Dear Trial Attorney:
We should like the opportunity to introduce you to THE AIRLAWS GROUP. Immediately you should recognize that THE AIRLAWS GROUP is an ASSOCIATION of individual consulting attorneys offering service to lawyers and law firms in the area of the “ Aeronautical endeavor”* We are not a law firm. (For the scope of services and definition click Aero Endeavor) Individual members of the Airlaws group offer their services to other attorneys or law firms who are desirous of support and help in the aviation matters. THE AIRLAWS GROUP does not offer its services directly to the public, nor does it advertise in “ Public Media.” The Airlaws Group does not directly or indirectly solicit victims as clients.
The unique services members can provide are decided upon on a case by case basis. We either work on a share the risk contingency or by the hour basis on select cases. We feel confident you will find the arrangements, fair, flexible and cost effective to you and your client.
As you analyze the material provided you, you will recognize that our members have the experience, manpower and financial capability to support contingent fee arrangements ranging from consulting help, through co- counsel all the way to pure referrals. The group represents about 400 years legal experience and 450 years aviation experience. Members have evaluated, investigated or helped litigate in excess of 1,000 airplane accidents. Individual resumes are included by clicking on RESUMES.
If you have an aviation related matter that you are considering referring to another firm, or if you require help in an aviation matter, please consider teaming with one or more of the individual members of THE AIRLAWS GROUP. To contact us, please click the "Contact" link at the top of the page.
M. P. “Pappy” Papadakis
MYRON P. PAPADAKIS
THE AIRLAWS GROUP
Has vast experience and specific capabilities to support your case needs.
A person or law firm looking for an aviation litigation team to handle or help handle any aviation accident should hire a firm that has aviation expertise and focus in that area.
The lead trial attorney need not be an aeronautical engineer or a pilot. If the attorney is not trained or experienced in the aircraft accident litigation, then his firm may have to supplement and team with hire such aviation consultants and experts. Our attorneys have vast experience and specific capability to support your case needs.
1. Aviation has been a major factor in most members background.
3. Most have worked or trained in air crash litigations.
4. Many have an aviation or engineering background.
5. Several have taught aeronautics or other facets of the aeronautical endeavor.
6. Many have attended an accredited aircraft accident investigating school.
7. A few have taught facets of aircraft accident investigating.
8. A few have published concerning aircraft accident investigating.
9. Many have participated in military, civilian or ICAO aircraft accident investigations.
10. Many have authored professional articles within the areas of aviation accidents, aviation safety or systems safety.
11. The Airlaws Group (in total) have evaluated, or investigated several thousand accidents and incidents.
12. Our members have helped investigate numerous aircraft accidents.
13. Many of these aviation accident cases involved product defect or strict product liability.
14. Many of these cases required use of the Freedom of Information Act. (FOIA) 15. Many of these aviation crash litigations involved the Military Contract Defense issue.
16. Many of these aviation crash litigations involved maritme aviation accident litigation where Death of the High Seas Act (DOHSA).
17. Members have evaluated, investigated or litigated helicopter accidents.
18. Members have evaluated , investigated or litigated General Aviation accidents.
19. Members have evaluated , investigated or litigated military accidents.
20. Members have evaluated, investigated or litigated Navy aircraft accidents.
21. Members have evaluated, investigated or litigated Army aircraft accidents.
22. Members have evaluated, investigated or litigated USAF aircraft accidents.
23. Members have authored professional aviation or aviation safety related articles.
24. Members have evaluated, investigated or litigated an airline accident.
25. Members have conducted aircraft accident reconstruction studies by utilizing flight simulators.
26. Members have utilized the Federal Tort Claim Act in an aviation accident case.
27. Members have been involved with aviation crash litigations where the General Aviation Revitalization Act (GARA) was involved.
38. Members have been involved, evaluated, investigated or litigated aviation accidents that occurred worldwide.
29. Most members are pilots.
30. Most have a military flying background.
41. Many are airline pilots.
Members of the AIRLAWS GROUP have been involved with aviation cases that have occurred in many different places, they include:
USA States: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Illinois, Colorado, Alaska, Georgia, Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, Ohio, Idaho, North Dakota, Montana, South Dakota, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Wisconsin, California, South Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina. New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, Kansas, Maine
Gulf of Tonkin, North Sea, Java Sea, Gulf of Mexico. Off Nigerian Coast., Off Long Island, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea.
Canada., Columbia, Ireland, Bahamas, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Korea,
Turkey, United Kingdom, Germany, Thailand,
For: Aviation experience,
If your law firm is substantial and qualified, but unfamiliar with Aviation Cases you should consider AIRLAWS as and option as compared to referring large percentages of your case to established Aviation firms. It is probable that you, with Airlaws help can serve your client’s every need. Should you wish to employ an Airlaw’s member attorney or several Airlaw’s members to solve a legal issue for you or your client the process is simple.
How we operate:
You may contact Airlaws or the Attorney of choice directly.
You may chose one or many of us to form a team in support of your needs.
Based on your needs or your client’s needs we can chose to work with one attorney or several.
Our association is capable of handling aviation accident victim’s cases from case onset through trial and appeal. There are many options hereinafter described.
You may refer your case to a team made up of Airlaw’s members. This referral would be based on a contingency basis to be decided upon.
A. If you refer all aspects of such a case to Airlaw’s members, and you retained and worked as POC with the client for damages issues the referral would entail Airlaw’s members financing the case as well. Here the contract would be negotiated to client’s satisfaction.
