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Schnader's Aviation Group Nationally Ranked by Legal 500 USA for Sixth Consecutive Year

05/31/2017

The Legal 500 USA recommended Schnader’s Aviation Group in 2017, marking the sixth consecutive year of recognition by the influential publication.

According to the guide,the aviation litigation team at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP exhibits ‘excellent business acumen and industry knowledge’ and has been active in litigation stemming from aircraft accidents, particularly where [there] has been a loss of life.”

The publication identified Aviation Group Chair Robert Williams, calling him “persistent and practical”, as well as Denny Shupe and Jonathan Stern. Williams is noted for his work defending AVStar Fuel Systems in product liability, negligence and breach of warranty claims, among others, following the crash of a Cessna 172M aircraft and subsequent death of four people, while Shupe and Stern are lauded for their representation of product manufacturer Esterline and its brand Leach in relation to a large international aircraft disaster, which claimed 154 lives; the team won dismissals of US-based claims at first instance and successfully defended against appeal in the Ninth Circuit.

Now in its 11th year, the Legal 500 USA spotlights and ranks elite law firms by practice area. Its team of lawyers and journalists spend months each year conducting in-depth research drawing on feedback from law firms, clients and competitors to create its rankings. Its findings are relied upon by millions of buyers of legal services worldwide.