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Myron "Pappy" Papadakis

Myron "Pappy" Papadakis
UNDERGRADUATE 
University of Nebraska, BSME, 1963  
 
LAW SCHOOL 
South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctorate 1974 
 
ADMITTED
State Bar of Texas, Pro Hac in many states. 1975
 
MILITARY
United States Navy Regular Officer, Navy Carrier Pilot, Navy R and D test pilot, Naval Aviator. Military aircraft flown T-28, S2A, A4C 
  
FLIGHT HOURS 
23,500
 
CAPTAIN RATINGS 
Delta Airlines, Boeing-727, B-737, B- 57, B-767, L-1011, L-15, B767-400NG  
Turbo jet engineer, Private, Commercial Multi engine, instrument rated, ATP, and NATOPS instructor
 
 MEMBERSHIPS (Current and Former) 
AIAA, SSS, TTLA, AAJ/ATLA, HTLA, NTSB BAR, NAVY TAILHOOK, ISASI,   
 Academy of Trial Advocates, Alethian Society.   
 
 AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS WORKED
450 plus 
 
HONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Past Chairman Aviation Section AAJ, Chairman Aviation Section AAJ, SBOT, ISASI ethics chairman, ISASI FELLOW 
 
PUBLICATIONS Author two legal reference textbooks and over 40 professional publications –Click on BOOKS BY MYRON PAPADAKIS
 
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF LAW Papadakis has taught Aviation Law and Product Lawat South Texas College of Law beginning in 1981,
 
FOCUS Aviation Law, Aviation Safety,
 
Pappy has practiced Law for 36 years. He has been a qualified aviator for 40 years and an Airline Pilot for Delta for 31 years. He has evaluated ,investigated or litigated over 450 aviation accidents. He was one of the first members of ISASI elected to Fellow Status. He is a Million Dollar Advocate



Howard Dulmage

Howard Dulmage

UNDERGRADUATE 

University Of Texas, B.B.A. 1975

 

LAW SCHOOL 

South Texas College of Law JD 2000, Law Review ,Deans List.  

 

ADMITTED  

Texas, 5th Circuit, All U.S. District Courts, Texas

 

PARTICIPATED IN TRIAL 20 + 

 

AIRLINE ;Active AIRLINE CAPTAIN

 

FLIGHT HOURS 19,000+

 

RATINGS 

ATP Boeing 737, Commercial, ASEL, GLIDER, CFII FE.

 

AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS WORKED 15+

 

MEMBERSHIPS  

SBOT, Chair Aviation Section SBOT, Lawyer Pilot Bar, NTSB bar, AAJ  

 

HONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 

Million Dollar Advocates, Former member ATC Committee to Federal aviation Administration. NELA Board Certified Labor Law. 

 

PUBLICATIONS. 

Past regular Author to Airline Safety Publication, Panelist SMU AIR LAW symposium, Whistle blower Panelist,

 

UNION WORK   

Safety committee and Chair of union committee for major airline 10 years.

 

FOCUS Product Liability, Negligence, Aviation Law, Aviation Labor Law, Federal Tort Claims Act cases 

 

Howard served as Launch Customer Team Next Generation Boeing 737. He is past flight instructor for the Debby Rihn US Aerobatic Team. Howard has acted as expert consultant and witness in air disaster lawsuits. He is NELA BOARD CERTIFIED in employment and Labor Law. 

 

Capt. William Dvorak 

Capt. William Dvorak

UNDERGRADUATE 

University Texas, BA Mathematics

 

GRADUATE 

University West Florida, Masters Degree, Aeronautical Science 

 

LAW SCHOOL 

South Texas College Law , Cum Laude 

 

ADMITTED  

TEXAS 

 

TRIALS 30+

 

MILITARY  

U.S. Navy, F-4 Phantom II, A-4 Skyhawk

 

AIRLINES  

Delta Airlines

 

FLIGHT HOURS 18,000+ 

 

RATINGS Turbo Jet Engineer, Commercial Multi Engine, ATP MD-88

 

MEMBERSHIPS 

State Bar of Texas, ALPA  

 

HONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Municipal Judge

 

FOCUS: 

Aviation, Product Liability, Personal Injury

 

Bill in addition to his Navy career as a carrier and then AGGRESSOR pilot and Deklta Captain, is the only airline pilot - lawyer who also served as a judge. Bills Practice focuses on Personal Injury, product liability and aviation. 

 

He has hands on experience in Railway Labor Act grievance procedures and union Contract negotiations. 

Capt. Paul McCarthy


Capt. Paul McCarthy 

UNDERGRADUATE 

 Notre Dame

 LAW SCHOOL 

Suffolk Law School 

 

ADMITTED 

MASSACHUSETTS 1980 , FLORIDA 1981 ,  

 

TRIALS 10+

 

MILITARY 

United States Navy , Lt Commander,  

 

MILITARY AIRCRAFT FLOWN 

T-2, S-2, TA4, A-6 Intruder

 

AIRLINES  

Captain Delta Airlines (Retired) 

 

FLIGHT HOURS 

 20,000 +  

 

RATINGS 

ATP, MD-88, MD-11, B-757, B-767, B-777 Commercial multi engine, turbo jet engineer. 

 

 AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS WORKED 50+ 

 

MEMBERSHIPS  

ISASI, IFALPA, ALPA, NTSBA

 

HONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Executive Safety Chair ALPA, VP tech standards IFALPA, ALPA aircraft investigation Board Chairman, Recipient 1992 IFALPA Scroll of Merit.

