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Ortiz vs. Parker Hannifin
Cessna T 210N
N4945Y

Ray Marchan, Esq.
Watts Law Firm
Brownsfield, Texas

Investigated
Deposed


Brunson vs. Tex-Air Helicopters
Eurocopter As 350 BA
N22TV

Louis St. Martin, Esq.
Houma, LA

John Miller, Esq.
Lafayette, LA

David Brown, Esq.
New Orleans, LA

Investigated
Deposed
Testified


de Damian vs. Bell Helicopters
Bell 407
HP 2599

Mark Sparks, Esq.
Provost & Umphrey, LLP
Beaumont, Texas

Investigated
Deposed


Lopez vs. Collier County EMS
Eurocopter EC 135 T1
N922CK

Sharon M. Hanlon, Esq.
Zelman & Hanlon, PA
Naples, FL

Investigated


Blount, et al vs. Turbomeca S.A.
Eurocopter EC 120 B
N266SD

Edward Freidberg, Esq.
Freidberg & Parker, LLP
Sacramento, CA

Investigated


Wallace vs. Robinson Helicopters
Robinson R-44
N7015Q

Stephen Hostetler, Esq.
Hostetler Law Firm
Newport Beach, CA

Investigated


Tucker vs. PHI
Bell 412
N22347

Randy J. Unger, Esq.
Unger & Byrne, PLC
New Orleans, LA

Investigated


Vasquez vs. Houston Helicopters
Bell 407
N407HH

D. Todd Parrish, Esq.
Kern & Wooley, LLP
Irving, Texas

Investigated
Deposed


Fontenot vs. Rotorcraft Leasing
Bell 206 L4
N207RT

Jimmy Dauzat, Esq.
Dauzat, Falgoust, Bienvenu
Opelousas, LA

Investigated


Belmarez vs. Calcasieu Refining
Bell 206 L1
N1078C

Ladd Sanger, Esq.
Slack & Davis, LLP
Dallas, Texas

Investigated


Louviere vs. American Helicopters
Bell 206 B
N265

Ted Haik, Esq.
Haik, Minvielle & Grubbs
New Iberia, LA

Investigated
Deposed


La Laja, Jac, Mexico
Bell/Garlick OH-58C
XB-1MA

Mark Sparks, Esq.
Provost & Umphrey, LLP
Beaumont, Texas

Investigated


Golden vs. Omni Energy Services
Bell 206 L1
N2761X

P. Craig Morrow, Esq.
Morrow, Morrow, Ryan
Opelousas, LA

Investigated


J. Russell vs. Robinson Helicopters
Robinson R-22 Beta
N7195L

Mark Sparks, Esq.
Provost & Umphrey, LLP
Beaumont, Texas

Investigated


Hibberd Estate
Cessna 402C
N402ME

Karl Koch, Esq.
McGlynn, Glisson & Koch
Baton Rouge, LA

Investigated


Trevino vs. Raytheon Corp.
Beechcraft B 36 T3
XB-EYN

Luis Cardenas, Esq.
Hockema, Trippet & Escabedo
Edinburg, Texas

Investigated
Deposed


Prather vs. Bell Helicopters
Bell 206 L3
N350AL

Irving Warshaur, Esq.
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, etc.
New Orleans, LA

Investigated
Deposed


Ferguson vs. PHI
Bell 412
Medical Evacuation Issues

Rivers Beck, Esq.
Dalrymple Ledett, LLP
Alexandria, LA

Investigated
Deposed


US Army
UH-60A
85-24398
Contract No. DAKF24-99-M0444

Richard Wisdom, DOC
JTRC
Ft. Polk, LA

Investigated


Huffaker vs. Airtractor
Airtractor AT 402 I
N1508X

Chandler Loupe, Esq.
Moore, Walters, Shoenfelt
Baton Rouge, LA

Investigated


Tahmouressi vs. City of Los Angeles
Rockwell Int’l. 112 TC
N4569W

Donald P. Gagiiardi, Esq.
Bergeson, Eliopoulous, Grady
San Jose, CA

Investigated


Prewitt vs. Cessna, Inc.
Cessna T 210
N732PB

Jerry McKernan, Esq.
McKernan Law Firm
Baton Rouge, LA

Investigated


Welty vs. Horizon Helicopters
Bell 206 BIII
N5743B

Todd G. Riff, Esq.
Pikoff, Nelson & Riff
Houston, Texas

Investigated


Fine Air, Inc.
DC-8
Flight 101 – Miami, FL

Wm. Wimsatt, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Allen vs. Piper, Inc.
Piper PA-28RT-201
N8227Q

