Michel F. Baumeister

Michel F. Baumeister: Attorney with Baumeister & Samuels, P.C.


Adjunct Professor, Aviation Law, Seton Hall University School of Law, 1985—. Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney's Office, 1976-1979. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York, 1978-1979 (Member, Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit). Member: Advisory Committee of Attorneys to the Grievance Committee of U.S. District Court Judges, Southern District of New York, 1983—; Task Force on Victims Compensation Fund, 2001. Arbitrator, International Court of Aviation and Space Arbitration, 1994—. Recent Co-Lead, Executive and Plaintiff Steering Committee Appointments: Continental Connection Flight 3407 in Clarence Center, New York; Comair Flight 5191 Air Crash at Lexington, Kentucky; American Airlines Flight 587 Air Crash at Belle Harbor, New York; September 11, 2001 Litigation; Alaska Airlines Flight 261 Disaster Off Point Magu, California; Egypt Air Flight 990 Disaster near Nantucket, Massachusetts; Swissair Flight 111 Disaster near Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia; Comair Flight 3272 Crash near Monroe, Michigan; TWA Flight 800 Disaster Off Long Island, New York; ValuJet Flight 592 Crash in the Florida Everglades; Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 7529 near Carrollton, Georgia. Named a 2009 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Public Justice Foundation for his work as a lead attorney in the December 21, 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Commercial Pilot with Instrument Rating, U.S., 1970.

International Society of Barristers; International Academy of Trial Lawyers; The Litigation Counsel of America.

Areas of Practice (15)

  • Aviation Accidents
  • Airplane Crash Litigation
  • Aviation Law
  • Aviation Litigation
  • Aviation Liability
  • International Aviation Law
  • Aviation Products Liability
  • Helicopter Crash Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
646-240-4649  Phone
212-363-1200  Phone
University Attended:
Fairleigh-Dickinson University, B.A., 1966; Articles Editor, Seton Hall Law Review, 1971-1972. Contributing Editor, Aviation Law, New Jersey Law Journal, 1986—. Member, Toxics Law Reporter Board of Advisors, 1993—
Law School Attended:
Seton Hall University, J.D., 1972; New York University, LL.M. in International Law, 1978
Year of First Admission:
1983, New Jersey, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1974, U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1973, New York; 1984, Florida; 1976, U.S. Supreme Court
New Jersey State (Past Chair, Aviation Law Committee); New York State; Florida State; American Bar Association, (Past Chair) Section of Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice, Aviation and Space Law Committee, Toxic and Hazardous Substance and Environmental Law Committee; The American Association For Justice (Past Chair, Aviation Law Section); Trial Lawyers for Public Justice; New York State Trial Lawyers Association; Federal Bar Council, Committee on Second Circuit Courts; Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association (Former Chair, New York State); Aircraft Owners and Pilots' Association; and Seaplane Pilots Association.
Lt., U.S. Army, 1966-1969
Payment Information:
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New York, New York

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