Michael Dery is a partner and the group leader of Alexander Holburn’s aviation practice. With a concentration on aviation law, Michael represents aviation insurers, airlines, aircraft owners, flight schools, UAV operators, Approved (Aviation) Maintenance Organisations and Fixed Base Operators in complex litigation and regulatory matters.
Michael represents 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 has also represented and advised shipping lines, non-vessel operating common carriers, railways, freight forwarders, trucking companies and load brokers. Michael also acts as regulatory counsel to domestic airlines, foreign airlines and air operators.
Michael is admitted to practise in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Michael regularly presents at aviation, insurance, and legal industry conferences and seminars. He was recognised by The Canadian Lexpert® Directory 2015–2019 as a leading Canadian practitioner in the field of Aviation. He was also selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers® in Canada for 2020 in Aviation Law, the Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers from 2013–2019 and was the 2017 Client Choice Award winner for excellent client service.