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  1. Aviation: 50%
    40 years
  2. Personal Injury: 50%
    40 years



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jerry. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • David Jay Gorewitz

    I worked for Jerry long ago and have consulted with him on numerous occasions since starting my own practice. I highly value Jerry's opinions and advice. Jerry is highly intelligent, knows how to prepare a case for trial and additionally has an engineering background, which makes him especially adept at understanding difficult engineering and physics type concepts, often necessary to understand by trial lawyers. Jerry has a great legal mind and will do his best to ensure his clients receive top dollar recoveries


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Contact info

Law Offices of Jerry H. Trachtman, P.A.

1735 W Hibiscus Blvd Ste 300
Melbourne, FL, 329012608


FLMember in Good Standing197606/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Contributions and Leadership to the FoundationInternational Research Foundation for RSD/CRPS2010
Outstanding Service and Dedication to the Legal ProfessionFlorida Bar Aviation Law Certification Committee2008
Outstanding LeadershipFlorida Bar Aviation Law Certification Committee2007
Distinguished Leadership and Community Service AwardJewish Federation of Brevard2001
Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Aviation LawFlorida Bar1996
Apollo Achievement AwardNASA1969
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLaw Offices of Jerry H. Trachtman, P.A.2002 - Present
ShareholderTrachtman and Henderson, P.A.1989 - 2002
ShareholderBross and Trachtman, P.A.1981 - 1989
ShareholderJerry H. Trachtman, P.A.1976 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Transportation Safety Board Bar AssociationFounding Member1983 - Present
American Association for JusticeSustaining Member1978 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember1978 - Present
Florida Bar, Aviation Law CommitteeMember1977 - Present
Florida Bar, Aviation Law Certification CommitteeChair2006 - 2007
Florida Bar, Aviation Law Certification CommitteeMember2002 - 2008
Florida Bar, Aviation Law CommitteeChair1995 - 1996
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jane Doe v Japanese Car ManufacturerConfidential settlement
John Doe v Japanese Car ManufacturerConfidential settlement
Jane Doe v Fixed Base OperatorTrial Verdict in excess of $30,000,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Safety ReportVitamin Supplements: Be Very Careful2012
The Safety ReportHome Invasions2012
The Safety ReportFear of Flying2012
The Safety ReportNew Protections for Airline Passengers2011
The Safety ReportAging Airliner Safety-Much Ado About Nothing?2011
The Safety ReportBreathe Easy on Your Next Airline Flight-Or Maybe Not2011
The Safety ReportHow Safe is Airline Travel2010
The Safety ReportTime to Spare? Go By Air2010
The Safety ReportSpace Tourism: A Regulatory Overview2010
Time MagazineQuoted regarding control tower ops at JFK2010
The Safety ReportObstructive Sleep Apnea-An Often Overlooked Killer2010
The Safety ReportMinimizing the Risk of General Anesthesia in Surgery2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1976
Pennsylvania State UniversityElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Bar Aviation Law Certification Exam Review CourseSpace Law2012
23d Annual Aviation Law and Insurance SymposiumCommercial Spaceflight - Going Where No One Has Gone Before2012
Florida Bar Aviation Law CommitteeAirline Fume Events2011
Experimental Aircraft AssociationFAA Enforcement2011
Corporate Flight DepartmentFAA Enforcement2011
Aviation Technician Education Council ConventionLegal Issues Affecting the Aviation Technician2011
Malibu, Mirage, Meridian Owners/Pilots AssociationFAA Enforcement2010
Aviation GroupsAviation Law2010
Florida Bar Aviation Law Certification Exam Review CourseSpace Law2009
Aviation GroupsAviation Law2009
Aviation GroupsAviation Law2008
Florida Bar Aviation Law Certification Examination Review CourseSpace Law1996