Abigail  RobertsAbigail Roberts practices in the areas of aviation law, drone law, appellate and casualty litigation.

In the area of aviation law, Abigail's aviation practice has included, among other cases, the litigation surrounding the December 22, 2009 incident in Kingston, Jamaica involving American Airlines Flight 331. As a result of her work on the Flight 331 litigation, Abigail is a member of the team selected as a finalist for the Daily Business Review's Most Effective Lawyers for 2014 for the aviation law category. Abigail has represented commercial air carriers in litigation pending nationally. Abigail's motion practice has resulted in the creation of new law in the Southern District of Florida on the recoverability of emotional harm damages under the Montreal Convention. Abigail also has handled appellate cases on behalf of commercial air carriers. Abigail's aviation practice also focuses on drone law.

Abigail attended the University of Miami School of Law where she received her law degree, cum laude. While in law school, she worked at a civil litigation firm and also worked at the State Attorney's Office for Broward County, Florida as a Certified Legal Intern.

Abigail received her undergraduate degree from Purdue University, where she graduated within three years "with highest distinction." She received Dean's List and Semesters Honors each semester, and was involved in community service activities around the college community.

  • Education

    University of Miami, School of Law - J.D., cum laude , 2007
    • "Dean's Certificate of Achievement - Family Law"
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
    Purdue University - B.A., Telecommunications, with highest distinction , 2003
    • Distinguished Senior in Communications Award
    • Dean's List & Semester Honors every semester
  • Bar Admissions

    • Florida (2007)
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Courts of Florida (Southern, Middle)
  • Articles & Presentations

    • Drones: "Preemptive Effect of Federal Aviation Regulations on State and Local Laws;" Published in DRI's December 2016 For the Defense Edition
    • "Overview of Recent FAA Remarks on UAS/Drone Integration into the National Airspace;" JD Supra; January 11, 2017
    • Co-Author of Chapter on Appeals in Florida Proceedings After Dissolution of Marriage; Tenth Edition (Published 2011); Eleventh Edition (Published 2013) and Twelfth Edition, Scheduled to be published by the Florida Bar in 2015.
    • Stranded: Navigating Aviation Delay Damages Under the Montreal Convention; Feature Article in the Florida Bar Journal's September/October 2014 edition.
 
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