Professional Mediator for Aviation Disputes
Joseph C. Wheeler
IALPG USA LLC is proud to announce its new mediation services geared towards aviation industry participants. We can assist airlines and other air operators and their employees (be they flight crew or otherwise) who find themselves in workplace and claim disputes they cannot resolve themselves.
We offer services in Australia through IALPG Pty Ltd (International Aerospace Law & Policy Group: IALPG.com), a full service air and space law firm, and in the United States through IALPG USA LLC, a mediation-only company which will (at least until COVID-19 restrictions relax) be focusing on a diverse range of video conference mediations. IALPG in Australia advises on aviation and space law, and was the co-creator of “ANGELS” (see video).
IALPG USA LLC’s Manager and Founder, Joseph Wheeler, is an Australasian expert in international and domestic civil aviation law, having exclusively practised as a lawyer and policy adviser assisting individuals, air operators, and other law firms in Australia and overseas for over 10 years.
Joseph has applied his specific skills in the service of aviation license holders such as pilots, and remote pilots privately, and on behalf of the members of Australian pilot associations and unions, as well as the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA, where he was the Immediate Past Vice Chair of the IFALPA Legal Committee).
Having worked on some of the highest profile aviation passenger injury and death cases in modern history, including acting for claimants in the Malaysia Airlines MH 370, MH 17, and Flydubai FZ 981 air crashes, plus a variety of other disaster cases, Joseph is familiar with the emotions and range of issues that can arise within diverse aviation disputes.
Resolving disputes – why us?
Joseph Wheeler is a Nationally Accredited Mediator registered with the Queensland Law Society (QLS), and accordingly he subscribes to mediations conducted in accordance with the QLS, and Australian Mediator Standards Board’s National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) Practice Standards, as well as the American Bar Association Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators.
In addition to Joseph’s legal background (Bachelor of Laws from University of Western Australia, Graduate Certificate in Air & Space Law from the McGill University Institute of Air & Space Law, Montreal, plus a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law), his qualifications include a Bachelors Degree majoring in Psychology from the University of Western Australia.
He is an accomplished communicator having presented to audiences of lawyers, policy makers and aviators worldwide on topics of international aviation legal importance, and is regularly sought for media comment on all platforms.
His combination of technical aviation legal and policy knowledge, considerable experience advocating for and empathetically assisting clients affected adversely by and through aviation incidents and accidents, such as pilots, passengers, and their next of kin, uniquely places him to sensitively and competently assist in the expedient delivery of mediation services to the broader aviation community.
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