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William Angelley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Aviation & Aerospace Attorney in Dallas, TX

Angelley, P.C.
2911 Turtle Creek Blvd, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214-523-9043
Fax: 505-395-9042
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Aviation and Aerospace (50%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney William Angelley is the founder and owner of Angelley, P.C., law firm, which has offices located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Dallas, Texas. A nationally ranked trial attorney with more than 23 years of total legal experience, Mr. Angelley focuses his practice solely on aviation law, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout the United States who have legal needs involving aviation accidents and aviation product defects.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Angelley has represented the rights and interests of both plaintiff and defendant clients alike in high-stakes, complex litigation involving a wide range of aviation-related issues. A former pilot with the U.S. Navy, he has more than 1,100 hours of flight time in military airplanes and helicopters, and he has extensive experience working as an aircraft maintenance technician. Since returning to civilian life, he has continued his love of flying, and he holds active commercial pilot ratings in both airplanes and helicopters.

Drawing upon his considerable aviation experience, Mr. Angelley is able to provide an unmatched level of representation to his clients, and he has published numerous articles and conducted lectures and seminars throughout the country on a variety of legal topics related to aviation law, consumer advocacy and other subjects. He has also appeared on several national television, print and radio news outlets, where he has offered in-depth legal commentary on various aviation issues and accidents.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with designation as among the Top 100 Attorneys in Texas. He has also received Superb, 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo, and he is a member of both the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums.

An honors graduate of Texas Tech University, Mr. Angelley obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law in 1997. He holds his license to practice in Texas, New York, California and New Mexico, and he is an active member in each of those states' bar associations, among his other professional affiliations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Aviation and Aerospace
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Aviation, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021

About William Angelley

First Admitted: 1997, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Interviewed as aviation expert on Fox news television report regarding Southwest Airlines treatment of certain passengers
  • Cited as aviation expert in The Morning Call newspaper article concerning helicopter crash in Pennsylvania, 2012
  • Cited as aviation expert in USA Today article concerning the FAA's mandatory Airworthiness Directive to Airbus providing guidance on resolving defective rudder pedal system, 2012
  • Interviewed as aviation expert on NBC news report regarding FAA's new rules regarding pilot rest


  • Listed as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2011
  • One of the Best Lawyers in Texas, Newsweek Magazine
  • Texas Super Lawyer, a Thompson Reuters service, 2010 – 2019
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Texas, Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters service, 2015 – 2019
  • Rated AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5, Martindale Hubbell
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2012
  • Listed as one of the Top Lawyers in Texas by Newsweek Magazine, December 2010
  • Rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo
  • Listed as one of the Top Lawyers in Texas by Newsweek Magazine, 2012

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Member
  • U.S. Navy League
  • Big Brothers / Big Sisters
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Children's Advocacy

Educational Background

  • Texas Tech University, B.A., Honors: with Honors, 1988

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New Mexico, 2018
  • Member, State Bars of Texas
  • Los Angeles
  • Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Treasurer, Aviation Section, New York City Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Texas
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Secretary, New York City Bar Association, Aviation Section
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • California
  • Member, New York and California
  • Dallas
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • Member, State Bar of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, Harsh Realities of the State Secrets Privilege, Trial, American Association for Justice, September 2010
  • Author, A Touch of Gray, Texas Bar Journal, 2012
  • Author, The Stowers Doctrine in Need of an Update, Texas Lawyer, 2013
  • Speaker, A Discussion of Monroe v. Cessna Aircraft Company, New York City Bar Association, June 2006
  • Speaker, Update on the September 11, 2001 Victim Compensation Fund and Related Litigation, Lubbock Bar Association, May 2004
  • Speaker, Aviation Product Liability Insurance, Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Conference, June 2001
  • Author, The Stowers Doctrine - A Nash in the Age of Lamborghinis, Texas Lawyer, 2013
  • Author, Certiori Granted in Aviation Pre-Emption Case, Texas Lawyer, 2013
  • Author, Trial Magazine, The Conflicting Roles of the FAA, American Association for Justice, 2015
  • Author, Potential Pitfalls in Attorney Internet Advertising, Texas Lawyer, 2014
  • Author, Dealing with Low Ceilings, Trial Magazine, American Association For Justice, 2012
  • Author, Amateur-Built Aircraft Litigation Risky for Plaintiffs Attorneys, Texas Lawyer, August 16, 2010, Vol. 26, No. 20
  • Author, Left Behind: How Consumers Became the Biggest Losers of the Chrysler and GM Bankruptcies, Advocate, Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California, September 2009 (with Orla Brady)
  • Author, The Need for Mandatory Aviation Insurance, AAJ Section Newsletter, Vol. 15, No. 2, Winter 2008 (with Justin T. Green)
  • Author, Plaintiff Thwarts Cessna’s Preemption Arguments in Monroe v. Cessna, AAJ Aviation Section Newsletter, Vol. 14, No. 2, Winter 2007
  • Speaker/Author, Field Preemption and the Federal Aviation Regulations, SMU Air law Symposium, February 2003
  • Author, The September 11 Victim Compensation Fund, Texas Bar Journal, January 7, 2002
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Office Location for William Angelley

2911 Turtle Creek Blvd
Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75219

Phone: 214-523-9043

Fax: 505-395-9042

Last Updated: 12/26/2021

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