Transportation Law

Transportation Law

The Tressler Transportation Practice Group is comprised of a team of skilled and experienced attorneys. We are problem-solvers, risk managers and advocates.  Our practice group is designed to provide operationally-based, comprehensive services to address the day-to-day challenges facing our clients.


Aviation cases require a hands-on understanding of the aviation world and its unique culture. Tressler's aviation team is well-versed in aviation law and brings airport operations and piloting experience to the table, many of our attorneys are licensed pilots. These factors, coupled with our depth of knowledge of business and insurance means Tressler's creative, aviation-oriented and economical business solutions to aviation issues reached new heights in the aviation legal industry.

Our significant aviation practice expertise includes tort defense litigation arising out of aviation accidents, aviation insurance coverage counseling and litigation, and products liability/property damage litigation involving aircraft and airport property. We also assist with FAA enforcement actions involving alleged violations of the FAR's, FAR compliance consulting, environmental and toxic tort issues involving airport property, noise abatement issues, or other matters involving civil litigation in connection with airports, aircraft, FBO's and airport property.

Trucking and Ground Transportation

The Tressler Transportation Practice Group is comprised of a team of skilled and experienced attorneys who serve as corporate counsel for trucking companies, motor carrier insurers, risk managers, shippers, and freight intermediaries across the country.

Tressler's attorneys are experienced in personnel management, mergers and acquisitions, contract review and negotiation, environmental and real estate due diligence, reorganization, litigation oversight, pursuit and defense of cargo claims, insurance coverage analysis and accident response efforts. In addition, members can offer guidance in Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) compliance and risk exposure. CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (under the U.S. Department of Transportation) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicles.  This regulation is dramatically impacting carriers, brokers and the insurers that cover transportation risks.


Tressler LLP attorneys are extremely well-versed in all aspects of marine claims investigation, evaluation and the resolution of such claims.  Our attorneys routinely handle marine claims for the worldwide insurance market based in London, England and for sophisticated entities with marine and shipping interests of all kinds. 

Tressler attorneys are very involved in emerging trends in maritime law and related issues.  We have been called upon to provide counseling on such issues as imminent marine bankruptcies, the impact of Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) on marine transactions and opportunities, compliance with EAR, the UK Bribery Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), and issues pertaining to Cyber Risk.

Our attorneys understand that as a unique body of law, the federal maritime law can be invoked at an early stage to obtain practical and procedural advantages and minimize exposure.  We often invoke the federal maritime law to promptly resolve complex marine claims, limit liability, and pre-empt certain state law claims.  Tressler attorneys often are able to reach a quick and cost-effective resolution by seeking declaratory judgment in federal court or removing state lawsuits to a federal forum.

Tressler is involved in the Maritime Law Association of the United States and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. Our attorneys have also consistently supported ICIC, having attended and supported the Conference every year since its inception.