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Need an Aviation Attorney?

Newport News Aviation Lawyer

Work With an Attorney Who is Also a Pilot

Aviation law is a specialized field that requires an attorney who can navigate the regulatory minefield at the federal and state level, and who is comfortable advocating for the client at an informal conference or a full-blown trial. It also helps if your aviation law attorney has some experience with aircraft.

One of our partners, W. Hunter Old, is a rotary-wing pilot with a commercial instrument rating who has focused his practice on aviation matters throughout Virginia for more than a decade. He is a former military pilot and also serves as a panel attorney for the Legal Services Plan offered by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He is a member of the Virginia Airport Operators Council and the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, as well as the AOPA.

Need legal representation in an aviation law matter? Contact Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old, P.L.C by calling (888) 599-4090!

Meet Our Aviation Attorney, Hunter Old

Hunter Old

Handling a Wide Range of Aviation Issues

Private pilots and small aviation businesses throughout Virginia have weathered increasing scrutiny, bad press and rising costs of compliance. Amid it all, the UAS market and utilization of drones have outpaced expectations and regulations, making it a dicey environment in which to operate.

Our Newport News aviation attorney handles a broad range of aviation-related matters, including:

  • Airplane and Helicopter Crashes
  • NTSB Crash Investigation
  • General and Commercial Operations
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems/Drones
  • “Public use” and Military Operations
  • Fixed Base Operations
  • Air Carrier Certification
  • Airport Operations
  • FAA Safety Investigation
  • FAA Certificate Enforcement Actions
  • FAA Aeromedical Certificate Matters
  • Aircraft Purchase or Lease
  • Aircraft Owner Entities
  • Local Counsel for Aviation Litigation
  • Flight Department Regulatory Compliance

We provide high-quality representation and industry-specific knowledge for our clients, at all levels of the aviation and UAS fields.

Get Started On Your Case Today by Calling (888) 599-4090

Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old, PLC has been recognized by Avvo and Martindale-Hubbell® for our professional conduct and commitment to achieving client goals. We have represented all segments of the aviation field, from private and commercial pilots, aircraft mechanics and fixed-base operators, to commercial airlines, Part 141 operators and airports. Each has its unique circumstances, and all are heavily regulated.

Contact our firm today for experienced counsel in aviation law.

Don't Just Take Our Word for It

Hear From Our Past Clients
  • “Thanks for coming to our rescue for the last year and a half.”


  • “Words cannot fully describe what an amazing attorney and advocate you will have in hiring Shawn Overbey.”


  • “Shawn is an amazing lawyer!”


  • “I'd pay him more if I could just because of how he has treated my loved one and I.”


  • “Their competence and skill demonstrated through the trial was nothing short of perfect. ”


  • “Hunter Old and his team were focused, professional and achieved positive results, quickly.”


  • “He gets an A+ from me.”


  • “Joe Verser has been our lawyer for many years.”


  • “Shawn is a great lawyer”


  • “From our first meeting, we knew we were going to receive excellent legal representation.”


  • “Consistently professional”


  • “I am forever grateful to you both!”


  • “I highly recommend this law firm.”


  • “Thanks Mr. Heath and your wonderful staff for ALL you've done.”


  • “You ran circles around the other two lawyers.”


  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Coastal Virginia Mag Top Lawyers
  • Virginia Business Legal Elite
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating
  • Super Lawyers
  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent

Our Commitment to Clients

  • Tough courtroom advocacy
  • Results-driven legal strategies
  • Candid and informative counsel
  • Prompt and personlized communication
  • Creative strategies tailored to your needs
  • Thorough examination and investigation of your legal situation