Cowles and Thompson has a long history of representing companies in the aviation industry in complex litigation and disputes surrounding general business issues. Our attorneys routinely represent aircraft manufacturers, aircraft maintenance and repair facilities, component manufacturers and general aviation clients in litigation, as well as pre-litigation business disputes. Our aviation litigators have more than 25 years of trial experience in all forms of litigation in both state and federal courts. Our ability to combine our trial skills with a comprehensive understanding of the industry uniquely situates Cowles and Thompson to represent aviation clients in all aspects of the law.

Defense of Claims

Cowles and Thompson attorneys represent clients in defense of claims against aircraft manufacturers or providers, especially where disputes may occur in areas such as:

  • Product liability
  • Incident/accident litigation
  • Personal injury and wrongful death
  • Property damage claims
  • Warranty claims

Business Issues

Often, our attorneys represent aviation industry clients on a variety of business issues related to business operations, equipment leasing, and business management.  We have worked effectively with clients to manage regulatory concerns and compliance.  Representation includes:

  • General counsel to aviation enterprises
  • Alleged breaches of contract
  • Alleged interference with business relations

Types of Clients Represented

  • Major U.S.-based carrier airlines
  • Aircraft component part manufacturers
  • Fixed-based operators (FBOs)
  • F.A.A. certified repair stations
  • Helicopter manufacturers
  • Fixed-wing aircraft manufacturers
  • Air charter operations/brokers

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