 

PUBLICATIONS: Numerous

 

PRESENTATIONS: 

Papers to ISASI, NTSB, IFALPA FAA< and ICAO forums; Instructed accident investigation procedures in over 20 venuesworld woide; served on ICAO operations panel.

 

FOCUS: 

Admiralty Law and Aviation  

 

Paul is known throughout the Aviation Industry for his work in aviation safety matters. HE served as Chair of ALPA and IFALPA. His world wide aviation stature is matched by few. He has testified before the House and Senate committees. His expertise is sought in aviation flying and safety issues. 

Capt. Mark Goodrich 


Capt Mark Goodrich


UNDERGRADUATE

Iowa State University, 

 

GRADUATE  

Iowa State University, Masters Aerospace Engineering 

 

 LAW SCHOOL 

Drake

 

ADMITTED

Iowa, Colorado

 

 FLIGHT HOURS 26,000 

 

RATINGS 

ATP, A320, A330, B727, B737, B757, B767, B747, B777, Dc-3, DC-4, Dc-9, DC-10, MD-80, G111, G64. 

 

TRIALS 45+

 

AVIATION ACCIDENTS 120+

 

MEMBERSHIPS 

ATLA/AAJ, LPBA, ISASI, AHSI, AHS, AIAA, ABA. 

 

HONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS  

MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATE

 

PUBLICATIONS

NUMEROUS

 

FOCUS 

FOREIGN REGULATIONS, PRODUCT LIABILITY, AVIATION CONSULTING 

 

Mark is independent. He has always done his won thing. He is an engineer and test pilot. He has his own International airline ferry company. Under contract he and his pilot employees fly jet liners to and from the factory or maintenance facilities. This experience makes him current and versatile in International aviation issues.

 

In the law Mark has consulted with many of the country’s leading aviation law firms. He has testified on several occasions as expert witness 

James T Crouse 

JAMES T CROUSE

UNDERGRADUATE

Mr. Crouse was graduated from Davidson College in 1971


LAW SCHOOL

Duke Law School in 1980.


ADMITTED

Louisiana, New York, District of Columbia, Texas, North Carolina, and Virginia (1997)


AVIATION

U.S. Army aircraft maintenance officer, maintenance test pilot, and research and development test pilot. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army's Aviation Maintenance Officer's Course and Test Pilot School.


AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT CASES

50+


MILITARY

He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U .S. Army Reserve in 1997. holds commercial and instrument rotary wing ratings (1973), rated in the Bell UH-1/205, Bell OH-58/206 and Hughes/Schweizer 269/300 series aircraft.


FLIGHT HOURS

5000+


MEMBERSHIPS

American Advocates for Justice, Trial Lawyers’ Association, North Advocates for Justice, Lawyer Pilots’ Bar Association, National Transportation Safety Board Association, the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics, the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI).


HONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Adjunct Professor of Aviation Law at Duke Law School. He is co-author of the critically acclaimed Aviation Law, Senior Lecturing Fellow (Aviation Law) Duke University, Durham, NorthCarolina (2001-Present);


PUBLICATIONS

Numerous, goto the Publications web page.


FOCUS

Aviation Accident Litigations

 

BOOKS BY JAMES T CROUSE


Capt. Jim Hourin

Capt. Jim Hourin 

UNDERGRADUATE

United States Air Force Academy 

 

LAW SCHOOL

TULANE 1976  

 

ADMITTED 

Louisiana

 

MILITARY  

US Air Force Brigadier General (retired)

 

MILITARY AIRCRAFT FLOWN 

T-38 Talon , F-100 Super sabre, F-4 Phantom , F-15 Eagle, Stan Eval.

 

AIRLINES 

DELTA AIRLINES, Captain (retired)  

 

FLIGHT HOURS 18,000+ 

 

RATINGS 

Turbo jet engineer, Commercial Multi engine, ATP Captain DC-9,B727, B737, B757, B767, L1011, Simulator Instructor and LCA 

 

MEMBERSHIPS 

Louisiana Bar, Nationbal Guard Association, ALPA

 

HONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 

 C.O. 122 TFS, CO Air National Guard State of Louisiana.

 

PUBLICATIONS 

Numerous. 

 

ALPA UNION 

CENTRAL AIR SAFETY VICE CHAIRMAN

 

 FOCUS: 

General law and Consulting.

 

Jim is a graduate of Air Force academy. He flew F-100, F-4 and F-15 Eagles. 

Jim flew internationally for Delta Airlines. He was a simulator instructor in Deltas training Center. He was active defending Delta Pilots who had allegedly violated FAA rules. Jim owns a twin engine aircraft and still teaches flying. 

 

Capt. Jimmy Dean Johnson 

Capt. Jimmy Dean Johnson

UNDERGRADUATE 

St. Edwards University 1985

 

LAW SCHOOL

South Texas College of Law 1988 

 

ADMITTED 

Texas, North Carolina, Distruict of Columbia, Federal District Court ,Southern and Western Districts of Texas 

 

TRIALS 35+ 

 

AIRLINES 

DELTA AIRLINES INC. Captain (retired)   

 

FLIGHT HOURS 25,000+ 

 

RATINGS Turbo jet and Reciprocating Engineer , ATP DC-9, CV-880, CV-990, B727, Lockheed L1011, Rotor craft, helicopter, CFI, Advanced Ground Instructor. 

