Charles R. Barnett, III
Barnett Law Offices
Northern Illinois University
1978 - 1982
Charles R. Barnett, III is an aviation attorney based in Lake In The Hills (3CK), Illinois near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD). We serve clients throughout the entire United States. Barnett Law Offices concentrates in the practice of Aviation Law with an emphasis on FAA enforcement action defenses, FAA medical certificate issues, and representing victims and their families in relation to personal injuries and wrongful deaths as the result of aviation accidents. Barnett Law Offices is also an AOPA Legal Services Plan firm.
He has been flying airplanes since he was 16 years old. After 8 years of active duty flying in the United States Air Force flying B-52 and B-1 bombers, Mr. Barnett was hired by a major airline and currently serves as a captain on the Boeing 737 flying both international and domestic routes. He holds an ATP certificate and is currently type-rated in the Boeing 737, 757, 767 and 777 aircraft and has accumulated over 12,000 hours of flying time. He is married and the proud father of four children. Mr. Barnett is active in numerous aviation law related organizations, including Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Legal Services Panel, Allied Pilots Association, Frequent Speaker at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Vice Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Aviation Law Committee, Experimental Aircraft Association, Illinois State Bar Association and the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association.
2001-Present: Licensed Practicing Attorney
1991-Present: Airline Pilot, Major Airline
Currently employed with a major airline as a captain on Boeing 737 aircraft operating on international and domestic flights. Logged over 12,000 hours flying time without accident or incident. Over 9,000 hours as an airline transport pilot. Aircraft piloted include Fokker 100, Boeing 737, Boeing 757, Boeing 767, and Boeing 777. Flew as a flight engineer on Boeing 727.
1982-1991: Military Pilot, Captain, United States Air Force, Aircraft Commander of $280 million B-1B. Co-pilot/instructor co-pilot B-52H and B-52G. Worldwide strategic bomber operations. Pilot T-38. Supervisor of Flying. Runway Supervisory Officer. Awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, and the Air Force Achievement Medal
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