In the summer of 1996, Dan Barks joined the law firm of Speiser Krause in the Metro D.C. office. Since that time, Dan has litigated cases for the firm almost exclusively in the field of aviation law. Dan has been the lead litigator in over 50 commercial and general aviation matters litigated in the United States and abroad. Over the last 19 years, he has successfully represented the victims of air crashes including as co-lead counsel in the litigation surrounding the Learjet crash that killed golfing legend Payne Stewart.
In 1986, Dan was designated a Naval Aviator by the United States Navy. Lt. Barks went on to fly carrier based A-6E Intruders for the U.S. Navy and served in both Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Lt. Barks also spent a year in the Iraqi theater of operations. After his service to our country, Dan entered law school at the University of South Carolina, where he concentrated his studies on product liability and torts, graduating with honors. Dan received his undergraduate degree in Political Science, with a concentration on Middle Eastern Studies, from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Dan is an active member of the Bars of the states of Georgia, Virginia and New York. In addition to his admissions to several United States District Courts, Dan is admitted and qualified before the Supreme Court of the United States as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Dan continues to fly as a commercial, multi-engine, and instrument rated pilot. He is the past Chair of the Torts Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association and a frequent guest speaker on aviation related issues.
Dan will serve as the Managing Partner of the firm’s Metro, D.C office as well as the Managing Partner of Speiser Krause’s new Atlanta office.
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