Aviation Litigation

Our trial work in the aviation industry covers many areas from commercial and employment matters to products liability actions. Years of experience with aviation clients, including actions arising from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, means we are intimately familiar with the great number of issues facing this industry, and how to deal with them.

Campbell Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. represents numerous domestic and foreign airlines, as well as their insurers, aircraft manufacturers and component part suppliers, airport authorities, and ground handling companies in a wide range of cases. We have successfully handled matters brought in state and federal courts in addition to domestic and international arbitration tribunals. The firm has substantial and current experience defending claims involving personal injury and death, discrimination, including passenger profiling, accessibility by travelers with disabilities, property damage and premises liability. We regularly litigate cases governed by the Warsaw Convention, Montreal Convention and other international treaties, as well as those that fall under the aviation laws and regulations of the United States.

Currently, the firm is representing one of the non-carrier airlines in the litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York arising out of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein appointed Richard Campbell to the Aviation Defendants’ Executive Committee (“ADEC”) as Representative of the “Non-Carrier” Airlines Group. He also appointed Kathleen Guilfoyle as the Alternate Representative. The ADEC is responsible for coordinating the overall management of the procedural aspects of the litigation.

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