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Recognized by National Media Outlets as one of the United States' Leading Aviation Law Firms.
Sun Sentinel - September 26, 2023

Family of woman killed by BSO helicopter prepares to sue Sheriff’s Office for $50 million

BY SHIRA MOOLTEN Lurean Wheaton was asleep when the Broward Sheriff’s Office helicopter fell out of the sky and into her Pompano Beach apartment last month, killing her and Battalion Chief Terryson Jackson, who was on board. Her family now says the Sheriff’s Office is responsible for her death. The Wheaton family has filed a […]

The Charlotte Observer - March 10, 2023

‘Seeking answers.’ Family of WBTV meteorologist killed in helicopter crash files lawsuit

BY JOE MARUSAK AND JULIA COIN The family of Jason Myers, the WBTV meteorologist killed in a November helicopter crash along I-77 in Charlotte, filed a lawsuit Thursday that raises concerns about contaminated fuel and improper maintenance of the helicopter engine. Jillian Myers filed the lawsuit in Mecklenburg County Superior Court against Wilson Air Center, a […]

U.S. News & World Report - March 10, 2023

Wife sues over meteorologist’s death in NC helicopter crash

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS The family of a meteorologist who was killed last year in a helicopter crash in North Carolina is suing a maintenance facility and the companies that owned and operated the aircraft. The complaint filed this week in Mecklenburg County Court in Charlotte alleges negligence and claims the helicopter was running on contaminated fuel, which […]

Las Vegas Sun - March 1, 2023

Australian family hurt in helicopter crash suing Las Vegas firm

BY KEN RITTER Four family members from Australia who were injured during a crash-landing of a sightseeing helicopter in Southern Nevada in December have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. seeking more than $400,000 in damages from the tour operator. Las Vegas-based Papillon Grand Canyon Tours and parent company Papillon Airways Inc. are accused of […]

Carteret County News-Times - January 27, 2023

$15 million settlement reached in Drum Inlet plane crash

BEAUFORT —The families of five passengers killed in a plane crash just off the Outer Banks have settled their wrongful death lawsuits for $15 million dollars. The plane crashed on Feb. 13, 2022 near Drum Inlet on the way back from a hunting trip.  The settlement was reached on behalf of the families of deceased passengers […]

The Washington Post - January 27, 2023

Lawsuits in NC plane crash settled for $15M

BY SARAH BRUMFIELD/AP The families of five passengers killed in a 2022 plane crash off the North Carolina coast have settled wrongful death lawsuits against the companies that owned the plane and employed the pilot and the pilot’s estate for $15 million, family representatives announced Friday. All eight people aboard the Pilatus PC-12/47 died when […]

The News & Observer - May 26, 2022

‘Worst nightmare.’ Families sue after North Carolina plane crash that killed 8

BY CASSANDRE COYER Eight people died, including four teenagers, after a plane inexplicably crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the North Carolina coast in February. Now, families of four passengers are suing the companies that owned the plane and employed the pilot. On Tuesday, May 24, the families of four passengers killed in the plane crash filed […]

The Washington Post - May 25, 2022

Lawsuit filed over plane crash that killed 8 off of NC coast

BY BEN FINLEY The families of four people — including three teens — who died in a February plane crash off the North Carolina coast are suing the companies that owned the plane and employed the pilot, who also died. The suit claims the pilot failed to properly fly the single-engine plane in weather conditions […]

The AmLaw Litigation Daily - January 24, 2022

Meet the Kansas City Aviation Litigation Boutique That Represented Kobe Bryant’s Widow

BY ROSS TODD “What we hope and what we’ve seen over the years, is that by helping our clients achieve civil justice and punish wrongdoers, it ensures that the tragedy that they have experienced does not happen to others in the future,” said Andrew Robb, who left Boies Schiller Flexner in February 2020 to join […]

Kansas City Business Journal - December 15, 2021

Handling aviation cases like Kobe Bryant’s elevates KC’s Robb & Robb

BY JAMES DORNBROOK Founded in 1984 by personal injury attorneys Gary and Anita Robb, Kansas City-based Robb & Robb LLC built a specialty niche handling aviation disasters that’s bringing it nationwide notice. One of Robb & Robb’s latest victories was gaining a settlement for an undisclosed amount in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa […]

