The aviation law firm Clifford Law Offices represents the families of those who lost loved ones or those who were injured in commercial airline crashes, private jet crashes, helicopter crashes and other aviation crashes across the world. Click our Practice Areas above to learn more about the various airline crash cases in which Clifford Law Offices’ aviation attorneys have been involved, or click here to download our award-winning brochure that explains our aviation accident work.
The aviation accident attorneys of Clifford Law Offices were lead counsel in the Roselawn, Indiana plane crash case, representing 16 families. This case was settled for $110 million. These same aviation lawyers represented a number of families in the crash of a Comair jet in Lexington, Kentucky, that attempted takeoff from the wrong runway, which was settled confidentially.
Currently, our aviation attorneys represent a number of families in the Buffalo, NY plane crash of a Bombardier airplane and 17 families in the crash of a Turkish airliner. This case is to be heard in Chicago, as affirmed by the Illinois Appellate Court in January, 2012.
In the aftermath of an airplane accident, the families involved and the flying public deserve to know what happened. They deserve answers.
There is an answer to the question of what caused an airline disaster. But it takes painstaking research and investigation by an experienced aviation accident attorney to uncover the truth.
The firm’s ability to respond respectfully and intelligently to mass disaster litigation reflects the human, financial and professional resources the firm applies to such litigation. In mass disaster accidents, the firm’s experience in aviation technology and litigation, combined with the experience of its attorneys and legal staff, ensure thorough development and successful handling of these cases.
We have the resources to find out what happened to your loved ones.
We have the experience to represent you in asking for fair compensation for injuries or needless deaths.
We are dedicated to representing you with integrity and professionalism.
Whether it happened in a small private plane, a corporate jet or helicopter, or a commercial airliner, your tragedy is of great concern to us. Experience has proven that the power of a single lawsuit can eliminate the dangers caused by unsafe products and practices. Clifford Law Offices is committed to pursuing this philosophy on behalf of its clients.
Robert A. Clifford and our team of aviation attorneys have represented victims of every major commercial airline crash in the U.S. in the last three decades.
Our aviation attorneys have successfully represented victims of private plane and corporate jet crashes, as well as helicopter crashes around the globe in which we consistently garner multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients.
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Clifford Law Offices is a nationally regarded aviation law firm. Each aviation lawyer in our firm has years of successful experience.
The Chicago Lawyer named Clifford Law Offices the city's top firm in the Annual Settlement Survey in 2009, 2008, 2005 and 2002, leading with $100.7 million, $121.82 million, $86.7 million and $136.85 million respectively in numerous settlements for these years.
The National Law Journal named our firm one of the top 20 on the "Plaintiffs' Hot List" in 2003 and one of the 25 "Go-To" firms in the country in 2004.
Robert Clifford was named 2012 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation for Plaintiffs in Chicago by Best Lawyers, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review organizations in the country. Bob Clifford was previously named the 2009 Chicago Best Personal Injury Litigator by Best Lawyers.
Bob Clifford serves on a number of prestigious aviation boards around the country. He was recently named to be on the Board of Directors of the Law Enforcement Aviation Coalition (LEAC) in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin and in 2005 Bob Clifford and Kevin Durkin were appointed to the Advisory Board of the International Aviation Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law, a body of top-ranking aviation lawyers and experts from around the world.
Robert Clifford was invited to participate in a select group of aviation experts who advised the RAND Institute for Civil Justice, a California-based think-tank, on the investigation process of the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB carries the congressional mandate to investigate the causes of all airplane crashes. Bob Clifford has also been asked to sit on the RAND Institute's Board of Overseers.
Founding partner Robert A. Clifford is "one of the five most respected and feared plaintiffs' attorneys in the country," according to Corporate Legal Times.
Our aviation attorneys have an in-depth knowledge of aviation technology and a deep understanding of local, national, and international law.
Every aviation attorney at our firm upholds the highest principles of our profession in placing the individual client first.
Robert Clifford is regularly featured in the media as an expert when it cones to the rights of personal injury victims. He has appeared on "Oprah," "Good Morning, America," the "Today" show, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC "Power Lunch," Fox, Wall Street Week and Chicago Tonight. He also has authored articles for national newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times and The National Law Journal and he is a regular columnist for the Chicago Lawyer on civil litigation and consumer issues each month.
Stay Current on Air Safety Issues with the Aviation Law Blog by our Aviation Accident Attorneys
The Aviation lawyers of Clifford Law Offices stay informed of aviation-related news from around the country. We need to be. Many of these stories involve people who will need our help, or need to talk to an aviation lawyer. In an effort to keep those who visit the firm's website on top of important news events that affect consumers, Clifford Law Offices offers an Aviation Law Blog. The blog covers events, including the Buffalo plane crash or the Turkish plane crash, as they unfold. We hope you find the entries of interest.
Additionally, Clifford Law Offices maintains a personal injury law blog to relay news stories that occur in Chicago and around the country. We hope that the information is of value in your daily lives.
An aviation lawyer or team of aviation attorneys at Clifford Law Offices has represented victims of nearly every major commercial airplane accident in the U.S. for nearly three decades. If you need to consult with an aviation accident attorney or have a case that will require a team of experienced airplane accident lawyers, you can call us in confidence.
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