Mike Slack focuses on the most challenging and demanding areas of civil litigation, including aviation law and products liability cases against major corporations. A licensed pilot and former NASA aerospace engineer, Mike combines his technical knowledge and skills with his extensive litigation and trial experience for the benefit of his clients.
Mike’s legal experience includes more than 35 years of litigating and trying lawsuits arising from catastrophic injuries and deaths due to the neglect of others or unsafe products. For most of his legal career, he has concentrated his practice on a diverse array of cases arising from crashes of aircraft and helicopters.
In addition to providing the highest-quality legal services, Mike believes that it is his firm’s responsibility not just to serve as our clients’ legal advocate, but also to provide a comprehensive support system for our clients who have experienced a tragedy in their lives.
Going back to his roots as an engineer with NASA, Mike is a problem solver. In every case, he looks for ways to correct deficient behavior and prevent similar accidents from happening again. He has received national media attention as an advocate for stronger federal oversight to improve aviation safety, especially in the realm of air ambulance helicopter operations.
Mike successfully obtained settlements and verdicts in numerous products liability cases against aircraft and component manufacturers. In one products liability case against a helicopter manufacturer, he was able to negotiate a voluntary recall program, which afforded owners of a particular model of helicopter an opportunity to obtain a redesigned, more crashworthy fuel system to reduce the likelihood of post-crash fires.
- B.S. and M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
- J.D., The University of Texas at Austin
- American Board of Trial Advocates
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- American Association for Justice
- American Astronautical Society
- Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
- International Society of Air Safety Investigators
- AIAA National Technical Committee, Legal Aspects of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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