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Who We Are

Pilot Law was founded in 2004 by Brian Lawler, who spent eleven years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps flying F/A-18s prior to becoming an attorney. Mr. Lawler is retired from the Marine Corps Reserve Component in 2018 after 28 years of service. After law school, Mr. Lawler spent several years representing clients for a well-established trial law firm in Los Angeles before founding Pilot Law. In 2007-2009, Mr. Lawler served as Of Counsel with Lieff Global, LLP in San Francisco representing clients in several high profile military and civilian aviation accidents both nationally and internationally.

Pilot Law is well-versed in the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). We represent Reservists and National Guard Personnel in disputes with their civilian employers, including private
Mr. Lawler flew F/A-18s in the USMC, and is also a private pilot with over 2,000 hours of combined military and civilian flight time. He is still active as a contract simulator instructor in the F/A-18 simulators at MCAS Miramar, CA.

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Pilot Law in the News

20-16897 LNS Enterprises LLC v. Continental Motors, Inc. An appeal from the district court’s order dismissing claims for lack of personal jurisdiction over defendants.

15-56744 Dale Huhmann v. Federal Express Corp. An appeal from the district court’s judgment after trial in an action under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.

Torres v. Texas Dept of Public Safety $2.4 Million Verdict

On September 29, 2023, a Nueces County jury awarded $2.4 million to LeRoy Torres in his wrongful termination case against the State of Texas. I could not be happier to announce that a Nueces County, TX jury just returned a unanimous verdict in favor of my client, Le Roy Torres.…

USERRA Presentation for Family Services of Westchester, NY Vet2Vet Program

Brian Lawler's presentation including question and answer session about service members' rights under USERRA. https://youtu.be/xFN6W8IHdKw

Brian Lawler USERRA Court Victory (Case 6DCA Oral Argument)

To view this oral arguement click here. Please note that the arguement for this case ends at 33:18. Summary We are pleased and proud to share this recent decision from the CA 6th District Court of Appeal reversing the trial court’s grant of summary judgment against us. The State of…