A specialized industry such as aviation demands recognized legal counsel. As one of the leading litigation teams in Florida, Fowler White’s Aviation Group has a proven track record of successfully and efficiently handling complex, high-stakes cases.
The Aviation Group includes former military and commercial pilots, an aircraft engineer mechanic and multilingual attorneys. We combine legal acumen with practical industry experience to defend against claims that result from mass disasters and aircraft accidents on both local and international fronts.
Our emphasis is aviation litigation, with an added focus on the transactional and financial matters that arise in this area. We guide clients through the accident investigation process and work quickly to minimize business disruptions and public relations concerns. Our attorneys regularly handle litigation in state and federal courts and represent clients in appellate court proceedings, if needed. We have experience handling a wide range of aviation-related litigation including:
- Property damage
- Personal injury
- Wrongful death
- Cargo claims
- Insurance coverage
The Aviation Group has specific expertise with issues relating to service of process, jurisdiction over foreign and non-Florida entities, forum non conveniens, discovery abroad and multi-district litigation.
Our attorneys provide value, leadership and the kind of skilled representation that comes from an in-depth understanding of the specific legal issues facing the aviation industry. We actively represent major airline carriers and diverse segments of the aviation industry, including:
- Domestic and international carriers and their insurers
- Manufacturers of aircrafts, engines and other components
- Military aircraft/component manufacturers
- Aircraft lessors
- Aviation authorities
- Aviation maintenance companies and service providers
- Charter operators
- Corporate and individual aircraft owners and operators