Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • District of New Jersey
  • Eastern District of Missouri

Admissions Pro Hac Vice

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kansas
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Education

  • Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law, JD, Cum Laude – 2010
  • American University, BS BA Honors, Summa Cum Laude – 2007

Licenses

  • Private Pilot (Single Engine Land, Multi Engine Land, Instrument)

Memberships

  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

Michael S. Miska

About Mike Miska

Michael (“Mike”) Miska is a passionate advocate for aviation safety.  Mike is a private pilot, holding ratings for single engine and multi-engine aircraft, as well as an instrument rating.  Mike comes from a family of pilots, and as such has owned and managed several single and multi-engine aircraft.  Mike is a leader in the field of aviation law, having secured several influential victories on behalf of his clients through his work with The Wolk Law Firm.

Because of his extensive experience and success in his field, Mike is routinely asked to speak at aviation law events and he has taught numerous continuing legal education courses.  Mike also has a keen understanding of aircraft, helicopter and engine design and function, which he uses to uniquely analyze the cause of aviation mishaps.

Experience

Mike has extensive experience through all phases of aviation litigation, from the development of a case through trial.  His practice is spread nationwide, at both the lower and appellate court levels. He handles cases involving a variety of aircraft and rotorcraft, including models from Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft, Mooney, Commander, Gulfstream, Boeing, Robinson, Lancair, and Commander, as well as many helicopters such as Bell, Schweizer and Sikorsky.  His experience includes cases involving aircraft with single and twin piston engines, single and twin turboprop engines as well as jet engines. Mike has litigated cases involving private, chartered and commercial flights, performing a variety of missions. The successful outcome of his cases is also due to his keen interest in mechanics.

Some notable cases Mike has successfully handled include:

September 3, 2010 Crash of Boeing 747, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

May 31, 2014 Crash of Gulfstream G-IV, Bedford, Massachusetts

April 4, 2018 in-flight breakup accident of Piper PA-28, Daytona Beach, Florida

Academic Achievements

Mike’s academic achievements include graduating from Villanova School of Law Cum Laude in 2010 and having the pleasure of being a member of Villanova’s Moot Court Board. Prior to law school, Mike attended American University in Washington, DC, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude from its Kogod School of Business. Mike is also a member of the Lawyer Pilot’s Bar Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and has participated as a mentor to prospective new pilots with AOPA Flight Training’s Project Pilot.

Mike is regularly interviewed on developments in aviation and teaches continuing legal education classes in his field.