Shareholder Stephen F. Coxhead has been identified by independent research with client and peers as being amongst the world’s leading Transport Lawyers by Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2017 in Aviation Contentious, one of four categories that make up the Transport 2017 section.
Since 1996, Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law and has featured over 17,000 of the world’s leading private practice lawyers from over 100 national jurisdictions. Published by Law Business Research, Ltd., an independent London-based publishing group, they provide research, analysis and reports on the international legal services marketplace.
Coxhead is a shareholder in the Aviation practice group at Fowler White Burnett. With a laser focus on issues important to the aviation industry, Coxhead has represented manufacturers of aircraft, airframes and component parts in cases arising from crashes throughout the world involving general aviation and commercial aircraft. He has achieved particular success in obtaining dismissals on forum non conveniens grounds and in winning summary judgment under the General Aviation Revitalization Act.
In addition to the firm’s Aviation practice group, Coxhead is also a member of Fowler White Burnett’s Commercial Litigation,Maritime, and Products Liability & Toxic Torts practice groups where he has broad experience as a litigator practicing in the defense of manufacturers in product liability and complex commercial matters. He has successfully handled numerous mass casualty, wrongful death, electrocution and amputation injury cases – receiving several industry awards recognizing the results he achieved for clients.
Stephen has also handled both litigation and transactional matters for numerous maritime interests including domestic and international insurers, cargo carriers, cruise lines, commercial and pleasure vessel owners, operators and charterers, marina and terminal owners and operators.