Pilots, airports and air carriers are held to the highest standards. These standards are unique to aviation.  No other profession refers to their customers as “souls on board”, nor are accidents so unforgiving. Accordingly, aviation attorneys at POLING are on call 24 hours a day to assist you with your rights and responsibilities under all federal aviation regulations as well as all state and federal laws impacting the aviation industry. We also work closely with investors and accountants specializing in aviation.

Mishaps in the maintenance shop, cockpit or in  the control tower are almost always unintentional but yet, often catastrophic. What’s more, laws and regulations governing these area of practice generally favor the public and therefore, pilots and air carriers must be vigilant to ensure that their valuable federal licenses are not lost or unfairly revoked.

For these reasons, POLING’s aviation attorneys specialize in the representation of pilots, aviation insurance companies, aircraft manufacturers, fixed-base operators and general aviation airports. We also serve as panel counsel for aviation insurance companies and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Legal Services Plan, representing members facing lawsuits and enforcement actions or just in need of transactional advice.

POLING’s aviation attorneys have more than 70 years of combined experience as instrument rated pilots and litigators.  They routinely work with national aviation experts.  Prior to specializing in full-time litigation, one of our attorneys served as in house counsel, one with The Cessna Aircraft Company and another with Miami Valley Hospital which provides helicopter air ambulance services. We are  proud of the fact that one of our attorneys has an LLM in Aviation Law.  POLING is ready, willing and able to take jury cases to verdict in the Midwest and to serve as special counsel nationwide.