The Wolk Law Firm - Aviation Safety is Our ProfessionThe Wolk Law Firm - Aviation Safety is Our Profession

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ARTHUR ALAN WOLK NAMED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SAN DIEGO AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM

(2/27/2014) - The San Diego Air and Space Museum has named Arthur Alan Wolk to its Board of Directors. [more]

The Wolk Law Firm

The Wolk Law Firm is the nation's premier air crash litigation firm. The firm has generated over a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements, and the firm's lawyers, Arthur WolkBradley Stoll, John Gagliano, Cynthia Devers and Michael Miska are uniquely qualified and experienced to win air crash cases.

The Wolk Law Firm is well known for bringing airplanes to courthouses around the nation to prove their cases. Their models, demonstrations, animations and graphics are unparalleled in the courtroom.

The Wolk Law Firm gets results. From the largest aviation verdict of all time $480,000,000 to many other recoveries measured in the tens of millions, there just isn't any peer for The Wolk Law Firm. What makes The Wolk Law Firm unique is their commitment to their clients - they handle nothing but air crash cases for plaintiffs.

The lawyers at The Wolk Law Firm are pilots. Arthur Alan Wolk is an airline transport pilot, multi and single engine land and sea, with type ratings in both the EA 500 Eclipse Jet and the Grumman F9F-2 Panther Jet Fighter. John Gagliano is a former naval aviator and flight instructor, an airline transport pilot, multi and single engine land, CFI and CFII. Michael Miska is a private pilot, single and multi-engine land with an instrument rating. Cynthia Devers is a student pilot. Bradley Stoll is one of the best aviation legal minds in the industry and an accomplished trial and appellate litigator.


Arthur Alan Wolk"We care about every client and their cause. At the end of the day, our clients are our lives but aviation safety is our profession!"

-- Arthur Alan Wolk

Wolk honored with first PA Supreme Court Televised Argument

(9/19/2011) - Wolk argued the scope of the General Aviation Revitalization Act as it might apply to aircraft maintenance publications. [Watch Video]


There is a good reason for the success of The Wolk Law Firm. They serve a single purpose for which they have developed an enormous depth of expertise. The firm flies an Eclipse EA 500 jet which brings knowledge of state of the art technology and equipment into the forefront of every accident they investigate.

An airplane crash is an unspeakable tragedy. Every client they have had and those they currently represent will uniformly say they have never seen or imagined the intensity of effort and the expertise that is brought to bear by The Wolk Law Firm to make sure that they are given a fair hearing and maximum recovery.

When an airplane crash occurs, only time can help heal the pain caused by the tragedy. Air crash victims' families and any survivors can find solace in determining the reason for the plane crash. They look for ways to prevent a similiar air tragedy from happening again. Identifying the truth and determining the responsibility behind air crashes, and raising public awareness about aviation safety issues, has been the driving force behind the aviation law practice of The Wolk Law Firm.

In order to achieve substantial settlements from airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and aviation insurers - all entities with vast corporate resources - a law firm must be willing to commit a comparable investment in time and money. The Wolk Law Firm is willing to make that commitment for its clients.


Over the past 40 years, The Wolk Law Firm has won hundreds of cases successfully for our clients, generating more than a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements in courtrooms all over America.

Here are some of our results:

Aviation News & Commentaries

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Media Hubris Causes Helicopter Crash In Iraq


(08/12/2014) An old Russian helicopter crashes in the mountains of Iraq trying to rescue terrified refugees who fled into the mountains to avoid certain death because of their religious beliefs. Rescue mission goes bad because of overloading helicopter with non-essential people, a politician and 2 reporters. [more]


Malaysian Shootdown a Crime Against Humanity


(07/18/2014) Nearly 300 people dead because someone allowed the most deadly form of anti-aircraft missiles to fall into the wrong hands? Unforgiveable! The politics of the situation, the blame game, the tortured and often misguided and misinformed talking heads  in the media don’t get it. It doesn’t matter who did it, it only matters that it was done. [more]


The Wolk Law Firm Files First Lawsuit in Gulfstream Crash: NTSB is Clueless

The Wolk Law Firm, which represents the families of two victims of the Gulfstream crash in Bedford Massachusetts, has filed a lawsuit in Philadelphia. “I cannot sit by and have the NTSB unfairly blame the flight crew for something they didn’t do wrong”, Wolk said. [more]


Gulfstream GIV Crash NTSB Preliminary Report Suggests Pilot Error No Surprise Here.

(06/17/2014) No surprise here given that the two parties to the investigation are none other than Gulfstream (the maker of the airplane) and Rolls Royce (the maker of the engines). [more]


Gulfstream GIV Crash Bedford Massachusetts: Cockpit Voice Recorder Reveals Vital Clues.

(06/04/2014) The initial examination of the Flight Data and Cockpit Voice Recorders by the NTSB reveals that the crew callouts were normal until some mention was made of "controls" followed by an attempted abort which was unsuccessful. [more]


Malaysian MH 370: Media has acted irresponsibly and misinforms the public 

(03/13/2014) The loss of Malaysian Flight MH 370 will no doubt have a grotesque explanation. Whether a hijacking, terrorist act of sabotage or a mechanical failure, the loss of so many people in the worst nightmare come true has brought unspeakable pain to their loved ones. But what has made it far worse has been the total abdication of any journalistic responsibility by the media frenzy over speculating what happened to the aircraft. [more]

Arthur Alan Wolk was the very first person who advised the world that this airplane was not "lost" on radar but had to have been tracked by military radars as well as data links.


Third Circuit Says It Won't Review Plane Crash
(09/06/2013) The Third Circuit doesn't have the authority to review a district court's denial of a motion to reconsider after a case has been remanded to state court, the appeals court has ruled. [more] [read ruling]


The FAA is at it again!
(07/19/2013) More runway lights for airports that already look like pinball machines. [more]


Asiana Flight 214 Crash Update 
(07/17/2013)
 Animations of the crash of Asiana Flight 214 leave no question why accident occurred and confirm the description of its cause given by Arthur Alan Wolk on MSNBC's Hardball just after it happened. [more]


Arthur WolkAsiana Flight 214 Crash: Interviews Confirm Unstabilized Approach

(07/09/2013) The NTSB interviews with the flight deck crew of Asiana 214 confirm all the ingredients of an unstablized approach. After this additional information, the initial view that an unstablized approach was the cause of this accident is confirmed and reinforced. Although all of the ingredients were in place for a successful landing, including procedures and crew experience that was standard airline accepted routine, it was the execution at the final stage of the flight that went awry and attempts to correct the errors were too little too late. [more]  


MSNBCAsiana Flight 214 Crash Landing 
Aired: 07/08/2013

Watch a video of passengers escaping the aircraft, NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman's press statement, and Arthur Alan Wolk's thoughts on the Flight 214 Crash on Hardball with Chris Matthews.

Meet Boo

Boo, The Wolk Law Firm Dog

Boo is the firm dog. She is six years old and already a published author of a book called Recollections of My Puppy. All the proceeds of her book are donated to animal shelters.

Boo can be seen and pet daily at the Airlaw Building, home of The Wolk Law Firm. Her book, personally autographed, may be ordered through her website, www.boos-books.com, or by email: airlaw@airlaw.com or her own email address, boo@boos-books.com. The cost of the book is $20.

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