Gary Tandberg Of Counsel




Gary Tandberg concentrates his law practice on the litigation of complex civil cases involving aviation and aerospace, including aircraft design and manufacture, aviation accident, contract disputes and business torts. He also has substantial experience in environmental toxic tort litigation and general product liability litigation. 

Gary is a trial attorney with more than 20 years of experience litigating product liability, toxic tort, professional negligence, general negligence, aviation accident, aircraft design, construction defect, business torts and commercial-related matters. He has successfully represented a variety of individual and corporate clients, including major airlines, aircraft manufacturers, domestic and foreign automobile manufacturers, construction equipment manufacturers and distributors, and international fashion industry enterprises. He also has represented hospitals, physicians, law firms and sitting judges in professional negligence cases.

Representative Matters

Received a defense verdict on behalf of a major airline in a federal court jury trial involving a high-value traumatic head injury. 

Successfully briefed and argued an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, reversing the district court’s dismissal of a construction defect case under Michigan’s special statute of limitations and repose for architects and engineers. The ruling significantly modified federal trial court interpretation and application of the special statute. The district court judge reversed was Michigan’s leading expert on civil procedure and the author of the Michigan practice guide, Civil Procedure Before Trial. Garden City Osteopathic Hospital v. HBE Corporation, et al., 55 F3d 1126 (6th Cir. 1995).    

Assisted in the successful resolution of a complex contract dispute involving the design and modification of three Boeing 737-300 aircraft for the Swedish Postal Service in the United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama.  Also successfully briefed and argued three appeals in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals arising from the action.