B. If you team with Airlaw’s members, you would negotiate who would be lead and then tasks would be assigned as well as contingent expectations. Expenses would be prorated and paid in accordance with Case contingent expectations. Example 50% AIRLAWS 50% referring attorney expenses split 50-50
Update - 25 March 2014 - Some search engines associate Airlaws.com with:
“PAPADAKIS & ALLMAN" which was active in Austin, TX from 1995 through 2001. Their legal relationship was dissolved and ended in 2001. Both attorneys remain members of AIRLAWS located at WWW.Airlaws.com.
Advertising for Lawyers by Lawyers
[This Web site is not intended to advertise services directly to the public.
Services offered by this web site are directed to attorneys and other law firms.]
AIRLAWS is not a Law Firm. AIRLAWS is a consulting group made up of lawyer members with a focus on aviation.
AIRLAWS members are attorneys who may be contacted directly.
AIRLAWS is a network of attorneys who focus on some varying aspects of the aeronautical endeavor.
Attorneys who are members of AIRLAWS have no dues, agreements or other fee arrangements, nor do they have expense sharing arrangements.
The lawyers named as members of AIRLAWS have assumed no joint professional responsibility for any clients’ legal affairs. To the contrary individual members of AIRLAWS may be contacted and contracted for directly.
Whenever an AIRLAWS attorney member is hired or contracted for by other law firms or attorney, then individual consulting contracts are made solely between the employing law firm and the associated AIRLAW’S member in strict conformance with applicable State Bar Rules.
AIRLAW’S member attorneys do offer some services with a focus on the aeronautical endeavor. State Bar of Texas does not have Aviation Law as a certification specialty. A focus is specifically not a claim of a specialty.
The AIRLAW advertising is directed exclusively to other attorneys competent in their own right to evaluate and handle legal matters. AIRLAWS members offer consulting and associate counsel help to such qualified lawyers.
AIRLAWS members do not advertise in this web site communication that the lawyer is a specialist except when permitted under Texas Rule 7.04 or other Bar rules apply.
AIRLAWS member do focus a portion of their practice on specific facets of the aeronautical endeavor. AIRLAW’S members competency in the aeronautical arena should be evaluated and measured by special education, training, or experience in the particular area of endeavor. The advertising by AIRLAWS is aimed at other law firms and lawyers fully capable of evaluating an AIRLAWS members capabilities.
Certification by the Texas or other State Board of Legal Specialization involves special education, training, and experience, Aviation law is not a recognized area of certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Some other State’s Boards do recognize aviation law as a specialty.
Lawyers who advertise in this web site have some focus on specialized facets of the aeronautical endeavor. Our advertisement is to other attorneys and Law firms seeking help in some facet of aviation related areas.
A website for a network of lawyers which is not a law firm is not considered a communication initiated by a law firm and since it is targeted at other attorneys is exempt of TEXAS rule 7.07.
Our Web site advertisement does discloses the willingness or potential willingness of individual AIRLAW’S members to on occasion be employed to render services on a contingent fee basis, when such occurs and a member enters into such an agreement the hiring attorney or lead lawyer or law firm complies with rules for associating a counsel. This includes the lead attorney complying with and agreeing with client concerning the addition of an AIRLAWS member to the clients case.
The AIRLAWS Web site is not a Law firm. It is a network of attorneys. The cost of the website and its content is controlled by owner Atty: Myron Papadakis, TX SBOT
This web site of consulting attorneys continues the traditional and long established tradition of Texas Paragraph (a)(3) that permits advertisements by lawyers to other lawyers in legal directories and legal newspapers …whether written or electronic.
The AIRLAWS web site complies and contains information about the name, location, telephone numbers, and general availability of a lawyer to work on specific aeronautical endeavors for other attorneys and law firms.
Special care has been taken to ensure that each member of AIRLAWS is not paying for the cost of maintaining the web site. Each attorney has a resume posted showing experience and professional qualifications of each.
This web site is designed and directed to qualified practicing attorneys and not directly to clients. Lawyers and Law firms who may wish to consult or otherwise employ an AIRLAW’S member are attuned to checking the work histories and experience levels of other attorneys through State Bar disciplinary and ethics committees as well as membership in professional groups attained through merit.
20. Should you as Lead attorney or your law firm hire an AIRLAWS member on a contingent arrangement be sure that such arrangement complies with Forum State Bar Rules that normally include:
a. That such association is in writing.
b. That such addition is agreed to and signed by hiring attorney.
c. That such addition is agreed to and signed by ultimate client.
d. That such addition is agreed to and signed by associated attorney.
e. That work expected of newly associated attorney is delineated briefly in writing.
f. That the percentage of legal fee assigned to newly associated attorney is in writing.
g. That it is understood and agreed that the associated attorneys fee is paid from attorneys percentage of legal fee and addition of said attorney does not diminish client’s percentage expectation as to recovery..
h. If addition of an associate attorney will increase costs of litigation – client must be so advised and must agree.
Copies of such agreement for additional associated counsel will be provided to ultimate client, and associated counsel.
DISCLAIMER: As AIRLAWS is a network of independent lawyers, AIRLAWS is not in any way form or shape responsible in any fashion for the legal work performed by a member.
Note if you chose to employ and utilize a Member of AIRLAWS in an official appearance in any case in which the associated attorney is not a member of that State Bar, it is the hiring attorney or lead attorney’s duty to introduce and to comply with state regulations or Federal Regulations concerning Pro HAC requirements