Justin Green, president of IATSBA, presents John S. Yodice with the association's Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo courtesy of IATSBA.
The IATSBA was founded in 1984 to represent the interests of attorneys across the globe who practice before the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, the Department of Transportation, the FAA, and the Transportation Security Administration.
Yodice is a founding member and serves as the board’s secretary. He graduated from the George Washington School of Law in 1959 and founded his private practice to represent pilots, flight schools, corporate and commercial operators, aircraft owners, and others in a broad range of aviation law matters. In addition to serving as general counsel to AOPA, Yodice also was general counsel to the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations. He is a director and past president of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association. He uses his Cessna Turbo 310 primarily for his law practice—Yodice Associates with his son Michael and daughter Kathy—and his Piper Cub for fun. A gala dinner was held in his honor at The Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C.