Mr. Buehler is an “AV” rated lawyer concentrating in the areas of insurance subrogation, aviation, commercial litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is admitted to practice in Indiana and Illinois, the federal courts in those states, and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. He holds a B.A. from Indiana University (1977), and a J.D. from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law (1980). He is a Registered Civil Mediator, and regularly serves as faculty in Civil Mediator Training for the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. He is an adjunct professor of Aviation Law at the I.U. McKinney School of Law, and was formerly an adjunct professor at the University of Indianapolis and the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He served as an instructor at the Legal Officer/JAG College of the Civil Air Patrol/USAFA, and was a guest lecturer at Purdue University and the McKinney School of Law. In 2002, J.C. was a member of the Governor’s Aviation Asset Management Review Committee. From 1999-2002, he was a Hearing Judge with the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission.
J.C.'s publications and presentations include: Interstate Discovery Practice 9 LPBA Journal 19 (1987); Mediating Personnel Disputes, Civil Air Patrol/USAFA National Board, 1998; Mission Oriented Flight Training, Civil Air Patrol/USAFA, 1999; FAA Air Carrier Enforcement, Aviation Law, ICLEF 2004; Federal Preemption: An Aviation Perspective, Aviation Law, ICLEF 2005; Airline Labor Disputes, Aviation Law ICLEF 2006; The FAR in Pilot Check Rides, Aviation Law, 2007; Operational Control: Legal Aspects for FAR Part 135 Operators and Owners, Aviation Law ICLEF 2009; and, Pilot Bill of Rights: History and Comment, Aviation Law ICLEF 2013.
As for his aviation involvement, JC is an FAA-Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) holding ATP and Flight Instructor certificates with B727; B737; B757/767, Cessna Citation and Westwind aircraft type ratings. From 1983 to 2007, he was a pilot with ATA Airlines. He is currently President of the Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame, Inc. His community involvement includes serving as a Director of the non-profit corporations Heroes Club, Inc. and Science on Tap, Inc. He was previously a Check Pilot and Legal Officer with the Civil Air Patrol/USAFA, and currently volunteers with the Reserve Division of the Hamilton County, Indiana Sheriff’s Department.
Mr. Buehler's professional memberships include the Indianapolis, Indiana State and Federal Bar Associations, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, and the International Air & Transportation Bar Association.