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS 

STATE BAR OF TEXAS, DC BAR, AAJ, HTLA, TTLAR

 

HONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Million Dollar Advocates

 

PUBLICATIONS Several  

 

 FOCUS: Product Liability and Personal Injury 

 

JD owned his own flying school. Later he flew for Delta airlines for 33 years. During that time he owned a music recoirding studio that released several million dollar seller records

 

JD graduated Law school in 1985 and concentrated on Aviation. He has handled military and civilian cases. He has produced many million dollar verdicts and settlements for those who have lost loved ones in aviation tragedies. 

 

Capt. Charles "Chuck" Barnett 

Capt. Charles "Chuck" Barnett

UNDERGRADUATE

University Illinois, BA 1982, ERAU MBS aeronautical operations 1990


LAW SCHOOL

Northern Illinois University College of Law 2000, Focus aviation Law


ADMITTED

Illinois


LICENSES

TYPE RATED Boeing 757, 767, 777, FE 727 Current 777 Captain International Routes.


PARTICIPATED IN TRIALS

Numerous


AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS RECONSTRUCTED

Numerous


AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS WORKED

Numerous


MILITARY

USAF MILITARY AIRCRAFT FLOWN T-38 TRAINERS: B-52, B-1


AIRLINE

AMERICAN


FLIGHT HOURS

18,000


MEMBERSHIPS

AOPA, USAF DAEDALIONS, APA, ABA, ABA aviation section, EAA, Illinois Bar Association, LPBA, NTSB Bar Association.


FOCUS

All aspects of aviation accident Law. A major focus is on Pilot Certification actions in defense of pilot’s licenses. Work in FAA medical license suspensions and revocations. Some aspects of grievance and union safety work. Interested on becoming associated counsel on cases where aeronautical experience is a benefit to clients needs. 

Capt. Sidney A. Cook


Capt. Sidney A. Cook

UNDERGRADUATE 

United States Air Force Academy 1965

  

GRADUATE 

(Law) LLM Leiden (focus Aviation)

  

LAW SCHOOL

 Tulane 1974

 

ADMITTED

Louisiana and Texas

 

MILITARY

 U S Air Force, Colonel, Reserve Officer, JAG   

 

MILITARY AIRCRAFT  

 T-38, F102, F100

 

AIRLINES

Captain Delta (retired)

  

FLIGHT HOURS 20,000+ 

 

RATINGS 

Turbo jet engineer, private, commercial, multi engine, instruments, ATP Captain B727, B737, B757, B767ER.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

NTSB Bar Association, State Bar of Texas 

 

 FOCUS:

  Aviation and FAA Certification Actions 

 

He is a retired Delta Captain and United States F-100 Super Sabre fighter pilot. He attended USAFA, Tulane Law and Leiden Law Schools. He is active in aviation matters. 

Capt. Glenn Cook

Capt. Glenn Cook

UNDERGRADUATE   

WAKE FOREST B.A.

 GRADUATE 

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY M.S.A.

 

LAW SCHOOL 

ATLANTA LAW SCHOOL

 

ADMITTED 

Georgia 

MILITARY 

U.S. Navy Lt. Commander

 

MILITARY AIRCRAFT  

T-28, T-2, Ta-4, S-3 

 

AIRLINES 

Delta Airlines Inc

 

FLIGHT HOURS 16,000+ 

 

RATINGS 

ATP B-737, B757, DC-9, B767

 

AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS WORKED -SEVERAL

 

MEMBERSHIPS 

NTSB BAR, LPBA, GEORGIA BAR AVIATION SECTION, ALPA, 

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Association of Conflict Resolution, 

 

FOCUS:  

FAA certification actions, general law, and union work.  

 

Glenn handles FAA Certification Actions and administrative union hearings. He is active in NTSB bar work and the Lawyer Pilot Bar Association.  

 

Douglas Moss

Douglas Moss

UNDERGRADUATE

Bachelor Nuclear Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1976


GRADUATE

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1981, M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 1994


LAW SCHOOL

Concord Law School, J.D., cum laud, 2008


ADMITTED

California Bar, 2008; and U.S. CA Central District, 2008


LICENSES

ATP MEL; Types: MD-11, MD-80/90, A320; Commercial SEL; CFI, CFII, MEI, Flight Engineer - Turbojet; Private SES


A/C QUALIFIED

A320, MD-80/90, DC-9, F-4, F-15, T-37, T-38, A-37, T-33, T-46, T-34, + numerous general aviation aircraft.


MILITARY

U.S. Air Force (Lt Col)


AIRLINE

United Airlines, EVA, Great China, UNI Air, ULand, China Northern Airlines


FLIGHT HOURS

11,500+


MEMBERSHIPS

SETP, ALPA, SAE, AIAA, NTSB BAR, LPBA, Assoc for Aviation Psychology 


WORK HISTORY

USAF fighter pilot, experimental test pilot, and instructor at USAF Test Pilot School.

Senior Experimental Test Pilot at the Douglas Aircraft Company.

Pilot at United Airlines and other airlines in Far East.

Technical engineering consultant and LOSA evaluator at United Airlines.

Instructor of Aviation Human Factors at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering.

Principle accident investigator and reconstructionist at AeroPacific Consulting.


