September 20th Webinar


REGISTRANTS PER SESSION. (There is no CLE credit for these webinars.)

Drone technology was recently featured on the cover of Time Magazine. The power of this technology to serve a multitude of applications and act as a force multiplier can no longer be ignored. Of course, like with any new technology, legal issues such as liability, lawful implementation and policing unlawful use are areas of concern. In this webinar, attendees will learn to understand:
  • the history and basics of drone technology
  • how drone technology is being implemented now and will be in the future
  • the prerequisites and restrictions for legal use of drone technology
  • Jurisdictional authority of the Federal, State and Local Governments to regulate the use of drone technology
  • how law enforcement and the FAA are working in tandem to ensure safe and lawful use of drone technology

Matthew A. Mishak, Esq.
“I’ve been interested and involved with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) (aka drone technology) since 2008 and have a passion for all things UAS. My interests range from the robust and developing field of UAS law and policy to the design and manufacturing of UAS from the ground up. I’m inspired by the incredible potential of UAS to revive the economy, especially within the “rust-belt” regions of Ohio. To this end, I enjoy teaching, helping to build a knowledgeable local community around UAS – one of the most transformative new technologies of our lifetime.”
  • Managing member, Matthew A. Mishak, LLC.
  • Legal Consultant, (legal consulting for drone service providers (DSP’s) and companies/government entities utilizing drone technology).
  • Director, Northern Ohio Unmanned Aircraft Systems Association (NOUASA)(,
  • Chief Instructor, The Drone Academy, Cuyahoga Community College, Public Safety Training Academy (police academy/fire academy)
  • Chief Legal Counsel, Drone Guys, LLC. (
  • Managing Member, M & M Robotics, LLC. (dba DroneWerx, LLC.) (,
  • Former Chief Prosecutor/Prosecutor (City of Elyria/Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office)
  • J.D., summa cum laude, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (2006)
  • Featured legal commentator for various publications and media outlets including The Columbus Dispatch, The Dayton Business Journal, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, National Public Radio (NPR) (Ideastream), WKYC Channel 3, WEWS Channel 5, and WOIO Channel 19.

Complimentary copies of the power point slides will be sent to Registrants.
TO REGISTER: email the registration form to CYNDIE, at, or mail it to the OMAA/OML offices (Please mail your $100 check, made out to the OMAA, to the OMAA offices: 175 S. Third St., Suite 510, Columbus, OH 43215.)

Each session is limited to 50 registrants. However, registrants are encouraged to set up for the webinar in a conference room, with a speaker phone and computer screen, and to invite other city officials to attend. Registrants are encouraged to notify Cyndie (614.221.4349) of the number of participants attending the webinar (for our records).

Click << HERE >> to download the registration form.
(Please fill out and send via mail your registration along with payment)