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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.

Brian Lawler USERRA Case 6DCA Oral Argument 2023/05/02

To view this oral arguement click here. Please note that the arguement for this case ends at 33:18. Speaker 1: All rise to the Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District is now in session, acting presiding, Justice Honorable Patricia Bamattre-Manoukian, Associate Justice Honorable Allison M. Danner, and Associate…

SCOTUS Victory! Torres v. TX Dept of Public Safety

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-603_o758.pdf SCOTUS victory! I could not be happier to announce our 5-4 decision today in Torres v. Texas Dept of Public Safety, Case No. 20-603.We thank the Justices for their thoughtful and well-reasoned opinion that will ensure all servicemembers have the same rights under USERRA; a statute designed to protect them…