A. Ilyas Akbari

A. Ilyas Akbari: Attorney with Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C. (19 Attorneys)
  • 12100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 950, Los Angeles, CA 90025
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  • Ilyas Akbari is a bioengineer and a shareholder at Baum Hedlund. He focuses on TBI cases, commercial transportation accidents resulting in catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death, as well as pharmaceutical drug product liability and class action cases.
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Biography

A. Ilyas Akbari is an attorney and a shareholder at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, where he focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death cases primarily stemming from commercial transportation accidents and pharmaceutical product liability. Ilyas holds a bioengineering degree which continues to serve him well in the investigation and discovery involved in litigation.

The story of Ilyas' career is one of overcoming obstacles and adversity in pursuit of the American Dream. At the young age of three, the Akbaris escaped from their native Afghanistan, which was on the brink of a war with the Soviets that would last nearly 10 years.

The Akbaris spent their life savings immigrating to California, where Ilyas' mother and father learned English and forged a life for themselves. His parents dreamed of seeing Ilyas graduate from college, and that dream came true in 2000 when Ilyas received a degree in bioengineering from U.C. San Diego. He then went to Southwestern Law School, where he was President of the Student Bar Association.

After leaving Southwestern, Ilyas worked as a defense lawyer, where he gained valuable insight into the opposing side of the courtroom. His passion for helping others soon guided him to Baum Hedlund, where his background in science has made him invaluable in case after case. Be it investigating chemical reactions associated with drug side effects or painstakingly researching the long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries, Ilyas is truly in his element when he is able to blend his expertise in law and science.

Ilyas has handled many airplane and helicopter crash cases for the firm, including one that sent him and other Baum Hedlund attorneys to South America, where they investigated the wreckage of the first downed Robinson R66 helicopter on behalf of the two men killed. Ilyas was also part of the team of Baum Hedlund Attorneys that secured the largest truck accident verdicts for an unmarried person in the state of Ohio's history.

In addition to his success in the courtroom, Ilyas has also served in many Plaintiffs' Committees throughout the years, including the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee for the Colgan Air crash near Buffalo, New York in 2009, the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for the Bisphenal-A (BPA) Polycarbonate Plastic Product Liability litigation and the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Heparin Products Liability Action.

His growing list of accolades includes selections to the Southern California Super Lawyers® Rising Stars for seven years, a 10 out of 10 Superb Score from Avvo.com, and an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating through LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell®.

Awards and Honors:

Selected to: Southern California Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars, 2007 - 2015
Up-and-Coming 100: 2015 Southern California Rising Stars – Top List
Avvo.com Superb Score 10 out of 10
AV® Peer Review Rated through LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell®
Listed, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
Recipient Provost Honors
Recipient, Paul Wildman Scholarship, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03
Recipient, Mary E. Waters Scholarship, 2001-02, 2002-03

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Airplane Crash Litigation
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Helicopter Crash Litigation
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of California, San Diego, B.S., Bioengineering, 2000
Law School Attended:
Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2003
Year of First admission:
2003
Admission:
2003, California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 2006, U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of California; 2008, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; 2008, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 2008, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri; 2009, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
Memberships:
Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles; State Bar of California; Member, The American Association for Justice (Aviation Law Section; Railroad/Highway Crossing & Derailment Litigation Group; Products Liability Section; Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group) Member, Consumer Attorneys of California; Member, North American Brain Injury Society; Member, Biomedical Engineering Society; Member, Brain Injury Association of America; Member, California Brain Injury Association; Member, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association; Member, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; Member, Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, MDL- 1967 In Re: Bisphenol-A (BPA) Polycarbonate Plastic Products Liability Litigation, 2009 Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee, MDL-2085, In Re: Air Crash near Clarence Center, New York, on February 2009 (Colgan Air dba Continental Connection).
Languages:
Farsi
ISLN:
918256995
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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 05/26/16 in Aviation Law.

      Mr. Akbari is a very knowledgeable and compassionate professional. My family are indebted for his dedication to serve our best interest which resulted in a positive outcome. He also showed emotional support, warmth, and compassion for my family while... Read more

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      Mr. Akbari is a very knowledgeable and compassionate professional. My family are indebted for his dedication to serve our best interest which resulted in a positive outcome. He also showed emotional support, warmth, and compassion for my family while we were going through a very difficult time. I truly trust and respect him and I would refer Mr. Akbari to anyone searching for legal assistance. Read less

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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 12/27/12 in Personal Injury.

      Mr. Akbari made a very difficult time in my life MUCH easier. He was very knowledgeable and constantly kept me updated. He was always several steps ahead in the process and was able to convey what was happening now and what would/could be happening... Read more

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      Mr. Akbari made a very difficult time in my life MUCH easier. He was very knowledgeable and constantly kept me updated. He was always several steps ahead in the process and was able to convey what was happening now and what would/could be happening in the future as well. He was always there to answer any questions or concerns I had no matter what time of day they arose. Ilyas was also able to deliver results. At the end of the day results are what really matters and he will DELIVER! Read less

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