The National and International Pilot Defense Aviation Law Firm of Joseph Michael Lamonaca, Esquire, ATP, was established in 1990 as a full service law practice handling clients needs in all areas of Aviation Law for over 30 years. Specific practice areas include: FAA Pilot Enforcement, FAA DUI/DWI Pilot Licensing/Medical issues, Military Pilots VA Benefits FAA Medical issues, Medical Deferral/Denials, FAA Medical Certificate matters, Pilot Substance Abuse matters, HIMS, Special Issuance Medicals, DOT Drug Testing, Pilot Employment Matters, Pilot's Bill of Rights Issues, AIR21 Air Carrier Retribution matters, sUAS Part 107, Remote Pilot Enforcement and criminal defense, Recreational Drone matters, TSA issues, Rule 16 Airport Improvement issues, , COVID-19 matters, and Aviation Legal matters Nationally and Worldwide.
On behalf of our aviation clients, the Firm continues to maintain the highest degree of professional and ethical relationships with the FAA Certification Branch, the FAA Aeromedical Division in Oklahoma City, the FAA Regional Offices, FAA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and Flight Standards District Offices.
The Firm's Principal is Joseph Michael Lamonaca, Esquire, an experienced Aviation Attorney and Professional Airline Transport Pilot, Turbine/Jet Type Rated, further holding a Remote Pilot Certificate, (Drone), who fully understands the needs of his clients from his Professional Pilot experience, his experience as an Instructor at Flight Safety International, and Adjunct Professor at Del State University's Aviation Department. Further, Mr. Lamonaca is currently an appointed Federal Aviation Administration Lead Safety Representative, and the FAA Safety Counselor of the Year 2007 through October 2008