Practice & Industry Expertise


The firm represents commercial airlines, airframe, engine, and avionics manufacturers,  general aviation aircraft owners and operators, and airport operators and their insurers in a wide variety of civil lawsuits including  wrongful deaths, personal injuries, field service support and warranty claims, property damage, cargo and baggage losses, employment disputes, right of access to commercial aircraft, international transport and parental kidnapping of children, and discriminatory conduct toward passengers.  Technical disciplines span aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, metallurgy, physics, dynamics, fuel systems, combustion engineering, fluid dynamics, hydraulics, avionics, electronics and electrical engineering, biomechanics, injury mechanisms, aviation security, and more.  Legal issues involve treaties like the Montreal Convention of 1999, the Warsaw Convention of 1929, and federal statutes, like the Federal Aviation Act, Airline Deregulation Act, Airline Access Act, The General Aviation Revitalization Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, and the Air Transport System Stabilization and Safety Act and federal aviation regulations and airworthiness directives promulgated by the Federal Aviation Administration, federal statutory and decisional law on preemption, the Class Action Fairness Act, , the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, and numerous state common and statutory laws applicable to strict liability, warranty, unfair and deceptive practices, and negligence.


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