John A. Greaves Receives Highest Attorney Rating From Peers

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John A. Greaves

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John A. Greaves Receives Highest Attorney Rating From Peers

Baum Hedlund is proud to announce that aviation attorney John Greaves is now AV® Peer Review Rated. The Peer Review process was conducted by Lexis-Nexis® Martindale Hubbell®.

According to Martindale Hubbell, the AV® Peer Review Rating identifies a lawyer with very high to preeminent legal ability, is a reflection of the attorney's expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence. Martindale Hubbell's ratings are established by attorneys for attorneys and clearly indicate that these attorneys demonstrate the highest professional and ethical standards.

Mr. Greaves became an attorney in 1992 after retiring from a 37-year career as a pilot, in which he was also an airline transport pilot and captain of a major airline. He joined Baum Hedlund in 1994 where he has been working on the firm’s major airline and aviation accident cases ever since. John lends considerable technical expertise to the firm’s analysis and handling of aviation crashes.

John received his B.A. in 1976 from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and his M.P.A. from Drake University College of Business and Public Administration. He received his J.D. With Honors from Drake University Law School in 1992. He has flown 10,000 + hours total flight time since 1966; 3,000 + hours as Captain in Part 121 and Part 135 scheduled airline operations; 37 years as a licensed pilot; 5 years as a pilot in scheduled airlines service, 4 years of which 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 Captain, John supervised flight and ground crews, ensured compliance with all FAA operations, and maintenance regulations, documents and inspections; served 6 years as a Flight Instructor; 4 years experience as a Charter Pilot and Charter Company; Operator/President/CEO of VIP Pilot, Inc.; Contract Administration Committee Chairman, Air Line Pilots Association, Council 37. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Air Line Pilots Association, Council 37.

John is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in America and Aviation Counsel Magazine's List of Recommended High Flyers, believed by the International Air Transport Association's Legal Dept. to be one of the most elite lists of aviation law practitioners ever produced. He has received the Air Line Pilots Association, Counsel 37, Distinguished Service Award and the National Air Disaster Foundation Safety Award, 2002.

He is a member of the State Bar of California, State Bar of Iowa, District of Columbia Bar, State Bar of Missouri, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, The Forum on Air and Space Law, Litigation Section and Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Aviation Law Section, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association and the Air Line Pilots Association. He is also a Judge Pro Tem.

John has been appointed to the 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; and the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, Atlantic Southeast Airlines Crash, near Carrollton, Georgia, 1995.

Baum Hedlund now has nine attorneys with an AV® Peer Review Rating.

The process of the Peer Review Ratings system:

The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system is based on the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, including both those who are rated and those who are not.

Martindale-Hubbell representatives conduct personal interviews to discuss lawyers under review with other members of the Bar. A compilation of these opinions from various sources is necessary to form a consensus, and lawyers under review are sometimes asked to provide professional references to assist with the process.

In addition, confidential questionnaires are sent to lawyers and judges in the same geographic location and/or area of practice as the lawyer being rated. Members of the Bar are instructed to assess their colleague's legal ability and general ethical standards.


Certification Mark Reference:

"CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies."

Rating Explanation:

"Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards."