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John Allen Greaves

John Allen Greaves

Practice areas:

Aviation, Multi-District Litigation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

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About Me

In addition to being aseasoned airline accident lawyer, John A. Greaves is a former airline captain and an experienced airline transport pilot. Since joining Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman's aviation litigation team in the early 1990s, John has represented hundreds of airline accident victims in more than 35 airline disasters, representing clients in virtually every major U.S. airline disaster in the last 20 years.


 


He was on the legal team that negotiated one of Baum Hedlund’s most significant aviation litigation achievements when the firm won, as part of the settlement in the January 8, 2003 Air Midwest Flight 5481 crash in Charlotte, NC, the agreement of the airline and maintenance company, in an organized ceremony, to deliver an unprecedented official public apology for the crash to the families.


John has been appointed to the following aviation litigation committees: Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee, MDL-2085, In Re: Air Crash near Clarence Center, New York, on February 12, 2009; Plaintiffs' Executive Committee, September 11, 2001 Tort Litigation (airline passenger cases); Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, MDL-1448, American Airlines 587 Crash, Belle Harbor (Queens), New York, 2001; Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, Singapore Airlines Crash, Taipei, Taiwan, 2000; and the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, Atlantic Southeast Airlines Crash, near Carrollton, Georgia, 1995.


The Aviation Section of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) awarded John with “Outstanding Section Member, 2009” for his significant contribution to an AAJ legislation project to seek better compensation for victims of general aviation accidents. John has been chosen by his peers for several years in a row to be listed in Southern California Super Lawyers®. He is a member of the state bars of California, the District of Columbia, Iowa and Missouri and a member of the American Association for Justice, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association and Air Line Pilots Association. He has Martindale Hubbell’s highest AV® Peer Review Rating, is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and has the highest Avvo.com superb score of 10.


John has been a licensed pilot for more than 40 years, five years of which were as a pilot in scheduled airlines service, and four years of which were in the capacity of captain. As an airline captain, John supervised flight and ground crews, ensured compliance with all FAA operations and maintenance regulations, documents and inspections. John is an airline transport rated pilot and former Captain for Comair. He has flown over 10,000 hours total flight time since 1966 and over 3,000 hours as a Captain in Part 121 and Part 135 scheduled airline operations.  

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Wrongful Death: 25%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Multi-District Litigation: 25%
  4. Aviation: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman PC

12100 Wilshire Blvd.
Ste. 950
Los Angeles, CA, 90025-7107

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman PC

1500 Market Street
12th Floor East Tower
Philadelphia, PA, 19102

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman PC

1250 24th Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20037

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

113 S, Monroe Street
1st Floor
Tallahassee, FL, 32301

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

201 St. Charles Avenue
Suite 2500
New Orleans, LA, 70170

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200107/18/2014
CAActive199405/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Southern California Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel EditionSuper Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition2010
Outstanding Section Member, Aviation SectionThe American Association of Justice2009
Corporate Counsil EditionSouthern California Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2009
Listed, Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersLexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell2008
Aviation Safety AwardNational Air Disaster Foundation2002
Recommended High FlyerAviation Counsel MagazineN/A
Distinguished ServiceAir Line Pilots Association, Counsel 37N/A
Who's Who in the WestMarquis Who's WhoN/A
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's WhoN/A
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's WhoN/A
Who's Who in the WorldMarquis Who's WhoN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedLexisNexis Martindale Hubbell®N/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberPlaintiffs' Steering Committee, MDL-1448, American Airlines 587 Crash2001 - 2004
MemberPlaintiffs' Executive Committee, September 11, 2001 Tort Litigation2001 - 2004
MemberPlaintiffs' Steering Committee, Singapore Airlines Crash2000 - 2003
MemberPlaintiffs' Steering Committee, Atlantic Southeast Airlines Crash1995 - 1998
PilotAirline Transport Pilot Certificate, Multi-Engine Land, with type ratings for the EMB-110, SD-3, SF-340 airliners1969 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee, MDL-2085, In Re: Air Crash near Clarence Center, New York, on February 12, 2009Member2009 - Present
Addmission to US District Court, Western District of New YorkN/A2009 - Present
Admission to MissouriN/A2004 - Present
Admission to U.S. District Court, Southern District of New YorkN/A2002 - Present
Admission to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New YorkN/A2002 - Present
Admission to District of ColumbiaN/A2001 - Present
Admission to U.S. District Court, Northern District of IllinoisN/A2000 - Present
Admission to U.S. District Court, Northern District of New YorkN/A1996 - Present
Admission to U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth CircuitN/A1995 - Present
Admission to U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth CircuitN/A1995 - Present
Admission to U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth CircuitN/A1995 - Present
Admission to U.S. District Court, Southern District of CaliforniaN/A1995 - Present
Admission to U.S. District Court, Eastern District of CaliforniaN/A1995 - Present
Admission to U.S. District Court, Central District of CaliforniaN/A1995 - Present
Admission to U.S. District Court, Northern District of CaliforniaN/A1994 - Present
Admission to CaliforniaN/A1994 - Present
Admission to U.S. District Court, Southern District of IowaN/A1992 - Present
Admission to IowaN/A1992 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
District of Columbia BarMemberN/A
Missouri State BarMemberN/A
Iowa Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Forum Committee on Air and Space LawMemberN/A
American Association for Justice, Aviation Law SectionMemberN/A
Lawyer Pilots Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Air Line Pilots AssociationMemberN/A
Delta Theta PhiMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Feazell v. Mesa Airlines, Inc., 917 S.W. 2d 895 (Tex. App. 1996)N/A
In re Air Crash Off Point Mugu, California, on January 30, 2000 145 F.Supp.2d 1156 (N.D.Cal., 2001)N/A

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University College of Business and Public AdministrationN/AM.P.A1992
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor, With Honors1992
Airline Transport Pilot License, USAN/APilot License1982
University of Missouri, Kansas CityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Lorman Education Services"Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases in California"2002
Aviation Litigation Seminar"Aviation and Space Law Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section"1999