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Sarah Joanna Nilsson

Aviation Attorney at Peoria, AZ

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Sarah Nilsson, Sarah J. Nilsson


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About Sarah

Learn Sarah’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Aviation
    70%
    FAA Airman Enforcement Action, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drone) law, Commercial Space Operations and Policy

    9 years

  2. Business
    10%
    Business Formation, LLC, Corporations, 501(c)(3), Contracts

    9 years

  3. Estate planning
    10%
    Wills, Power of Attorney, Advanced Directives

  4. Mediation
    10%
    Circle Justice

When I am not practicing law or performing the duties of a law professor, I can be found riding my Hayabusa motorcycle, flying airplanes, hiking, kayaking, spending time with my dog, or reading up on my favorite topic, ancient religions.

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Licensed for 8 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 12/21/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Sarah

Nilsson Law, PLLC
8733 West Puget Ave
Peoria, AZ, 85345

Reviews

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Posted by Extreme Aerial Productions | January 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attention to detail
Sarah was precise, articulate, with her legal advice, protection and guidance. Her work has been above reproach, the attention to detail has been incredible and her willingness to understand my space and help navigate me through my goals is a skill set rarely found in an attorney. Lots of people can quote law, lots of people can defend law, few can interpret and create law - Sarah is one of the few!
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Posted by Jeremy Davalos | March 23, 2015
My go-to attorney
Sarah not only can help out with navigating the legal mumbo-jumbo, but also very knowledgeable in space, aviation, and contract law. She has an excellent network of other attorneys to help out with random and unpredictable matters.
Posted by Giancarlo Sapelli | December 31, 2014
Prenuptial Agreement Review
Sarah is a wonderful attorney and who I recommend all of my friends and clients to for any contract work. She always responds quickly and keeps her clients informed every step of the way. She is very knowledgeable about the law and works diligently to stay current on all topics. She is just wonderful to work with, you will not regret hiring her.
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Posted by Monica | December 30, 2014
Sarah is a dynamic attorney
Sarah has handled contracts and business structure for my newly formed business. She has provided dynamic legal advice and offered terrific services. She exceeded my expectations and delivered when she said she would. She has a high level of integrity which is hard to find. It is with high regards that I recommend Sarah Nilsson as the go to business attorney.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Full-Time Faculty
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2015 - Present
  • FAASTeam Safety Representative
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • 2015 - Present
  • Founder and Managing Attorney
  • Nilsson Law, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Northcentral University
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 2011
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2006
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003
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Legal Cases