Testifying expert on handling qualities and other impacts of thermal plumes from power plants. Sole practitioner in law office, focusing on estate planning, wills/trusts, and FAA enforcement actions.


PUBLICATIONS

Aircraft Handling Characteristics During Convective Plume Penetration (Indigo Energy Facility, CA);

Aircraft Handling Characteristics During Convective Plume Penetration (Calpine Sutter Power Plant, CA); 

Glint/Glitter Evaluation of SEGS, and Convective Plume Evaluation of Higgins Power Plant, Primm, NV.

Numerous technical articles in Douglas Service Magazine concerning MD-80 and MD-90 aircraft.


FOCUS

Technical and legal analysis of aviation issues, especially concerning human factors in aviation, causal analysis of aircraft accidents, accident reconstruction, human error analysis, engineering analysis of aircraft systems, and aircrew standard of care.

Joe Garnett

Joe Garnett

UNDERGRADUATE 

Texas A and M , cum laude 1982  

 

LAW SCHOOL 

South Texas College of Law 1985

 

JURY TRIALS 

40+

 

ADMINISTRATIVE TRIALS 

15+

 

AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS WORKED 

10 

 

MEMBERSHIPS 

State Bar of Texas, Texas Bar Foundation

  

HONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 

Million Dollar Advocate, Texas Super Lawyer, Order of Barristers, Board Certified Personal Injury Law  

 

PUBLICATIONS – several

 

FOCUS 

Product Liability Law, Personal Injury, Commercial 

 

Joe worked for Justice Sears McGee of the Texas Supreme Court. He is a Shareholder at Sheehy Serpe and Ware where he is a trial attorney. He has tried many cases to multi million dollar verdicts. He is a Million Dollar Advocate. His is also a “Texas Super Lawyer”

Howard Acosta 

Howard Acosta

UNDERGRADUATE 

Florida State University

 

LAW SCHOOL

Florida State University

 

ADDMITTED

 Florida

 

PARTICIPATED in TRIALS

  50+

 

MILITARY

US Navy HIGHEST RANK: Lieutenant Commander

 

MILITARY AIRCRAFT FLOWN

P-3c

 

LICENSES

Private and Commercial

 

FLIGHT HOURS

3000 +

 

AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS WORKED

35

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Florida Bar, Florida Trial Lawyers, ATLA

 

HONORS and ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Florida Trial Lawyers Most Tenacious Attorney, Board Certified in Litigation, Personal Injury, National Board of Trail Advocacy, AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell.

 

FOCUS

Product Liability and Personal Injury

Howard Acosta has a motto. “The impossible takes a little longer.” Howard was recently named Florida’s Most Tenacious Attorney. He was a United States Navy P3c Aircraft Commander and accumulated 3,000 flying hours – mostly at night and in bad weather while searching for Russian submarines in the Arctic and other inhospitable waters.

In Aviation Law, very few attorneys have had such a successful and influential career. Howard was lead trial attorney for the F-16 wire-bundle fire case featured on 60 Minutes. He was lead plaintiff attorney in the Navy S-3 flight control malfunction case. He also handled a B-1 Bomber accident and a B-52 fuel tank explosion case. He has been successful in beating the Military Contractor Defense by developing evidence that the military really did not approve the pertinent specification in the design process.

Julian Hayes 

Julian Hayes

LAW SCHOOL

University of Denver College of Law

 

ADMITTED 

CO and FL 1999

 

PARTICIPATED IN TRIALS 

YES NUMEROUS 

 

FLYING 

Mr. Hayes is a certified pilot

 

AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS RECONSTRUCTED  

OVER 100 

 

MILITARY

Mr. Hayes is a veteran of the United States Air Force and is a veteran of the war in Viet Nam

 

MEMBERSHIP

State Bar Florida,

 

FOCUS

Testifying expert on all varieties of AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL matters. All FAA training curricula for ATC. Radar reconstruction of flight path. GPS flight path reconstruction, Testifying on Content of FAA generated Air Traffic Control Manual. Mr. Hayes has been an accident investigator and consultant for more than 25 years and has reviewed hundreds of accidents. If you need an expert in Air Traffic Control and the interrelationship with flight crews, then we can help you today.

 

FOCUS PILOT CERTIFICATION ACTIONS

Have you received a notice of violation or suspension of your pilot certificate? You must take immediate action to prevent the FAA from acting before you have an opportunity to respond. If you fail to act, your flight privileges may be revoked


FOCUS AVIATION ACCIDENTS

Have you or a family member suffered losses as a result of an aviation accident? Mr. Hayes can assist you in recovering damages for your losses.

 

Price Ainsworth

Price Ainsworth

UNDERGRADUATE  

Texas Tech University Bachelor Arts Summa Cum Laude 1981

 

LAW SCHOOL 

University of Texas – with honors 1984 

 

ADMITTED

Several Appellate Courts and U.S. Supreme Court

 

MEMBERSHIPS

ABA, ABOTA, TTLA, AAJ,  

 

HONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 

Texas Bar Foundation, Texas Super Lawyer, ABOTA Advocate, Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer, Trial Lawyer Director T.T.L.A.  

