Aviation Law

The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience representing aviation product manufacturers, aviation insurers, and airlines in wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, general personal injury, and coverage matters.

Airplane parked at the airport and preparation for next flight.

Members of the firm have handled aviation trial and appellate cases in state and federal courts in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska for clients such as:


  • Ace U.S.A.
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Allianz Aviation Managers
  • Global Aerospace
  • Oregon International Airshow
  • Port of Portland
  • Robinson Helicopters
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • US Aviation Underwriters 
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • XL Catlin
  • Allison Engine Company
  • Bell Helicopter Textron
  • Sikorsky Aircraft

Specialized, Unique Knowledge

The firm prides itself on its unique and highly specialized knowledge of aviation law.  Members of the firm have handled challenging and cutting-edge legal issues concerning such matters as the Warsaw and Montreal Conventions, the Air Carrier Access Act, the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Government Contractor Defense, and the General Aviation Revitalization Act. In addition, one of the firm’s founding partners, Jonathan Hoffman, is a regular featured speaker at aviation programs throughout the United States, including the SMU Air Law Symposium.