Ladd C. Sanger Named 2024 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area

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August 3, 2023 — Slack Davis Sanger, LLP attorney Ladd C. Sanger was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” for Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs.


Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this a significant and coveted accolade. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.


Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.


In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, Ladd C. Sanger was also listed in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the following practice areas:


  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs


For more than four decades, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Lawyers are not required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, recognition by Best Lawyers is considered a singular distinction.


About Ladd C. Sanger


Ladd Sanger has over 25 years of experience advising and representing clients in aviation legal matters, including crash litigation, aviation insurance coverage issues, airport use, Federal Aviation Regulation compliance, FAA grants, international aviation conventions, NTSB investigations, and aircraft crash investigations. As a pilot with experience flying both fixed-wing planes and helicopters, Ladd understands the technical aspects of aviation crashes and applies that knowledge to all his clients’ matters.


Ladd is an FAA-licensed Airline Transport Pilot with a jet type rating and is also a licensed helicopter pilot. He has handled numerous crash cases around the globe, obtaining significant settlements for those injured or for the families that lost loved ones in a tragic accident.


Ladd has litigated and investigated numerous cases involving all types of single and multi-piston engine, turboprop, jet, and helicopter accidents, including well over 100 general aviation accident product liability and negligence cases. Some representative examples include the Addison, Texas King Air Crash, representation of FlightSafety International in connection with claims arising out of the Wichita, Kansas King Air 200 crash, Robinson R44 post-crash fire cases, AS-350 control system, and post-crash fire cases, Cirrus avionics, and engine failure cases. Ladd has represented claimants against both the FAA and private ATC tower cases. Litigated dozens of Federal Aviation Regulation Part 125 and 121 cases both domestically and internationally, including tour helicopter crashes on Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Oahu, Big Island, Brazil, Gol Transportes Aero 1907 in Brazil, Aero Ruta Maya Caravan in Guatemala, multiple Tropic Air 208 crashes in Belize, Canada Bell 212 crash, and Southwest 1380. He has handled numerous Montreal Convention, Death on the High Seas Act, and Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act cases.


As a problem-solver, Ladd has litigated and tried cases in multiple jurisdictions in both state and federal court, as well as representing clients in aviation insurance coverage issues, airport use, grant assurances, airport operations, Federal Aviation Regulation Compliance, FAA grants, International Aviation Conventions, NTSB investigations, and aircraft crash investigations. In addition to his aviation practice, Ladd has prosecuted and tried as lead counsel products liability cases involving automobiles, as well as catastrophic personal injury cases. As an active member of the national aviation bar, Ladd was selected by the American Bar Association to be the 2016 – 2017 Chair of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Aviation and Space Law Committee. For twenty years, he has served on the Board of Advisors for the SMU Air Law Symposium and is a past Chair of the Aviation Law Section of the American Association for Justice. He is licensed to practice law in Texas, Colorado, and Wyoming.


With offices in Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth, Slack Davis Sanger represents clients from around the globe in catastrophic personal injury matters. For more information, please contact Marketing Director Stephanie Eitrheim at Slack Davis Sanger at 512-225-5322 or