(Admitted in California, Federal District Court and The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., Registered as both an Arbitrator and as a Mediator with the State of Georgia) ADR, aviation, business, insurance, trusts and estates
James D. Lyne
673 W. Mickelson Lane ¨ Green Valley, AZ ¨ 678-595-3050 ¨ email@example.com
James D. Lyne, Esq.
Offering over 19 combined years of experience in the aviation, legal, and manufacturing industries, my background spans leadership in business development, legal consulting, training, finance, and aerospace production/maintenance. A results-focused professional with an entrepreneurial spirit, I am certain that I would bring immediate value to your firm.
Currently, I function as an attorney/consultant for a personal law firm, a chief legal officer and director of their southwest region to a legal services company as well as an adjunct professor at a well-known university and work for a Part 121 airline. In each of these roles, I have provided quality legal counseling regarding civil litigation in matters related to aviation, business, and federal agency law and university-level instruction. A few of my specific responsibilities include reviewing legal documents and providing advice concerning aviation ownership entity, taxation, aircraft recommendation, and training issues. During the course of my career, I have developed a reputation for efficiently and accurately completing heavy workloads in the midst of high-pressure environments. I have also been accountable for developing innovative aviation projects and training programs in addition to cultivating positive business relations with organizations, including the FAA.
Confident in my ability to achieve similar results for you or your organization, I encourage a personal conversation at your earliest convenience. I can be reached as designated above and eagerly await your positive reply. In the interim, thank you for visiting my website.
673 W Mickelson Ln ¨ Green Valley, AZ85614 ¨ 678-595-3050 cell¨ firstname.lastname@example.org
James D. Lyne
Entrepreneurial leader with over 19 years of experience as an attorney; diverse background spans legal consulting, production management, business development, aviation engineering/maintenance, and college-level teaching. Holds multiple bar admissions and professional legal certifications. Possesses influential experience in aviation, business, and insurance law. Adept at communicating and interfacing with the FAA. Skilled in developing and implementing effective aviation training programs. Additional areas of expertise include:
Law ¨ Project/Program Management ¨ P&L/Finance ¨ Client Relations ¨ Team Leadership ¨ Training/Instruction
¨ Developed a solo-practice law firm that became a thriving partnership and then a successful association.
¨ Defended pilots before the FAA, prevailing in a majority of cases, despite the FAA's unusually high percentage (93%) of winning cases, through in-depth personal involvement and commitment to purpose.
¨ Wrote and published a collegiate final term project regarding CAB deregulation and its probable impact on the airline industry.
¨ Transformed a marginal "fly-by-night" aviation operation into a legitimate charter and flight school organization through open communication and cooperation with the FAA.
¨ Developed and implemented a formal training program for a company's purchasers/pilots of advanced aircraft.
¨ Directly supervised 43 people at all levels within an aircraft manufacturing company.
¨ Cultivated employee personal pride, independence, and competitiveness as well as increased efficiency by nearly 20% by decentralizing management into teams vested with considerable autonomy.
¨ Established a warbird flight training curriculum concerning Stearman, N-3N, C-45, T-6, and T-28 aircraft, along with writing a Part 135 charter manual for the air taxi business.
¨ Graduated with honors from the USAFJetEngineMechanicSchool and FlightEngineerSchool, attaining Master Sergeant ranking at only age 28 and receiving appointment to the highly competitive USAF Reserve Undergraduate Pilot Training program.
PALLADIUM LEGAL, Chief Legal Officer 2009 to Present
Oversees the provision of outsourced general counsels to corporations which cannot justify their own full-time GC, but have need of a dedicated GC to function within their corporation as Chief Legal Officer. Drives efforts to expand company presence in the southwestern states; handles all marketing, hiring/firing, and coordination with the Atlanta office.
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY,Adjunct Professor 2009 to Present
Instructor of various law courses, such as Aviation Law, Business Law, and Aviation Legislation.
James D. Lyne & Associates, Attorney/Consultant 1994 to Present
Serves as an attorney at law, mediator, arbitrator, and expert witness. Appointed as a Judge pro tem in San Diego Superior Court. Participates in domestic and international civil litigation with specialization in aviation, business, and insurance matters. Provides aviation consulting services as a subject matter expert regarding ownership entity issues, taxation, aircraft recommendations, and training.
UNITED STATES SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, Attorney/Advisor 2 2006
Functioned as a government attorney in activities related to Hurricane Katrina disaster loans. Reviewed the legal significance of documents. Closed disaster-assistance real estate loans. Ensured the timely completion of heavy workloads in a backlogged environment during a national emergency.
Riley SuperSkyRocket, Production Manager/Vice President/Chief of Flight Test 1989 to 2002
Managed aircraft production, directly supervising 43 people on all professional levels throughout the company. Fostered strategic business alliances to support big engine modification, diesel re-power, and simplified engine management development. Took part in research and development and FAA certification flights for aircraft STC modification programs while serving as the Chief of Flight Test. Conceived ideas for and administered new projects. After becoming a member of the Bar in 1994, functioned as the company's house counsel, handling business legal matters.
United States Air Force, Second Officer/Flight Engineer Prior to 1988
Began as an enlisted jet engine mechanic on the flight line and transferred to the Reserves as a C-141 flight engineer. Utilized the G.I. Bill to compile pilot ratings, worked as a flight instructor to finish a preliminary bachelor's degree, and was appointed to the USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training Program.
Juris Doctor, ThomasJeffersonSchool of Law, California
Bachelor of Science, Transportation Engineering (Aviation), University of CentralCalifornia
Additional Certifications: Arbitrator (Registered in GA), Training by the California BBB; Mediator, (Registered in GA), Training by Lifeline—a California United Way charter affiliate
Bar Admissions:California Supreme Court; National Transportation Safety Board, Federal District Court (Southern California), United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
FAA Certificates: Air Transport Pilot (ATP); Flight Engineer (FE); Certified Flight Instructor (CFI); Instrument Airplane (AI); Single, Multi Engine, and Glider (SME&G) Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic (A&P)
Affiliations: AOPA Defense Panel Attorney, American Inns of Court, Chapter 303; Bar Association of North San Diego County; BBB National Consumer Arbitration Program; Experimental Aircraft Association; Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, Registered Arbitrator and Mediator; International Aerobatic Club; Lawyer/Pilot's Bar Association; Family Law and General Mediator San Diego Superior Court; North County Lifeline; San Diego Superior Court Judge Pro Tem, North County
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