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Drone law (sUAS, UAS, sUAV, UAV, RPAS) is a new area of legal expertise and very few law firms in the US can handle these matters confidently and competently. Anderson & Hughes, PC has the skills and experience you need for all matters related to drone operation and the potential liability involved. 

We can provide legal services for start-ups, commercial operators, film and movie production companies, manufacturers and developers, technical advisors, governmental entities, hobbyists and recreational operators. 

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Part 107 matters for those operating drones for compensation or hire 
  • Requests for Certificates of Waiver from sections of Part 107  eg. operations at night, beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS), operations over human beings, operation of multiple drones simultaneously (swarm), airspace waivers
  • Application or renewal of Certificates of Authorization (COAs)
  • Special Airworthiness Certificates
  • Start-up businesses, including contract drafting, record keeping and training
  • Representation of governmental entities (operations and ordinance drafting)
  • Drone liability matters including privacy, trespass, accidents, personal injury and property damage
  • Insurance matters and insurance bad faith
  • Defense of FAA and local ordinance violations
  • Federal and State litigation
  • Federal preemption challenges
  • Public and governmental  relations

We can also provide legal and regulatory reviews of one-time or ongoing drone projects such as event filming, construction contracts or operations by public safety agency agencies. 

Patti Arthur, Esq., a former airline pilot and airline instructor, is the practice area manager for drones. She can be reached at 719-539-7003 ext. 26 or


Anderson & Hughes, P.C. serves clients throughout The Front Range, Central and Southern Colorado

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| Phone: 719-539-7003
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| Phone: 720-932-8042

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