Partner / Practice Group Leader, Edward M. Booth, Jr.
Partner Edward M. Booth, Jr.

Edward M. Booth, Jr.

Partner

Areas Of Practice

Mr. Booth’s general litigation practice focuses on handling complex civil litigation involving product liability, trucking and transportation, construction, premises liability, and asbestos. His former prosecutor experience strongly positions him to defend white collar criminal matters. Mr. Booth has tried over 45 jury trials in federal and state courts and has received the highest Martindale Hubbell AV rating.

Mr. Booth is best known for his Aviation Law practice that includes crash litigation, representation of clients before the FAA and NTSB, and serving as legal counsel to airport authorities and aircraft owners and operators. He was the first attorney in Florida to become Board Certified in Aviation Law by the Florida Bar. Mr. Booth is a frequent guest commentator on Jacksonville’s WJXT Channel 4 on topics related to aviation and air safety and appeared on national and international news on matters related to air disasters.

As an experienced pilot and aircraft owner with a multi-engine Air Transport License and over 3,600 hours of flight experience, Mr. Booth has firsthand knowledge of aircraft operations, issues and regulations.

Admissions

  • Florida, 1982
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 1985
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1982
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1982
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2016
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2018

Awards & Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2006-Present
  • Board Certified in Aviation Law by The Florida Bar, 1996 to present

Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
    • Aviation Law Certification Committee, Chairman, (1998-1999), Co-Chair (1995-1998)
    • Aviation Law Committee, Chairman, (1992-1993), Co-Chair (1990-1992)
    • Fourth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “A”, Chairman, 1996, Co-Chair, 1995
  • American Bar Association
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
    • Panel Attorney – AOPA Legal Services Plan
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
    • President, (2007-2008)
  • Jacksonville Aviation Authority, (2013-2015)
  • National Business Aircraft Association
  • Experimental Aircraft Association
  • Jacksonville University, Davis College of Business School of Aviation, Advisory Board
    • President, 2012-present
    • Vice President, (2010-2011)
  • Emory University, Alumni Board of Directors, (2006-2009)
  • Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Citizen Advisory Council, Zone 3
    • Chair, (1996-2006)
  • Jacksonville Historical Society Board of Directors
    • President, (2015-2016)
  • Rotary Club of South Jacksonville, Board of Directors, (1996-1998) and (2012-2013)
  • Episcopal Diocese of Florida, Board of Regents, (1996-2005)

Publications/Seminars

  • Jacksonville WJXT Channel 4 Aviation Expert and Legal Analyst Guest Commentator, national news magazine Inside Edition and Chinese Network SZMG-TV Air Disaster Guest Commentator
  • Jacksonville University, Davis College of Business School of Aviation, Adjunct Professor
  • Mr. Booth frequently lectures at seminars around the country and on a variety of topics related to complex litigation.

Education

  • B.A., Emory University, 1978
  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 1981

Comprehensive Services

Many cases overlap several areas of law. As a full service law firm, we are able to recognize how one legal discipline impacts another. We work as a team on complex issues that require knowledge of a variety of state and federal laws. This multi-disciplinary approach allows clients to receive the large-firm advantage of access to multiple attorneys in a wide scope of practice areas as well as the hands-on customer service offered by a boutique law firm. In addition to civil litigation, employment law, workers’ compensation defense, commercial law, construction law and appeals, our firm also handles professional liability claims.

Our bilingual staff is available to assist with immigration matters, including consular and removal defenses.