 

PUBLICATIONS 

 Numerous Law Publications

 

FOCUS

Product Liability, Personal Injury, 

 

Price served as Law Clerk, United States District Court, Eastern District Honorable Robert Parker Presiding. He practiced with Law Firm Fisher Gallagher Perrin and Lewis, for 10 years. He was partner with Broadus Spivey in Austin Texas. He opened his firm in 2003. Price has tried many cases to verdicts greater than a million dollars. Price is an ABOTA member and a Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  

James C. (JC) Buehler

James C. (JC) Buehler

Indianapolis, Indiana 46280

317-225-2757

jcb@buehlerlaw.com

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Doctor of Jurisprudence, Indiana University McKinney School of Law-Indianapolis, 

EMPLOYMENT

Buehler Law Group, Carmel, Indiana, 1984-present. Commercial and Aviation law

ATA Airlines, Inc., 1983-2008; Pilot,

Member, FMS Nav    

Disruptive Passenger Task Force, 1996-97;

FOQA Working Group; 1999-2000 

Rocap Rocap, et al, 1983-84; Insurance, Commercial and Aviation law

Lewis & Wagner, 1979-83; Insurance, Aviation and Commercial law

EDUCATIONAL EMPLOYMENT/APPOINTMENTS


Adjunct Professor, Business law, University of Indianapolis, 1980- 1982

Adjunct Professor, Commercial law, Indiana University Kelley School of Business, 1982-1987


PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS, PUBLICATIONS and AFFILIATIONS


Guest Lecturer, Aviation Law and Part 121 Operations, Purdue University School of Aviation Technology, 2000-2013 (various)

Faculty, Civil Air Patrol/USAFA JAG/Legal Officer College, 1999, 2004


Speaker and Presenter at various FAA Safety seminars

Wing Legal Officer/Check Pilot, Civil Air Patrol/USAFA, 1997-2004

Director, Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame, Inc.;

Heroes Club, Inc. 

Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO), 2003-07

37 jury trials

Member, International Air and Safety Transportation Bar Assn.;

Lawyer-Pilots Bar Assn.; 

Indiana State and Indianapolis Bar Assns.

Member, Quiet Birdmen

FAA PILOT CERTIFICATES AND RATINGS


Airline Transport Pilot-Airplane Multiengine Land, Commercial Privileges Airplane Single Engine Land and Helicopter

Captain Type Ratings: B-727; B-737, B-757/767, CE-500, IA-JET 

Certified Flight Instructor Airplane Single and Multiengine, Instrument-Airplane 

FAA Designated Pilot Examiner GL11-60

Single-pilot qualified, C500/550/550B

B757 Check Airman (Sim and Aircraft), 1992-2007

Check Airman, SolutionsAir (various aircraft-Part 135), 2007-present

Dr. Sofia Michaelides-Mateou 

Dr. Sofia Michaelides-Mateou 

GRADUATE DEGREE Dr Middlesex United Kingdom

UNDERGRADUATE: University of Witwatersrand, South Africa BA

LAW DEGREE: University of Witwatersrand, South Africa LLB

 

ADMITTED and practiced law in Johannesburg, South Africa. Currently she teaches at the University of Nicosia. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Law ,the University of Nicosia. She is a guest lecturer on the annual International Air Law Symposium offered by Cranfield University, UK.


Book Author:

Flying in the Face of Criminalization; Ashgate, UK, 2010,

Air Law: A practical perspective, Sakkoulas Publishers, Greece, 2010.

Publications

Criminalization versus Air Safety’ 21st Flight Safety Foundation EASS

 

Aviation Accident Investigation: The Cornerstone of Aviation Safety’

 

The Intermingling between an aircraft accident investigation, the Apportionment of Blame and the Determination of Liability’ 17th Flight Safety Foundation EASS

 

Unruly Passenger Behavior, International Cabin Safety Symposium

 

Legal Consultant: She has been a legal consultant many aviation litigation cases including a Falcon 900-B in 1999, aYAK-42 accident in 1997, a A320 accident in Bahrain,2000, Navaho accident in 2002 and Helios B373 accident in 2005. Legal advisor to cabin crew associations and a consultant in cases involving unruly passenger behavior and passenger rights.


MEMBERSHIPS: Member of the Just Culture Task Force of Euro control

Member of the Executive Board of the Flight Safety Foundation

International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI).

 

FOCUS: Aviation Law, and Aviation Safety

Yasar Ozturk 

Yasar Ozturk 


Undergraduate : Istanbul University

Law School: Faculty of Law of Istanbul University in 1970 

 

Flying School: Turkish Aeronautical Association Flight School(1989), Topair Flight School(1993), Tarkim Flight School(1998)

 

Admitted to bar: 1973 (Samsun).

 

Military service: Turkish Army

 

Member: of Samsun Bar Association (1973), International Bar Association (1976), Committees:Maritime and Transport Law, Insurance Law and Aeronautical Law, Turkish American Association, Turkish Aeronautical Association, Turkish Airline Pilots Association, British-Turkish Lawyers Association, Aviation Insurance Association, Associate Member of American Bar Association (1996), Lawyer Pilots Bar Association , Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Lawyers Flying Club (UK) , EAA (USA), Civil Aviation Academy (Turkey), European Air Law Association(EALA), The European Aviation Club (Brussels).

 

Member: International Academy of Trial Lawyers 2009

 

Author: Yasar Ozturk is a published author of six reference texts, and innumerable seminar papers and presentations.

 

Honors: Awarded with the medal of Cavaliero di San Silvestro (Knight) by Pope Jean Paul II for his legal services given to the Italian Catholic Churches in Turkey in 1987.

 

Focus: Aviation Law, Air Finance, Maritime and Transport Law, Foreign Investment Law, Litigation and Arbitration, Commercial Law, Private International Law.

