Kerry V. Kovarik, JD, A&P
Kerry has been practicing aviation accident law for more than 10 years. In light of his education and work experience in the aviation field, Kerry’s practice focusses on pilot error, maintenance, and mechanical failures such as design defect, manufacturing defect, and failure to warn.
Kerry holds degrees in Aviation Science and Philosophy (with distinction). He earned his pilot certificates during the early 1990s and worked as a commercial pilot in California. Kerry holds an instrument and multi-engine airplane rating. In 2000, Kerry became an FAA-certified Airframe & Powerplant mechanic. He was employed as an aviation mechanic for nearly 6 years, obtaining the position of maintenance crew chief on jet aircraft for an aviation service center in Sacramento. The FAA also certified Kerry with its highest aviation maintenance qualification – FAA Inspection Authorization.
Kerry attended law school at Seattle University School of Law. He was a member of law review, a law review research editor, and he published a law review article on the General Aviation Revitalization Act, which is a federal law affecting aircraft product liability claims. Kerry has worked in aviation law since 2007 and has been involved with a wide variety of aviation accident cases.
Kerry is a member of the aviation section of the King County Bar Association, where he also was the Chairman in 2011-2012. He is a Panel Attorney for AOPA (Aircraft Owners & Pilot’s Association) and a member of the Washington State Association for Justice. Since 2009, Kerry has given numerous aviation law presentations at aviation seminars throughout the Pacific Northwest.