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Los Angeles Times - February 24, 2020

Vanessa Bryant sues helicopter operator over crash that killed Kobe Bryant, eight others

By Nathan Fenno Los Angeles Times 2/24/2020 As mourners gathered at Staples Center on Monday for a memorial service to celebrate the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, attorneys for Vanessa Bryant filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that operated the helicopter that crashed last month, killing her husband, daughter and seven others. […]

LOS ANGELES TIMES - February 24, 2020

Los Angeles Times – Vanessa Bryant Sues Helicopter Operator Over Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant

By Nathan Fenno Los Angeles Times 2/24/2020 As mourners gathered at Staples Center on Monday for a memorial service to celebrate the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, attorneys for Vanessa Bryant filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that operated the helicopter that crashed last month, killing her husband, daughter and seven others. […]

Missouri Lawyers Weekly - January 27, 2020

Influential Lawyer: Gary C. Robb, Robb & Robb

After two decades of work fighting for helicopter crash victims, Gary C. Robb has witnessed significant legislative strides made to help prevent devastating burn injuries after hard landings. Robb, partner at Kansas City-based Robb & Robb, couldn’t be prouder of the role he and his wife, Anita, have played in helping to bring about those […]

The New York Times - December 17, 2019

NTSB: Icy Conditions During Deadly South Dakota Plane Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The pilot and a passenger of a small plane that crashed after taking off from a small South Dakota airport on Thanksgiving weekend, killing nine of 12 members of an Idaho family who were on board, spent three hours clearing snow and ice from the aircraft before departure, the National Transportation […]

The Washington Post - December 10, 2019

Loophole limited scrutiny before deadly NYC helicopter crash

By Michael R. Sisak The Washington Post December 10, 2019 NEW YORK — The helicopter company whose doors-off flight crashed in a New York City river last year, trapping all five passengers in their harnesses, exploited a regulatory loophole to avoid stricter safety requirements, federal investigators said Tuesday. FlyNYON operated under the government’s least stringent […]

KC Counselor - April 1, 2019

Dean of the Trial Bar

By Gary C. Robb KC Counselor April 2019 Having Anita as my law partner for the past 35 years has been one of the greatest joys of my life.  Anita makes  our law practice exciting.  She is masterful.  She is brilliant.  She is polished.  She is fierce.  She is relentless.  She cannot be intimidated.  She […]

USA Today - February 18, 2019

Weather grounded med helicopters, but ‘higher risk-taker’ accepted fatal flight in Ohio

Survival Flight Inc. accepted the flight and departed from Grove City for Holzer Meigs hospital in Pomeroy at 6:28 a.m., according to a preliminary report released this week by the National Transportation Safety Board.

TRIAL - February 1, 2019

Investigating Medical Helicopter Crashes

Gary C. Robb TRIAL 2/01/2019 Medical helicopters transport approximately 400,000 patients in the United States annually.1 Yet air ambulance companies have resisted industry and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposals that call for enhanced safety equipment such as ­crash-resistant fuel tanks and other safety regulations.2 Meanwhile, preventable crashes continue to occur.3 When representing people injured or […]

The Wall Street Journal - August 7, 2018

How One Burned Helicopter Nurse Has Gone on Living

By Jim Carlton The Wall Street Journal 8/07/2018 Dave Repsher, who suffered third-degree burns over 90% of his body in a 2015 helicopter accident in Colorado, exemplifies the human toll when fuel tanks lacking the most-advanced safety features rupture in a crash. Crash investigators determined the emergency medical chopper’s crush-prone fuel system—legal under Federal Aviation […]

The Wall Street Journal - August 7, 2018

Fiery Helicopter Crashes Persist With Industry Slow to Upgrade Fuel Tanks

By Andy Pasztor The Wall Street Journal 8/07/2018 After a rash of helicopter accidents several years ago ending in fatal fires, industry executives and regulators reached a high-profile compromise: Businesses could avoid rules mandating safety upgrades and retrofits but would be expected to make the changes on their own. “You got our attention and we’re […]

New York Post - March 13, 2018

Helicopter crash victim’s family sues aviation companies, pilot

By Chris Perez New York Post 3/13/2018 The first lawsuit was filed Tuesday against the helicopter and charter companies involved in Sunday’s deadly crash in the East River — with the family of one of the victims accusing them of negligence and “carelessness.” Pilot Richard Vance, who was at the controls when the chopper went […]

