Michael Riley Moore


christy@bnscb.com – Legal Assistant

michael_riley_mooreMichael focuses on insurance coverage and defense litigation, as well as business transactions and contract preparation.  His experience also includes admiralty and maritime matters and the defense of medical and dental malpractice lawsuits.  Michael represents clients in both state and federal courts and has extensive experience handling appeals in both court systems.

Michael is the Treasurer for the Jackson County Bar Association, was selected to join the Mississippi Bar Association’s 2019 Leadership Forum, and serves on the First Presbyterian Church of Pascagoula.  He is also active with the Rotary Club of Pascagoula, the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, and serves on the board of the Mississippi Enterprise for Technology.  

After joining the firm as an associate in 2014, Michael became a partner in January 2019.  Prior to joining the firm, Michael received his Masters of Law degree in Admiralty Law with distinction from Tulane University School of Law.  He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law, and he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Croft Institute of International Studies at the University of Mississippi.

Practice Areas

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Business Transactions
  • General Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Professional Liability Defense


  • 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

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

Representative Reported Decisions

  • Mears v. Jones, 2018 WL 6444011 (5th Cir. Dec. 6, 2018)
  • Singing River Health System v. Vermilyea, 242 So. 3d 74 (Miss. 2018)
  • Forrest General Hosp. v. Upton, 240 So. 3d 410 (Miss. 2018)
  • Isom v. Valley Forge Ins. Co., 716 Fed. Appx. 280 (5th Cir. 2017)
  • Continental Cas. Co. v. Allstate Prop. & Cas. Co., 235 So. 3d 40 (Miss. 2017)
  • Seibert v. Jackson County, Miss., 851 F.3d 430 (5th Cir. 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)
  • Castigliola v. Mississippi Dept. of Rev., 162 So. 3d 795 (Miss 2015)