Representing Other Pilots in Aviation Matters
Attorney J. Brooks Davis is a professional pilot. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate and is type rated in Learjet aircraft. Brooks has several thousand hours of experience in a variety of different aircraft flying cargo, medevac and executive transportation. In 1991, he co-founded an aircraft charter and management company based in Charleston. He started several other businesses including aircraft dealerships, service centers and FBOs. Brooks is a panel attorney for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and a member of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association.
J. Brooks Davis, Attorney at Law provides representation in the following areas of aviation law:
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulatory and pilot certificate violations
Your aircraft and your pilot license are valuable assets. You need an attorney with experience in aviation matters to help you navigate today’s complex regulatory environment. We provide effective defense and practical solutions to pilots and/or aircraft owners in all civil and criminal governmental enforcement actions. Whether it’s your passion or your livelihood, your business asset or your personal plane, don’t take any chances when it comes to your license or aircraft. Brooks is an experienced pilot holding an airline transport pilot certificate, Learjet type rating and is a panel attorney for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or "drones", are becoming increasingly more popular and accessible to both recreational and commercial operators alike. Many operators do not realize that drones are subject to the same laws as manned aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently categorized drones and model aircraft as "aircraft" subject to the Federal Aviation Regulations. Whether you operate your drone for fun or business, fly safely and make sure you understand the increasingly complex regulatory environment. Don't become the target of a FAA investigation. Brooks is a member of the Drone Pilots Association and the Lawyer-Pilot Bar Association.
Pilot medical certificate
Next to your health itself, your medical certificate is one of your most valuable assets. We provide legal counsel and representation to pilots in overcoming obstacles to receiving your first, second or third class medical certificate and in obtaining a special issuance or statement of demonstrated ability to allow you to continue to fly. We assist in challenges of DUIs and positive drug or alcohol tests which may result in administrative, civil or criminal liability.
Whether you fly for pleasure or your career, you do not want to put your pilot license in jeopardy for an incident whether it is a runway incursion or a serious accident. We provide effective and aggressive representation in many aviation defense matters including accidents, personal injury, property damage claims and insurance coverage disputes.
If you or a loved one suffers significant injury or death resultant of an accident, we will represent you or your family in personal injury, conscious pain and suffering and wrongful death actions.
Aircraft sales transactions
Brooks has many years of experience in aircraft consulting, sales and acquisitions. He worked for one of the world's largest aircraft brokerages selling jet aircraft. Prior to beginning his law practice, Brooks owned and managed a Piper dealership in New York and a Mooney dealership in Connecticut. He has been involved in every aspect of an aircraft transaction from the listing through the closing and understands the complex issues that are involved. Brooks may negotiate and complete the sale, purchase and financing of your aircraft to secure you as favorable a contract as possible. We may also assist you in escrow and title services.
For experienced assistance with your aviation law matter, call J. Brooks Davis, Attorney at Law at 843.225.2255 or contact the firm online to schedule a free initial consultation.