  • Cases

Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta, International Law Fraternity
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Women in Aviation, International
  • 2002 - Present
  • Arizona Summit Law School Alumni Association
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Arizona Summit Law School, Student Bar Association
  • Evening Student Delegate
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Arizona Summit Law School, Aviation Law Student Association
  • President
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Arizona Summit Law School, Night Student Society
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's List
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • 2014
  • CALI award in Business Associations
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • 2014
  • Order of the Quill
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • 2014
  • Merit Scholarship Award
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • 2014
  • Community Service (Pro Bono) Certificate
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • 2014
  • Honors, Cum Laude
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • 2014
  • Dean's List
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • 2013
  • Merit Scholarship Award
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • 2013
  • Dean's List
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • 2012
  • Merit Scholarship Award
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • 2012
  • PBIS Staff Member of the Week Award
  • South Mountain High School
  • 2011
  • Merit Scholarship Award
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • 2011
  • Dean's List
  • Northcentral University
  • 2011
  • Dean's List
  • Northcentral University
  • 2010
  • Dean's List
  • Northcentral University
  • 2009
  • Dean's List
  • Northcentral University
  • 2008
  • Teacher of the Week Award
  • South Mountain High School
  • 2007
  • Dean's List
  • Northcentral University
  • 2007
  • Dean's List
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2006
  • Dean's List
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2005
  • Dean's List
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2004
  • Dean's List
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2003
  • Dean's List
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2002
  • Dean's List
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2001
  • Dean's List
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • A3iRCON 2016
  • UAS in the NAS - Registration and more
  • 2016
  • Presentation on UAS Rules and Regulations
  • Drone Law
  • 2015
  • Podcast on UAVs
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and the Law
  • 2015
  • Meeting of the Prescott Airport Users Association
  • Pilot Enforcement Action
  • 2015
  • FAA Wings Seminar
  • UAS and the new AC91-57A
  • 2015
  • FAA Wings Seminar
  • UAS and the Airspace
  • 2015
  • Copper state Fly-In
  • UAS in the National Airspace System: policy and law
  • 2015
  • A3irCon
  • UAS regulations
  • 2015
  • 2015 Intelligence and Homeland Security Enterprise Conference
  • Drone Law - Unmanned Aircraft Regulation in the US
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (19)
Endorse Sarah
Aviation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Sarah is an excellent attorney with a great attitude. She is very detail oriented, a hard worker, and willing to go the extra mile. Sarah was truly a pleasure to work with!"
Aviation Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is incredibly knowledgeable in Aviation and Business law. Her credentials are outstanding, and her breadth of experience makes her the lawyer to turn to when facing a legal issue involving aviation or business."
Aviation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah's knowledge and enthusiasm for Aviation Law is absolutely amazing. I haven't met anyone more devoted to the practice."
Aviation Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Aviation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah gave a presentation at my law firm regarding the current state of the fast-evolving Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) rules and regulations, and she knocked it out of the park. She is impressive, with abundant knowledge that she conveys effortlessly and efficiently."
Aviation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is a highly respected, highly skilled attorney. She has a deep breadth of knowledge, and experience. Her nonstop work ethic makes her the go to lawyer for Aviation or Estate planning matters. With Sarah you can always know she'll work hard to help clients achieve great results. I strongly endorse her."
Aviation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sarah is very knowledgeable in her field. She would without a doubt be the attorney I would go to with any issue related to Aviation law. In addition, Sarah is clearly very passionate about her practice. As such, she is an incredible advocate for her clients."
Aviation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is an amazing Aviation attorney, who works hard for her clients. She is efficient and trustworthy. I endorse this lawyer."
Aviation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is extremely knowledgeable on aviation because she is a commercial pilot and flight instructor. In addition to teaching aviation in the air, Sarah also teaches on the ground as an adjunct faculty for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and she co-authored a book on aviation law with her focus on on commercial space law. The skills she obtained while instructing students, in the air or on the ground, on how to safely operate aircraft in the national airspace will greatly benefit the clients she represents. If you are looking for an “out of this world” experience regarding commercial space law, or maybe something a little more down to earth regarding drone or aviation law, let Sarah jump in the cockpit and help you navigate through the difficult legal issues."
Aviation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Nilsson is passionate and knowledgeable about aviation law. She is a dedicated to her clients and her work in the field of aviation law. I would highly recommend this attorney."
Aviation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sarah is passionate an extremely knowledgeable in this area of the law. She is an excellent attorney!"
Aviation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Other
"Sarah has a down-to-earth attitude and a passion for her work. I trust Sarah with client referrals because of her top notch character and diligence."
Aviation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is passionate about aviation and aviation law. Not only is she a great lawyer, she is a thought leader in her area of law. i highly recommend this lawyer."
Aviation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Competence is Sarah's watchword. Sarah is one of the most qualified individuals I know, holding several advanced degrees, to include a PhD. I met Sarah in law school and know her personally. I would not hesitate recommending my friends and family to her."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sarah and I have worked on pre-nuptials, and I refer all of my contract work to her. She is efficient and knowledgeable and a wonderful advocate and resource for her clients."
Administrative law Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Nilsson is smart, talented, and an incredible lawyer."
Aviation Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is rare in our field to find those who are so passionate about a particular area of law. Sarah's passion for aviation law is second to none, and I am thrilled to have a fellow lawyer in the community to point friends and family toward for this area of law."
Aviation Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Nilsson is passionate and knowledgeable about aviation law. She is a dedicated advocate for her clients and works tirelessly to meet her client's needs. I would highly recommend this attorney."
Aviation Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah as incredibly passionate and knowledgeable in aviation law. She is a dedicated advocate and an incredible person and I wholeheartedly recommend her in the field of Aviation Law."
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