Wm. Wimsatt, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Prioleau vs. Civic Helicopters
Hughes 269C
N9579F

James Pokorny, Esq.
Pokorny Law Firm
San Diego, CA

Investigated


Teddy Moses vs. Robinson Helicopters
Robinson R-22 Mariner
N113CF

Robert Hopkins, Esq.
Copeland, Landye, Bennett
Portland, OR

Investigated


Lee/Bowers Crash of Apache
AH-64A Helicopter
86-00248

John Howie, Esq.
Howie & Sweeney, LLP
Dallas, Texas

Investigated


Allen vs. Omni Energy Services
BK 117 Helicopter

Gil Daily, Esq.
Jack Ayres Law Offices
Addison, Texas

Investigated


Cutter Aviation vs. Amtrak
Beech 58
N365C

Kevin P. Kane, Esq.
Kaplan Law Firm
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated
Deposed


McGuire/Stancil vs. Bell Helicopter
Marine Corp UH-1N

Jm. Crouse, Esq.
Speiser, Krause etc.
San Antonia, Texas

Investigated


Berry vs. MMB/ERA Helicopters
MMB BO-105 S
N126EH

W.R. Black, Esq.
Black Law Firm
Baton Rouge, LA

Investigated


Miller vs. Airtractor, Inc.
Airtractor AT 502
N1504Q

John C. Loupe, Esq.
Miller Law Firm
Baton Rouge, LA

Investigated


Parachute Team vs. Parris Valley Avn.
DeHavilland DHC-6-200
N141V

Dan Cathcart, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Butcher vs. Beech
Beech BE 35S
N123JH

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Brunette vs. Enstrom Helicopters
Enstrom F28C
N51663

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Seale vs. Cessna, Inc.
Cessna 411
N7321U

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated

Perry vs. USA
Mid-Air Collision Between
Cessna 180J N42695
Beech 95-A55 N97504

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Eisleben vs. Cessna, Inc.
Cessna RT 182
N2257

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Gronberg vs. Piper, Inc.
Piper PA-28-161
N8251B

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Greska vs. Citabria, Inc.
Citabria 7KCAB
N5156T

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Jarvis vs. Great Lakes, Inc.
Great Lakes 2T-1A-2
N10SV

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Porter vs. Cessna, Inc.
Cessna 177
N2307Y

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Pidutti vs. McDonnell-Douglas
MDD Helicopter 369E
N1604L

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Wilson vs. Cessna, Inc.
Cessna 182Q
N759ED

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Munseey vs. Cessna, Inc.
Cessna 177
N30039

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Gillman/Turley vs. Piper, Inc.
Piper PA-32-300
N3AH

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Kreisler vs. Grumman Corp.
Grumman AA-1B
N9956L

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Barrett vs. Cessna, Inc.
Cessna T 210L
N732DS

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Slaven vs. UTC
Thomas vs. Sikorsky
Sikorsky CH-3E
65-05692 US Air Force

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Powell vs. Hughes Aircraft
Hughes 269C
N58323

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Kirsch vs. Beech Aircraft Co.
Beech 58P
N6666Q

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Grainer vs. Cessna, Inc.
Cessna 205
N8360Z

Mike Evans, Esq.
Diehl, Evans & Associates
Fallon, NV

Investigated


Bell vs. Cessna, Inc.
Cessna 310
N5442A

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Cleveland vs. Piper, Inc.
Piper Super Cub

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Richmond vs. Beech Aircraft Co.
Beech M35
N398Z

Wm. Wimsatt, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Smith vs. Cessna, Inc.
Cessna 310K
N6958L

