Gene K. Kaskiw


Gene Kaskiw is a partner in the Newark office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Aviation Practice. He is regularly defending large domestic and international air carriers in personal injury cases. In addition, he has experience with products and premises liability, aircraft liens, cargo claims, insurance defense, the Montreal Convention, fraud claims against airlines and general aviation accidents. He has assisted in the successful preemption of claims under the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 and the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978.

A longtime enthusiast of the commercial aviation industry, Mr. Kaskiw is a frequent contributor to a variety of online and print publications analyzing domestic and international air carriers. At Columbia University, he was a member of the varsity intercollegiate football team and Sigma Chi fraternity.

Prior Experience

  • LeClairRyan, P.C., Associate, January 2013 to April 2016
  • LeClairRyan, P.C., Law Clerk, August 2011 to December 2012


  • State Bar Admissions
    • New Jersey
    • New York
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey


New York


New Jersey


United States District Court for the District of New Jersey



  • New York City Bar Association, Aeronautics Committee
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
  • The Wings Club Foundation

Awards & Honors

  • "Ones to Watch," Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers, 2021-2022
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2016-2018
  • Law & Politics Magazine, Rising Star, Aviation & Aerospace, 2014, 2015, 2016


Rutgers University School of Law, Newark

Juris Doctor, 2012

Columbia University, Columbia College

Bachelor of Arts, English, 2009

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