Aviation attorneys deal with aviation legal issues ranging from policy and regulations to air-accident lawsuits. They may work for trade associations, government agencies or firms that specialize in aviation law, which is an extension of admiralty, or maritime, law. Four years of undergraduate studies and three years of law school are required to become an attorney, and grads must pass state bar examinations to practice law. Salaries are in line with other fields of law. In 2015, the median salary for a lawyer was $115,820, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but pay varies widely based on geography; in the Washington D.C. area, aviation attorneys earn an average of about $219,000 annually. Learn about degree programs that include aviation law courses here.