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Merizan vs. Piper, Inc.
Piper PA-28-235
N8876W

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Snediker vs. Piper, Inc.
Piper PA-28

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Brown vs. Beech Aircraft Co.
Beech Bonanza 35
N6225U

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Gillman vs. Piper, Inc.
Piper Cherokee 6
N3AH

Wm. Wimsatt, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Briones/Nibecker vs. MDHC
MDHC 369E
N5210Y

Don Salem, Esq.
Good & Salem, LLP
Carlsbad, CA

Investigated


Olson/Shepard vs. Mooney, Inc.
Mooney 210K
N201GK

Don Salem, Esq.
Luce, Forward, Hamilton
San Diego, CA

Investigated


Taylor vs. Bellanca Aircraft Co.
Bellanca 7KCAB
N88406

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Agnew & Brusavich, LLP
Torrance, CA

Investigated


Newman vs. Grumman Am. AgCat
AgCat Model G-164B
N6617Q

Jerry McKernan, Esq.
McKernan Law Firm
Baton Rouge, LA

Investigated


Stevens vs. Cessna, Inc.
Cessna 150M
N66369

Jerry McKernan, Esq.
McKernan Law Firm
Baton Rouge, LA

Investigated


Pimm vs. Cessna, Inc.
Cessna 172 RG
N25776

Dan Cathcart, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated
Deposed
Testified


Eiselben vs. Ratliff
Cessna R 182
N2257T

Peter Cathcart, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Gronberg vs. Piper, Inc.
Piper PA-28-161
N8152B

Rod Dorr, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Harder vs. Cessna, Inc.
Cessna 172N
N2810E

Dan Cathcart, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Cryer vs. Cessna, Inc.
Cessna 177RG
N8052G

Jerry McKernan, Esq.
McKernan Law Firm
Baton Rouge, LA

Investigated


Craco vs. Cessna, Inc.
Cessna 414 II
N3843C

Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


vs. Commander Aircraft Co.
N569W

Donald Gagliardi, Esq.
Bergeson, Eliopoulos, Grady
San Jose, CA

Investigated


Dadey vs. US Helicopters
Bell 206 L3
N96CW S/N: 51286

Joe Quinn, Esq.
Hourigan, Kluger, Quinn, LLP
Wilks-Barre, PA

Investigated
Deposed


Coyle vs. S.D. Rotorcraft
Hughes 369D
N5200Y

Wm. Wimsatt, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Madonna vs. Flight Magic
Falland GNAT T, MK I
N3XR S/N: FL 587

Don Salem, Esq.
Good & Salem, LLP
Carlsbad, CA

Investigated
Deposed


Guerra vs. Bell Helicopter
Bell UH-1H
US Army – El Salvador
68-15383

Burt Berry, Esq.
Berry, Briggs & Berkey
Dallas, Texas

Investigated


Powell vs. Mowry Estate
Hughes 269C
N58323

Wm. Wimsatt, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Seal vs. EDO Floats
Cessna 180K
N63130

Allen McElroy, Esq.
McElroy Law Firm
Berwick, LA

Investigated


Green vs. Piper, Inc.
Piper PA-44-180
N2157P

Wm. Wimsatt, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Tomigashi vs. Cessna, Inc.
Beech C23
N543JL

Wm. Wimsatt, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Vale vs. Cessna, Inc.
Cessna 210N
N3894P

Peter Cathcart, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Bosueld vs. Cessna, Inc.
Cessna 177
N177GS

Peter Cathcart, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


McGee vs. Ochsner Clinic
Sikorsky S-76A
N911MJ

Michael Fisse, Esq.
Seal, Daigle & Ross
Covington, LA

Investigated


Sonnier vs. Tarlton Helicopters
Bell 206 BII
N83137

Stephen Edwards, Esq.
Unglesby Law Firm
Baton Rouge, LA

Investigated


Parsons vs. Robinson Helicopters
Robinson R-22 Beta
N4066J

Wm. Wimsatt, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Almegard vs. Mesa Airlines
Beech Barron 58
N5650N

