"Jerry has the ability to work with deeply wounded clients who need compassion as much as they need expertise.”
- A leading aviation law specialist
- Over 25 years of multi-district commercial airline litigation, complex tort, product liability and class-action experience
- Successfully advocated for families victimized by almost every major U.S. airline disaster since 1989.
I have a long track record as an aviation litigator, handling numerous and complex domestic and international cases. I have experience in all types of aviation disasters that have resulted in catastrophic loss of life.
I have successfully advocated for families victimized by almost every major U.S. airline disaster since 1989, including the negotiations that resulted in the State of Libya paying an historic $2.7 billion dollar settlement to the survivors of those killed by the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. I have been a member of the USA court-appointed litigation steering committee for the following cases: Pan Am Flight 103 – Libyan Litigation, NW Flight 255, USAF CT-43, TWA Flight 800, Swissair Flight 111, Egypt Air flight 990.
In the litigation arising out of the Egypt Air 990 incident, I acted on behalf of all plaintiffs and served as MDL Liaison Counsel. Those cases were mediated in Cairo, Egypt.
I have also represented plaintiffs in general aviation incident cases involving Piper, de Haviland, Lear, Beechcraft and Cessna small aircrafts as well as those travelling in Augusta and Sikorsky helicopters.
I am President of the Romanian Handicapped Ministry, an organization that I founded in 1998. The organization is a non-profit, Christian ministry that focuses on assisting young people with serious disabilities in the Black Sea port city of Constanta, Romania.
I am a regular speaker at Duke University, North Carolina; Southern Methodist University, Texas and many others.