James K. Brengle
practices in all aspects of aviation-related business transactions, aircraft accident litigation and admiralty law both in the U.S. and internationally. He also represents aviation professionals in administrative federal aviation regulatory enforcement proceedings before the National Transportation Safety Board. In addition, Mr. Brengle has an extensive litigation background in the areas of asbestos litigation and professional liability litigation.
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland, he is a member of the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Chester County, New York State, New York County, Maryland State and American bar associations. Mr. Brengle has also been designated a proctor in admiralty by the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He is a member of the Ports of Philadelphia Maritime Exchange, the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Defense Research Institute. Additionally, he is a member of the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association, the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association and the National Business Aviation Association, Inc.
Mr. Brengle is a Naval Aviator with more than 4, 000 hours of total pilot time, including 850 instrument hours. He has been rated by the United States Navy in the following aircraft: P-3 Orion (Lockheed 188 Electra); TS-2 Tracker (Grumman twin engine), carrier qualified; T-28 (North American Texan), carrier qualified; and T-34 (Beechcraft Bonanza). He also has civilian experience in the Piper Aerostar, American Yankee, King Air and Pinto jet aircraft. Mr. Brengle's civil ratings include Commercial Pilot, Single Engine Land, Multi-engine Land and Instrument ratings. He is a retired Captain in the United States Navy and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is the vice president of the board of directors of the Delaware Valley Historical Aircraft Association.
Mr. Brengle is a 1976 graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a 1968 graduate of the United States Naval Academy.
•President, Board of Directors, United Health Care and Human Services, Inc.
•Vice President, Board of Directors, Delaware Valley Historical Aircraft Association
•Duane Morris LLP
• Of Counsel, 2013-present
• Partner, 1985-2012
• Associate, 1979-1984
•Rawle & Henderson, Philadelphia, PA,
•Captain, United States Naval Air Reserve, Retired
• Naval Aviator
•Commanding Officer Patrol Squadron 66, 1987-1988
Honors & Awards
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Civic and Charitable Activities
•Merion Cricket Club, Haverford, Pennsylvania
•Union League of Philadelphia
•United States Naval Academy Alumni Association
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Speaker, Aviation Security Since 9/11-Is it Safe to Fly? Monthly Issues Forum of the Union League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 6, 2002
•Speaker, Criminalization of Aviation Infractions, Florida Bar Association and the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association, Pensacola, Florida, November 9, 2001
•Lecturer, Aviation Law, Survey of General Pennsylvania Law and Pennsylvania Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act, American Eagle Group, Inc., December 1994
•Lecturer, Management Policies and Techniques to Reduce Tort and Contract Liabilities Arising out of the Business of Providing Environmental Services, ARA Environmental Services, Inc. and ARA Leisure Services, Inc., November 1991
•Co-Author, Aviation Professionals and the Threat of Criminal Liability-- How Do We Maximize Aviation Safety? NTSB Bar Association Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Dallas, Texas, 2002