Attorney (4+ Years' Experience)

Allied Pilots Association

Info on how to apply is below.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the Allied Pilots Association (APA) serves as the certified collective bargaining agent for the 15,000 professional pilots who fly for American Airlines.

APA was founded in 1963 and is the largest independent pilots’ union in the world. APA provides a broad range of representation services for its members and devotes more than 20 percent of its dues income to support aviation safety.

The Labor Attorney provides a variety of legal services to protect and advance the rights of the Allied Pilots Association and its members; actively supports the Association’s programs, policies, and initiatives to strengthen the organization’s power through member engagement and organizing; and represents the Association and its members in proceedings in various venues including before arbitrators, administrative agencies, and state and federal courts.


  • Minimum of four years as a practicing attorney is required.
  • Experience representing unions in labor matters. Railway Labor Act experience is preferred.
  • Meaningful litigation experience, federal court practice preferred.


  • Represent the Association in arbitrations, administrative hearings, court proceedings, and/or bargaining sessions.
  • Provide timely and accurate written and verbal legal advice to Association staff and member groups on a variety of issues including, but not limited to labor law, employment law, collective bargaining and labor relations and other areas of the law relevant to the Association’s activities.
  • Monitor developments and trends in labor law, employment law, and recent arbitration decisions that may impact the Association or its members.
  • Review Association policies and procedures applicable to its members for legal compliance and risk mitigation; recommend changes as needed.
  • Engage in legal research and writing of varying degrees of complexity.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with counsel from affiliated organizations and outside legal consultants.
  • In coordination with subject matter experts, prepare and present educational programs regarding aspects of collective bargaining, labor law, and employment law for staff and members as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education (level, and degree):

Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school required.

Admitted to practice law (Texas admission preferred – if not admitted in Texas, admission required within one year of hiring).

Physical Abilities:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Applications may be addressed to:
Andrea Duff
Executive Director
Allied Pilots Association

Street address is 14600 Trinity Blvd, Suite 500, Fort Worth, TX 7615 

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