Aerospace Litigation


In the high-stakes and complex world of aerospace litigation, you need a partner that can adroitly maneuver between discussions of sophisticated technology, the fundamentals of flight, and the nuances of multi-jurisdictional law. You also need a partner that is experienced in taking the most complex cases to trial. 

Adler Murphy & McQuillen LLP's breadth of experience representing entities and individuals in the aerospace industry is unparalleled. Our attorneys have defended personal injury and wrongful death cases for major aircraft and aircraft component manufacturers, airlines, cargo carriers, regional air carriers, airports, helicopter operators, ground handling companies and fixed-base operators, as well as individual aircraft owners, operators and numerous other players in the domestic and international aviation industry. We have served as national counsel for various operators, representing clients in all types of litigation and in dozens of jurisdictions. 


  • Boeing 737 Accident Near Sulawesi, Indonesia

    Obtained dismissal based upon forum non conveniens grounds for U.S. aircraft component part manufacturer in consolidated action involving Indonesian domestic airliner crash in Indonesia.
  • Aircraft Passenger Personal Injury Case

    Obtained a favorable defense verdict in a jury trial where plaintiff claimed permanent head and neck injuries from heavy objects falling from aircraft's overhead compartment.
  • McDonnell Douglas MD-82 Mishap in Little Rock, Arkansas

    Represented airline and pilot estate in Cook County litigation arising from 1999 mishap involving a Domestic Airline's McDonnell Douglas MD-82 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

  • Runway Collision at Quincy Municipal Airport, Quincy, Illinois

    Represented airline and flight crew in litigation arising out of a 1996 runway collision between a Beech 1900C airliner and a Beech King Air A90 at Quincy Municipal Airport in Quincy, Illinois. Represented the interests of airline and flight crew in various appeals before the Illinois Appellate Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

  • McDonnell Douglas MD-82 Accident at Madrid-Barajas Airport

    Represented component manufacturer in Multi District Litigation arising out of the fatal crash of a Spanish airline's McDonnell Douglas MD-82 at Madrid Barajas International Airport in Madrid, Spain.

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