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Fort Myers, Florida – Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that aerospace engineer and litigation attorney Michael Corso shared his expertise with students and industry leaders during his recent visit to the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

Corso participated in aerospace engineering student mentoring sessions, providing insights into graduate education, law school, and the importance of engineers having contact with lawyers in their careers. He also participated in the AAE Department/Industrial Advisory Council meeting where representatives from major aerospace industry players such as NASA, Boeing, Rolls Royce, GE, Northrup Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky, Space X, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, Stratolaunch, Collins Aerospace, General Atomics, Howmet Aerospace and others were present. The discussions focused on the current state of the aerospace industry and its collaboration with higher education institutions like Purdue for research and development opportunities.

Corso, a past recipient of the Outstanding Aerospace Engineer [OAE] award, also attended the awards dinner that evening. His diverse background as an aerospace engineer and litigation attorney gave him a unique perspective on the intersection of law and engineering. He shares,

“I am honored to have been given the opportunity to speak with the students and industry leaders at Purdue University. The aerospace industry is constantly evolving, and it’s important that we collaborate with universities to drive innovation and prepare the next generation of engineers and attorneys.”

Corso’s visit to Purdue University highlights the importance of collaboration between academia and industry and underscores the significance of preparing students for the challenges of the aerospace industry. His contributions to the discussions were greatly appreciated by all attendees and serve as a valuable resource for future collaborations. For more information, please contact Purdue University’s AAE Department at

Corso is a double board certified attorney in Civil Trial Law and Business Litigation. He concentrates his practice in the defense of non-medical professionals (including lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers and surveyors), copyright/trademark infringement, product liability and tobacco litigation. In addition, Corso speaks throughout the United States on legal management, ethics and drone law.

Corso has received numerous awards throughout his legal career. Most recently, he was named “Board Certified Lawyer of the Year” by The Florida Bar, as well as the 2022 “Engineer of the Year” by the Florida Engineering Society, Calusa Chapter. Corso has also received the Florida Defense Lawyers Association President’s Award, been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by Naples Illustrated magazine (2018-2022), and named to the “Top 100” list of Florida Super Lawyers (2019-2022).

Corso obtained his bachelor’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Purdue University. Prior to joining Henderson Franklin, Corso was a Captain in the United States Air Force and completed his military career in the JAG lawyer program. Corso received his law degree from Villanova University (J.D., 1974). He may be reached at 239-344-1170 or via email at

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