Doug Griffith

P: 310.388.4849
E: [email protected]

Combining his aerospace engineering degree, two decades as a military and civilian pilot, and strong history of aviation-focused law practice, Doug is uniquely qualified to advise and represent businesses and individuals in the aviation industry in a wide range of matters, including:   

  • Aviation & spaceflight accident litigation
  • FAA enforcement actions and regulatory advice 
  • Aircraft purchase & sale, charter, lease, and partnership transactions
  • Aviation & spaceflight risk management consulting
  • Supplier, vendor and customer contract assistance
  • Aviation-based employment and business disputes

Doug obtained his aerospace engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School. He spent seven years on active duty and additional sixteen years as a reservist in the US Marine Corps, flying the AH-1W attack helicopter and retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His 20+ years of law practice has focused almost exclusively on the aviation and commercial spaceflight industries, with an emphasis on accident litigation and risk management. Doug has extensive experience representing aviation businesses and individuals in litigation, regulatory and transactional matters. He has also advised and served as general counsel to numerous start-up commercial spaceflight companies.


  • Loyola Law School – Juris Doctorate
  • University of Texas at Austin – Aerospace Engineering  


  • California State Bar