Russ Klingaman Quoted in Article on Use of Drones in Eminent Domain Litigation

August 25, 2016

Russell A. Klingaman, a partner in the Milwaukee office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, was quoted in the article, "New Way to Land a Case," published by the Wisconsin Law Journal on August 24, 2016.

The article examines how technology that is usually only seen in high-stakes litigation is now being applied to smaller eminent domain litigation by using drones to collect information and subsequent development of three-dimensional models. Mr. Klingaman discusses potential risks associated with a lawyer planning to use a drone to collect information or hire a drone operator for a case. He noted that it's important for lawyers to avoid making themselves witnesses in their own cases. He also stated that lawyers would be wise to thoroughly vet any drone operator they are thinking of hiring. He said, "You want to make sure that they're following the [drone] rules."

To read the full article, please visit Wisconsin Law Journal's website.

Mr. Klingaman — a leader of Hinshaw's Aviation Law Practice — helps members of the business and aviation communities manage and deal with their legal matters. His strengths include resolving disputes, reducing risks and leveraging opportunities. As a licensed pilot and aircraft owner, he has unique insights in aviation-related legal matters including products liability, pilot errors, mechanical problems, Federal Aviation Administration enforcement actions, transactions and many others. 

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