Locally, nationally and internationally, our attorneys have been lead counsel for a number of high-profile and landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal circuit courts of appeals.
We have won more than 92 percent of all contested trials.
Clients rely on us to represent them in NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board), FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and foreign accident investigations. We also help manufacturing and aviation clients with regulatory and commercial matters and with establishing efficient risk-management and product integrity procedures designed to avoid litigation.
We serve as national litigation counsel for aviation manufacturers, some for over 40 years.
Our record of producing successful results and maintaining long-term client relationships is exceptional. We combine legal acumen and trial experience with comprehensive aviation and technical backgrounds. Our team includes retired military and airline pilots, FAA licensed flight instructors and attorneys with strong engineering and mechanical backgrounds. We tailor each client’s defense toward economic resolution of warranted claims and pursue the earliest possible dismissal of unwarranted claims.
With international jurisdiction and discovery experience we represent foreign clients unfamiliar with American-style litigation and discovery and the unique challenges of the U.S. jury system.
We represent companies, consortiums and individuals, including:
Law360 | January 07, 2016
New York Commercial Litigation associate Paul Stinson explains the precedent set in Colorado that will be of value for aviation defendants who find themselves litigating in forums that recognize federal preemption of the field of aviation safety.
TerraLex Connections | July 15, 2015
This column discusses a survey of lower court decisions in the sixteen months since the Supreme Court's decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman. This survey confirms that courts are applying a high bar with more uniform results as to when general jurisdiction will be found. Partner and co-leader of the Commercial Litigation practice Joe Ortego, San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Eric Strain and New York City Commercial Litigation associate Zack Stillings co-authored the piece.
The Recorder | June 15, 2015
This feature Q&A highlights efforts by San Francisco commercial litigation associate Cameron Cloar-Zavaleta to secure FAA permission for clients for commercial drone use.
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