If you or a family member has been involved in an airplane, helicopter, or any aviation-related accident, contact Woodruff Johnson & Evans to learn about your legal rights concerning your aviation injuries.

In addition to understanding the law and litigation, your attorney must have an understanding of numerous types of aircraft, a technical understanding of the mechanical issues involving aircraft engines and parts, and the air traffic control system. Woodruff Johnson & Evans Illinois aviation injuries and accident lawyer, Steven M. Sandler, has years of experience representing clients involved in aviation accident cases. He is well connected to trusted experts that can help you. Contact our firm today for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.


Our clients benefit from the technical experience and advanced litigation skills that Steve brings to bear in cases ranging from small airplane and helicopter crashes to domestic airline disasters. Steve represents pilots, airplane crew members, and their families in aviation liability cases involving personal injury and wrongful death. He is experienced in handling matters involving small airplanes, commercial airliners, helicopters, airplane maintenance, aircraft and component part manufacturers, and air traffic controllers. As a certificated pilot, law school adjunct professor who teaches aviation product liability law, and speaker at national aviation litigation conferences, his knowledge in this specialized area of law will provide you with a skilled advocate in aviation litigation matters.

In addition, Steve represents pilots charged with violations of the Federal Aviation Regulations and in enforcement actions before the Federal Aviation Administration. He has also represented pilots in selling or purchasing aircraft.

Steve’s representation of plane crash victims, commercial airline passengers, and pilots has resulted in obtaining millions of dollars in compensation for injured clients. Our expertise in navigating the federal aviation regulations and international aviation treaties, which are particular to aviation law, make us a premier aviation firm to work with in cases such as:

  • Wrongful death or injuries to passengers or crew members on private or commercial flights
  • Ramp injuries
  • Injuries in airports
  • Injuries while boarding or disembarking aircraft

Aviation Expert Steven Sandler’s 2017 Speaking Engagements

Contact our firm today for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation or call us toll free at 866.891.9211 to schedule an appointment.

Chicago Office

10 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2170
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-980-3424
Chicago Law Office

Aurora Office

4234 Meridian Parkway, Suite 134
Aurora, IL 60504
Phone: 630-585-2320
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Champaign Office

301 N. Neil Street, Suite 400
Champaign, IL, 61820
Phone: 217-305-6084
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