Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine Online October/November 2021 Issue
OSHKOSH, WIS. – Attorneys Ronnie Gipson of Memphis, Tennessee, and Kathy Yodice of Potomac, Maryland, who are both pilots and have extensive experience in aviation law, have been named chair and vice-chair, respectively, of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Legal Advisory Council, a group of EAA-member attorneys who assist the organization and its members in a variety of aviation legal matters.
Gipson is currently an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Memphis, where he advocates for general aviation issues through his scholarly work, which has been published worldwide in legal journals, and cited by Congress. As a lawyer, he has represented aviation clients in FAA enforcement actions, and accident/incident litigation, as well as purchase and sale transactions. Now, Gipson routinely gives webinars and presentations on issues critical to general aviation, such as airport preservation; drone integration into the National Airspace System; and immunity for Designated Pilot Examiners (DPEs).
Yodice is a well-known aviation attorney who has been representing aviation interests for more than 35 years, beginning in the FAA’s Office of Chief Counsel and now in private practice. Her experience also includes consulting, expert legal testimony, and lecturing on aviation legal issues. Yodice is a past president and current board member of the Lawyer-Pilot Bar Association and is a part-time lecturer at Kent State University’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering.