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Thomas J. Strueber


With more than 25 years experience before state, federal and appellate courts throughout the United States, Tom Strueber heads the firm’s Aviation Practice Group. He is a commercial pilot with instrument and multiengine ratings and holds an FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic’s license. He has been identified as one of Georgia’s “finest aviation specialists” and “comes highly recommended for his work on contract disputes, product liability, insurance coverage and lawsuits arising from accidents in the aviation industry” according to Who’s Who Legal.


University of Illinois, B.S., 1972

The John Marshall Law School - Chicago, J.D., with distinction, 1977

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Illinois State Bar
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Representative Experience

Defense of aerospace product manufacturers.

Regulatory counseling involving compliance with federal, state and international aviation regulations.

NTSB investigations.

Defense of innumerable general aviation accidents.

Cases brought under the Montreal Convention.

Defense of chemical liability claims resulting from agricultural aviation operations.

Defense of charter operators under Part 135 of the FARs.

Defense of foreign and domestic air carriers.

Defense of multi-district litigation arising from aviation mass disasters.

Defense and prosecution of claims arising from commercial aircraft transactions.

Complex insurance coverage counseling and litigation.

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyers®, Insurance Law, 2014-2023

Best Lawyers®, Litigation - Insurance, 2019-2023

Best Lawyers®, Aviation Law, 2020-2023

Who's Who Legal, One of Georgia's "Finest Aviation Specialists" (2007)

Super Lawyers Magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers List, Personal Injury Defense: General (2004)

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Aviation and Space Law Committee of TIPS, Forum on Air and Space Law

Atlanta Lawyers Club

Aviation Insurance Association, Past Director

Georgia Bar Association, Aviation Law Section

Illinois State Bar Association

International Society of Air Safety Investigators

Events & Speaking Engagements