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Profile Entrepreneurial leader with over 13 years of experience as an attorney; diverse background spans legal consulting, production management, business development, and aviation engineering/maintenance. Holds multiple bar admissions and professional legal certifications. Possesses influential experience in aviation, business, and insurance law. Adept at communicating and interfacing with the FAA. Skilled in developing and implementing effective aviation training programs. Additional areas of expertise include: Legal ¨ Project/Program Management ¨ P&L/Finance ¨ Client Relations ¨ Team Leadership ¨ ADR Highlights ¨ Developed a solo-practice law firm that became a thriving partnership and then a successful association. ¨ Defended pilots before the FAA, winning more than 50% of cases, despite the FAA's unusually high percentage (93%) of winning cases, through in-depth personal involvement and commitment to purpose. ¨ Transformed a marginal "fly-by-night" aviation operation into a legitimate charter and flight school organization through open communication and cooperation with the FAA. ¨ Developed and implemented a formal training program for a company's advanced aircraft for purchaser/pilots. ¨ Cultivated employee personal pride, independence, and competitiveness as well as increased efficiency by nearly 20% by decentralizing management into teams vested with considerable autonomy. ¨ Directly supervised 43 people at all levels within an aircraft manufacturing company. ¨ Established a warbird flight training curriculum concerning Stearman, N-3N, C-45, T-6, and T-28 aircraft, along with writing a Part 135 charter manual for the air taxi business. ¨ Graduated with honors from the USAF Jet Engine Mechanic School and Flight Engineer School, attaining Master Sergeant ranking at only age 28 and receiving appointment to the highly competitive USAF Reserve Undergraduate Pilot Training program. ¨ Wrote and published a collegiate final term project regarding the CAB deregulation and its probable impact on the airline industry. Professional Experience James D. Lyne & Associates, Attorney/Consultant 1994 to Present Serves as an attorney at law, mediator, and arbitrator. Appointed as a Judge pro tem in San Diego Superior Court. Participates in domestic and international civil litigation with specialization in aviation, business, and insurance matters. Provides aviation consulting services regarding ownership entity issues, taxation, aircraft recommendations, and training.
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