Wm. Wimsatt, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Schiffers vs. US Helicopters
Bell 206 L3
N96CW

James Conrad, Esq.
Conrad Law Firm
Charlotte, NC

Investigated


Coleman vs. National RR Passenger Corp.
Beech 58
N365C

Jim Zorigian, Esq.
Kaplan Law Firm
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated
Deposed


Butler vs. Eurocopter
MDD BO 105LS A-3
N811CE

Wm. Wimsatt, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Mercy vs. Commander Aircraft Co.
Commander 690A
N72VF

Ladd Sanger, Esq.
Howie & Sweeney, LLP
Dallas, Texas

Investigated


Defense Expert
Commander 114B
N6059C

Bob Thiessen, Engineering Manager
Commander Aircraft Corp.
Bethany, OK

Investigated


Tovar vs. Peace Helicopters
Eurocopter AS 350B
CG-PTT (Canada)

Craig Depew, Esq.
Clark, Depew & Tracey, LLP
Houston, Texas

Investigated
Deposed


Carter vs. Bell Helicopter
Bell 206 BIII
N10800

Wm. Wimsatt, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Snell vs. PHI
Bell 407
N740PH

David P. Wilson, Esq.
Provost & Umphrey, LLC
Beaumont, Texas

Investigated
Deposed


Jerrell vs. Parker Drilling
Bell 206 BII
N7817S (S/N: 17)

Evan Caffery, Esq.
Phelps Dunbar, LLP
New Orleans, LA

Investigated


Bursztajn vs. USA
Bell UH-1V – US Army
70-022475

Patrick Henry, Esq.
Sharp, Henry, Cerniglia, etc.
Shreveport, LA

Investigated
Deposed
Testified


Wynnw vs. Casino Airlines
Personal Injury on Ramp
at SHV Downtown Airport
June 12, 1998

Kenneth Haines, Esq.
Weems, Schimpf, etc.
Shreveport, LA

Investigated


Rudin vs. Delta Towing
S-76A and Midnight Rider, a
Pipe & Bury Barge
Med-Evac Issue

Evan Martin McLeod, Esq.
Phelps Dunbar, LLP
New Orleans, LA

Investigated


University Hospital Heliport Accident
Cleveland, OH
MBB BK117 A-3
N626MP

Erik Rigler
G-Force Investigations
San Antonio, Texas

Investigated


Bellard vs. Air Logistics
Bell 206 L1
N10670

Mark Seamster, Esq.
Daigle Fisse, PLC
Covington, LA

Investigated
Deposed


LeBlanc vs. Air Logistics
Bell 206 L1
N3194

Pat Morrow, Esq.
Morrow, Morrow, Ryan
Opelousas, LA

Investigated


Bennett vs. Raytheon Corp.
Beech 58P
N58PB

J. Robert Ramsey, Esq.
A.T.L.
Hattiesburg, MS

Investigated


Estate of V. Kellachow vs. Weiner
Cessna 310N
N70CM

Dan Distasio, Esq.
Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn
Wilks-Barre, PA

Investigated


John Denver vs. Imperial Eastman Corp.
Long-EZ Aircraft Design
N555JD

Wm. Wimsatt, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Van Cleve vs. Schweizer Aircraft Corp.
Schweizer/Hughes 269C
N1110N

JD Johnson, Esq.
Johnson & Associates
Houston, Texas

Investigated


Ardoin vs. Robinson Helicopters
Robinson R-22 Beta
N80546

Jerry McKernan, Esq.
McKernan Law Firm
Baton Rouge, LA

Investigated


Heil vs. Air Logistics
Bell 206 L3
N348AL

Craig Depew, Esq.
Clark, Depew & Tracey. LLP
Houston, Texas

Investigated
Deposed


Silgen vs. Bell Helicopter
Bell 205 L.A. Fire Department
N90230

Wm. Wimsatt, Esq.
Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Los Angeles, CA

Investigated


Comeaux vs. Tex-Air Helicopters
Eurocopter AS 350 B2 S/N 3232
N350JG

Joseph Joy, Esq.
Law Offices of J. Joy
Lafayette, LA

Investigated
Deposed