Slack & Davis Expands Aviation Team


While the attorneys of Slack & Davis, L.L.P. bring years of legal experience to each personal injury case, the firm’s range of aviation expertise is what sets it apart. With the addition of attorney Mark D. Pierce, that range just got a little wider.Mark Pierce, formerly of El Paso, is an experienced trial lawyer as well as an FAA-licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor who will add specific background in aircraft systems, piloting, regulations, navigation, weather, air traffic control, human factors, training and many other aviation disciplines.

His other credentials include:

  • Board-certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • AV®-rated (Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings)
  • Past president, El Paso Trial Lawyers Association, 1994 to 1996
  • Graduate of The University of Texas at Austin (J.D., with honors, 1979)

“Slack & Davis’ hands-on aviation knowledge makes us the go-to team for aviation-related legal matters – not just in Texas but throughout the U.S.,” managing partner Michael Slack said, “but it’s our reputation for winning cases that seals the deal. Mark’s skills as an aviator and as a trial lawyer will boost our reputation on both fronts.”

In addition to plaintiffs’ cases, Pierce will offer legal services on the business side. The firm, founded in 1993, has seen a rise over the past two years in requests for legal representation related to aviation business transactions. Ladd Sanger, managing partner for the Dallas office, offers this reason for the growth: “We found that as more people choose private and corporate jet travel, they’re needing attorneys to help them navigate the aircraft acquisition and sales process. People know us as ‘the aviation lawyers’ so naturally they come to us for help. We’re simply staffing to meet the demand.”