Steven M. Sandler
Steven M. Sandler
Steven M. Sandler concentrates his practice in civil litigation defense. Illinois Super Lawyers has recognized Steve from 2013 – 2016 in the area of civil litigation defense. As an Adjunct Professor at the DePaul University School of Law, he teaches Aviation Product Liability Law under the auspices of the International Aviation Law Institute. In June 2015, he was a faculty member at the Annual ABA National Institute on Aviation Litigation where he was a presenter on ethics issues, and is invited to speak on legal issues relating air traffic control at its June 2016 conference. Additionally, he is an annual presenter on aviation accident litigation at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and was a guest lecturer at the John Marshall Law School discussing aircraft manufacturer liability, government regulation and administrative law in aviation, federal preemption in aviation law, international aviation law, aviation tort and insurance issues, and discovery and evidentiary matters at trial. He has also been a guest lecturer at I.I.T.-Chicago Kent College of Law. Further, he has spoken numerous times before the Chicago Bar Association Aviation Law Committee on a variety of aviation law topics.
Steve was admitted to practice in Illinois in 1978 and is admitted to the General and Trial Bars of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He is a 1974 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, a 1978 graduate with honors from the I.I.T. – Chicago Kent College of Law, and has attended the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Steve is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, a former chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Chicago Bar Association Aviation Law Committee, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Council, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, and the International Air and Transportation Safety Bar Association. In addition to being a certificated private pilot, Steve is a former Secretary of the Palwaukee Airport Pilots Association Board of Directors, former Secretary of the Palwaukee Airport Pilots Association Scholarship Fund Board of Directors, and former President and Board Member of the Stick and Rudder Flying Club at the Waukegan, Illinois Regional Airport.