Aviation law is a highly complex area of the law that requires in depth knowledge of the various facets of aviation as well as the law. The firm has handled numerous cases involving commercial and general aviation accidents, including claims against manufacturers of small aircraft and components parts manufacturers. The firm also has extensive experience representing pilots and fixed base operators in various types of enforcement and certification actions with the Federal Aviation Administration. We have also been involved in aviation business litigation involving both the acquisition and purchase of aircraft and aircraft related components. Louis J. Muggeo, who heads this practice area is a licensed private pilot and for years served as Chair of the management and legal affairs committee of the Beverly Airport Commission. He is also a member of the Lawyers and Pilots Bar Association and an active participant in the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA) legal services panel.
Muggeo & Associates has extensive experience in aviation law, including mediating and litigating cases involving mass air crash disasters, general aviation accidents, and international claims arising under the Montreal Convention. Since being admitted to the Bar in 1978, Mr. Muggeo has dedicated his professional legal career to the aviation industry, litigating domestic and international aviation cases including commercial and general aircraft disasters, and military mishaps, both helicopter and fixed wing.
In addition to Mr. Muggeo’ s representation of clients involved in aviation accidents, he has successfully represented aircraft owners, pilots and aviation businesses in all segments of the industry including operations, manufacturing, maintenance, overhaul, certification, and government compliance. Our clientele also includes aviation professionals facing suspension and revocation by the FAA as well as Fixed Base Operators (FBOs).
With over 2,000 hours of civilian flight time, as a pilot, Mr. Muggeo has the proven skills, industry experience and acquired knowledge to provide unparalleled representation covering all aspects of aviation, including FAA enforcement actions, FAR certifications, aircraft accidents and aircraft transactions. For over a decade he also served as chairman of the legal services committee on the Beverly, Massachusetts Airport Commission providing guidance on the interplay between aeronautical and legal issues. Mr. Muggeo’ s unique perspective enables him to deliver unmatched legal services and provide keen insight into all facets of the aviation industry.
Louis J. Muggeo also works as a panel attorney for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Legal Services Plan and defends pilots against FAA enforcement actions for airmen certificate and medical certificate violations.
If you are in need of legal representation for an aviation related matter, please contact our office.