Summary

Alan Armstrong, Esq. is a trial lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia, who represents victims and their survivors in relation to personal injuries and wrongful deaths arising out of aviation accidents and other forms of personal injury litigation. Alan represents airmen, aircraft operators and FAA certified repair stations in aviation enforcement proceedings before the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration, and he crafts various aircraft contracts, leases and closing documents for clients in accordance with FAA rules and regulations. He also represents clients when aircraft are damaged or destroyed. Alan provides legal assistance to individuals or entities who wish to lease aircraft and/or operate aircraft under time share or interchange agreements permitted by the Federal Aviation Administration Regulations. He also has experience with proceedings brought under Part 16 of the Federal Aviation Regulations when claims are made that owners or sponsors of airports receiving Federal funds have committed acts of economic discrimination or denied aviation operators fair and reasonable access to airports.

     Alan has written over one hundred articles on aviation law, which have been published in professional journals and periodicals. He is presently a contributing editor to the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal. He has served as editor of the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association Newsletter and has written articles published in the Journal of Air Law and Commerce, the Transportation Law Journal, Air Law, Aviation Consumer, IFR Magazine, Air Classics, Plane & Pilot, and Southern Aviator.

     Mr. Armstrong is among those lawyers listed in the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, which is published by Martindale Hubbell, and he also appears in Who's Who in American Law (11th Ed.), Outstanding People in the 20th Century, and Strathmore's Who's Who.

     An avid pilot, Alan owns and pilots a replica Nakajima B5N2 “Kate” bomber in airshows and for film productions. He is a pilot with the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force.

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Business Address

Park Ridge 85 Office Park, Building 5
2900 Chamblee-Tucker Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30341
Phone: 770-451-0313
Fax: 770-451-0317


Education

Emory University School of Law (1974-1976)
Atlanta, GA
Juris Doctorate, 1976
Academic Average: 83.62

Ohio Northern University,
Pettit College of Law (1973-1974)
Ada, Ohio
Academic Average: 3.5 (No. 1 in class)

Berry College (1968-1972)
Rome, Georgia
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Sociology
Minor: Philosophy and Religion


Experience (1980 - Present)

Engaged in the general practice of law as a sole practitioner. The practice includes civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury litigation and aviation matters.


Professional Activities and Admissions

Member of the following professional groups:

Association of Trial Lawyers of America
American Bar Association (ABA)
ABA Forum Committee on Air and Space Law
ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section
National Transportation Safety Board Bar Assn.
(Founding Member)
Lawyer Pilots Bar Association, (Contributing Editor)
Georgia Bar Association
Georgia Association of Trial Lawyers
Atlanta Bar Association
Decatur-Dekalb Bar Association
Chariman, Aviation Section of State Bar of Georgia,
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003.

Admitted to practice before the following courts:

State, Superior and Appellate Courts for the State
of Georgia on November 15, 1976

Georgia Court of Appeals, November 16, 1976

Georgia Supreme Court, November 16, 1976

United States District Court for the Northern District
of Georgia, January 5, 1977

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit,
June 30, 1977

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh
Circuit, October 1, 1981

United States Supreme Court, December 17, 1982

United States District Court for the Southern District
of Georgia, February 13, 1989

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit,
March 23, 1989

United States District Court for the Middle District
of Georgia, January 24, 1992

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit,
January 29, 1992

Legislative Testimony

Testified before the Subcommittee on Aviation of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation on November 15, 1989, regarding The FAA's Civil Penalty Assessment Demonstration Program.


Speaking Engagements


- Addressed the Georgia Aviation Trades Association Business Meeting at Jekyll Island, Georgia on June 3, 1989, regarding the Federal Aviation Administration's Civil Penalty Assessment Demonstration Program.

- Addressed the Flying Rebels in Atlanta, Georgia on June 4, 1989, regarding the FAA's Civil Penalty Assessment Demonstration Program.

- Addressed the Florida Aero Club at its meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida on August 12, 1989, regarding:

(1) The FAA's Enforcement Practices, (2) Prosecutions Relating to the FAA's Medical Application Form, and

(3) The FAA's Civil Penalty Assessment Demonstration Program.

