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Myron P. Papadakis

Myron P. Papadakis

also known as Pappy Papadakis

Practice areas:

Aviation, Personal Injury, Litigation

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About Me

 


 


Myron (Pappy) Papadakis is a 2013 Lederer Aviation Safety Award Winner.


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The Jerome F. Lederer Award is presented by the International Society of
Air Safety Investigators (ISASI), and is awarded for outstanding lifetime contributions to technical excellence in furthering aviation accident investigation and achieving Society objectives. Those objectives include enhancing aviation safety through the continuing development and improvement of investigation techniques. It is the only recurring award made by the Society.


 


Pappy has practiced Aviation Law for 36 years. He has been a qualified aviator for40 years, an Airline Pilot for Delta for 31 years. He has evaluated ,investigated or litigated over 450 aviation accidents. He was one of the first ISASI Fellows.


 


I work as a consulting attorney helping law firms understand the technical intracacies of why air vehicles crash. I have restricted my practice to this aeronautical endeavor.


 


I have teamed with over 120 Lawyers in over 70 different Law firms. The intense focus on aviation disasters ( over 400 aircraft accident evaluations, investigations and litigations), combined with military and airline flying allows me to help find pathways to succesful conclusion whether by alternate resolution or through Verdict.    

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Aviation: 80%
    42 years
  2. Litigation: 10%
    42 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    42 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (5-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

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    Olan Boudreaux Commercial Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Brent Coon And Associates Of Counsel For Air Law

300 Fannin, Suite 200
Houston, TX, 77002

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197508/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2013 Jerome LEDERER AVIATION SAFETY AWARDINTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AIR SAFETY INVESTIGATORS2014
Adjunct Faculty Excellence AwardSouth Texas College of Law SBA2013
Invited Member since 1988Million Dollar Advocates Forum2011
service Award for service as Adjunct ProfessorSouth Texas College Law2011
AV rating 10 consecutive yearsMartindale-Hubbell2009
Appreciation for Service as ALPA negotiatorALPA1999
who's Who in American EducationMarquis1998
who's Who in AmericaMarquis1997
who's Who in American LawMarquis1996
Aviation Section Chair 1996SBOT Award1996
ISASI Ethics Chairmen 6 yearsAward Of Appreciation-Outstanding Service1995
ISASI FellowFellow of the Society1993

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Of Cousel for AviationBrent Coon and Associates2008 - Present
Founding AttorneyThe Airlaws Group2002 - Present
Of Counsel for aviationSlack and Davis1994 - 2002
adjunct ProfessorSouth Texas College Law1981 - Present
LawyerPapadakis Matherne Campell and Johnson1981 - 1989
lawyerPapadakis Betts and Cooke1974 - 1981
Pilot/ F/O and CaptainDelta Airlines Inc.1970 - 2001

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
AlethiansFounding member2008 - Present
HTLAMember and BOD member2005 - Present
ACIAmember2003 - 2011
Million Dollar Advocate ForumInvitee1988 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1976 - 2010
International Society Of Air Safety InvestigatorsMember and Fellow of the Society1975 - Present
SBOTMember1975 - Present
ALPAVarious Safety Positions1970 - 2001

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Consulting attorney toOngoing
Gray v LockheedVerdict Upheld on Appeal
Consulting attorney and co counselplaintiff verdict reversed on Appeal