 

PILOT: Commercial Pilot’s License with multi engine rating.

 

Languages:Turkish, English and Italian languages.

Jack Burke


Jack Burke

UNDERGRADUATE 

Rice University –Engineering 

 

 GRADUATE 

SMU MS in Engineering

 

LAW SCHOOL

  University of Tulsa

 

ADMITTED

 Texas, Oklahoma, US Supreme Court, Many Federal Appeals Courts, FAA and NTSB administrative hearing courts

 

TRIALS: 

15 trials and over 300 FAA hearings.

 

MILITARY

ARMY ( Captain) 

 

FLIGHT HOURS 5,000+  

 

 RATINGS  

Multi Engine, Instrument, helicopter, CFI, ATP, FAA designated Examiner, has given several thousand proficiency checks or rating rides.

 

AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT WORK: 30+

 

MEMBERSHIPS 

State Bar of Texas, State Bar Oklahoma 

 

FOCUS: 

FAA actions, piloting, maintenance, FBO and airport operations

 

Jack has flown and instructed for over 35 years. He restricts practice to representing pilots and maintenance facilities violated by the FAA for some infraction of Federal Regulations. He also consults on the technical and engineering aspects of Aviation Crash cases.  

Capt Andreas Mateou

Capt Andreas Mateou 

Undergraduate: MSC (aviation management) University New South Wales, Austrailia

 

Graduate : Doctorate University of Middle sex

 

LAW: University of London LLB

 

In 1987 he joined Cyprus Airways as a Co-Pilot flying the BAC-1-11 and in 1989 as a co-pilot on the A320. He was promoted to the post of Captain in 1994. He has 25 years flying experience and is currently a Training Captain with a UK CAA TRI/TRE on the Airbus A320 with more than 16 000 flying hours. 


He has conducted numerous air safety investigations including engines failure, hard landing, rejected take-off, dual hydraulic failure, GPWS, TCAS and severe bird strikes

 

Flight Time 16,000 hours

 

Captain Rated: Airbus, Check Airmen Airbus

  

Captain : Cyprus Airways

 

Lecturer in Law –University of Nicosia, Guest Lecturer Cranfield University, UK

  

Focus: Legal Consultant in Aviation litigations.

            MM Aviation Consultancy


Thomas P McLarty


Thomas P McLarty

UNDERGRADUATE

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Vice President, Intl. Association


LAW SCHOOL

University of Arkansas, School of Law - 1L Student Bar Association Rep.


EMPLOYMENT

1990-1991. Construction Foreman, Texas Contractors. Fayetteville, AR

1998-2009 - Law Clerk, Attorney 

2009-Present: McLarty Law Firm, Albuquerque, NM


 MILITARY

1991-2000 - Medic, Psyops. U. S. Army Reserves, 1994-1995 - Medic, Psychological Operations, Haiti, 1997-1998 - Team Chief, International Brd HQ., Bosnia


MEMBERSHIPS

 State Bar of New Mexico, 2nd Circuit Ct. Appeals, American Association of Justice. 



FOCUS

Wrongful death, PI, Aviation Law, FELA

 

William Thompson


William Thompson

All American Honors Football ,Appointments to Two Service Academies
 
UNDERGRADUATE: United States Air Force Academy: USAFA BS Eng 1973
                                       California State University-Sacramento Masters
 
LAW SCHOOL: University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law 1982
 
ADMITTED: Massachusetts and District of Columbia Bars ,
 
ADMITTED: to practice before the U.S. Tax Court , Attorney of the Supreme Court of the United States
 
 MILITARY AVIATION: Pilot United States Air Force, Air Force Instructor Pilot
 
CIVILIAN AVIATION: Delta Air Lines Captain, Pilot for Delta Air Lines for 25 years
 International Check Captain at Delta Air Lines
 
HONORS and ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Short List for both Secretary of the Air Force and FAA Administrator
  
PUBLISHED: He is a published author/media guest and has been featured in numerous media outlets including, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Black Enterprise Magazine. He has been interviewed on, NBC, CBS, PBS, National Public Radio and numerous other radio shows.
 
FOCUS: Tax Attorney and Certified Financial Planner
 

G.P. Matherne


G.P. Matherne

 

UNDERGRADUATE LSU 

Chemical Engineering 1963

 

LAW SCHOOL 

South Texas College of Law, Houston ,Texas  

  

ADMITTED  

Texas

 

TRIALS 50+

 

 MILITARY 

U.S. Air Force C-141, 

 

AIRLINES

 Delta Airlines Inc. (retired)

 

FLIGHT HOURS 10,000+ 

 

RATINGS  

Turbo Jet Engineer, Commercial, Multi Engine and Instrument, CV-880, B727

 

MEMBERSHIPS   

State Bar of Texas

 

AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS WORKED 35 +  

 

 FOCUS: Wills, Trusts, Estates and General Litigation 

 

G.P. Flew the C-141 transport aircraft from McGuire AFB New Jersey to and from Viet Nam. His air Medals were earned on monotonous long flights. At Delta he was a line pilot attached to the Houston pilot base.

 

G.P. was a Partner in the Aviation Consulting Law Firm of Papadakis ,Matherne and Campbell. There he evaluated, investigated and helped litigate in excess of 35 aviation accidents. As a Professional engineer, G.P. worked as project engineer transferring many Houston Office Buildings to newer environmental control systems.   



