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:
An aircraft purchase is a major commitment that must be carefully considered. This is especially important when purchasing a pre-owned aircraft. A mistake now could be very costly later. You wouldn’t purchase a home without an agent, so why purchase an aircraft without one? The seller is typically represented by an agent working on a commission basis and is motivated is to get the best price possible for the highest commission.
Who do you have on your side?
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.