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Aircraft Accident Reconstruction and Litigation, fourth editionTextbook2011
TALPA symposium proceeding ,Istanbul TurkeyAirline safety2010
absolute Litigator PESIPrimer on Investigations2006
Absolute Litigator PESISafety and Liability2006
Absolute Litigator PESIThe Military Contract Defense2006
Absolute Litigator PESIThe Airline Industry -a look back.2006
Work horse seminar AFTLMilitary Contract Defense2006
work Horse Seminar AFTLAftermath of Disaster2006
Work Horse Seminar AFTLThe Safety Office..2006
Financial Justification of Nondestructive Testing,Taylor and Francischapter lesson not learned2006
Aircraft Accident Reconstruction and Litigation, third editionTextbook2004
State Bar of Texas Aviation Section MeetingThe Aftermath of Disaster, a Primer on Government and Legal Investigations of Aviation Crashes,2004
State Bar of Texas Aviation Section MeetingOut Maneuvering THE MILITARY CONTRACT DEFENSE ( if you look hard enough it probably wasn’t designed or built to specifications) …Avoid Military 3d.2004
State Bar of Texas Aviation Section MeetingThe Safety Office, The place where liability hangs out2004
SMU AIR LAW SYMPOSIUMPanelest, 737 Rudder problems2003
Aircraft Accident Reconstruction and Litigation, 2nd editionTextbook2002
L and J seminar b,Tucson AXSafety the place where Liability hangs out2002
AIEE Summer SymposiumTwenty-Twenty Hindsight2000
SBOT Aviation SectionMilitary Contract Update, Aviation Section1999
State Bar of Texas, Aviation Section MeetingMilitary Contract Update1999
ATLA Summer ConventionRecent Developments Regarding Aviation Litigation and the Military Contractor Defense, Aviation Section,1998
Civil Trial Practice... Winning Techniques (Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company)Textbook1998
Aircraft Accident Reconstruction and Litigation (Lawyers and Judges Press)Textbook1996
State Bar of Texas Convention, Aviation Law SectionMilitary Contract Defense: What the Justice Meant to Say1995
Lawyer Pilot Bar Association JournalMilitary Contract Defense1995
State Bar of Texas Convention, Aviation Law SectionMilitary Contract Defense: What the Justice Meant to Say1995
Texas Trial Lawyers Association State Seminar (civil, military, ICAO investigations).The Aftermath of Disaster: The Accident Investigation1995
Lawyer Pilot Bar Association, Law JournalThe Aftermath of Disaster: The Accident Investigation1995
South Texas College of Law, QuarterlyTop Gun Alum, feature article and interview1994
International Society of Air Safety Investigators Forum, Paris, FranceEarly Detection of Hazards, International Society of Air Safety Investigators Forum1994
International Society of Air Safety Investigators Forum, Paris, France,Early Detection of Hazards, International Society of Air Safety Investigators Forum, Paris, France, October 1994.1994
American Trial Lawyers Association PressTextbook, Best of Trial Product Liability Chapter General aviation1992
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Trial Magazine,General Aviation Air Crash Litigation, July 1985.1985
Trial MagazineGeneral Aviation Air Crash Litigation1984
Embry Riddle Symposium Proceedings, Air Law and InsuranceMilitary Contract Defense, Embry Riddle Symposium Proceedings, Air Law and Insurance, 1982, Orlando, Florida.1982
International Society of Air Safety Investigators Forum,New Technology in Aircraft Accident Investigation, Caracas, Veneazuela, October 1978.1978
International Society of Air Safety Investigators Forum, Montreal, Canada,The Law, Federal Safety Regulations and Safety Are Not and Need Not Be Mutually Exclusive, October 1977.1977
Kansas Trial Lawyer Advocate,Air Crash Litigation, July/August 1976.1976
Texas Trial Lawyer ForumPlaintiff’s Attorney Role in General Aviation Air Crash Litigation, Part II, , July/August 19761976
South Texas College of Law, Law Journal,Admissibility of Aircraft Accident Reports: An Update, 1976.1976
Texas Trial Lawyer Forum,Plaintiff’s Attorney Role in General Aviation Air Crash Litigation, April/June 1976.1976
NADC, Johnsville,Search and Rescue, Conceptual Studies, 1969.1969
Occupational Burn Conference, NIOSH,Occupations at High Burn Risk, Miami 1977.N/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1974
University of Nebraska, LincolnSafety engineering -non degreeBS Mechanical Engineering1963

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
TALPA symposium ,Istanbul TurkeyAirline safety and aircraft Investigations2010
work horse seminar3 speaches on aviation matters2006
Absolute Litigator4 speaches on Aviation Law Topics2006
SBOT aviation Section3 speaches on aviation matters2004
SBOT AViation SectionAftermath of Disaster2004
SMU AIR LAW SYMPOSIUMPanelest, 737 Rudder problems2003
SMU AIR LAW CONFERENCE737 Rudder (Panelist)2003
L and J Seminar TucsonLiability Hangs Out2002
AIEE St Louis MO.Twenty Twenty Hindsight2000
ISASI symposium, Paris FranceEarly Detection Of Hazards1994
ERAU Air Law Symposium-OrlandoMILCONDEF1982
ISASI symposiumNew Technology1978
ISASI symposiumThe Law and Safety1977