Anthony Rasch

Anthony Rasch

 

UNDERGRADUATE 

Texas A & M

 

LAW SCHOOL 

South Texas College of Law

 

ADMITTED 

Texas 1976 

 

 MILITARY U.S.A.F.  

Highest Rank Captain 

 

 AIRLINES 

Delta Airline Captain Retired 

 

FLIGHT HOURS 20,000+ 

 

RATINGS 

Turbo jet engineer, Private, Commercial, ATP MD-88, B-727, L-1011

 

MEMBERSHIPS 

 ALPA, State Bar of Texas 

 

HONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Several, 

 

 FOCUS: Personal Injury Law, Commercial Law, Consumer law.

 

Tony graduated number one in USAF Flight Training class and as honors graduate was made immediately a T-38 instructor pilot. He was later hired by Delta airline. He attended law school on the GI bill. For 31 years he flew as a captain for Delta Airlines Inc. He practiced law with his brother in Houston Texas, He flies currently as a hobby. 

 



David L. Massarano 


David L. Massarano  

UNDERGRADUATE

Rollins College, BA 1976; Roy E. Crummer School of Finance

and Business Administration, MBA 1977

 

 LAW SCHOOL

South Texas College of Law, JD 1982

 

 ADMITTED

Texas 1984

 

LICENSES

Private pilot. David began flying small aircraft in college and has held a private pilot certificate for more than twenty-eight years

 

 FLIGHT HOURS

1,200

 

PARTICIPATED in TRIALS

 Commercial and real estate litigation in Texas;

securities litigation in New York

 

MEMBERSHIPS

State Bar of Texas

  

HONORS and ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Past Chair, State Bar of Texas Aviation

Law Section

 

PUBLICATIONS

 Cross-Border Aircraft Transactions

 

FOCUS

Cross-border aircraft transactions; transnational business transactions. As an attorney he represents clients worldwide in domestic and international transactions involving sales, leasing and financing of business, commercial and cargo aircraft. His clients include foreign governments, domestic and foreign corporations, aircraft brokers and high-net worth individuals. David has extensive experience in representing clients in purchase and sale transactions of commercial aircraft. His broad range of experience includes interfacing with the U.S. Department of State in obtaining export licenses for the export of aircraft and equipment on the U.S. Munitions List pursuant to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.


Troy Avera

Troy Avera


UNDERGRADUATE: 

Florida State University 1971

 

 GRADUATE 

University West Florida MS in Aerospace Engineering

  

LAW SCHOOL 

Nova South Eastern University, JD 1985 

 

 ADMITTED Florida, 1986, 

US Court Military Appeals

 

 MILITARY 

US Naval Aviator

 

MILITARY AIRCRAFT

 F-4 Phantom, F-14 Tomcat, F-16n Talon  

 

AIRLINES

 Midway, Air Florida, United.

 

FLIGHT HOURS 20,000+ 

 

RATINGS 

ATP, 777, 727, 737, DC-9, 747-400, designated Engineering Test Pilot 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

ALPA, SETP, State Bar Florida, NTSB Bar Association, Lawyer Pilot Bar Association. 

 

HONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Distinguished Graduate Navy Flight School.

 

 FOCUS: 

 Aviation Law

 

Troy is retired United Captain . His career pattern shows the economic uncertainties of the Airline industry during de regulation. He has combined his engineering and flying background with a new Law career. Troy, previously, worked defending aviation and personal injury cases


Charles A. "Cap" Pinney

Charles A. "Cap" Pinney

 UNDERGRADUATE

United States Naval Academy BS, Engineering 1964, USMC Basiuc school 1964, Navy Flight School 1966

 

 GRADUATE 

USN Post graduate School, MS aeronautical engineering, 1969, USN safety school 1970.   

  

 

LAW SCHOOL 

Thomas Jefferson , San Diego CA 1986

  

ADMITTED 

California

 

MILITARY  

United States Marine Corps. Military aircraft flown, T-34, T-2, F-9, F-11, F-4, A-4, T1-a, S-2, A-7, F-17

 

AIRLINES  

Western, Aircal, American, Captain retired

 

FLIGHT HOURS 23,000+ 

 

RATINGS 

Private, Commercial, Multi Engine, Instrument, ATP 737, 757, 767, Lear 

 

 MEMBERSHIPS 

Society Experimental Test Pilots SETP ABA, SBOC, Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation. 

  

 

 HONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 400 Combat missions RVN. U S Navy Test and evaluation Squadron, 1972-1975. Commanding Officer VMFA 134, 

 

 FOCUS: 

Estate Planning , Trusts and Probate; Business formation; Federal and state estate planning . CAP has practiced for 24 years he specializes in estate planning.  


