Scott Brooksby Featured at Prominent Aviation Litigation Conference

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Scott Brooksby will be speaking at the 2014 American Bar Association’s Aviation Litigation Seminar on June 5, 2014, in New York.  Scott’s panel is entitled “Federal Rules of Evidence: New Treatment of NTSB Factual Reports and Underlying Findings.”

The American Bar Association’s Aviation Litigation Seminar enables aviation lawyers to stay up to date on current developments, ethical issues, and new trends in aviation litigation. Scott Brooksby will be featured as part of the distinguished faculty of seasoned litigators, who will address topics such as:

• Significant recent legal developments and case law
• The ethics of prepping and presenting witnesses for deposition or trial
• Impact of unmanned aerial vehicles in aviation litigation
• Effectively handling non-catastrophic aviation cases
• Pilot training issues and litigation
• Recent applications of the General Aviation
Revitalization Act
• Legal, regulatory, and insurance implications of space tourism
• New treatment of NTSB factual reports

Scott Brooksby practices aviation and product liability defense.  He is an experienced trial lawyer who has defended businesses, manufacturers, and organizations in many personal injury and and commercial cases. He has defended and counseled product manufacturers and distributors in a variety of industries including aviation, drugs and medical devices, toys and recreational products, paints and solvents, power tools, heavy equipment and machinery, retail, food, consumer products, and automobiles. He is the former co-chair of a large West Coast law firm’s product liability practice group.

Scott has tried numerous personal injury and product liability cases in Oregon state and federal courts.

In cases that do not necessitate a trial, Scott is a skilled negotiator who has resolved hundreds of cases through arbitration and mediation. He has successfully argued many motions that resulted in the dismissal of claims, or outright dismissal of his client. He also has experience counseling product liability clients regarding the avoidance of litigation, handling product recalls, product modifications, and unwanted governmental intervention.

Scott has litigated everything from small defective product claims to catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases involving punitive damages.  He has experience with medical treatment issues that result from falls, burns and amputation injuries in manufacturing facilities.

As one of the few lawyers in Oregon with significant aviation experience, Scott has litigated helicopter and plane crash cases, as well as aviation component part product liability claims.  Scott was co-counsel on a team that defended a large aviation product manufacturer in a months-long trial.