|VA||Authorized to practice law||1997||03/31/2016|
|Editor In Chief||Aviation Safety Blog||2010 - Present|
|Senior partner||Crouse Law Offices, PLLC||2000 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Past Products Liability Chair||2000 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association||N/A||1988 - Present|
|Helicopter Association International||N/A||1988 - Present|
|International Society of Air Safety Investigators||N/A||1988 - Present|
|Lawyer Pilots Bar Association||N/A||1982 - Present|
|American Helicopter Society||N/A||1982 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1982 - Present|
|Aviation Law Cases and Materials||Aviation Law Cases and Materials||2006|
|Duke University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|Davidson College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1971|
|Embry Riddle Law and Insurance Symposium||How Litigation Can Help Accident Prevention||2008|
|International Helicopter Safety Symposium||How Litigation Can Help Break the Accident Chain||2007|
|Products Liability Conference||Daubert in N.C. Product Liability Cases||2003|
|SMU Air Law Symposium||Litigating Against the Foreign Defendant||2000|
|SMU Air Law Symposium||Machin Privilege Threatens Doom to Service Members' Product Liability Claims||1993|
|SMU Air Law Symposium||Confidentialty Agreements and Protective Orders||1991|
Posted by Yolanda
I don't even know where to begin. I was injured 33000+ ft in the air during a flight. I did not know what to do first after dealing with doctors, surgeons, and nurses while trying to heal. I called a large legal firm that advertises in North Carolina to see if they could help me. After being grilled like I was the problem, my sister-in-law who lives in Memphis, researched attorneys in my area and gave me a choice of 2. Well I called James Crouse and the first thing he told me was that he would help me put a letter together for the airline and he would do it for free. Then he said "you don't have to go with me as your lawyer, but you will need a good lawyer in order to handle the big airline." I felt so taken care of and he was very honest about everything from the start. He worked on my case for over 4 years. He prepared my husband and I for everything that could happen.
Jim came to our house when I could not walk and he continued to come to the house when I was healing. I could ask him any question and get an answer even if it was one that was not in my favor. I never want to have to go through something like this again, but if I have to, I will call Jim as soon as possible. Even opposing counsel liked him and that makes a huge difference in the outcome of a case.
Just FYI...... he has entertaining stories about his life that go on for days! He kept me on my toes. Thank you Attorney Crouse!
Posted by anonymous
I contacted Jim Crouse after my husband was killed in a small plane crash while learning to fly. If tthe accident were due to equipment malfunction, I wanted to keep it from happening again. Jim relentlessly investigated all angles and exhausted all resources while remaining kind and sensitive to my concerns and desires. While we weren't able to determine a cause, Jim obtained a satisfactory settlement with one of the flight instructor's insurers and I am confident our best effort was made. I would recommend Jim for his professional expertise as well as his personal sensitivity. I'm grateful to Jim for his help during a very difficult time.
Posted by jeff
I had the opportunity of working with Mr. Crause regarding a FAA infraction. The case was complex and required many hours of research and fact finding. Many times I had thought that we had came to a dead end road. These roadblocks had given me the feeling of wanting to give up. Somehow, Mr Crause was able to put it in four wheel drive and go through these road blocks. His knowledge and ability to keep me focused was something I never expected out of a lawyer. He was also able to relay a peace of mind in an otherwise troubling situation for me.
Being such a complex case, I was worried about the ability to pay for the services. Mr. Crause was able to consolidate and multi task using every available minute in each hour. These tactics reduced the bill beyond my expectations.
We have finished work on my case but still stay in touch over the months. This is just another reason why I am writing this review and recommend him to everyone I talk to in the aviation community.
Esteban Aguilar, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I had the pleasure of working with Jim Crouse on a case that resulted from a helicopter crash that occurred outside Roswell, New Mexico. I specifically sought out and retained Jim Crouse because of his experience and expertise in aviation cases, and his prior experience in helicopter crash cases. He came highly recommended from various sources. I was not disappointed. Jim is an outstanding attorney and a great co-counsel. He is easy to work with, and always carries his share of the load. He provided superior advice, knowledge and counsel in all areas that were needed, and provided invaluable guidance that allowed us to successfully resolve the case. Jim is a great person.