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Richard F. Schaden

Richard F. Schaden

Richard F. Schaden

Richard F. Schaden, founder of Beyond The Edge and Escape Dynamics, is an aeronautical engineer, active ATP pilot, businessman, and highly experienced trial lawyer. He was the founding partner of Schaden, Katzman, Lampert and McClune, a prominent international aviation and public interest law firm and is currently the lead partner of Schaden & Cassinis.

With over 40 years of successful litigation experience, Mr. Schaden has won many multimillion-dollar courtroom verdicts and hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements, along with the respect of both the legal and technological communities. He has tried jury cases involving general aviation, common carrier aviation, and military aviation. He is widely published in the field of aviation law and design liability, including his book Product Design Liability, contributions to the American Jurisprudence Series “Trial,” and many papers and articles for legal journals and magazines.

Mr. Schaden is known as a visionary in the development of ground-breaking public/private partnership in the area of legal philanthropy. His ongoing support of the University of Colorado’s School of Law through the Schaden Chair in Experiential Learning has helped numerous students obtain real world legal experiences through trial advocacy competitions and clinical programs, as well as bringing legal representation to those who might otherwise have fallen through the cracks of the traditional legal system due to a lack of access to quality representation.  Mr. Schaden is also active with the Engineering School at the University of Colorado, serving on its the Aerospace Engineering Sciences External Advisory Board.

Mr. Schaden is active with the Biennial of the Americas and is the Chair of the Cuba Delegation for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at the 2015 Biennial.  Mr. Schaden has been a long-term supporter of the Community Food Share program in Boulder, Colorado, and has received the “Man of All Seasons” award from them for his involvement with Community Food Share and other charities.   He is also a former Board Member of Oceanic Preservation Society, and was instrumental in facilitating the making of the Academy Award winning eco-thriller The Cove.

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