George S. Petkoff

Of Counsel

Memphis, TN
Instrument Rated Pilot

  • Admitted – Tennessee, 1965
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 1965
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1992
  • Staff Defense Attorney, City of Memphis, 1975-2004


  • American Bar Association (Insurance Practice Section, Aviation and Space Law Committee, 1974-1998; Vice Chairman, 1980-1983; Litigation Section, Aviation Committee, 1980-1988)
  • Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (Aviation Insurance Committee; Chairman, 1989-1990)
  • Defense Research Institute (Memphis Area Chairman 1985-1987; National Aerospace Committee Chairman, 1987-1990)
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association (President, 1986-87)
  • Lawyer – Pilots Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates


  • Christian Brothers University, B.S. (Dean’s List), 1958
  • Southern Law University, LLB cum laude, 1964.
  • University of Memphis, Honorary LLB, 1964

On two occasions, Mr. Petkoff presented the State of Aviation Law address at the Southern Methodist University Air Law Symposium.