Alan received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government from Abilene Christian University, summa cum laude in 1987, where he was a University Scholar.  He continued his education at Pepperdine University School of Law on a full Dean's scholarship graduating with a Juris Doctor, cum laude in 1990 and was a member of the Dean's Honor List for all 3 years. 

Alan is AV rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and admitted in all state and federal district courts in California, the U.S. Court of Appeal for the 9th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is honored to be designated as an Aviation Law Expert in Who's Who Legal for 2018. He is a Panel Attorney for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and an Adjunct Professor of Law in Aviation atPepperdine University School of Law. He is a speaker and writer in the areas of aviation law and risk mitigation.

Alan is the Founder of the Aviation Risk Prevention Institute which helps aviation companies manage risk creatively and effectively. See

Alan has been married to his beautiful wife Libby for over 30 years and has four adult children and one grandson. He loves to cook, read, travel and play beach volleyball.