About My Site

Welcome to my website. My name is Alisa. Back in law school I took a class that changed my life.  The focus of the class was iternational law, but it was taught by a practicing lawyer who had represented victims of TWA Flight 800.  She talked about the search for the reason the plane crashed, how much money the different people’s families  (passengers, flight and cabin crew) were entitled to and how the crash could have been prevented. I knew then that this would be my life’s focus, helping families after aviation crashes and making flying safer.  That was back in 1999. The following year I took classes in Air and Space Law at Leiden University in The Netherlands, a law school that has a special aviation law program. After graduating I began work on Alaska Air 261, a crash that claimed the lives of many in the Seattle area, the city that I call my home.

So it has been 18 years now and I count myself lucky to have served many brave individuals and families whom I am honored to call my clients. I never expected that I would work for so many families, widows, widowers, children, plane crash victims, passengers, flight attendants and pilots. I have learned a lot about aviation safety and the non monetary things that are most important to people after a plane crash.

My goal with my blog is to share what is going on in aviation and insert ideas about safety. Safety has become a big part of my law practice. When we settle a case we can bring about changes and make safety improvements.

Air travel, in order to be safe, involves meeting standards. Sometimes the standards are not met. In this blog, I’ll explore a lot of different aspects of the aviation industry, offer my reaction and viewpoints on major news stories, and highlight legal aspects related to flying that you may have never considered.

I have worked in this field for a long time. I have investigated plane and helicopter crashes and taken these cases to trial. I’ve had the privilege of working on many passenger injury cases and crashes, experimental aircraft, helicopters, commercial airplanes, charter airplanes, and single-engine airplanes. Some of our cases have been covered in the media by CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, and CNN.com, among other publications. I am proud that we are getting the word out there about aviation safety.

My hope is that this blog will be educational, interesting, and useful, especially if you have an interest in aviation law or if you or a loved one have been injured on an airplane.

Stay tuned as we continue to add to our pages and thanks for reading!

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Where I spend most of my time.
Friedman | Rubin PLLP
1109 1st Avenue, Suite 501
Seattle, WA 98101
p: 206-501-4446
e: Alisa@friedmanrubin.com