Brian T. Maye
Partner

P: 312.422.5713
F: 312.345.9860
E: bmaye@amm-law.com
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Attorney Profile

Brian Maye is a partner with Adler Murphy & McQuillen LLP. He concentrates his practice in aviation litigation, employment matters, and corporate governance relating to tax-exempt and not-for-profit organizations. He practices in both state and federal court, including consolidated and multi-district proceedings.

Brian represents aviation and aerospace manufacturers in product liability actions arising out of accidents involving commercial and general aviation aircraft. He also represents airlines in litigation involving wrongful death, personal injury, contractual claims and environmental claims. Additionally, Brian defends pilots, airlines and air transport companies in FAA Enforcement Actions.  In employment matters, Brian represents employers regarding allegations of discrimination, whistle blowing, retaliation, and violation of wage and hour laws.

Representative matters include defense of a component manufacturer in the crash of a Piper PA-32R-301 near Jacksonville, Maryland, resulting in three deaths; defense of an avionics manufacturer in the crash of a Sikorsky S-76A twin-engine turbine powered helicopter in the Gulf of Mexico resulting in ten deaths; defense of an airline following an emergency landing at Kansas City International Airport, resulting in multiple injuries; representation of an cargo airline in a lawsuit related to mercury contamination of an aircraft; and defense of an avionics manufacturer in a mid-air collision between a commercial aircraft and a cargo aircraft in Europe resulting in multiple deaths.

Prior to his current practice, Brian served as a criminal trial lawyer for the U.S. Navy JAGC. As a prosecutor, Brian successfully prosecuted over 300 cases, including dozens of jury trials to verdict as lead counsel. Brian also acted as general counsel to 50 Military Commands in 10 states, advising on ethical, criminal, regulatory, contractual and labor issues. 

(Read more about Brian's military life here )

During his tenure with the Navy, Brian was assigned as a Special Prosecutor for the U.S. Central Command in Baghdad, Iraq, successfully prosecuting over 100 insurgents for attacks against Coalition Forces. Brian also collaborated with the U.S. Department of Justice and Iraqi judges in developing an Iraqi Federal Court with national jurisdiction over government corruption, terrorism, white collar crime and crimes against the Iraqi government.

From 1997-1999, Brian served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nikolaev, Ukraine.  Brian is currently a Member of the Public School District 57 Education Board, Mt. Prospect, Illinois.

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Education

  • Akron University School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • State University of New York, Oswego, B.A., Political Science, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma