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  • Kendrick W. Dane Associate
  • Phone: 505-883-8181

Since 2009, Mr. Dane has practiced primarily in the areas of professional liability, injury, product and construction defect, real estate, commercial transactions and litigation, and aviation matters at local law firms and while running his own practice. Beginning in 2015, Southwest Super Lawyers has named Mr. Dane a Rising Star in Aviation Law each year. He has obtained a number of defense verdicts for his clients in trial practice and successful resolutions of high-value, complex tort matters. In addition, he serves as outside corporate counsel for general business and transaction matters ranging from governance to competition.

Mr. Dane devotes the majority of his pro bono legal work to the skydiving industry, for which he is involved as a legislative advocate as well as a counselor to local and regional dropzones in regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters. Mr. Dane routinely lectures at continuing education conferences on the law of contractual exculpatory release agreements and other subjects. When Mr. Dane is not practicing law, he serves on the Board of Directors of Skydive New Mexico and as a high-angle wilderness first responder on the Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Team.

Bar Status

  • State Bar of New Mexico (Admitted 2009)
  • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico


  • Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, Virginia
    • J.D. Degree, 2009
  • Middlesex University, Byron Bay, Austrailia
    • B.A. Audio Engineering, 2005
    • Honors


  • New Mexico Medical Review Board, Panelist

Awards & Recognition          

  • Super Lawyers – 2015 Southwest Rising Star in Aviation Law
  • Super Lawyers – 2016 Southwest Rising Star in Aviation Law
  • Super Lawyers – 2017 Southwest Rising Star in Aviation Law
  • Super Lawyers – 2018 Southwest Rising Star in Aviation Law

Community Involvement           

  • Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council, Operational Member
  • Skydive New Mexico, Inc., Director