John A. Greaves, Attorney

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John Greaves has represented hundreds of airline accident victims in more than 35 airline disasters. He has been part of Baum Hedlund's aviation team since joining the firm in the early 1990s. 

John is an airline transport pilot and a former Captain for Comair.  He has over 10,000 hours total flight time since 1966 and over 3,000 hours as a Captain in Part 121 and Part 135 scheduled airline operations. 

As a licensed pilot for more than 40 years, he spent five years as a pilot in scheduled airlines service, four years of which were in the capacity of captain.  Details of his pilot experience include Comair Airlines, Captain; Wright Airlines, First Officer; Aero-Mech Airlines, First Officer; and Air Illinois, First Officer.  As an airline captain, John supervised flight and ground crews, ensured compliance with all FAA operations and maintenance regulations, documents and inspections.  He served six years as a Flight Instructor and four years as a Charter Pilot and Charter Company Operator.  He was Operator/President/CEO of VIP Pilot, Inc.  He was Contract Administration Committee Chairman for the Air Line Pilots Association, Council 37.  He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Air Line Pilots Association, Council 37. 

John has served on several plaintiffs' steering committees overseeing airline accidents involving multi-district litigation.

Mr. Greaves is also a member of the American Bar Association - Forum on Air and Space Law, The American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, Air Line Pilots Association. 

John was appointed to the following Plaintiff Steering Committees:

  • Plaintiffs' Executive Committee, September 11, 2001 Tort Litigation
  • Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, MDL-1448, American Airlines 587 Crash, Belle Harbor (Queens), New York, 2001
  • Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, Singapore Airlines Crash, Taipei, Taiwan, 2000
  • Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, Atlantic Southeast Airlines Crash, near Carrollton, Georgia, 1995
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    Drake University Law School Law SchoolN/A  
    University of Missouri at Kansas City
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    District of Columbia2001
    California1994
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    2020-05-19Phone+1 8884066726
    2020-07-18Phone816-284-5954
    2020-07-18Bar StatusActive
    2020-05-19Address12100 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 950 Los Angeles CA 90025 US
    John A. Greaves
    740 W 121St Street
    Kansas City, MO 64145
    38.88085,-94.596219

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