Michael S. Rainey
Michael focuses his practice on the field of complex civil litigation and is the leader of Young Moore’s Condemnation and Eminent Domain Team. He frequently represents landowners, businesses, and developers whose property is taken or threatened by the condemnation and eminent domain powers of public entities, such as the Department of Transportation, and private entities such as energy and utility companies. Michael also litigates trucking and transportation, product liability, and premises liability cases, with an emphasis on wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims. As a member of the firm’s Transportation “Go Team”, Michael has substantial experience in coordinating emergency response and investigation of catastrophic losses throughout North Carolina.
Michael is licensed to practice in the North Carolina State Courts and Federal District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts. He represents numerous national clients on a state-wide basis and regularly represents and defends commercial motor carriers, business owners, product manufacturers, product distributors, and retail establishments. He frequently speaks throughout the country on issues related to high stakes litigation.
Michael received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and graduated cum laude from Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in 2007, where he served as Chief Articles Editor of the Campbell Law Review. He joined Young Moore and Henderson in 2008 and is an active member of the North Carolina Trucking Association. He holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected to the North Carolina Rising Stars list (2014-2021) published by Super Lawyers®.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, working outdoors, and cheering for the Wolfpack.
Education & Bar Admissions
- J.D., cum laude, Campbell University School of Law, 2007
- B.S., magna cum laude, North Carolina State University
- North Carolina, 2007
- U.S. District Courts for North Carolina