Holland & Knight LLP

Transportation: Aviation: Litigation Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Well-regarded aviation practice with significant expertise in handling high-profile contentious matters for US and foreign airline clients. Particularly active in litigation and NTSB and FAA investigations resulting from aircraft accidents and mass disasters. Stands out for involvement in matters involving military accidents and manufacturers of military aircraft and components.

Strengths Clients commend the team's "constant communication and hands-on approach."

Work highlights Retained as national defense counsel by JetBlue Airways in multiple claims filed on behalf of certain passengers following in-flight turbulence events on two flights.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Kelly handles a variety of personal injury and wrongful death disputes. He represents an impressive roster of domestic and international airlines. Sources speak to his "great reputation as an excellent lawyer."

Gary Halbert is recognized for his proficient handling of significant NTSB investigations as well as the subsequent claims and disputes. A source reports: "His main strengths are his knowledge of aviation and NTSB processes, as well as his willingness to work hard around our schedule."

Judith Nemsick has experience across a broad range of disputes, from breach of contract and passenger delay, to product liability and wrongful death. Commentators say: "A highly competent lawyer, she's a fantastic writer and has very good appellate skills."