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Aviation Law 101: An Introduction to Representing Families in Airline Disasters

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Produced on November 09, 2017

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Course Information

Time 1h 2m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: International Litigation Aviation

Course Description

This program, presented by aviation attorney Justin Green, covers the international and domestic laws and regulations that make up “aviation law.”

The program will address the 1944 Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation and the work of the International Civil Aviation Organization established at the Convention. Next, the program will discuss the laws that govern airline liability to passengers who are injured and killed on international flights, including the Warsaw Convention of 1929 and the Montreal Convention of 1999. It will then move to domestic U.S. law, including the 1958 Federal Aviation Act, which established the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and authorized the FAA to issue federal aviation regulations, and the 1976 Airline Deregulation Act, which preempted state law that impact airline price, routes or services. Green will also discuss the Federal Tort Claims Act, which governs claims against the U.S. government, the Foreign Service Immunities Act, which governs claims against foreign nations, including state owned airlines, 1994 General Aviation Revitalization Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, the Government Contractor Defense, and other federal laws and agencies that impact aviation accident cases. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the international and domestic laws and regulations that govern aviation law
  2. Discuss the mission and duties of the National Transportation Safety Board
  3. Review the role of state law in aviation cases

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Justin T. Green

Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

Justin Green joined Kreindler & Kreindler LLP in 1997 and became a firm partner in January of 2003. He focuses his practice on helping families of aviation disaster victims, but also represents victims of other transportation accidents and mass torts.

As an aviation lawyer, Justin has successfully represented families in major aviation cases. These include major airline disasters, corporate airplane and helicopter accidents, civil airplane and helicopter accidents and aviation accidents that have taken the lives of our servicemen and women. He has authored numerous articles on aviation, products liability and wrongful death law.

A guest lecturer on aviation law at Fordham Law School, Justin has also spoken on aviation law and aviation safety at numerous professional conferences. He edits the leading treatise on U.S. aviation law: Kreindler, Aviation Accident Law published by Lexis/Nexis. Many newspapers and news programs have asked him to comment on aviation safety issues and to speak on the rights of aviation disaster victims.

Justin uses the skills he developed as an aviation lawyer to represent victims of other transportation accidents and the victims of corporate wrongdoing.

Martindale-Hubbell lists Justin as an “AV” peer-reviewed lawyer which is the highest rating awarded by the organization. Law & Politics, a publication of Key Professional Medial Inc., has named him a “Super Lawyer” since 2009.

Justin is a member of the American Association for Justice, where he is the immediate past chair of the aviation section. He belongs to the American Bar Association, where he served as vice-chair of the Torts and Insurance Practice’s aviation section, and as a member of the Air & Space Law Section. He is a board member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and he is a member of New York’s Federal Bar Council and the New York City Bar Association, where he serves on the aeronautics committee.

Justin learned to fly in the United States Marine Corps and served as his squadron’s aviation safety officer after graduating from the Naval Postgraduate School’s aviation safety program. He was responsible for his squadron’s aviation safety, and also for investigating accidents. He holds an airplane and helicopter commercial license from the Federal Aviation Administration; he is instrument-rated and has flight time in many different airplanes and helicopters.

He graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and earned his law degree from Fordham Law School in New York City.

Justin is the Vice-Chair of Kid’s Club of Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow, which supports children in need (http://www.kidsclubtarrytown.org). He supports the Semper Fi Fund which provides financial support for injured members of our military and their families (http://www.semperfifund.org).


Debbie Ann R.

Excellent course and instructor. Was very informative.

Vincent E.


Gal G.

Great class.

David H.


Michael W.

great overview

Dana N.

Mr. Green was amazing, absolutely brilliant. I watched out of curiosity, and am hooked. Next opportunity I'm searching for his follow-up.

Eric P.

Great program!

Keith B.

Well presented by knowledgeable and capable lawyer. Excellent!

Lewis C.

A superb and informative presentation.

Ian R.

This was really excellent -- learned a lot!

Walter R.

Excellent. Most informative. Wonderful discussion of the salient conventions and laws.

Charles C.

I very rarely write comments on here but I take the time because this presenter was top notch. His commentary was both practical and engaging. I would take more courses from him at every opportunity.

kenneth H.

Interesting subject,

Lourdes C.

Highly informative. Lots to learn. Very thorough. Will take second course.

gene p.

Great information on this subject which I never knew. Good speaker and great topic

Gregory W.


Daniel B.

The best extremely knowledgeable and well presented.

Kevin S.

Very interesting lecture

Charles G.

Good intro to Aviation Law. Very informative.

Frank C.

Informational and well presented

Blair P.

Very interesting, and a must for anyone wanting to practice this area of law.

Carol M.

very interesting. Excellent communication skills by presenter.

William A.


Rufus W.

Very interesting and informative

Richard G.

Good primer, presented by a true subject matter expert.

Mattie A.


Miriam W.

Great content & delivery!! the best!

Diane H.

Very informative. Liked the speaker - great expertise.

william n.

excellent summary of fundamentals in this area of law

Pamela C.

Enjoyed presentation

Lenore W.

Definitely would recommend.

Katie F.

very interesting program - will look for the 2nd one

Randy B.

Good overview.

Carla M.

Very good introductory material.

Cynthia J.

Malaysia air disaster was very interesting.

Peter N.

Justin spoke well.

Andrew P.

Great speaker Wonderful course Please offer more aviation courses You could offer one on each of the various conventions ( Chicago, Warsaw and Montreal) In addition classes on conflict of laws and forum non convenes as they relate to aviation cases

eric f.

Great course

David B.

Great lecture! Super interesting. Thanks

Bonnie P.

I thoroughly enjoyed this speaker. Mr. Green is very knowledgeable in the field of aviation personal injury law.

Joy A.

great presentation

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