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About me

My specialty in aviation law derives from my previous professional piloting career.  I hold ATP, CFIAISME & Glider, FE and A & P ratings and have been a pilot for 40 years.  I am still active racing gliders cross country and teaching aerobatics.   A natural adjunct to this became business law and federal agency law.  I am also a staunch supporter of ADR.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 51%
    22 years, 100 cases
  2. Aviation: 35%
    22 years, 100 cases
  3. Mediation: 6%
    17 years, 100 cases
  4. Administrative Law: 6%
    22 years, 100 cases
  5. Unspecified: 2%



Hourly ($175-275/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

673 W Mickelson Ln
Green Valley, AZ, 85614


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Judge Pro TemSan Diego Superior Court2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director, Southwest Region; Chief Legal OfficerPalladium Chief Legal Officers2009 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University2009 - Present
Attorney/Aviation ConsultantJames D. Lyne & Associates1994 - Present
Attorney/Advisor 2U.S. Small Business Administration2006 - 2006
Production Manager, Chief of Flight TestRiley SuperSkyrocket1989 - 2002
C-141 Second Officer/Flight EngineerUSAF1975 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Aerobatic ClubMember/Pilot2009 - Present
Soaring Society of AmericaPilot Member2005 - Present
Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationDefense Panel Attorney1985 - Present
Experimental Aircraft AssociationMember1968 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Sport Pilot MagazinePilot Report: The Sky Arrow1998
ThesisCAB Deregulation and its Effect on Legacy Carriers1980
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Central CaliforniaTransportation Engineering (Aviation)Other - Bachelors1980