Aviation Litigation


Before graduating from law school, John had a distinguished military career as a Navy pilot and flight instructor. As a civilian, John maintains current FAA flight instructor certificates and holds the most demanding FAA pilot qualification: Airline Transport Pilot.

Aviation is one of the most highly regulated and specialized industries in the country. Your aviation lawyer should have the ability to bring claims against the most well-known names in aviation, from billion-dollar corporations to the United States Government.

Gagliano Law Offices is the place for answers if you are the victim of an aviation tragedy or injury. If you are a pilot or operator facing FAA action, NTSB questions, or confusion about regulations, your aviation lawyer should know the industry.

Aviation Litigation

John handles claims from the most highly publicized airline tragedies to military crashes to small single-occupant private plane and helicopter accidents.

Initial crash reports are often incomplete, inaccurate or just wrong. John's experience allows him to analyze the facts that are reported, analyze what may be missing from initial reports, and guide a forensic team to uncover the truth.

John has successfully litigated airline, private, executive and military aircraft injury and death cases across the country: jets, propeller-driven planes and helicopters.

John litigated claims on behalf of clients who were aboard Asiana Flight 214. That July, 2013 crash in San Francisco involved a Boeing 777 airliner carrying 307 people. John has also represented military clients, including litigation arising from the crash of an F-22 Raptor in Alaska and an E-2C Hawkeye off the coast of Pakistan.

Aviation Regulations

United States aviation regulations are thousands of pages in two different parts of the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) Some regulations are in C.F.R. Title 14 (Aeronautics) and some are in C.F.R. Title 49 (Transportation).

Do you know your rights?

Do you know your rights as a pilot or as a passenger? Do you have a question about aircraft piloting, ownership, maintenance, or operating regulations? Are you facing questions from the NTSB or FAA? The regulations themselves change every year. With thousands of hours of experience in aviation and aviation regulations, Gagliano Law Offices will be able to answer your questions and explain your rights.