I completed my undergraduate studies at Duke University in 1975, receiving an AB Degree with distinction in economics. Following Duke University, I attended Southern Methodist School... more
I completed my undergraduate studies at Duke University in 1975, receiving an AB Degree with distinction in economics. Following Duke University, I attended Southern Methodist School of Law and received a Juris Doctor degree in 1978. Since graduating SMU Law School, I joined the Law Offices of Kern & Wooley, LLP and became a partner in 1985. I am currently Of Counsel with Tressler, LLP. ... view profile
Aviation law provides rules for operating airplanes and other aircraft, and regulates airline flights. Airport construction, operation, and maintenance are also governed by aviation law. If you are a pilot, aviation law tells you the proper take-off and landing procedures, what to include in flight plans and where to file them, what altitudes to fly at, and whether instrument-only flight is possible. If there is an aviation accident, the person responsible—whether it's the baggage handler, the airplane mechanic, the flight controller, or the pilot—is often easily identified by their failure to follow specified flight procedures. There can be many factors in an aviation accident, so an aviation lawyer is often very helpful.