Over $1 Billion in verdicts and recoveries
Handling Catastrophic Cases
Nationwide Since 1984
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Gary C. Robb

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“Attorney Gary Robb Is By Far The Most Successful Helicopter Crash Lawyer in the Country” Read More

Gary C. Robb


“Attorney Gary Robb Is By Far The Most Successful Helicopter Crash Lawyer in the Country” Read More

Gary C. Robb


“Attorney Gary Robb Is By Far The Most Successful Helicopter Crash Lawyer in the Country” Read More

Mr. Robb has obtained numerous record-breaking results on behalf of past clients, including the two highest jury verdicts in U.S. history for helicopter crash wrongful death, $350 million and $70 million, and the largest pre-trial settlement for an injury in a helicopter crash, $100 million which is also the largest pretrial settlement in U.S. history for a single plaintiff in a personal injury case.


Author of
THE authoritative text

"This book is an essential volume...by accomplished trial lawyer Gary Robb, who has used these same techniques in a brilliant career..."

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Record Of Success in Aviation Law

Highlights of Our Results

  • The two highest jury verdicts in the United States in helicopter crash trials: a $350 million verdict for a deceased pilot, and a $70 million verdict for a passenger killed in a Life Flight helicopter.
  • The largest pretrial settlement in U.S. history for a single plaintiff in a personal injury case: $100 million for severe injuries suffered by a flight nurse in the crash of a medical helicopter.
  • A $52.5 million settlement on appeal of $48 million jury verdict for the crash of a Twin Otter aircraft with five fatalities ($10.5 million per victim).
  • A $48 million jury verdict for death of skydivers in plane crash immediately after takeoff.
  • A $38 million settlement for severe burn injuries in a Grand Canyon helicopter crash.
  • A $27.5 million settlement for a small plane crash – a United States record for a general aviation incident.
  • $26 million settlement for death of husband and wife in airplane crash (North Carolina record).
  • $25 million jury verdict for the death of Judge Michael Coburn.
  • $23 million jury verdict for family members killed by a drunk driver.
  • $21.7 million jury verdict for fatal crash of Bell medical helicopter (Kentucky record).
  • $20 million jury verdict in Adams v. Children’s Mercy Hospital, representing the largest medical malpractice verdict in the state of Missouri.
  • $18.4 million record settlement for wrongful death in Nebraska arising out of a helicopter crash.
  • $18 million settlement against the World Wrestling Federation for the death of wrestler Owen Hart.
  • $16 million jury verdict for crash of touring helicopter in Las Vegas.
  • $15 million settlement for death in Chicago plane crash caused by nonprofessional Morgan Stanley pilot.
  • $14 million settlement for the family of a boy killed in a school bus accident.
  • $12 million settlement for a burn victim resulting from a power line failure.
  • $9.25 million bad faith insurance settlement for the relatives of people killed in an automobile crash.
  • $8 million settlement for deaths in air ambulance helicopter crash caused by pilot texting.
  • $7.2 million jury verdict for death of cameraman while filming movie (Iowa record).
  • $5.9 million settlement in Underhill v. Jack Miller Subaru (arm injury during car dealership test drive).
  • $5.6 million settlement against Rolls-Royce Corporation for death of flight nurse in Indiana helicopter crash.
  • $5.1 million settlement in Langenbau v. Med-Trans (wrongful death in Iowa helicopter crash).
  • $5 million settlement prior to lawsuit being filed (death of flight nurse in Alabama air ambulance crash).
  • Representation of United States Senator Jean Carnahan for the plane crash death of her husband, Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan, and their son, resulting in a $4 million jury verdict at trial.


  • University of Missouri at Kansas City, B.A., With Distinction, 1977
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City, M.A., Economics, 1978
  • University of Michigan, J.D., Cum Laude, 1981


  • Member, Missouri and Illinois Bars
  • American Bar Association (ABA) (Member, Section of Litigation; Member: Products, Liability and Consumer Law Committee, Tort and Insurance Practice, 1981—; Trial Evidence Committee, 1981; Co-Vice-Chairman, 1988; Co-Chairman, 1991-1995, CLE Committee, Co-Chair 1995-1996; Co-Chair, Aviation Committee, 1996-1999; Council Member, 2000-2003)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) (Sustaining Member, Board of Governors, Sections on: Products Liability, Chair, 1997; Aviation, Chair; 2007; State Delegate)
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (President, 2004; Vice-President, 2003; and Member: Executive Committee, 1999—; Board of Governors, 1993—); Tom Strong Trial Attorney Award (2014) (best exemplifying professionalism, ethics, character, and courtroom success)
  • Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney, National Board of Trial Advocacy (since 1994)

We believe that maximum justice for our clients and their families must include doing everything in our power to expose and eliminate product defects, dangers and corporate wrongdoing, so that others will be saved from suffering the same fate.

GARY C. ROBB Founding partner


KC attorneys win $100M settlement over Colorado copter crash


Settlement for flight nurse's severe burn injuries in crash of medical helicopter (United States record).

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The Golden Couple


How Two Former Defense Lawyers Became One of the Most Successful Plaintiffs’ Duos in the Country.

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Robb & Robb Named as Cover "Super Lawyers" for 2007


The Bulldog & The Ballerina

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Record $82M Recovery In Helicopter Crash Cases


Highest Amount Ever Collected in Death Suits.

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Litigator v. Helicopter


Attorney Gary Robb is by far the most successful helicopter-crash trial lawyer in the country.

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Lawyer Becomes "Go-to-Guy" After Helicopter Crashes


Represented the family of a Louisiana man killed in a helicopter crash.

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Largest Wrongful Death Recovery Ever in North Carolina


Settlement for death of husband and wife in airplane crash (North Carolina record).

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Gary C. Robb on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

Gary C. Robb on CBS Evening News


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