- Addressed the Chattanooga Flyers, Chattanooga, Tennessee, September 5, 1989 regarding: (1) FAA Enforcement Practices, (2) Prosecutions Related to the FAA's Medical Application Form, and (3) the FAA's Civil Penalty Assessment Demonstration Program.

- Addressed persons in attendance at the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association's Southern Region Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, March 21, 1991, and presented a paper entitled: "Defending False Statement Charges Related to the FAA's Medical Application Form".

- Addressed persons in attendance at the Sun-n-Fun Meeting in Lakeland, Florida, April 7, 1991, and presented a paper entitled: "Defending False Statement Charges Related to the FAA's Medical Application Form".

- Organized and participated in a mock trial at the Sun-n-Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Florida, April 10, 1992. Afterwards, gave a presentation on "Recent Developments in Aviation Law".

- Addressed the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 611 on July 4,1992, regarding the FAA's Civil Penalty Assessment Demonstration Program and H.R. 5481 reported out of the House Aviation Subcommittee on June 25, 1992.

- Addressed the Aero Club of Metropolitan Atlanta on the topic of FAA Enforcement Actions on January 11, 1994.

- Co-Chair of Aviation Law Seminar, presented by the Aviation Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia on November 6, 1997, in Atlanta, GA.

- Addressed the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 690, October 9, 1998.

- Chair of seminar entitled, "Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases in Georgia," presented by Lorman Education Services on May 19, 1999, in Atlanta, GA.

- Co-Chair of seminar entitled: "Product Liability in Air Crash Litigation," presented by the Aviation Section of the State Bar of Georgia on March 30, 2000, in Atlanta, Georgia.

- Addressed the Silver Wings Fraternity, Georgia Chapter, August 7, 2002

- Co-Chair of seminar entitled: "Aviation Law," presented by the Aviation Section of the State Bar of Georgia on February 7, 2003, in Atlanta, Georgia.

- Addressed the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force on the American Volunteer Group/Flying Tigers, September 20, 2003.

- Addressed lawyers in attendance at the First Annual In-House Counsel Conference, sponsored by the National Pilot's Association in Atlanta, Georgia, January 26, 2004.

- Addresses persons in attendance at WWII Day of the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force concerning "Preemptive Strike - America's Secret Plan to Bomb Japan Before the Attack on Pearl Harbor," April 3, 2004.

- Addressed the Silver Wing Fraternity, Georgia Chapter, concerning "Preemptive Strike - America's Secret Plan to Bomb Japan Before the Attack on Pearl Harbor," April 7, 2004.

- Addressed persons in attendance at the Fourth Annual Alabama Airport Conference in Orange Beach, Florida, April 23, 2004.

- Organized and co-chair of seminar entitled "Aviation Law," presented by the Aviation Section of the State Bar of Georgia on April 15, 2005.

- Addressed Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 690 concerning my book:  Preemptive Strike, November 8, 2006.

- Addressed Project Patriot concerning my book: Preemptive Strike, January 4, 2007.

- Addressed Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 690 on the Emergency Authority of the Pilot-in-Command to Deviate from the Regulations, September 5, 2009.

- Presentation on the Transportation Security Administration's Large Aircraft Security Program at a Briefing Session in conjunction with the 2009 International Council of Air Shows.

- Addressed Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 690 on the TSA's Large Aircraft Security Program, January 8, 2010.

- Co-Chair of seminar entitled:  "Aviation Law," presented by the Aviation Section of the State Bar of Georgia, March 17, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.

- Addressed organizers of the Pinetree Festival in Swainsboro, Georgia regarding Preemptive Strike, May 6, 2011.

- Chair of seminar entitled, "Aviation Law," presented by the Aviation Section of the State Bar of Georgia, April 26, 2012.


Personal Hobbies and Interests

Flying:  Holds a commercial pilot certificate with instrument ratings in single-engine and multi-engine land airplanes. Alan is also a certified instrument flight instructor.

Alan is also interested in aviation history and has written a Motion Picture Movie Proposal based on exploits of the Flying Tigers - American Volunteer Group. You may view Alan's stories by going to the Personal Interests page

Park Ridge 85 Office Park, Building 5, Suite 350 | 2900 Chamblee-Tucker Road | Atlanta, Georgia 30341 | (770) 451-0313 | alan@alanarmstronglaw.com