery on behalf of litigants in some of the largest mass action cases in the world.  

Immediately prior to joining Motley Rice, Daly was a plaintiffs’ litigator at an international civil law firm for a decade, most recently serving as managing partner of its Philadelphia office. He is a frequent speaker on mass torts and other litigation topics at state, regional, national, and international conferences, including those hosted by AAJ, Perrin, HarrisMartin, and internationally at Oxford University. He holds a Juris Doctor (JD) from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University. He is licensed in NJ and PA. 

Motley Rice  

With a tradition of representing those whose rights have been violated, Motley Rice attorneys gained recognition for their pioneering asbestos lawsuits, their work with the State Attorneys General in the landmark litigation against Big Tobacco, and their representation of 9/11 families in the ongoing lawsuit against terrorist financiers. Today Motley Rice attorneys represent thousands of clients in multidistrict litigations, class actions and individual lawsuits in state and federal courts. 

The firm represents clients in complex litigation in numerous areas, including securities fraud; antitrust; consumer protection; environmental contamination; prescription and over-the-counter drugs; medical devices; human rights; aviation disasters; and wrongful death. Motley Rice is headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and has additional offices in Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; New Jersey; New York; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; and West Virginia. For more information, contact Motley Rice attorney Mike Daly (PA, NJ) at 1.800.768.4026 or visit 

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