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Richard E. Genter, Of Counsel

Richard E. Genter, of counsel to the firm, was formerly a member of the Philadelphia, PA based firm, Wolk & Genter, specializing in aviation accident litigation.  After twenty-four (24) years with that firm, Richard opened his own office in 2004 where he continues to concentrate his practice in the field of aircraft accident litigation.  Admitted to practice in 1979, Richard has for over four (4) decades litigated complex aviation cases in numerous federal and state courts, both at the trial and appellate level.  

Prior to opening up his own practice in 2004 and while at Wolk & Genter, he represented victims in numerous commercial air disasters, such as Comair Flight 3272, USAir Flight 585, USAir Flight 427, Swiss Air Flight 111 and Egypt Air Flight 990.  Richard has handled scores of general aviation accident cases on behalf of air crash victims and their families who have been catastrophically injured or killed in air crashes caused by defective products supplied or manufactured by airframe, engine and component part manufacturers, as well as accidents caused by the negligence of maintenance facilities, aircraft owners and operators, and air traffic controllers.  

Since beginning his solo practice in 2004, he has successfully handled numerous general aviation crash claims involving fixed wing and rotorcraft (civilian and military), as well as commercial aviation disasters such as the Colgan/Continental Connection Flight 3407 crash in February 2009 near Buffalo, New York, where he served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for that litigation.  

Richard is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University (B.A. with distinction 1976) and The Temple University Law School (J.D. 1979) and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania (1979), and in the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1983) and the District of Colorado (1999), as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1986) and Ninth Circuit (2001).  He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court (1986).

Richard is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in Aviation Law, holding their highest (AV) rating and is routinely named as a Super Lawyer in Aviation and Aerospace Law.  He was also co-trial counsel in the National Law Journal, The Largest Verdicts in 2001 (4th largest).

Richard and his wife Ruth have two children, Dan and Rebecca, and live in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania.

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