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Areas of Expertise

Certificate Actions

Negligence Claims

Injury and Wrongful Death

FAA Enforcement Actions & Regulations

Aviation Law

As a FAA certified pilot, Errol Kantor understands the challenges, hazards, and the joys of flying. Because of his extensive flying experience, he has an almost unique perspective on aviation law. Federal Aviation Administration regulations for aircraft and pilots are very complex. Many pilots — especially general aviators flying private planes — are not aware of how the FAA enforces its regulations. Neither are they aware of what their legal rights are in the case of an enforcement action against them.

Mr. Kantor has experience in many types of aviation litigation, including certificate actions, negligence claims, injury and wrongful deaths, FAA enforcement actions, and other legal actions related to all types of aircraft crashes. He has in-depth knowledge of FAA regulations, particularly 14 CFR, and has worked with that governmental agency on numerous occasions. Mr. Kantor is licensed to represent clients before both state and federal agencies and courts.

Mr. Kantor has over 40 years flying experience and currently holds a private pilot's certificate with the following ratings:

• Aircraft single-engine land
• Aircraft single-engine sea
• Aircraft multi-engine land
• Instrument aircraft 

He is a member of the Lawyer-Pilot Association and has served as an officer of that organization.

Frequently asked questions

Q. What does Aviation law include?

A. Aviation law governs the operation of aircraft and the maintenance of aviation facilities. Both federal and state governemnts have enacted statutes and created administration agencies to regulate air traffic.

Q. Where will my case be filed?

A. An aviation law suit, particularily one involving a plane crash, careful consideration should be given on where to file.

Factors to be considered are:

• the law and damages caps in a particular state
• location of witnesses
• background and profiles of prospective jurors
• potential to recover the broadest range of damages for individual injuries

Q. What is a Certificate Action?

A. This is a procedure in which the FAA seeks to revoke or suspend a certificate for operational violations of flight rules or for a serious violation related to lack to technical proficiency or qualifications. The process can be complex, and it's important to have appropriate legal representative to insure proper procedural rights.

Q. What is the NTSB?

A. The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent federal agency charged with investigating civil aviation accidents. The NTSB issues safety recommendations and maintains the government's database on civial aviation accidents.

Errol K. Kantor, Attorney at Law
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