Park Avenue Law, LLC

Park Avenue Law, LLC

We handle aviation-related personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout the United States, Canada and worldwide. With a thorough knowledge of piloting and modern aircraft, we can also assist in jet and turboprop acquisitions and sales.

Firm Overview

Park Avenue Law LLC is a nationwide and international law firm headed by John McKay, a skilled pilot (FAA Commercial License with Multiengine and Instrument ratings), trial attorney and former aviation insurance executive. With three decades of jury trial experience and two decades in the cockpit, plus two years of claims management experience inside the aviation insurance industry with one of the foremost international insurers, John's ability to bring an aviation case to successful resolution is absolutely unparalleled in the field of aviation law. Aviation cases are extremely complex and nuanced, requiring vast knowledge of aircraft and their systems, airline procedures, aerodynamics, crash investigation techniques, expert resources and weather, to name just a few of the subjects interwoven into the typical aviation case. In addition, a successful claimant's attorney must know how the aviation insurance industry manages and defends major claims. Many attorneys claim to practice aviation law, but none have the combination of hands-on experience in these areas that John has built over several years of dedicated practice. We have helped numerous clients to obtain appropriate settlements and jury verdicts in cases involving serious personal injuries and deaths aboard aircraft, in a wide variety of circumstances and courts. If you have been injured aboard a flight, or if a loved one has lost his or her life in a crash or other aviation-related incident, call Park Avenue Law at (800) 391-3654 [+1 434 531-9569] or visit us online at www.flightadvocate.com. We accept calls 24/7 and normally respond to inquiries of all types within 24 hours. Our fees in such cases are based on a percentage of recovery, and there is never a charge for an initial consultation. With advance notice, we can arrange for a translator if the caller is not fluent in English. We can also arrange for Skype or WhatsApp meetings if desired. In addition, our thorough knowledge of aircraft specifications and capabilities, as well as experience representing clients in the arena of jet and turboprop sales, makes Park Avenue Law the perfect choice for clients wishing to navigate the legal aspects of acquiring or selling a jet or turboprop aircraft. We are dedicated to cutting through the red tape of complex transactions at a reasonable cost, while maximizing the client's legal protections against the types of expensive surprises that often accompany such transactions. For representation in a jet or turboprop purchase or sale, please contact John McKay through the Contact page at www.flightadvocate.com, or email him at parkavelaw@gmail.com. Hourly rates are available on request.

Main Office

Main Office
127 West Fairbanks Ave.
Suite 519
Winter Park FL 32789

Phone

(800) 391-3654

Fax

(407) 264-6551

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Personal injury and wrongful death cases handled on a contingent fee (percentage of recovery) basis.

Hourly Rates

Available on request for purchase and sale transactions.

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Personal injury and wrongful death cases handled on a contingent fee (percentage of recovery) basis.

Hourly Rates

Available on request for purchase and sale transactions.

Office Information

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Italian. Interpreters can be arranged on request.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Italian. Interpreters can be arranged on request.

Other Offices

Park Avenue Law LLC
201 Spear Street
San Francisco

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One Yonge Street
Toronto M5E 1W7

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230 Park Avenue
New York

Aviation Accidents

We handle aviation-related personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout the United States, Canada and worldwide. We are highly experienced in all aspects of airplane crash and airline injury/death representation. www.flightadvocate.com

Park Avenue Law LLC is a nationwide and international law firm headed by John McKay, a skilled pilot (FAA Commercial License with Multiengine and Instrument ratings), trial attorney and former aviation insurance executive. With three decades of jury trial experience and two decades in the cockpit, plus two years of claims management experience inside the aviation insurance industry with one of the foremost international insurers, John's ability to bring an aviation case to successful resolution is absolutely unparalleled in the field of aviation law. Aviation cases are extremely complex and nuanced, requiring vast knowledge of aircraft and their systems, airline procedures, aerodynamics, crash investigation techniques, expert resources and weather, to name just a few of the subjects interwoven into the typical aviation case. In addition, a successful claimant's attorney must know how the aviation insurance industry manages and defends major claims. Many attorneys claim to practice aviation law, but none have the combination of hands-on experience in these areas that John has built over several years of dedicated practice. We have helped numerous clients to obtain appropriate settlements and jury verdicts in cases involving serious personal injuries and deaths aboard aircraft, in a wide variety of circumstances and courts. If you have been injured aboard a flight, or if a loved one has lost his or her life in a crash or other aviation-related incident, call Park Avenue Law at (800) 391-3654 [+1 434 531-9569] or visit us online at www.flightadvocate.com. We accept calls 24/7 and normally respond to inquiries of all types within 24 hours. Our fees in such cases are based on a percentage of recovery, and there is never a charge for an initial consultation. With advance notice, we can arrange for a translator if the caller is not fluent in English. We can also arrange for Skype or WhatsApp meetings if desired.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

