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At PayneMitchell Law Group, we handle only a select number of cases. In doing so, we've created niche expertise in aviation disasters, product defect cases, medical malpractice, commercial vehicle and other catastrophic personal injury matters. By limiting our docket to a handful of significant cases, we're able to take an individualized and aggressive approach, and bring our full expertise to bear on each and every case.


Aviation trial lawyers must have both a solid foundation in domestic and international aviation laws, and a grasp of flying procedures, aircraft design and avionics. In other words, we have to be experts in aviation as well as the legal intricacies of aviation law. Our founding partner, Andy Payne, has been an active pilot since 1989. This keeps him abreast of the latest developments in aviation, and keeps him sharp on aviation issues that arise during his cases.

PayneMitchell Law Group has accumulated a wealth of experience in aviation cases, including:

General Aviation — the branch of aviation law dealing with individuals and corporations who own or operate airplanes and helicopters

Military Aviation — men and women who serve in the armed forces are protected by the same safety regulations as civilians, and we have successfully conducted investigations into cases involving pilot error, mechanical failure, flawed design and improper maintenance

Commercial Aviation — this area of the law deals with FAA regulations, international treaties, flying procedures, aviation technology, and policies and procedures affecting airline accidents

Helicopters — because these aircraft are mechanically different from fixed-wing planes and operate under different regulations, these cases require a new level of insight and understanding

Our years of experience in these kinds of cases give us an unmatched level of aviation and legal expertise. As a result, we’re able to assemble the right team to represent your interests in even the most complex aviation case.

Relevant Cases Handled

  • Andy Payne Settles a Helicopter Death Case  + More
  • Andy Payne Settles Litigation Resulting from an Airplane Crash in Steamboat Springs, Colorado  + More
  • Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey Settle Robinson R-44 Helicopter Crash  + More
  • Andy Payne Settles a King Air Turboprop Crash Case Against the Pilot  + More
  • Andy Payne Settles a Plane Crash Case in Levelland, Texas  + More
  • Andy Payne Settles an Offshore Helicopter Crash Case in Louisiana  + More
  • Andy Payne Settles a Plane Crash in Spain  + More
  • Andy Payne Settles a Plane Crash Case in Arkansas  + More
  • Andy Payne Obtains a Significant Confidential Settlement in a Helicopter Crash  + More


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