Robert's practice focuses on aviation accidents, wrongful death and product liability law. He handles a wide variety of complex aviation cases involving U.S. and international accidents. Robert represents victims and their families. He has spent more than 20 years litigating cases against small and large corporations, manufacturers, airlines, and other at-fault parties.
In 1982 Robert received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Aeronautical Studies from the University of North Dakota. Robert received his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in 1988, where he was a law review editor. Robert also obtained a Masters of Law degree in International Aviation Law from the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University, where he graduated with highest honors. Since 1999 Robert has been an adjunct professor at Seattle University Law School where he teaches Aviation Accident Law.
Robert is a multi-engine rated commercial pilot, flight instructor, seaplane pilot, and FAA certified airframe and power plant mechanic.
Robert is active in many organizations including the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association, the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association, and past chairman of the Aviation Sections of both the King County Bar Association and the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. He has published more than thirty legal articles in various publications, law reviews, and periodicals. Robert is a regular speaker at aviation seminars and conferences. He is admitted to practice law in federal and state courts, including the states of Washington, California, Alaska, Minnesota, and Colorado.
James T. Anderson
Jimmy joined Aviation Law Group in 2011 as an Associate Attorney, after more than two years litigating cases with another regional law firm. He continues to work on technical cases involving product liability claims, where his prior experience in construction defect, fire, explosion, and flooding claims provides a strong litigation foundation for aviation cases. Jimmy has repeatedly faced off against large insurance companies, corporations, and manufacturers, taking complex cases through trial when necessary.
Jimmy received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Flight Technology with a specialization in Aviation Management from Central Washington University, cum laude. He also was awarded a second degree, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy cum laude.
Jimmy received his law degree at Seattle University School of Law, where he served as the president of the Dispute Resolution Board. While there he represented the school on its Mock Trial and Negotiation teams, all of which were successful in competitions at the Regional and National level. On graduation from Seattle University cum laude, he was admitted to the Order of the Barristers as one of the top ten students in oral and written advocacy.
Jimmy is an Instrument rated Private Pilot, receiving his license and endorsements while studying at CWU. He also worked at the National Transportation Safety Board as an intern Accident Investigator. Jimmy has a background in Search and Rescue, including training and experience in high angle rescue, avalanche and crevasse rescue, and helicopter rescue extractions. On the weekends, he races road bikes with a local team.