Michael A. Worel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Salt Lake City, UT

Dewsnup King Olsen Worel Havas Mortensen
 | 36 South State Street, Suite 2400
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801-533-0400
Fax: 801-363-4218
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Michael A. Worel is a partner with Dewsnup King Olsen Worel Havas Mortensen law firm in Salt Lake City, Utah. Board-certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mr. Worel focuses his practice on catastrophic personal injury and medical malpractice claims, and he provides invaluable and highly effective counsel and support to clients throughout Salt Lake City and beyond who have suffered injuries or loss as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

    Nationally regarded as among the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Worel has achieved considerable success fighting for the rights and entitlements of innocent accident victims and their families, and he has gained a reputation for his meticulous preparedness and aggressive approach to helping his clients recover the maximum amount of compensation they deserve.

    Over the course of his more than 39 years in practice, Mr. Worel has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients, including several record-breaking awards for medical malpractice, and he has served as lead counsel cases in various jurisdictions throughout the United States, including Alabama and Georgia. Moreover, he has established himself as a leader in his field, and he routinely speaks before various legal organizations on a variety of topics related to medical malpractice, effective trial advocacy and other subjects.

    Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Worel has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America©, including Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year award in 2010 and 2015. He has also received recognition from Lawdragon, Inc., as among the 500 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in America as well as Top 100 Trial Lawyer designation from the American Trial Lawyers Association.

    A 1976 graduate of Jacksonville State University in Alabama, Mr. Worel obtained his Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in 1981. He is admitted to practice in Utah, Georgia and Alabama as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.

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    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

    National Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Michael Worel

    Admitted: 2009, Utah

    Professional Webpage: https://www.dkowlaw.com/attorneys/item/25-michael-a-worel


    • The Best of the U.S., L.L.C. and Super Lawyers, Listed
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Utah, American Trial Lawyers Association, Voted
    • Best Lawyers in America listing in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Litigation, Since 2003
    • Named one of 500 Leading Plaintiff’s Lawyers in America in Law Dragon, Inc.
    • Named Lawyer of the year in Personal Injury Litigation for Salt Lake City, 2015
    • Best Lawyers as Salt Lake City Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year, 2010

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board-Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Georgia
    • Alabama
    • Utah

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • YMCA
    • KPCW-FM
    • The Egyptian Theater
    • Victory Health Partners
    • Big Sisters, Boards of Directors
    • Big Brothers, Boards of Directors

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Medical Malpractice and Negligence, Speaker
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    Website - www.dkowlaw.com
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    Office Location for Michael A. Worel

    36 South State Street
    Suite 2400
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111

    Phone: 801-533-0400

    Fax: 801-363-4218

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