Antonelli Law – a Chicago-based law firm focused on drone law, intellectual property, commercial law and educational fraud – says it has become the first U.S. law firm to be invited by DJI to participate in the company’s referral program for commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) users.
Clients using DJI products will have access to discounted legal rates for the Section 333 approval process required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for commercial UAS users. Antonelli Law says it filed more than 50 petitions with the FAA in 2015.
For a reduced fee of $1,250, Antonelli Law says it will provide DJI customers with Section 333 services, including up to two commercial FAA registrations. According to the firm, to date, 70% of FAA-authorized commercial operations are for DJI products.
The firm also recently launched of a new drone law service to help police and fire departments, community colleges, universities, and municipalities obtain FAA Certificates of Waiver or Authorization (COAs) for UAS. Antonelli Law says it began preparing for this program last year in response to the growing UAS needs of university faculty and first responders. In conjunction with Antonelli Law’s aviation consultant, Douglas Marshall, the firm says it is equipped with the expertise to help public agencies across the U.S. obtain these authorizations.
“As a passionate advocate for drone users and as the proud owner of my own DJI Inspire drone, I know firsthand about the endless potential of DJI drones to reshape the landscape of aerial photography as we know it,” says Jeffrey Antonelli, firm principal of Antonelli Law.