Practice Contact

Alvis, LaBella S.
T: 205-250-6614 lsalvis@csattorneys.com


Aviation is one of the most dynamic and complex sectors in the global economy. Heavily dependent on the economic outlook, the industry is facing new challenges in operational safety, passenger safety legislation, security measures and mergers and acquisitions.

Beyond the financial and business concerns affecting the industry, government plays a large role in determining what’s happening on the runways and up in the air. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has all regulatory and legislative oversight for the aviation industry. The FAA sets and enforces minimum standards for aircraft, airline and airport security.

Christian & Small’s aviation attorneys have significant experience deciphering the complex FAA policies and regulations. We possess the necessary industry knowledge to guide clients through the specialized discovery and investigative issues that are inherent in aviation disputes. We handle every area of aviation law with an effective, practiced and collaborative approach, calling upon resources in related areas of substantive law including:

  • Insurance
  • Products liability
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Complex litigation

Examples of our broad capabilities in this highly-specialized area include the successful representation of aircraft and component manufacturers, fixed-based operators and pilots in accident investigations and liability claims. We have represented owners and operators in regulatory matters and resolved insurance coverage disputes involving the ownership and use of aircraft.

Aviation law is a specialized field essential to protecting the rights of the different parties involved, namely the airlines, airports, civil aviation authorities, executives, insurers, government agencies, pilots, mechanics and manufacturers. Your aviation legal team at Christian & Small has the right mix of solid litigation skills, industry know-how, understanding of FAA regulations and technical aircraft knowledge to assist you with any aviation matter.