Patch.com - September 28, 2021

Widow Of Helicopter Crash Sues Flight Companies

BY MARCUS K. GARNE ATLANTA — The widow of a Buckhead technology executive killed in a helicopter crash earlier this month is suing the company that owned and operated the aircraft. Stephy Ogilvie is claiming negligence in her wrongful death lawsuit against Atlanta Helicopters, LLC., North Atlanta Executive Air, and the estate of the pilot […]

Missouri Lawyers Media - September 27, 2021

Up & Coming Awards 2021 – Andrew C. Robb

Andrew C. Robb Associate, Robb & Robb, Kansas City Practice Areas: Aviation/personal injury Law School: University of Michigan Law is a family affair for Andrew Robb. Robb says he loves bouncing around ideas with his wife during their evening walks and discussing case strategy with her and his parents over dinner. He says, “Being able to work […]

Missouri Lawyers Media - September 27, 2021

Up & Coming Awards 2021 – Brittany Sanders Robb

Brittany Sanders Robb Associate, Robb & Robb, Kansas City Practice Areas: Aviation/personal injury Law School: Washington University For Brittany Robb, the best moments of her career as a lawyer involve sharing good news with clients. “It is a privilege to represent people during the hardest times of their lives,” she says. “I am often talking to them […]

LOS ANGELES TIMES - June 22, 2021

Vanessa Bryant, Others Settle Lawsuit With Helicopter Firm In Kobe Bryant Crash

BY RICHARD WINTON Vanessa Bryant and others settled wrongful death lawsuits Tuesday against the company that operated the helicopter that crashed in January 2020, killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others. Attorneys for the families, the helicopter company and insurers filed “joint notice of settlement and joint request to vacate discovery deadlines” documents with […]

The American Bar Association - Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section - April 19, 2021

The Resounding Retreat From Preemption in Aviation – The Plaintiff’s Perspective

By Anita Porte Robb* April 2021 Introduction Consistent with “principles of ‘interstate federalism’” and recognition that “[s]tates have significant interests at stake – providing [their] residents with a convenient forum for redressing injuries inflicted…,” as expressed last month in the landmark Supreme Court case of Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial Dist. Court, 592 […]

Newsweek - January 15, 2021

Grand Canyon Helicopter Crash That Killed British Tourists Caused by ‘Violent Gust of Wind’

BY ZOE DREWETT  A helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon that killed a group of British tourists, including a couple on their honeymoon, was probably caused by the pilot losing control due to tailwind conditions, a report has concluded. The pilot told investigators he was not able to control the aircraft after a “violent gust of […]

ABA TIPS Aviation and Space Law Committee Newsletter - January 4, 2021

Aircraft Manufacturers’ Attempted Use of Federal Officer Removal: The Lessons of Riggs v. Airbus Helicopters

By Andrew C. Robb When bringing a products liability lawsuit against an aircraft manufacturer in state court, the Plaintiff can almost guarantee that the manufacturer will consider removal of the case to federal court.  To that end, the manufacturer may argue that when designing or manufacturing the aircraft at issue, it was “acting under” a […]

US News & World Report - December 9, 2020

Family of Pilot Killed Fighting CA Wildfire Files Lawsuit

BY JOHN ROGERS LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a veteran helicopter pilot who died when his aircraft crashed as he was dropping water over a California wildfire filed suit Wednesday against the companies that designed and maintained the aircraft. Michael Fournier of Rancho Cucamonga, California, died Aug. 19 as he was battling a […]

Los Angeles Times - August 21, 2020

Wrongful death lawsuits prompted by Kobe Bryant copter crash to remain in L.A. County

BY NATHAN FENNO The lawsuit by Vanessa Bryant over the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others will remain in Los Angeles County after a judge rejected arguments by a defendant that a fair trial isn’t possible in the county because of the former Lakers star’s popularity. Attorneys representing the estate of Ara […]

USA Today - June 23, 2020

Defense In Kobe Bryant’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit Wants Trial Moved Out Of LA County

BY CHRIS BUMBACA For nearly two decades, Kobe Bryant was a Los Angeles icon. He remains so even after his death in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash that took the life of eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against the […]


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Achieving civil justice and punishing wrongdoers to avoid future tragedies.


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


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Highest Amount Ever Collected in Death Suits


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