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AIRLAWS
Capt. Myron P. Papadakis
Montgomery(Houston area),TX 77356
Phone: 512-431-9315
Focus: Aviation, Labor, Personal Injury, Military
airlaws@aol.com
WWW.AIRLAWS.com
Focus: Aviation, Labor, Personal Injury, Military

Howard Acosta
Tampa, St Petersburg Florida

Phone: 727-894-4469 727- 424- 8958
Focus: Aviation Litigation Litigation
hm.acosta@acostalaw.net
Focus: Aviation Litigation, Litigation, Personal Injury

Price Ainsworth
Austin, TX
512 233 1111
Focus: Aviation and Accident Litigation of all varieties
Price@ainsworth-Law.com, tammie@ainsworth-law.com
Board specialty Personal Injury

Capt. Troy Avera
Florida

Phone: 850-997-5007
Focus: Aviation Employment Law Expert
averavista@aol.com

Capt. Charles Barnett
Chicago, Il

Focus: Aviation Accident, FAA certification actions
crb@barnettlegal.com
Focus: Aviation Accident, FAA certification actions

Jack J. Burke
Colleyville, TX
76034-6814
Nationwide
Phone: 817-788-4645
Focus: All aspects of Aviation Law FAA Enforcement, Medical cases, NTSB hearings, Accident Investigations and Litigation, Airport and Commuter
JACKJBURKEATTY@aol.com
Focus: Aviation Law, FAA Enforcement, Medical cases, NTSB hearings,

Capt Glenn Cook
Atlanta GA

Phone: 404-664-8622
Focus: Aviation Law, FAA actions
lawyair@earthlink.net
Focus: Aviation Law, FAA actions

Capt. Sidney A. Cook
Dallas, TX
75261-2405
Phone: 214-914-6720
Primary Practice Location: Dallas, TX
Focus: Aviation
Focus: Aviation

James T Crouse
Raleigh, NC
27601-1764
919 861 0500
Focus: Aviation Accident Litigations
jtc@crouselaw.com
Aviation Law, Product Liability, Aviation Accident Litigations

Capt. Howard Taylor Dulmage Jr.
Phone: 281-271-8540
Primary Practice Location: Houston
Focus: Aviation, Labor-Employment, Litigation: Personal Injury
howiedulmage@comcast.net

Capt. William C. Dvorak
McKinney, TX
75069
Phone: 972-562-0102
Primary Practice Location: McKinney, TX
Focus: Aviation, Litigation: Personal Injury
billdvorak@williamdvoraklaw.com
Board Specialty Family Law

Joe Garnett JD
Houston, TX

Focus: Litigation
agarnett1@houston.rr.com
713- 951-1016


Capt. Mark Goodrich
Reno Nevada

Phone: 775-324-3110
Focus: Aviation Test Flying, Consulting Aviation Research
mgoodrich@attglobal.net
Aviation Consultant and Litigator

Julian Hayes
Tampa, Florida

Phone: 813-265-2119
Focus: Aviation Law,
JAHAYES@MSN.com
Focus: Aviation Law, Traffic control Expert reconstructions.

Capt. Jim Hourin JD
New Orleans
Focus: Aviation Consulting
JHourin@gmail.com

David L. Massarano
Houston, TX
77027-3206
Phone: 713-626-2800
Primary Practice Location: Houston, TX
Focus: Aviation, Aviation Transactions
DLMASSARANO@SBCglobal.net
Focus: Aviation, Aviation Transactions

Captain Andreas Mateou
Nicosia Cyprus

Focus: Legal Consultant in Aviation litigations. MM Aviation Consultancy
andreas@alstco.com
andreas.mat@cytanet.com.cy
Focus: Legal Consultant in Aviation litigations.

Dr. Sofia Michaelides-Mateou
FOCUS: Aviation Law, and Aviation Safety
Sophia@alstco.com
Sophia.mat@cytanet.com.cy
FOCUS: Aviation Law, and Aviation Safety

Capt. Paul McCarthy
Boston
Boston Phone: 978-771-7867
Focus: Aviation Safety, Aviation Research Consulting
paulmccarthy@ifalpa.org

Thomas McLarty
Albuquerque NM

Phone: 479 263 6353
Focus: Products Liability, FELA, Aviation Accidents, Wrongful Death
Thomas@McLartylaw.net
Focus: Products Liability, FELA, Aviation Accidents, Wrongful Death

Capt Douglas Moss
California

310 503 4350 727 424 8958
Focus: Aviation Consulting and Expert consulting
Doug.Moss@aeropacific.net
Focus: Aviation Consulting and Expert Witness

Yaşar Öztürk
SAMSUN, 55030TR

Phone: +90 362 4317091
Fax: +90 362 4313428
Cell Phone:+90 533 4594740
Email: ozturkylaw@ttmail.com
Webpage: www.ozturkozturk.av.tr


Capt. Charles A Pinney
San Diego, CA

Phone: 858-755-7502
Focus: Aviation Accidents, estates for Airline personnel
Captlaw@aol.com
Fax: 858.755.3331
Focus: Aviation Accidents, Wills trusts and estates for Airline personnel

Capt. Anthony A. Rasch
Houston, TX
77040
Phone: 713-780-7340
Primary Practice Location: Houston, TX
Focus: Aviation, Business, Consumer
rasch @raschlaw.com.
Focus: Aviation, Business, Consumer

William “T” Thompson
Colorado Springs CO

Primary Practice Location: CO
Practice Areas: TAX Law
FOCUS :AVIATION Law, Tax Law
TAIRLAW@AOL.COM

Capt. William Wirth JD
Atlanta GA

Phone: 770-993-3503
Focus: Aviation Airline Retirement protection
wwirth@mindspring.com


Capt. Jimmy Dean Johnson
North Carolina
(Asheville area)
Phone: 281-387-8803
Focus: Aviation, International Business, Litigation
jdjohnsonlaw@aol.com
Johnson is a Certified member of the
Million Dollar Advocates Forum of the Top Trial Lawyers in America;
he is licensed to practice law in Texas and the District of Columbia.

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