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About Myron

Myron (Pappy) Papadakis is a 2013 Lederer Aviation Safety Award Winner. . The Jerome F. Lederer Award is presented by the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI), and is awarded for outstanding lifetime contributions to technical excellence in furthering aviation accident investigation and achieving Society objectives. Those objectives include enhancing aviation safety through the continuing development and improvement of investigation techniques. It is the only recurring award made by the Society. Pappy has practiced Aviation Law for 36 years. He has been a qualified aviator for40 years, an Airline Pilot for Delta for 31 years. He has evaluated ,investigated or litigated over 450 aviation accidents. He was one of the first ISASI Fellows. I work as a consulting attorney helping law firms understand the technical intracacies of why air vehicles crash. I have restricted my practice to this aeronautical endeavor. I have teamed with over 120 Lawyers in over 70 different Law firms. The intense focus on aviation disasters ( over 400 aircraft accident evaluations, investigations and litigations), combined with military and airline flying allows me to help find pathways to succesful conclusion whether by alternate resolution or through Verdict.

work Experience

Of Cousel for Aviation
Brent Coon and Associates
Jan. 1, 2008 - Current

Founding Attorney
The Airlaws Group
Jan. 1, 2002 - Current

adjunct Professor
South Texas College Law
Jan. 1, 1981 - Current

Of Counsel for aviation
Slack and Davis
Jan. 1, 1994 - Jan. 1, 2002

Lawyer
Papadakis Matherne Campell and Johnson
Jan. 1, 1981 - Jan. 1, 1989

lawyer
Papadakis Betts and Cooke
Jan. 1, 1974 - Jan. 1, 1981

Pilot/ F/O and Captain
Delta Airlines Inc.
Jan. 1, 1970 - Jan. 1, 2001

school Education

South Texas College of Law
N/A
- 1974
No accolades provided

University of Nebraska, Lincoln
BS Mechanical Engineering
- 1963
No accolades provided

bookmark Awards

2013 Jerome LEDERER AVIATION SAFETY AWARD
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AIR SAFETY INVESTIGATORS
2014
Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award
South Texas College of Law SBA
2013
Invited Member since 1988
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
2011
service Award for service as Adjunct Professor
South Texas College Law
2011
AV rating 10 consecutive years
Martindale-Hubbell
2009
Appreciation for Service as ALPA negotiator
ALPA
1999
who's Who in American Education
Marquis
1998
who's Who in America
Marquis
1997
who's Who in American Law
Marquis
1996
Aviation Section Chair 1996
SBOT Award
1996
ISASI Ethics Chairmen 6 years
Award Of Appreciation-Outstanding Service
1995
ISASI Fellow
Fellow of the Society
1993

group Associations

Founding member
Alethians
2008 -

Member and BOD member
HTLA
2005 -

Invitee
Million Dollar Advocate Forum
1988 -

Member and Fellow of the Society
International Society Of Air Safety Investigators
1975 -

Member
SBOT
1975 -

member
ACIA
2003 - 2011

Member
American Association for Justice
1976 - 2010

Various Safety Positions
ALPA
1970 - 2001

import_contacts Published Works

Primer on Investigations
absolute Litigator PESI
Safety and Liability
Absolute Litigator PESI
The Military Contract Defense
Absolute Litigator PESI
The Airline Industry -a look back.
Absolute Litigator PESI
Military Contract Defense
Work horse seminar AFTL
Aftermath of Disaster
work Horse Seminar AFTL
The Safety Office..
Work Horse Seminar AFTL
The Aftermath of Disaster, a Primer on Government and Legal Investigations of Aviation Crashes,
State Bar of Texas Aviation Section Meeting
Out Maneuvering THE MILITARY CONTRACT DEFENSE ( if you look hard enough it probably wasn’t designed or built to specifications) …Avoid Military 3d.
State Bar of Texas Aviation Section Meeting
The Safety Office, The place where liability hangs out
State Bar of Texas Aviation Section Meeting
Panelest, 737 Rudder problems
SMU AIR LAW SYMPOSIUM
Safety the place where Liability hangs out
L and J seminar b,Tucson AX
Twenty-Twenty Hindsight
AIEE Summer Symposium
Military Contract Update, Aviation Section
SBOT Aviation Section
Recent Developments Regarding Aviation Litigation and the Military Contractor Defense, Aviation Section,
ATLA Summer Convention
Military Contract Defense: What the Justice Meant to Say
State Bar of Texas Convention, Aviation Law Section
Military Contract Defense
Lawyer Pilot Bar Association Journal
Military Contract Defense: What the Justice Meant to Say
State Bar of Texas Convention, Aviation Law Section
The Aftermath of Disaster: The Accident Investigation
Lawyer Pilot Bar Association, Law Journal
Top Gun Alum, feature article and interview
South Texas College of Law, Quarterly
Early Detection of Hazards, International Society of Air Safety Investigators Forum
International Society of Air Safety Investigators Forum, Paris, France
Early Detection of Hazards, International Society of Air Safety Investigators Forum, Paris, France, October 1994.
International Society of Air Safety Investigators Forum, Paris, France,
Textbook, Best of Trial Product Liability Chapter General aviation
American Trial Lawyers Association Press
General Aviation Air Crash Litigation, July 1985.
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Trial Magazine,
General Aviation Air Crash Litigation
Trial Magazine
Military Contract Defense, Embry Riddle Symposium Proceedings, Air Law and Insurance, 1982, Orlando, Florida.
Embry Riddle Symposium Proceedings, Air Law and Insurance
New Technology in Aircraft Accident Investigation, Caracas, Veneazuela, October 1978.
International Society of Air Safety Investigators Forum,
The Law, Federal Safety Regulations and Safety Are Not and Need Not Be Mutually Exclusive, October 1977.
International Society of Air Safety Investigators Forum, Montreal, Canada,
Air Crash Litigation, July/August 1976.
Kansas Trial Lawyer Advocate,
Plaintiff’s Attorney Role in General Aviation Air Crash Litigation, Part II, , July/August 1976
Texas Trial Lawyer Forum
Admissibility of Aircraft Accident Reports: An Update, 1976.
South Texas College of Law, Law Journal,
Plaintiff’s Attorney Role in General Aviation Air Crash Litigation, April/June 1976.
Texas Trial Lawyer Forum,
Search and Rescue, Conceptual Studies, 1969.
NADC, Johnsville,
Occupations at High Burn Risk, Miami 1977.
Occupational Burn Conference, NIOSH,
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