Reed Smith LLP

Transportation Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Noteworthy aviation litigation group able to act in all manner of disputes nationwide including passenger claims, injury and wrongful death cases, as well as in commercial disputes. A popular choice for component manufacturers and domestic airlines.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's "client-focused approach," "coordinated work" and bench of "aviation law specialists."

Work highlights Represented Triumph Group in a product liability case following the fatal crash of a Bell 407 aircraft in California. The plaintiffs alleged that the fuel control unit, manufactured by Triumph, was defective and caused the accident.

Notable practitioners

Oliver Beiersdorf is noted for handling cases concerning personal injury, wrongful death and other passenger claims. A client reports: "He was able to communicate our stance unequivocally, the opposition had no choice but to come to the table and work out favorable terms."

Patrick Bradley garners consistent praise from sources, with one hailing him as a "phenomenal, practical and thoughtful attorney," while another says: "He is a very skilled and meticulous lawyer." He has considerable experience acting for component manufacturers in all manner of product liability cases.