Join aviation attorney Justin Green for a discussion of the legal background of the forum non conveniens doctrine in aviation cases. The forum non conveniens doctrine allows courts to abstain from exercising jurisdiction over cases if the courts determine that based on private and public factors the cases should proceed in a different court. Unfortunately, the doctrine has led to the dismissals of many aviation disaster cases where the disaster occurred outside the United States.
This program will address the major forum non conveniens decisions in the aviation context. It will conclude with practice pointers for avoiding dismissal, and will address the growing belief that the doctrine is overused and that it has outlived its usefulness.
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).
Great program. Professor was really knowledgeable. Extensive and good.
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