Condon & Forsyth is pleased to announce that Justin Schmidt rejoined the firm in our Los Angeles office, effective October 1, 2019. After practicing aviation law in the Midwest for the past several years, Justin will be working alongside Scott Cunningham, Jennifer Johnston, Ivy Nowinski, Andrew Johnson, Grace Lau, and Michelle Rahban to form the largest team of aviation specialists on the West Coast.
“After spending five years with C&F in New York, I am ready to hit the ground running in Los Angeles. I am really looking forward to getting started.”
Having begun his legal career in Condon & Forsyth’s New York office, working on several major aviation disaster cases, including American Airlines Flight 587, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and Colgan Air Flight 3407, Justin brings with him more than a decade of industry knowledge. Justin’s practice will continue to focus on defending aviation liability claims and litigation, representing airlines, aircraft manufacturers, component manufacturers, owners and operators of commercial, business, and general aviation aircraft, aircraft rental, leasing, and repair facilities, airports, and insurance carriers.
Justin was named a Michigan Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Before he went to law school, Justin served as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps (2001-2005) where he was stationed with the Marine Air Wing in Okinawa, Japan as an Aircraft Logistics Officer, and at Camp Pendleton, California with a Marine Infantry Battalion as an Infantry Logistics Officer. Justin also served a seven-month combat tour in Fallujah, Iraq.
Justin received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 2001, and graduated from Rutgers University School of Law in 2008, where he served as the Managing Editor of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal. He is admitted to practice in California, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Ohio.