Baumeister and Samuels P.C.
140 Broadway, 46th Floor
New York, New York 10005


In the News

Mitch Baumeister speaks

to Newsweek about

Southwest Flight 1380

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Mitch Baumeister speaks to Fox News' Gretchen Carlson

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Firm Announcements

Mitch Baumeister

honored as

Trial Lawyer of the Year

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Thea Capone elected

Vice Chair for the

Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

of the American Bar Association

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Thea Capone will be speaking at the annual Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Aviation Law and

Insurance Symposium

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Areas of Practice

International and Domestic Airline Accidents

General Aviation and Helicopter Accidents

Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Litigation, Medical and Hospital Negligence

Toxic Tort Injuries

Railroad Crashes

Other Complex Litigation

Recent Crashes

Mid-air collision between an

F-16 military aircraft and a Cessna 150 in Moncks Corner, SC on July 7, 2015


DeHavilland DHC-3T Otter floatplane crash carrying cruise passengers in Alaska on June 25, 2015


Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia on May 13, 2015


Germanwings Flight 9525 crash on March 24, 2015


Metro-North Crash in Valhalla, NY on Feb. 3, 2015



Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 Catastrophic Engine Failure

Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, a scheduled flight from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Dallas, Texas suffered a catastrophic engine failure on the morning of Tuesday, April 17th. The National Transportation Safety Board's ("NTSB") preliminary investigation, led by Investigator Bill English, revealed that the airplane's left engine suffered a turbofan blade failure, which severely damaged the engine, the leading edge of the wing and then penetrated the fuselage and a cabin window. Both the Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder from Southwest Airlines flight have been sent to NTSB headquarters in Washington, DC for download and analysis, and the debris which fell from the aircraft, including the engine cowling, has also been located and retrieved. The NTSB will provide periodic updates on their investigation.

Tragically, Jennifer Riordan, a passenger seated near the damaged cabin window, lost her life. Attorney Mitch Baumeister spoke with Newsweek regarding passengers' rights and the filing of potential lawsuits
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