About Danko Meredith

Danko Meredidth represents those who have suffered life-changing injuries due to a dangerous product or the careless conduct of others. Its lawyers have extensive trial experience in cases involving serious burns, brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, and other catastrophic injuries.

Kristine Meredith

Kristine Meredith is a trial lawyer and partner at the Danko Meredith law firm. She has represented catastrophically injured victims of car, bicycle, and construction accidents, among others. She has represented the injured against manufacturers of dangerous or defective products ranging from the simplest consumer item, such as a household iron, to the most complex, such as an aircraft engine. She has handled matters in both state and federal courts including in federal multi-district litigation.



Early in her career, Ms. Meredith defended doctors and hospitals in defective medical product and malpractice cases. She recognized that she wanted to use her skills to advocate for the injured rather than defend corporations. She brings to her cases special expertise in the medicine relevant to injuries caused by dangerous and defective drugs as well as the medicine relevant to thermal, spinal and traumatic brain injuries.

Practice Areas

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury, including
    • Burn Injuries
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries
    • Strokes and other injuries caused by defective prescription drugs
    • Spinal Cord Injuries
    • Serious Orthopedic Injuries
    • Premises Liability
    • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Aviation Accidents

Professional Associations

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Association for Justice

Education

  • JD, Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark School of Law, 1991
  • BS, University of California Davis, with Honors, 1988

Bar Admissions

  • California

Mike Danko

Mike Danko is the Danko Meredith’s founding partner. Although his office is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, he has tried cases from coast to coast, literally from Hawaii to Massachusetts.  The $15 million jury verdict he obtained for his client in Burdett v. Teledyne earned him a nomination for California Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California, the state's trial lawyer association.  He has been named one of Northern California's Top 100 "Super Lawyers."

Mr. Danko has extensive experience representing those seriously injured in underground utility explosions and fires. He has represented victims of accidents involving cars, bicycles, aircraft of all different types, and various household products.  He represents those injured by dangerous drugs such as Yaz and Yasmin.

Mr. Danko is a frequent speaker on legal topics. He has been invited to appear on national television shows such as The CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, Fox News, and CBS News. His work has been written about in such print media as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Houston Chronicle. 

Practice Areas

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury, including
    • Burn Injuries
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries
    • Spinal Cord Injuries
    • Injuries such as strokes caused by dangerous or defective prescription drugs
    • Serious Orthopedic Injuries
    • Products Liability
    • Wrongful Death
    • Aviation

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association

Education

  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1983
  • AB, Dartmouth College, magna cum laude, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • California