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Michael J. Pangia

Board Certified Trial Specialist

Michael Pangia leads the firm's aviation practice from the firm's Washington, DC office. Mr. Pangia is a licensed commercial pilot, has a long experience with aircrash disasters. As the former chief trial lawyer for the Federal Aviation Administration and a recipient of the Attorney General award for outstanding achievement in the development of aviation law, Mr. Pangia is a nationally recognized expert in aviation law and safety and with the other attorneys, has represented victims and their families in major aircrash trials nationwide for many years.

Main Areas of Practice
  • Complex Litigation and Trials

  • Aviation Disasters

  • Catastrophic Injuries

  • Wrongful Death

  • Marine Law

  • Substantial Trial Experience

  • Board Certified Trial Specialist

  • AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell

  • St. John's University, J.D., 1967

  • United States Merchant Marine Academy, B.S. in Engineering, 1963

  • Licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, New York and North Carolina

  • Licensed Airline Transport Pilot and Instructor

  • FAA Certified Aircraft and Powerplant Mechanic

  • Counsel to the International Society of Air Safety Investigators

  • Senior Trial Attorney and Chief of Aviation Unit, U.S. Department of Justice, 1970-1979

  • Chief Litigation Counsel and Accident Investigation Spokesman for FAA, 1979-1982

  • FAA Designated Accident Prevention Counselor, 1982

  • Director of Air Safety of Congressional Squadron of Civil Air Patrol, 1983

  • General Counsel and Member of the Board of National Aviation Club, 1984-present

  • Recipient, The John Marshall Award by the US Attorney General for Outstanding Achievement in the Development of Aviation Law

  • Recipient, Meritorious Award from the FAA for Chicago DC-10 Hearings

  • Recipient, Highest Professional Achievement Award for USMMA Class of 1963

  • Author, "Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Litigation Strategies," Journal of Air Law & Commerce, 1999

  • Author, "Litigating Air Crash Cases," The Digest, Syracuse University School of Law, 1999

  • Author, "Pilot Judgment: Training, Current Development and Future Issues in Aviation Cases," Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Spring 1983

  • Author, "A Clear Approach to Aviation Cases," Trial Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 2, 1981

  • Author, "Handling FAA Enforcement Proceedings, A View From the Inside," Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Spring 1981

  • Member, Experimental Aircraft Association Advisory Counsel, 1989-1992

  • Adjunct Professor of Business Law, Long Island University 1969-1971

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