About The Firm The National and International Pilot Defense Aviation Law Firm of Joseph Michael Lamonaca, Esquire, ATP, was established in 1990 as a full service law practice handling clients needs in all areas of Aviation Law for over 28 years. Specific practice areas include FAA Pilot Enforcement Matters, FAA DUI/DWI Pilot Licensing/Medical Matters, Military Pilots VA Benefits FAA Medical Issues, Medical Deferral/Denials, FAA Medical Certificate Matters, Pilot Substance Abuse Matters, HIMS, Pilot Employment Matters, Pilot's Bill of Rights Issues, AIR21 Air Carrier Retribution Matters, UAS Section 333 Exemption Petitions, Small UAS, under 55 pound Drone Operations, Small UAS Part 107 Matters, Remote Pilot Enforcement and criminal defense, TSA issues, Rule 16 Airport Improvement Matters, and Aviation Legal Matters Nationally and Worldwide.
On behalf of our aviation clients, the Firm continues to maintain the highest degree of professional and ethical relationships with the FAA Certification Branch, the FAA Aeromedical Division in Oklahoma City, the FAA Regional Offices, FAA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and the Flight Standards District Offices.
The Firm's Principal is Joseph Michael Lamonaca, Esquire, an experienced Aviation Attorney and Professional Airline Transport Pilot, Turbine/Jet Type Rated, further holding a Remote Pilot Certificate, (Drone), who fully understands the needs of his clients from his Professional Pilot experience, and his experience as an Instructor at Flight Safety International. Further, Mr. Lamonaca is currently an appointed Federal Aviation Administration Lead Safety Representative, and the FAA Safety Counselor of the Year 2007 through October 2008.
A full list of all of our aviation practice areas can be found on the Aviation Practice page located on this web site.
The Law Firms Practice is Limited to Aviation Law.
FAA Awards & Appointments
FAA Award for Dedication in Promoting Aviation Safety 2016 - 2018
Federal Aviation Administration Service Award for dedication and accomplishments in actively promoting aviation safety, presented by FAA Administrator Michael Huerta June 22, 2016. June 2017 and June 2018 FAA Service awards were also received, (See Photo Gallery).
FAA Service Awards 2015
Federal Aviation Administration Service Awards for Actively Promoting Aviation Safety, presented June 24, 2015.
2014 FAA Service Award Presented June 18, 2014. (see photo gallery)
FAA Extraordinary Service Award 2013
Federal Aviation Adminstration's Extraordinary Service Award to the United States Government was presented to Joseph Lamonaca on June 19th, 2013 by FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker
FAA 2013 Extraordinary talent award presented to Joseph Michael Lamonaca
FAA Extraordinary Service Award 2011 & 2012
Federal Aviation Adminstration's Extraordinary Service Award to the United States Government was presented to Joseph Lamonaca on June 29, 2011, and June 20th, 2012, by Eastern Region Administrator Carmine Gallo and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. (See the Photo Gallery on this Site for Additional Pictures).
FAA 2011 Extraordinary Service Award Presented To Joseph Michael Lamonaca
FAA Extraordinary Service Award 2009 & 2010
Federal Aviation Adminstration's Extraordinary Service Award to the United States Government was presented to Joseph Lamonaca on June 17, 2009, and then again on June 30, 2010, by Eastern Region Administrator Carmine Gallo and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. (See the Photo Gallery on this Site for Additional Pictures).
FAA 2010 Extraordinary Service Award Presented To Joseph Michael Lamonaca
FAA 2009 Extraordinary Service Award Presented To Joseph Michael Lamonaca
Prior FAA Awards
Federal Aviation Adminstration's Extraordinary Service Award Presented June 13, 2007, by Eastern Region Administrator Manny Weiss.
FAA 2007 Extraordinary Service Award Presented To Joseph Michael Lamonaca
FAA 2007 Representative of the Year Award
Federal Aviation Administration Lead FAA SafetyTeam Representative, Appointment, June 2nd, 2007. (FAA Safety Team). This Appointment continues until October 31, 2018, when mandatory yearly re-current training will be completedwith the FAA.
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FAA Lead SafetyTeam Appointment - 2007
1997 FAA Safety Team Appointment
Law Office Information
755 North Monroe Street Media, Pennsylvania 19063 United States of America (Located Near Philadelphia International Airport - KPHL)