Michael Wawrzycki grew up in the Great Lakes region of New York, obtaining both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Binghamton University, before moving to New Orleans in 2003 to attend Tulane University Law School. Since graduating in 2006, Mr. Wawrzycki has worked in a wide variety of legal fields, practicing at a large plaintiffs’ personal injury firm, small- to medium-sized defense firms, and as corporate in-house counsel. The bulk of his experience, however, is in admiralty litigation, including personal injury cases under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), the Defense Base Act (DBA), and the Jones Act. In November 2020, Mr. Wawrzycki joined Mainstay Law LLC, where he focuses his practice on representing injured workers under the LHWCA and the DBA.
Having worked for both plaintiffs and defendants; individuals, small companies, and large insurers; Mr. Wawrzycki has an advanced understanding of what admiralty claimants need to prove in court, how defense attorneys will go about trying to defeat those claims, and why courts rule as they do on pertinent legal issues. This provides Mr. Wawrzycki with the capacity to help you with your workplace injury claim and preserve your rights to medical and indemnity benefits under the LHWCA and DBA. Mr. Wawrzycki is ready to fight for you, no matter where you reside, no matter your circumstance.