About Lydia M. Hilton
Lydia Hilton knows drones. Yes, drones. Having spent more than 25 years concentrating on real estate litigation and bankruptcy matters, today Lydia applies that versatility to the highly entrepreneurial business opportunities within unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), a/k/a “drones.” In fact, she is rapidly establishing herself as a recognized speaker and presenter in this arena.
An advisor on day-to-day operational and compliance matters, Lydia devises strategies to mitigate risks and achieve her client’s business goals. In the drone arena, she addresses the legal implications of businesses that are considering or operating a drone program, including the liabilities of drone operation to provide advice; business documents; privacy policies; compliance; NDAs; and litigation services.
A member of the Aviation Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Ms. Hilton co-authored and co-anchored the State Bar’s public safety announcement regarding the safe flying of small UAS. She presented on issues related to unmanned aircraft at the Georgia Airports Association and at The Seminar Group’s “Drone Law.” Ms. Hilton is a member of the American Bar Associations’ Forum on Air and Space Law and the Subcommittee on Drones: Regulations, Operations, and Litigation.
Ms. Hilton grew up in Brentwood, Tennessee. She received her law degree from Emory University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University. She lives in Buckhead with her husband.