Aerial Drift Mock Trial & The Ins and Outs of H2A

Geff Anderson and Shannon Dugan, Partners at Anderson & Riddle, LLP
The NAAA General Session will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19 and will feature a mock trial presented by the law firm of Anderson & Riddle, LLP. The attorneys at Anderson & Riddle have been representing aerial applicators in all types of matters for over 31 years. Founding partner Geff Anderson handled his first drift claim in 1993. Partner Shannon Dugan has represented aerial applicators for her entire career. The mock trial will present a direct and cross examination of a pilot and an expert witness in an aerial drift case. 

Anderson has substantial experience in trials and appeals in the state and federal courts of Texas. He has also represented clients in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington as well as lead counsel on Appeal to the 5th, 6th, and 8th Circuits of the United States of America. His practice includes complex commercial litigation, product liability, aviation as well as catastrophic personal injury and death cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

Noah Parr, Director of the Farm Labor Contractor Department for USA Farm Labor 
The General Session’s second segment will focus on the H2A Program. Noah Parr is the Director of the Farm Labor Contractor Department for USA Farm Labor. He grew up in Lakeland, Florida, and always had a passion for aviation, stemming from the Sun ‘n Fun fly-in that his family attended annually. He turned that passion into education and during his high school years, attended Central Florida Aerospace Academy on the Lakeland Linder Airport. Although he never formally pursued aviation as a career, it remained a portion of his life beyond high school between volunteering at airshows, becoming a commercially licensed drone pilot, and now helping provide reliable labor to agricultural aviation employers nationwide. 

Parr will present utilizing the H2A program to assist agricultural aviation employers nationwide to properly staff their businesses. He will discuss what it takes to qualify for the program and its various benefits and pitfalls. He will also discuss intentions on growing the H2A sector for agricultural aviation and what that will mean for your business for years to come.