Aviation litigation is a highly specialized practice that encompasses all facets of air travel, including business operations. The aviation sector is governed by regulations and standards of the FAA, TSA and NTSB as well as standards established by industry practice. Businesses in this industry need attorneys with knowledge and expertise surrounding these regulations and standards to find creative solutions to complex legal issues.

WSHB attorneys are experienced in the legal standards and regulations impacting the industry, understand the technologies surrounding aircrafts and possess practical industry knowledge. In managing aviation matters, WSHB utilizes their expertise of the industry to protect our clients' assets and interests by employing ethically sound defense strategies that are tailored to each client's unique situation.

Members of the WSHB aviation litigation practice are led by attorneys who understand the technical aspects of aviation law. The team includes airline pilots, operators of unmanned aircraft systems, an air traffic controller and a former Airforce F-15 Eagle Fighter Aircraft Section Commander. With the team's expertise and the firm's decades of experience in litigation, WSHB successfully represented a fixed based operator by explaining the maintenance and operation of an aircraft’s jet engine to shift liability onto a third party. In addition to fix based operators, WSHB represents aircraft operators, pilots, airport operators, airport maintenance crews, aircraft operators, private charter operators, aviation insurers, aviation products and component part manufacturers, carriers, repair facilities, and manufacturers.

WSHB's aviation litigation team has experience in a wide range of aviation legal issues including:

  • Claims arising from airplane collisions
  • Coverage issues
  • Liability claims
  • Wrongful death
  • Personal injury
  • Contractual disputes
  • Property damage
  • Products liability
  • Employment issues
  • Commercial litigation matters

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