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Matthew J. Kalas is an attorney in Locke Lord’s litigation department and aviation practice group. Prior to entering the legal profession Mr. Kalas served as an engineering consultant on both government and privately funded ventures focusing on the analysis, design and manufacture of complex aircraft structures, component parts and systems for aircraft operated throughout North America, Europe, the Middle and Far East. Mr. Kalas’ experience includes working with FAA Certification Offices and Flight Standards District Offices in support of securing type certificate, production certificate and supplemental type certificate approvals.
As an attorney, Mr. Kalas has gained experience in aviation, product liability and transportation matters across multiple jurisdictions in trial and appellate courts in the U.S. and abroad. He has assisted in the defense of aircraft owners, lessors, operators, airports, repair facilities, and product manufacturers in general and commercial aviation disaster cases. Mr. Kalas also has experience defending cases implicating ITAR and OFAC regulatory schemes and involving requests under Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties.
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