The Washington Post - March 3, 2018

Tourist’s parents file lawsuit in Grand Canyon copter crash

By Felicia Fonseca The Washington Post 3/03/2018 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The parents of a British tourist who died after the Grand Canyon sightseeing helicopter he was in crashed have filed the first wrongful death lawsuit related to last month’s crash. The complaint filed Friday in Clark County District Court in Nevada accused helicopter owner Papillon […]

Anita Porte Robb - March 1, 2018

The WHY of it

By Anita Porte Robb The Missouri Trial Attorney Spring 2018 Being a plaintiff’s trial lawyer was not my original plan. In high school, I gave serious thought to becoming either a doctor or a lawyer. I finally decided to become a lawyer, thinking that if I worked in the field of medical law, I could […]

The Daily Record - February 5, 2018

KC attorneys win $100M settlement over Colorado copter crash

By Scott Lauck The Daily Record 2/5/2018 The Kansas City law firm of Robb & Robb reached a $100 million settlement for a flight nurse who was severely burned in a medical helicopter crash in Colorado. Anita Porte Robb said the settlement, announced Thursday, appears to be the largest pre-trial settlement for a single injured […]

The Washington Post - February 1, 2018

Colorado helicopter crash survivor to receive record $100 million pretrial settlement

The Washington Post 2/01/2018 DENVER – A former Colorado flight nurse who survived a helicopter ambulance crash with horrific burns over 90 percent of his body will receive a record $100 million cash settlement from the maker and operator of the aircraft, his lawyer said on Thursday. The sum is believed to be the largest […]

Lexington Herald Leader - September 29, 2017

Jury awards $21.7 million to survivors of three killed in medical helicopter crash

By Bill Estep Lexington Herald Leader 9/29/2017 A Clay County jury has awarded a total of $21.7 million to survivors of three people killed in the crash of a medical helicopter in June 2013. The crash occurred as the helicopter returned to its base in Manchester after taking a patient to a hospital in London. […]

Dothan Eagle - May 3, 2017

Family of nurse killed in Coffee County air ambulance crash to receive $5 million

By Danny Tindell Dothan Eagle 5/03/2017 The parents of a flight nurse killed in a Coffee County air ambulance crash last year will receive $5 million from the helicopter operator. A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge approved the settlement award Monday to the family of Stacey Cernadas, who was aboard a Haynes Air Ambulance emergency […]

Super Lawyers - November 22, 2016

Robb & Robb 2016: Year-To-Date

Super Lawyers 11/22/2016 ROBB & ROBB LLC ROBB & ROBB LLC HAS WON MORE THAN $950 MILLION IN LANDMARK CASES NATIONWIDE SINCE 1984. NOTHING SPEAKS LOUDER THAN RESULTS. FIRM HISTORY ROBB & ROBB LLC handles high-profile cases in the aviation and transportation field. Forbes Magazine has named partner Gary C. Robb “by far the most […]

Missouri Lawyers Weekly - October 17, 2016

$5.15 Million Settlement in Iowa Med-Trans Crash

By David Baugher Missouri Lawyers Weekly 10/17/2016 An Iowa helicopter crash that left three dead has resulted in a settlement of more than $5.1 million for the family of a flight nurse who was on board. “The argument was that the policies of the helicopter operator were defective and deficient because they allowed flight into […]

Missouri Lawyers Weekly - August 22, 2016

Replacement of Shock Absorbent Helicopter Seats Cause of Passenger Injuries

By Alan Scher Zagier Missouri Lawyers Weekly 8/22/2016 A Pettis County lawsuit filed by a University of Missouri Health Care nurse and a paramedic, who both suffered spinal injuries after an emergency helicopter landing, settled for $3.3 million, according to the attorneys representing the women. Flight nurse Hester West and paramedic Elisabeth Corcoran separately sued […]


The two highest jury verdicts in the United States in helicoptor crash trials

The two largest pre-trial aviation settlements in U.S. History for a single injury in a helicopter crash


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).


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

The Bulldog & The Ballerina


The Golden Couple

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


Record $82M Recovery In Helicopter Crash Cases

Highest Amount Ever Collected in Death Suits


Litigator v. Helicopter

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


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

The family of a Louisiana man killed in a helicopter crash.


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