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Robert Williams and Barry Alexander to Co-Chair Aviation Group

On March 3, 2021 by Schnader in Aviation

Schnader is pleased to announce that the Aviation Group will be co-chaired by Robert J. Williams and Barry S. Alexander. For the past six years, Mr. Williams served as chair of the group while Mr. Alexander served as vice-chair.

A trial attorney with 25 years’ experience, Mr. Williams focuses on aviation litigation and product liability claims, in which he has represented individuals and corporations throughout the industry. He serves as Vice-chair of the Aviation General Committee for the American Bar Association, and as a Board Member and Director of the Attorneys’ Division of the Aviation Insurance Association. Mr. Williams is an aircraft owner and active pilot, with an instrument rating and endorsements for high-performance and complex aircraft. He also serves in the United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol as a First Lieutenant and the Safety Officer for Golden Triangle Composite Squadron 603.

Mr. Alexander handles a wide array of commercial, product liability, and personal injury litigation throughout the United States on behalf of airlines, aircraft and component part manufacturers, aviation service providers and insurers. He also argues appeals and drafts amicus briefs in state and federal courts on some of the most important issues facing the aviation industry. Mr. Alexander frequently lectures and writes on a variety of aviation liability and regulatory issues, including Covid-19 liability, personal jurisdiction, admissibility of expert evidence, forum non conveniens and removal of Montreal Convention actions. He also conducts training classes on behalf of the International Air Transport Association.

Schnader’s Aviation Group consistently is ranked by independent agencies among the nation’s preeminent aviation law practices. The Group has decades of experience representing many of the world’s leading manufacturers of commercial, general aviation and military aircraft, engines and components, as well as Part 135 operators, Part 145 repair stations, airports, corporate aviation departments, domestic and international airlines and domestic and global aviation insurers.