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James A Eastwood

2318 Mill Road
Suite 1100
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone:  703-248-7006
Mobile Phone:  (202) 344-7269
Fax:  703-647-5973


Mr. James Eastwood focuses his practice on the aviation industry, with an emphasis on regulatory counseling and FAA enforcement matters. He also has extensive experience in insurance regulatory and coverage matters.

Mr. Eastwood has represented air carriers, aircraft owners, fixed-base operators, and aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul facilities in proceedings before state and federal courts and before the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. He has also counseled major airline clients in numerous matters involving compliance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations and provided advice on conducting internal investigations. In addition, he has represented and advised aviation insurers in coverage matters involving claims of wrongful death, personal injury, and property damage. He has also participated in the representation of a public utility during NTSB investigations involving gas pipeline incidents.

A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. Eastwood served as a staff member and editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, Alexandria, Virginia, 2017 – Present
  • Dentons US LLP, McLean, Virginia, 2015 – 2017
  • McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, McLean, Virginia, 2013 – 2015
  • Dombroff & Gilmore, Washington, D.C., and McLean, Virginia, 1994 – 2013
  • Katten Muchin Zavis & Dombroff, Washington, D.C., 1994 
  • LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae, Washington, D.C., 1987 – 1993



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  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1987
  • B.A., History and Government, Oberlin College, 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1987
  • District of Columbia, 1988

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims