Stephen B. Glenn, Of Counsel

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Aviation Lawyer Stephen B. Glenn, Of CounselStephen B. Glenn is an aviation attorney based at Barnett Law Offices at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama (BHM). Mr. Glenn represents pilots and mechanics in enforcement actions before the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. He represents victims and their families in claims resulting from aviation accidents. He also counsels aircraft owners and operators in business formation and the purchasing and leasing of aircraft. In addition, Mr. Glenn advocates for tenants and service providers on public airports.

Mr. Glenn began his aviation career in 1987 as a flight test engineering assistant for Lockheed in Marietta, Georgia, working on the C-5, C-141 and C-130 aircraft. He then worked for the United States Air Force as a flight test engineer at Edwards Air Force Base on the F-16 fighter. Mr. Glenn first soloed an aircraft in 1986. He has flown professionally for corporate aircraft operators and three different airlines. He is a CFI and CFII, and holds an ATP with type ratings in the EMB-120, MD-11 and 777 aircraft. Currently employed as an airline pilot operating 777F aircraft in international service for Fedex Express. Over 10,000 hours of flight time without accident or incident. He also has logged flight time in more than 55 different aircraft models. He is married with four children.

Mr. Glenn is active in numerous aviation and law organizations, including the AOPA Legal Services Panel, the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, the National Business Aircraft Association, the Experimental Aviation Association, the Vintage Aircraft Association (Oshkosh volunteer for 17 years), and the Air Line Pilots Association, International.


  • J.D. Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Admitted to Alabama State Bar.
  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering cum laude, Auburn University
    Auburn, Alabama

Aviation Licenses

  • Airline Transport Pilot, Airplane Multiengine Land, Type Rated in B777, MD-11 and EMB-120 aircraft.  Licensed pilot for 28 years.
  • Certified Flight Instructor / Instrument Instructor.
  • Flight Engineer, Turbojet Powered.  FE experience in DC-10 and B727 aircraft.

Professional Training and Experience

  • Type rated on 777, MD-11 and EMB-120 aircraft. Flight engineer experience in DC-10 and 727 aircraft.
  • Boeing 777 Initial Qualification, Fedex Express, June 2010.
  • Fedex Upset Recovery Training Study, June 2006.
  • McDonnell Douglas MD-10/11 Initial Qualification, Fedex Express, June 2005.
  • McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Initial Qualification, Fedex Express, May 2004.
  • Boeing 727 Initial Qualification / Basic Indoc, Fedex Express, June 2002.
  • McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Initial Qualification, Gemini Air Cargo, March 2001.
  • Douglas DC-10 Initial Qualification / Basic Indoc, Gemini Air Cargo, June 1999.
  • Embraer EMB-120 Upgrade Training, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, December 1998.
  • ALPA Accident Investigation School, June 1998.
  • Canadair Regional Jet Initial Qualification, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, January 1998.
  • ALPA Basic Safety School, June 1997.
  • British Aerospace 146 Initial Qualification, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, February 1997.
  • ATR-72 Initial Qualification, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, February 1996.
  • Embraer EMB-120 Initial Qualification / Basic Indoc, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, June 1995.

Organization Memberships

  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Air Line Pilots Association, International
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Experimental Aviation Association
  • National Business Aircraft Association
  • Vintage Aircraft Association
  • 51st Aero Squadron (a flying club in Bessemer, Alabama)

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