About Danko Meredith

The Danko Meredith Firm represents victims of aviation accidents throughout the United States and abroad.  Its lawyers have handled cases involving just about every type of flying machine, from simple ultralights to complex helicopters, and from small commuter airliners to the supersonic transport.

Mike Danko

Mike Danko is an aviation safety advocate and Danko Meredith's founding partner.  He has tried cases on behalf of injured clients as far east as Massachusetts and as far west as Hawaii. His aviation trial results include a $15 million verdict for his client in Burdett v. Teledyne Continental Motors , a $10 million verdict in Goble v. Pike, and a $13 million verdict in Gottlieb v. Khalaf.  He has been honored with a Trial Lawyer of the Year nomination by his state's trial lawyers association, the Consumer Attorneys of California. He has been named one of Northern California's Top 100 "Super Lawyers" by Thomson Reuters.

In addition to representing victims of general aviation accidents, Mike Danko represents the families of those lost in airline disasters. He has represented families in such disasters as TWA Flight 800, the Crash of the Air France Concorde, Alaska Airlines Flight 261, EgyptAir Flight 990, Adam Air Flight 574, and Air Philippines Flight 541, among others.

Mr. Danko is a frequent speaker on topics related to Aviation Safety, Aviation Accidents and the Law. He has been invited to appear on National Television shows such as The CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, Fox News, and CBS News. His work has been written about in such print media as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Houston Chronicle.

He is a rated jet pilot who has logged more than 3500 hours over the past 30 years. He has owned and operated personal aircraft continuously since 1984. He currently owns and flies a Cirrus SR22T and an Enstrom 280FX Helicopter. 

Practice Areas

  • Aviation Accidents
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Drug Company Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Business Torts

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice (Leaders' Forum)
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (Board of Governors)
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association

Education

  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1983
  • AB, Dartmouth College, magna cum laude, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • California

Kristine Meredith

Kristine Meredith is a trial lawyer and partner at the Danko Meredith Law Firm.  She has represented victims of aviation accidents or their families in both state and federal courts. She has been named a Northern California "Super Lawyer" by vote of her peers and has extensive experience in federal multi-district litigation.

In addition to representing victims in cases against aircraft and engine manufacturers, Ms. Meredith has at one time or another represented injured clients against virtually every major US airline. She brings to her cases special expertise in the medicine relevant to thermal injuries and to traumatic brain injuries.

Practice Areas

  • Aviation Accidents
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability

Professional Associations

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Association for Justice

Education

  • BA, Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark School of Law, 1992
  • JD, University of California Davis, with Honors, 1989

Bar Admissions

  • California