NTSB & FAA Work

Our Firm Has Experience on Both Sides of Aviation Accidents

If you or a loved one was injured in an aviation accident, the sooner you speak with our lawyers, the better. Our attorneys at Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. have experience in these types of cases and can offer the representation you deserve. Our lead attorney represented the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) during his time as in the aviation torts division of the United States Department of Justice, where he often attended National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) hearings. This behind-the-scenes experience gives us an edge few aviation accident firms can offer. Keep reading to learn more about these federal bodies and what our firm’s history means for your case.

What Are the FAA & the NTSB?

The FAA and the NTSB are the federal bodies responsible for regulating air travel in the United States, as well as investigating every aviation accident that occurs in the country. This includes both commercial aviation accidents and private aviation accidents.

More specifically, the work of these two agencies can be described as follows:

  • The FAA sets and enforces regulations and safety standards for pilots, operators, and manufacturers in the aviation industry.
  • The NTSB investigates all aviation accidents and provides recommendations for accident prevention / safety protocol.

For more information, or to arrange a free case review with our skilled team, call Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. at (713) 999-3935 today.

Former Aviation Accident Attorney at the Department of Justice

George Fleming—our lead attorney at Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P.—spent five years in the aviation torts section of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). During this time, he attended investigation hearings held by the NTSB. He also represented the United States in cases brought against the country in federal court under the Federal Tort Claims Act. In most of these cases, he represented the Department of Defense and / or the FAA. His work in this capacity gives him a level of insider experience in handling aircraft accident cases that few attorneys can claim.

One of the first cases Mr. Fleming handled was the Alaska Airlines disaster of 1971. This tragedy involved the deaths of 111 people and the destruction of a Boeing 727 that crashed in the mountains near Juneau, Alaska. Mr. Fleming spent close to five months at trial in this case. After spending five years with the Department of Justice, he went on to represent clients in virtually every major aviation accident in the United States and even some beyond, including the Tan Sahsa crash in Honduras; the largest airplane crash in Latin America. He is also the former president of the Aviation section of the State Bar of Texas and ATLA (now AAJ).

Contact Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. for Your Free Accident Review & Consultation

Over the course of our firm’s history, we have faced some of the biggest names in the industry, winning major settlements and representing clients against US Air, Boeing Corporation, American Airlines, Beech Aircraft, Airbus, United Air Lines, and more. Our experience sets us apart. You can have confidence in us—and at no risk, because we operate on a contingency fee basis. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.

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