Darryl G. Pankratz

Darryl G. Pankratz

Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP

Recognized since 2010

Vancouver, British Columbia

Practice Areas

Aviation Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Aviation Law
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Darryl Pankratz is a member of our Aviation Practice and contributor to the Aviation Law Blog. He is also a member of our Insurance Practice. His practice is primarily litigation based with a core emphasis on issues relating to the aviation industry.

He provides counsel to regional, national and international airlines as well as their insurers. On their behalf, Mr. Pankratz has handled aircraft accidents and incidents involving both passenger and cargo liability claims. He represents and advises numerous airport authorities throughout Canada as well as airport security organizations.

On behalf of aviation underwriters, Mr. Pankratz has successfully pursued and defended numerous complex products liability claims against aircraft and component manufacturers and overhaulers. He also provides counsel to fixed and rotary wing operators, maintenance facilities, flight schools and pilots in a variety of aviation-related matters, including administrative issues with Transport Canada.

Mr. Pankratz has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia. He also conducts litigation in Ontario, Alberta, Atlantic provinces and the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Mr. Pankratz was recognized in the Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers between 2013-2019.

Contact & Links
  • TD Tower, 2700 – 700 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC V7Y 1B8
  • English
  • University of Victoria, LL.B., graduated 1993
  • University of British Columbia, B.A., graduated 1989
Bar Admissions
  • British Columbia, Law Society of British Columbia, 1994
  • American Bar Association (Forum on Air and Space Law) - Member
  • Aviation Insurance Association - Member
  • BCIT, School of Transportation Aviation/Airport Law - Instructor
  • British Columbia Aviation Council - Member
  • Canadian Bar Association (National Air and Space Law Section) - Executive Member
  • Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, (Air and Space Law, Insurance and Civil Litigation Subsection) - Executive Member
  • Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, (Civil Litigation Subsection) - Past-Chair
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers - Member
  • Canadian Insurance Professionals of Vancouver - Past President
  • Canadian Operators & Pilots Association - Member
  • Floatplane Operators Association - Member
  • Helicopter Association of Canada - Member
  • Law Society of British Columbia - Member
  • Vancouver Bar Association - Member
  • Canadian Bar Association - National Air & Space Law Section - Executive Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Aviation Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Aviation Law, Vancouver, Canada (2022)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 for work in:
  • Aviation Law
  • 2023 Chambers Canada Guide recognized for Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory (Nationwide-Canada) in Band 3

  • 2010 – 2023 Best Lawyers® in Canada Aviation Law
  • 2013 – 2023 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory consistently recommended in the area of Aviation (Regulation & Liability)
  • 2013 – 2019 Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers
  • 2018 – 2023 Benchmark Canada Litigation Star, Aviation and Insurance Law
  • 2013 – 2022 Who’s Who Legal recommended as Global Leader: Transport - Aviation Contentious 2022 and National Leader: Canada - Transport Aviation 2021
  • 2020 Canada Transport - Aviation National Leader


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