FAA Certificate Action and Civil Penalty Lawyers
FAA Certificate Action and Civil Penalty Lawyers

If The FAA Is Investigating You...You're In The Right Place

The legal team at Curry, Pearson and Wooten, PLC located in Phoenix, Arizona is at your service. Although located in Phoenix, Arizona we handle certificate and civil penalty cases nationwide. We offer reliable advice and unparalleled representation. We are pilot and airman license defense atorneys. If the FAA is trying to suspend your pilot license- we can help. We represent pilots regarding alleged FAR Violations, Certificate Actions & License Suspension matters.

Our attorneys offer legal assistance with a high degree of specialized knowledge. Years of experience and our in-depth aviation regulation knowledge guarantee tailor-made, targeted solutions. Our clients are diverse, we represent airlines to airman.

What We Do

NTSB Remand Order after initial hearing
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NTSB ALJ Order dismissing case against airman
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NTSB Order dismissing FAA appeal
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NTSB ALJ Order awarding pilot attorney fees/costs
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A Team Concept

Reliable Service. Special Background


With a deep understanding of the Federal Aviation Administration, our firm is committed to providing airmen with unparalleled focused representation based on individual client needs.


Our enforcement practice utilizes the diverse talents of our attorneys and other consulting aviation professionals including former FAA Flight Standards District Office officials, high-level agency officials, air traffic managers and controllers, operations and maintenance experts, and FAA attorneys to develop individual defense strategies. We have an intimate specialized knowledge of FAA operations as well as the enforcement process.  We fully understand the challenges that airmen face when confronted with a potential enforcement case and, via our team approach, are able to provide unique full-service, “one-stop” legal and strategic advice and counsel on all of the critical issues. Our special knowledge and reliability are our hallmarks.


Both collectively and individually, members of our team are uniquely qualified to assist clients in achieving their ultimate goal, the successful resolution of their case.




Events that unfold in the FAA have a direct effect on airmen, airports, and individuals operating within the national airspace system. We provide clients with a specialized team combination of prominent lawyers, investigators, and consultants, who have a broad and wide-ranging understanding of the administrative arena in which enforcement cases are prosecuted and who are leading experts in the fields of aviation.

Our goal is simple and straightforward. We seek to provide our clients specialized, reliable, effective, and tough litigation representation at the highest level possible.

A Quick Overview

You have worked hard to get into the aviation industry. However, one mark on your record can change everything. You could find yourself blacklisted and unable to further your career. If you are being investigating by the FAA for a violation, or if you have been involved in an airplane accident as defined by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), then you should contact us immediately.


Avoid making a serious mistake following an aviation accident or FAA investigation by downloading a FREE copy of the book, When The FAA Investigates You, written by experienced aviation attorney Michael Pearson. This book has been recently updated to include information on the Pilot's Bill of Rights.


The Basics: What You Need to Know About FAA Enforcement Actions


An FAA enforcement action is an administrative action taken against a certificate for alleged violations of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs). The FAA has tremendous power, as they not only write the FAR's, they also interpret and enforce them. The typical steps involved in an enforcement action case include:

  • Notification
  • FAA action
  • FAA order of suspension, revocation, or civil penalty assessment
  • Appeal
  • Hearing before a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) judge
  • Appeal to the full NTSB

The FAA has tremendous power when it comes to violations of FARs, flying is considered a privilege and NOT A RIGHT, which is why it is so imperative that you obtain assistance from an experienced aviation lawyer at the earliest stage.

Contact Us

Curry,Pearson & Wooten

814 W Roosevelt St

Phoenix, AZ 85007


Phone: 602.258.1000

Toll Free: 877.732.2333

Fax: 602.523.9000

EM: manager@azlaw.com


Or use our contact form.

Free Book Download!!!

When The FAA Investigates You
Basic information regarding civil penalty and certificate action cases.
When_the_FAA_Investigates_You 2014.pdf
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Aviation Law Textbook

Written by Michael Pearson and designed for both students and aviation law practitioners who need a basic guidebook in this unique area of law.


Foundations of Aviation Law is an excellent broad based primer on Aviation law. It is both substantive and instructive for an aviation specialist and any practitioner facing issues related to Aviation law. An excellent resource tool.”


*Patrick J. McGroder III


*Pat is a Fellow and Past President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers.  Pat was named by Best Lawyers in America  as 2015 “Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year” and has been selected as one of the 10 Best Lawyers in Arizona by the AZ Business Journal.  Since 2008, he has been selected by Lawdragon as one of the 500 best lawyers in America.   


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Office Hours

We can be reached online 7 days a week- 24 hours a day. Offline we are open during the following hours:


Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (MT)


Arizona does not observe daylight saving time.

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