Michael Dery Nominated as an Acritas Star – independently rated lawyers

Michael Dery Acritas Star Thomson Reuters Aviation Law

Michael Dery, Partner, Executive Team Member, and leader of the Aviation Practice Group, was named as an Acritas Star 2021.

Acritas Stars™ recognizes stand-out lawyers in private practice. The names are volunteered by senior in-house counsel in large organizations, who are interviewed on an ongoing basis about the legal market. Acritas provided the following verbatim comments made by Michael’s clients when they nominated him:

“Michael really knows our business well, he’s very timely in his response, and knows the aviation industry inside and out.” – Anonymous, 2018

“Quality of work and timeliness of responses. Michael specifically knows the aviation sector, probably more so than most attorneys.” – Client, 2019

“Knowledge of the industry and knowledge of our business.” – Client, 2020

With a concentration on aviation law, Michael Dery represents aviation insurers, airlines, aircraft owners, flight schools, UAV operators, Approved (Aviation) Maintenance Organizations, and Fixed Base Operators in complex litigation and regulatory matters. Michael is a seasoned lawyer and represents numerous clients in litigation arising out of aircraft accidents and incidents, aviation-related product liability litigation, airline claims handling, employment matters, human rights matters, and various other transportation-related issues.  He also regularly conducts mediations and arbitrations and has extensive experience negotiating complex settlements in multi-party actions. Outside of his practice, Michael is the editor of the firm’s Aviation Law Blog.

Alexander Holburn maintains one of the largest and most comprehensive aviation law practices in Canada and has consistently been identified as one of Canada’s top firms for aviation. Our worldwide client base includes domestic and international airlines, fixed and rotary wing charter operators, maintenance facilities, flight schools, and the insurers for each of these organizations. Our multi-jurisdictional teams of lawyers are committed to providing superior legal advice in a cost-effective and cohesive manner across the country. The Practice Group is also qualified to practice in different provinces and regularly appear in the courts of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Northwest Territories, and the Yukon. Click here to learn more about our Aviation Practice Group.

About Acritas

Acritas, now part of Thomson Reuters, is a leading market analysis and research brand in the legal sector, offering an international depth of insight to help clients succeed. Every year, Acritas carries out a study in which more than 2,300 senior legal buyers around the world are asked to nominate up to three of the lawyers they have worked with in the last 12 months who have stood out to them. Those nominated are named “Acritas Stars” and featured in an exclusive Acritas database.


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