John R. Mietus, Jr.

D: (202) 747-5212

T: (202) 897-4199 ext. 3

M: (301) 648-3634

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Mr. Mietus primarily represents U.S. and foreign airlines in U.S. aviation regulatory matters.  His aviation practice, mostly before the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration, involves air carrier licensing, competitive route/slot selection, and certificate upgrade and transfer proceedings; economic, safety, and customs rulemaking and regulatory compliance; international aviation negotiations and disputes; regulatory aspects of commercial transactions; and airport rates and charges issues.  He also counsels clients in the regulation of hazardous materials transportation and rail and motor carrier safety.

Mr. Mietus serves as Of Counsel to HMS Everett PLLC (the Firm).  Mr. Mietus began practicing law at Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand, Chartered in Washington, D.C. and was a partner at DLA Piper LLP before launching The Law Office of John Mietus, LLC and becoming affiliated with another firm, where Mr. Mietus also practices law.  There is no affiliation between the Firm and any other firms where Mr. Mietus practices law.

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia



Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (1990)

▪︎ Law and Policy in International Business, Notes and Comments Editor

University of Maryland College Park, B.A., Government and Politics, Phi Beta Kappa (1987)

Cornell University (1984-85)

Languages Spoken

German (working knowledge)