Ramsey, James E.

Ramsey, James E.

1100 Main Street, Suite 2400
Kansas City, MO. 64105

(816) 474-0777

(816) 472-0790


Ramsey, James E.

James E. Ramsey serves as Partner to Cooling & Herbers, P.C. and has over 34 years of legal experience. He concentrates his practice in litigation involving defense of general liability, product liability and contract claims against aircraft owners, operators, FBOs, manufacturers and airports, as well as general insurance defense coverage claims, and appeals. Mr. Ramsey’s practice also includes administrative law including appeals to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Transportation, the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Appellate Courts. The scope of these matters includes hazardous materials transportation; Federal Aviation Administration Rules, Certifications and Regulatory matters; Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs and airport matters including accidents, airspace, easements, environmental issues, funding and grant assurances and obstructions to airspace and airports.

Mr. Ramsey is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska, the U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri, the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has reported appellate decisions in the Alaska and Kansas Supreme Courts and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Eighth Circuit. Mr. Ramsey has also worked on the staff of a United States Senator in Washington D.C.

Mr. Ramsey is a decorated Naval Aviator. His military career included service as an experimental test pilot for the United States Navy after graduation from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. He has flown, as pilot-in-command, numerous types and models of single and multi-engine turbo jet, turbo prop and piston-driven aircraft.

Mr. Ramsey graduated from the Aviation Safety School at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California, after which he became actively involved in aviation accident investigation.

Mr. Ramsey is a past Chairman of the Aerospace Law Committee of the Defense Research Institute.

Bar Admissions:
Missouri Bar
Alaska Bar

Peer Review Rating:
AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell

• Alaska Bar Association
• Defense Research Institute
• International Air and Transportation Safety Bar Association
• Kansas City Business Aviation Association
• Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
• Missouri Bar Association
• National Business Aviation Association
• Rotary Club
• Society of Experimental Test Pilots-Member

Law School:
J.D.- University of Oregon School of Law

B.S.- U.S. Naval Academy