Mervin Mateo, Attorney-at-Law

Of Counsel

Mervin M. Mateo has handled numerous cases involving catastrophic aviation accidents with Ribbeck Law. Mr. Mateo has extensively dealt with and met with victims or families of victims from all over the world who were involved in aviation and maritime accidents. Mr. Mateo’s diverse background allows him to be sympathetic to the plight of victims of such accidents. Mr. Mateo is in-charge of client relations for the firm, deals with insurance and re-insurance companies in settling the claims of clients, prepares and compiles all the necessary documents and information contained in settlement packages which is crucial in the settlement phase of each case or claim, and ensures that the proper pleadings and papers are timely filed in court in order to protect the interests of clients. Mr. Mateo, together with Ribbeck’s team of lawyers, has successfully negotiated multi-million dollar settlements for families who were not U.S. citizens or residents, which involved defendants from different countries, and where the accidents happened in various countries across the globe. Mr. Mateo aggressively represented his clients against corporations such as The Boeing Company, General Electric, United Technologies and similar multinational corporations. Mr. Mateo has litigated against airline companies such as American Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Caribbean Airlines and Asiana Airlines.

Mr. Mateo has been involved in the following cases:

Flydubai Flight 981, March 19, 2016, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Metrojet Flight 9268, October 31, 2015, Sinai, Egypt
Turkish Airlines Flight TK726, March 4, 2015, Katmandu, Nepal
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, March 8, 2014, Indian Ocean
Lao Airlines Flight 301, October 16, 2013, Pakse, Laos
Asiana Airlines Flight 214, July 7, 2013, San Francisco, California
Scat Airlines Flight 760, January 29, 2013, Kazakhstan
Learjet LJ25, December 9, 2012, Sierra de Iturbide, Mexico
Dana Air Flight 992, June 3, 2012, Nigeria
Costa Concordia, January 13, 2012, Italy
First Air Flight 6560, August 20, 2011, Resolute, Canada
Caribbean Airlines Flight 523, July 30, 2011, Georgetown, Guyana
Hewa Bora Flight 952, July 8, 2011, Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo
RusAir Flight 9605, June 20, 2011, Petrozavodsk, Russia
Georgia Airways Flight UN834, April 4, 2011, Democratic Republic of Congo
Henan Airlines Flight 8387, August 24, 2010, China
MerpatiAirlines Flight 836, April 13, 2010, Indonesia
EthiopianAirlines Flight 409, January 25, 2010, Lebanon
American Airlines Flight 331, December 22, 2009, Kingston, Jamaica
Turkish Airlines Flight 1951, February 25, 2009, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Aeroflot Flight 821, September 14, 2008, Perm, Russia
AtlasJet Flight 4203, November 30, 2007, Isparta, Turkey
During his leisure time, Mr. Mateo enjoys running marathons and traveling around the world to experience different cultures.

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