Michael Riley Moore


christy@bnscb.com – Legal Assistant

michael_riley_mooreMichael focuses his practice on admiralty and maritime law, as well as insurance coverage and defense litigation.  His experience also includes the defense of medical malpractice suits and personal injury claims. 

Michael joined the firm in 2014, after receiving his Masters of Law degree in Admiralty law with distinction from Tulane University School of Law.  Michael received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law, and he received his undergraduate degree from the Croft Institute of International Studies at the University of Mississippi.

Upon his admission to Tulane University School of Law, Michael received the Harry F. Stiles, Jr. Scholarship.  He was also a member of the Maritime Law Society.  While attending the University of Mississippi School of Law, Michael served as a co-author for the ABA Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee survey and was a member of Phi Delta Phi.

During law school, Michael interned for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, the Office of the Attorney General of Mississippi, and the United States Senate.  Each of these opportunities provided Michael with valuable experience and a balanced understanding of the legal process.

Practice Areas


  • Mississippi (2013)
  • United States District Courts of Mississippi (2013)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2013)
  • Alabama (2014)


  • B.A., International Studies, Croft Institute for International Studies, University of Mississippi, 2010
  • J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 2013 cum laude
  • LL.M., Admiralty Law, Tulane University School of Law, 2014 with distinction

Professional Involvement

  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Jackson County Bar Association
  • Jackson County Young Lawyers
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association

Representative Reported Decisions

  • Thompson, et al. v. Upton, No. 2016-IA-00452-SCT (Miss. 2018)
  • Isom v. Valley Forge Ins. Co., 716 Fed. Appx. 280 (5th Cir. 2017)
  • Continental Cas. Co. v. Allstate Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 235 So. 3d 40 (Miss 2017)
  • Briggs v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 673 Fed. Appx. 389 (5th Cir. 2016)
  • Ross v. Wallack, 188 So.3d 597 (Miss. Ct. App. 2015)
  • Williams v. Rogers, 2015 WL 5794419 (S.D. Miss. Oct. 1, 2015)
  • Castigliola v. Mississippi Dept. of Rev., 162 So. 3d 795 (Miss 2015)
  • Industrial & Crane Servs., Inc. v. Crane & Rig Servs., LLC, 2014 WL 6471474 (S.D. Miss. Nov. 18, 2014)