In celebration of Jackson Walker’s partnership with Dreams Soar, Inc., partner Jim Struble appeared at the National Business Aviation Association to add the firm’s logo to a Bonanza A36 aircraft. Dreams Soar is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to empower young women to pursue careers and education in aviation and STEM.

The Bonanza A36 will be flown around the world by pilot and Dreams Soar founder Shaesta Waiz. She will become the youngest woman to ever complete a solo flight around the world.

Aviation attorney Katherine Staton serves as general counsel for Dreams Soar, helping the organization with various legal services. Katherine also serves as a member of the organization’s board.

jackson-walker-attorney-thumb-StatonKatherine“Our partnership with Dreams Soar allows us to promote the importance of STEM education for women,” Katherine said. “It is exciting to be part of an organization that encourages young women to pursue an education in aviation and engineering.”

For more information, visit Jackson Walker’s Pro Bono page.

About Jim Struble

Jim Struble is a partner in Jackson Walker’s Aviation and Aerospace practice, in which he has tried both jury and non-jury matters as lead counsel for major airlines. He represents corporate and fractional ownership aircraft owners and operators in all aspects of aviation transactional matters including purchase, management, charter, and lease agreements. He also handles regulatory and enforcement matters, including dangerous goods/hazardous materials and drug and alcohol testing matters for both air carriers and pilots.

About Katherine Staton

Partner Katherine A. Staton is a litigator who has served large and small aviation and corporate clients in Texas and around the country. She uses her unique legal, financial and practical background to advise clients in aviation cases involving major air carriers, general aviation aircraft and operations, pilot-error accidents, mid-air collisions, air traffic controller cases, class actions, and product liability cases. In 2015 and 2016, she was listed in the prestigious Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Katherine is also a private pilot.