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J. C. Buehler is an ATP-rated pilot/attorney with 35 years' experience in aviation law and related fields.
His aviation experience includes 15,000 hours flight time and type ratings in the B727; B737; B757; B767; IA-JET; CE-500 aircraft. He served as a Part 121 pilot and aircraft and simulator Check Airman with ATA Airlines (1983-2007), and a Part 135 pilot and Director of Operations (1975-79; 2006-13). He is an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE).
Mr. Buehler's legal experience includes proceedings in federal and state courts, and appeals before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and NTSB, as well as practice before the FAA, U.S. Department of Transportation and NTSB in enforcement, compliance and adminstrative proceedings.
From 1996 to 2000, J. C. was a Hearing Judge with the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, and judge pro tem in the Marion County Municipal/Superior Courts, and Putnam County Circuit Court (1980-1995). He has been a registered Civil Mediator since 1997, and facilitated mediation training.
From 1980 through 1986, Mr. Buehler was an Adjunct Professor (Commercial Law) at the Indiana University School of Business, and the University of Indianapolis (Business Law). He is a guest lecturer at the Purdue University School of Aviation Technology, and Indiana University McKinney School of Law (Aviation Law, 2011-13). He regularly lectures at aviation law seminars.
He is licensed to practice in Indiana and Illinois, and is a member of the AOPA, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, International Air and Transportation Safety Bar Association, and the Indianapolis and Indiana State Bar Assocation. He is also President and Chairman of the Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame, Inc.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1991||11/12/2015|
|IN||Active In Good Standing||1980||01/08/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Willkie Graduate of the Year||Phi Delta Phi||1979|
|PDP Scholarship||Phi Delta Phi||1979|
|Director of Operations||SolutionsAir||2006 - 2013|
|Hearing Judge||Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commision||1996 - 2000|
|Associate||Rocap, Rocap, et al||1983 - 1984|
|Captain, Corporate Counsel||ATA Airlines||1983 - 2008|
|Associate||Lewis Bowman, et al||1980 - 1983|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|ATA Airlines||Corporate Counsel||1989 - 2008|
|International Air and Transporation Safety Bar Assocation||Member||1988 - Present|
|Buehler Associates, Attorneys||Principal||1985 - Present|
|Lawyer Pilots Bar Association||Member||1982 - Present|
|Indiana State Bar Assn.||Member||1980 - Present|
|Indianapolis Bar Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|Adminstrator v. John McHugh, et al||Successful reversal of NTSB Law Judge|
|Betaco v. Cessna Aircraft Co.||Reversed on appeal|
|See all legal cases|
|Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)||Pilot's Bill of Rights: History and Comment||2013|
|Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)||Operational Control: Legal Aspects for FAR Part 135 Operators and Owners||2009|
|ICLEF Aviation Law||The FAR in Pilot Check Rides||2007|
|Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)||Airline Labor Disputes: A Brief Overview||2006|
|Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)||Federal Preemption: An Aviation Perspective||2005|
|Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)||FAA Air Carrier Enforcement||2004|
|Lawyer Pilots Bar Association||Interstate Discovery Practice||1987|
|Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|Aviation Law Course||New Pilots Bill of Rights||2013|
|Aviation Law CLE Seminar||Aviation-related-various (1996-2013)||2013|
|2004 FAA Safety Conference||TAA Cockpits: Not Your Father's Avionics||2004|
|Judge Advocate College-CAP/USAFA||Safety Concrens on Pilot Check Rides||2000|
|CAP/USAFA National Boards (Atlanta)||Mediating Personnel Disputes||1998|