Houston Aviation Accident Lawyer

Precedent-setting trial lawyers with decades of experience and billions of dollars in personal injury settlements.

If you or a family member have been seriously injured or have suffered from the loss of a loved one in an aviation accident, you know how quickly your needs and priorities can change — it takes only an instant to be suddenly faced with serious injuries, mounting medical bills, loss of income and more.

At Mithoff Law, we understand the fear and frustration that victims of aviation accidents experience — and we are dedicated to achieving the very best result in your case. Our dedicated attorneys, backed by 50+ years of trial preparation experience, have access to top experts and are ready to fight for you in trial if necessary.

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We Fight For Your Recovery

  • Lost wages
  • Medevac and other transportation expenses
  • Hospital bills
  • Follow-up care
  • Prescription drugs and medical devices
  • Occupational and physical therapy
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Pain and suffering


Precedent-Setting Wins

Mithoff Law is one of the premier aviation accident law firms in the country. Richard Mithoff and his team of highly acclaimed attorneys have won a number of high-profile legal cases and have received several prestigious awards and media mentions.

$2.2 Billion

Won For Texas Counties In Tobacco Case

As reported in the Houston Chronicle

$24.7 Million

Won for the family of DWI accident

As reported in the Texas Lawyer

$80 Million

Won for elderly victims of a bus explosion

As reported in the Houston Chronicle

$12+ Million

Won for the family of a plane crash victim


Verdicts and settlements as reported in these multiple news sources reflect the amount these verdicts and settlements at the time they were reported and will not necessarily reflect the amounts ultimately recovered by the parties and may not be representative of results in other similar cases.

Reported amounts will not reflect attorneys’ fees (typically up to a 40 percent contingent fee) or case expenses. Jury verdicts may have been settled pending an appeal for a lesser amount and may remain a confidential basis on agreement of the parties as approved by the court.

Real Results in Aviation Accident Cases

For more than five decades, Richard Mithoff and the attorneys at Mithoff Law have fought many cases for the rights of aviation accident victims and those harmed by another party’s negligence.

By way of an example, our attorneys fought for the families of those killed in the crash of Air France 447 in 2009. Mithoff Law brought suit against Air France and Airbus on behalf of the surviving family members of the only Americans aboard the flight. In reflecting upon whether the Air France 447 tragedy should have informed Boeing with respect to design choices it made for the 737 MAX aircraft, the Houston Chronicle featured the work of Mithoff Law, alongside analysis from Captain Sully Sullenberger (the captain of the U.S. Airways “Miracle on the Hudson” flight).

Recently, Mithoff Law attorneys Richard Mithoff and Warner Hocker took their clients’ claims to trial in a case arising out of the fatal crash of a twin-engine Beech 58 Baron near Kerrville, Texas. The total jury verdict was in excess of $12 million.

We know how daunting this experience can be for victims and their families. That’s why we consult with engineers and respected experts to prepare your case for the best possible outcome. While our results speak for themselves, they’ve also garnered recognition from local and national press.

Mithoff ranked by his peers among the top 10 lawyers in Texas for 13 years.

Top Ten Trial Lawyers in the US

“Attorney Wins Cases for Causes in Trials by Fire”

The Richest Small-Firm Lawyers in America

Lifetime of Excellency and Advocacy award

Recognized for a $31.8 million win on an emotionally charged verdict in Louisiana


Highly Acclaimed Aviation Accident Attorneys, Fully Dedicated to You.

Richard Mithoff and Mithoff Law have successfully handled thousands of cases over 50 years in nearly every area of personal injury, aviation accidents, industrial accidents, wrongful death and commercial litigation — including well in excess of more than several hundred cases taken to trial. Our reputation is widely known.

“Mithoff has been one of Houston’s most respected attorneys for decades, handling such high-profile cases as the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Enron-related litigation on behalf of JPMorgan/Chase and highly publicized bus and plant explosions.”

– Houston Chronicle, June 26, 2019

“Mithoff, a Houston personal injury lawyer, is no stranger to winning big payoffs for large groups of people. He negotiated a $2.3 billion settlement with the tobacco industry for Harris and other counties, and he won $80 million for residents of a nursing home who were killed in a 2005 bus explosion while fleeing Hurricane Rita.”

– Houston Chronicle, November 22, 2017

Meet Our Founding Attorney

Renowned personal injury attorney and founder of Mithoff Law, Richard Mithoff, is a highly accomplished attorney noted for his exceptional legal expertise, impressive trial record, and substantial contributions to the field of personal injury law and industrial accidents.

With a distinguished career spanning over five decades and thousands of cases, including several high-profile cases, he has earned a reputation as a dedicated advocate for his clients and a compassionate voice for those who have suffered harm due to negligence. He has also been recognized by the National Law Journal as “one of the nation’s highest profile litigators” and by the Houston Chronicle as “one of Houston’s most respected attorneys for decades.

If you or a family member have been seriously injured or have suffered the loss of a loved one in an aviation accident, Richard and his team can help you achieve the very best results in your case.


See the Difference a Lifetime of Experience Can Make

From Fortune 500 companies to Houston’s blue collar workers, Richard Mithoff and his team have provided aggressive, highly competent legal representation in the courtroom as well as effective negotiation strategy outside of it.

With our team of lawyers, you can rest assured that your case is being handled by experienced professionals who have decades of long standing relationships with attorneys, engineers, and judges across Harris County and the state of Texas.

We approach each of our personal injury cases, including aviation tragedies, with:


Whether you’re seeking justice for yourself or an entire organization, Mithoff Law is 100% dedicated to achieving the successful outcome your case deserves.


Mithoff lawyers have been doing things the right way for more than 50 years. That means no shortcuts and representation you can truly rely on.


With our track record of precedent-setting wins, Mithoff Law is recognized and sought after by some of the biggest names in business.

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If you’ve experienced physical pain, emotional distress, loss of wages, medical bills and/or property damage due to an aviation accident, know that Mithoff Law will position your case for the best possible results.