Our strengths are unique in the field of aviation crash and injury litigation. We combine experience conducting trials before juries (30+ years) with experience in the cockpits of modern aircraft and airliners (20+ years), and even experience managing the defense of major airline crash litigation and general aviation accident litigation for one of the world's leading aviation insurers (including major claims involving Boeing, Airbus, and GE Aviation). No other firm combines all of those areas of experience. Our style is entirely client focused. We fully understand that our clients have been through extreme trauma, and we strive to make the litigation process as understandable and smooth as possible. Lawsuits are a new world for most of our clients, and we will explain every step in the process and what to expect. We are always available to discuss any concerns that our clients may have during the process. The cases that we present are always tailored to the individuals we represent, because we take considerable time to get to know our clients. Our many favorable client reviews available at www.flightadvocate.com are a testament to our success in doing so.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Our Managing Attorney, John McKay, holds a Commercial Pilot license from the Federal Aviation Administration, with added ratings for flight conducted solely on instruments, and for flying multiengine aircraft. These certificates and ratings are the result of numerous hours in the cockpit of many different aircraft, including modern airliners. In addition, he has taken courses in aerobatic flight and upset recovery techniques, to better understand the dynamics involved when flights do not go as planned, which assists him in interpreting data obtained from accident investigators. His time as an executive and Claims Attorney for one of the world's leading aviation insurers saw daily involvement in the investigation and resolution of claims arising from accidents involving Boeing and Airbus airliners and GE Aviation engines worldwide, and gave him extensive experience in how the aviation insurance industry handles the defense of claims, which is vital information now that he represents clients pursuing such claims. In addition to handling numerous aviation cases, John also has taught pilots the concepts of aerodynamics and flight maneuvers, as well as the regulations applicable to commercial aviation. He has also taught Aviation Law at the college level for several years. John is admitted to practice in eight U.S. States and two foreign countries, having passed numerous bar exams and satisfied the rigorous requirements for licensure. His experience and education in aviation law is unparalleled.

John McKay

Park Avenue Law, LLC

John McKay logged many hours defending airlines in litigation before accepting an in-house position as a Claims Attorney at a leading aviation insurer. While there, he co-managed the defense of product liability lawsuits worldwide for The Boeing Company and GE Aviation, in addition to handling claims arising out of the Air France Flight 447 tragedy and several general aviation crashes. Now returned to private practice and dedicated to assisting claimants in similar matters, he is the Managing Attorney for Park Avenue Law LLC, where he concentrates on aviation-related wrongful death and personal injury litigation for plaintiffs, as well as jet and turboprop purchases and sales. Park Avenue Law has offices in Winter Park, Florida, New York City, Toronto, and San Francisco. John is licensed to practice in eight U.S. states, as well as England and Ontario. (England was unable to be added to the list below, due to formatting limitations.) He holds a Commercial Pilot certificate with instrument and multiengine ratings.

John has a B.A. with Distinction from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court team and received the school's Best Advocate Award at graduation. He has served on state and local ethics and professionalism committees for attorneys, and was one of the co-founders of an American Inn of Court, dedicated to fostering jury trial skills and professionalism in young attorneys who are getting started in practice. He has represented a number of well-known celebrities in his private practice.

License

Bar Number: 220202
California, 2002

Bar Number: 28267
Colorado, 1997

Bar Number: 174378
Florida, 1999

Bar Number: 003109
Maine, 1985

Bar Number: 68508
Ontario, 2015

Bar Number: 4035432
New York, 2002

Bar Number: 5181
Vermont, 2014

Bar Number: 28387
Virginia, 1988

Bar Number: 2476
West Virginia, 1985

Education

University of Virginia
B.A., with Distinction, 1982

University of Maine School of Law
J.D., 1985

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