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Cooling, James E.

James E. Cooling is the managing director of the firm. He is an aircraft owner and pilot holding commercial, instrument, multi-engine, and flight instructor ratings with a Cessna Citation jet type rating.

Mr. Cooling is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri and U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

He served for nine years as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Business Aviation Association headquartered in Washington, D.C. He is also a former member of the National Business Aviation Association Tax Committee; a past Chairman of the Aviation, Transportation and Space Law Committee of the Missouri Bar; and past President of the Aviation Insurance Association. He has authored articles for the SMU Air Law Journal, the NBAA Business Aviation Management Journal, Sport Aviation, and wrote an aviation legal column for Flight Training magazine for ten years. He has been a featured speaker at programs for the FAA, NBAA, EAA, Aviation Insurance Association, and the SMU Aviation Law Symposium.

Bar Admissions:
Missouri Bar – State and Federal Courts
Kansas – Federal Courts

Peer Review Ratings:
AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell
Listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers

• Aero Club of Washington
• Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
• Aviation and Space Law Committee of the American Bar Association
• Aviation Crime Prevention Institute
• Aviation Insurance Association
• EAA Legal Advisory Council
• International Relations Council
• Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
• Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
• Missouri Bar Association
• National Air Transportation Association
• National Association of Flight Instructors
• National Business Aviation Association
• The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
• Wichita Aero Club

Law School:
J.D.- University of Notre Dame Law School

B.A.- University of Missouri

Cooling, James E.

1100 Main Street, Suite 2400
Kansas City, MO