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I practice all aspects of aviation law including litigation, regulatory and land use/zoning.  I handle matters for major air carriers, manufacturers, FBOs, aviation insurers and small operators. I also defend pilots, mechanics and corporations in FAA Enforcement  actions througout the country. I have worked on a number of complex land use development and zoning matters in close proximity to airports. 


Practice areas


  1. Aviation: 90%
    22 years
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 10%
    18 years

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151 Meetings St
Suite 600
Charleston, SC, 29401-2233

151 Meeting Street, Suite 600
Charleston, SC, 29401-2239



DCActive 200607/05/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200208/05/2016
SCGood Standing199403/07/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Professor of Aviation LawUniversity of South Carolina School of Law2006 - Present
PartnerNelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough2004 - Present
Adjunct Professor of Legal WritingCharleston School of Law2004 - 2006
Chief Operations AttorneyDelta Air Lines, Inc2001 - 2004
AssociateNelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough1998 - 2001
AssociateHaynsworth Marion McKay Guerard1996 - 1998
N/AFederal District Court - Judicial Law Clerk1994 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Air Taxi AssociationGeneral Counsel2007 - Present
ABA Forum on Air & Space LawGoverning Board Member2004 - Present
NTSB Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Lawyer Pilots Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
In House Defense QuarterlyPuntive Damages in an Airline Case2006
Air & Space LawyerBook Review - Aviation Law Cases & Materials2006
Defense Research Institue SkywritingsThe Future of Air Carrier DVT Claims - Is the End Near2006
NTSB Bar Association NewsletterHelicopter Air Ambulance Services2005
NTSB Bar Association NewsletterSuccessfully Defending Enforcement Actions2004
South Carolina LawyerPost September 11 Aviation Law: A Proliferation of Litigation, Allegations of Discrimination and Prosecutions of Unruly Passengers2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NBAA Maintenance Management ConferenceRisk and Litigation Issues2009
International Air Taxi ConventionAir Taxi Legal Issues2008
Finance and Administrative ConferenceAir Taxis2008
Aviation Week VLJ ConferenceStaying Ahead of the Compliance Challenge2008
AAAE Commuincation ConferenceLegal Aspects of Airport Crisis Commuincations2008
ABA Aviation LitigationAviation Litigation2006
SMU Air Law SymposiumAviation Regulatory Enforcement Actions2005
ABA Forum on Air & Space LawAviation Litigation2005
ABA Tort and Insurance Practice - Aviation LitigationAviation Litigation2004