My background working as an aircraft mechanic has been very helpful as I litigate aviation matters – and, actually, product liability matters more generally. I know what it’s like to work on complex machinery, how tools and products are expected to work versus how they actually do work or, in some cases, fail to work as expected. This puts me in an excellent position to explain complex products matters to judges and juries.
Brian LeCompte has litigated a wide range of aviation, products liability, and maritime cases. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Brian served for six years as Crew Chief on F-15 Eagles in the 159th Fighter Wing of the Louisiana National Guard and was responsible for all maintenance, safety, and airworthiness of his aircraft. This experience, together with more than 15 years of litigating commercial, military, and general aviation cases, gives Brian unique insight into the business and legal problems facing aviation and aerospace clients. Brian’s clients include some of the largest aircraft and automotive manufacturers in the world.
Brian also litigates claims in the arena of maritime law, including defending personal injury and wrongful death claims, indemnity claims, property damage claims for ships and barges, fires, collisions, and Jones Act matters.
He has also defended clients in a wide range of general litigation and liability matters, including products liability, trucking, premises liability, and toxic tort matters.
Brian chairs the firm’s Aviation and Aerospace group.