Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman is recognized as a preeminent plaintiff firm that handles serious personal injury, traumatic brain injury and wrongful death lawsuits across the nation stemming from commercial transportation accidents and defective pharmaceutical products. We also represent whistleblowers in qui tam actions.
The firm has represented more than 8,000 victims in airline, general aviation, bus, structure collapse, train and trucking accidents as well as defective pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. The firm's attorneys are known for breaking new ground, holding Fortune 500 companies accountable, substantially influencing public policy, raising public awareness and improving product safety.
Baum Hedlund has prevailed in many of the most highly-publicized cases, including over 600 airline and general aviation crash cases, more than 350 commercial trucking, train and bus accident cases, and over 4,000 pharmaceutical product liability cases.
The firm also handles various mass tort injury cases including prescription drug injuries from drugs such as Actos, Celexa, Lexapro, and Prozac and medical device injuries from Medtronic Infuse and Stryker OP-1 Putty which were implanted during spinal fusion surgeries. These types of cases routinely involve evidence and choice of law issues in both state and federal courts throughout the country. Our published cases can be viewed on our firm's website at http://www.baumhedlundlaw.com/successes/published.php.
With offices in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Tallahassee, and Washington, D.C., the firm has litigated wrongful death and serious injury cases for over 40 years and its attorneys have tried hundreds of cases during their careers.
Baum Hedlund's attorneys come from varied backgrounds and offer a unique combination of skills that are particularly useful in the investigation of whistleblower qui tam claims, defective products and commercial transportation accidents. Three of the firm's attorneys are also pilots, two have engineering degrees, and four were law professors. Former Adjunct Aviation Accident Law Professor, Ronald L. M. Goldman, board certified as a civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, is a private pilot, as is Timothy Loranger, and John Greaves is an airline-transport pilot and served as a captain of a major airline. Additionally, Paul Hedlund has a degree in mechanical engineering and Ilyas Akbari has a bioengineering degree.
In addition to Ronald Goldman, Clark Aristei, Mark Schlein, and Diane Marger-Moore were also law professors prior to joining Baum Hedlund. Many of the firm's attorneys have delivered Continuing Legal Education accredited lectures on the complexities of mass tort litigation.
Mark Schlein is Baum Hedlund's top false claims and whistleblower protection attorney. Mark is a former sheriff, Assistant Attorney General and police legal advisor and manager of the major case squad in the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF). Throughout a career spanning over 35 years as a police officer and a lawyer, Mark has been committed to public service and protecting the public.
Baum Hedlund's staff has the experience and education to effectively handle complex cases from intake to resolution. Baum Hedlund attorneys have served on 23 plaintiff steering committees in mass tort litigation that manage complex multi-district litigation arising from airline disasters, train disasters, pharmaceutical drug defects and construction failures.
The firm's staff includes attorneys from top law schools, many of whom have maintained the highest attorney rating, and are listed in 2013 Top Ranked Law Firms™, U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers® 2014 Best Law Firms, Martindale Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC), Aviation Counsel Magazine's list of Recommended High Flyers, Marquis Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law. Inclusion in these publications is solely based on merit. The firm's long history of professional and educational excellence continues with each case entrusted to it.