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Pangia Law Group - Trial Lawyers - Washington, DC

1717 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 
Direct: 202.955.6450
Fax: 202.393.1725 

Michael Pangia leads the firm's aviation practice from the firm's Washington, DC office. Mike is a licensed commercial pilot and has a long experience with air crash 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, Mike is a nationally recognized expert in aviation law and safety and has represented victims and their families in air crash trials nationwide for many years.

Mike is based in Washington, D.C. When not practicing law, Mike is flying his planes, tinkering with his antique cars, and skiing.

  • State Court Admissions: District of Columbia, New York and North Carolina

  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • St. John's University, J.D., 1967

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


  • Licensed Airline Transport Pilot

  • Instrument Rated Multi-engine Aircraft and Gliders, seaplane rating

  • Certified Flight and Ground School Instructor

  • Licensed Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic

  • Aircraft Owner

  • Airlines Owners and Pilots Association

  • American Bar Association

  • American Trial Lawyers Association

  • Antique Aircraft Association

  • D.C. Bar Association

  • Experimental Aircraft Association, Legal Advisory Committee Member

  • Federal Aviation Association Accident Prevention Counselor

  • Federal Aviation Association Flying Club, Ground School Instructor

  • International Society of Air Safety Investigators, Legal Counsel

  • Federal Bar Association, Intermodal Transportation Subcommittee, Former Chairman

  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

  • National Center for Transportation Safety, Founding Member

  • National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association, Founding Member and Past President

  • U.S. House of Representatives, Office of Technological Assessment, Aviation Consultant​

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