Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C.

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C.
  • Established in 1973
  • Firm Size 17
  • National plaintiffs' law firm representing whistleblowers and victims of TBI, aviation, bus, structure, train, trucking accidents, and defective products.
  • Peer Reviews
    4.9/5.0 (88)
    Client Reviews
    100% Recommended (19)
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About this firm

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, Philadelphia, 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 2014 Top Ranked Law Firmsš, U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers® 2014 Best Law Firms, Martindale Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America 2014 (Copyright 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.

Locations (2)

Areas of Practice (25)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Serious or Catastrophic Personal Injury Accident Litigation
  • Aviation Accident Litigation
  • Airline Accidents
  • Helicopter Crash Litigation
  • Bus Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Train Accidents
  • Railroad Accidents and Injuries
  • Public Transportation Accidents
  • Mass Disaster Litigation
  • Drug Product Liability
  • Class Actions
  • Complex Multi-District Litigation
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation
  • Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawsuits
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Head Injury
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Spinal Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Qui Tam Litigation

People (17)

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (88 reviews)
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Diane Marger Moore by a Associate on 03/10/13 in Appellate Practice

    Diane ( My daughter ) worked for my firm and carried the major responsibility of our trial practice. ... She is a great lawyer. ... Edwin Marger

    Diane ( My daughter ) worked for my firm and carried the major responsibility of our trial practice. ... She is a great lawyer. ... Edwin Marger Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for J. Clark Aristei by a Sole Practitioner on 03/05/13 in Civil Litigation

    I have known Clark for over 30 years. I have always found him to be an attorney of the highest caliber, both in terms of intellect, professionalism, and integrity.

    I have known Clark for over 30 years. I have always found him to be an attorney of the highest caliber, both in terms of intellect, professionalism, and integrity. Read less

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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (19 reviews)
  • 100% (19 recommendations)
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    5.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    5.0/5.0
  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Review for Timothy A. Loranger on 04/19/18 in Personal Injury.

    To know Mr. Timothy Loranger is to know what a true attorney is and should be. Our journey took more than 4 years of litigation. The pain and anguish caused to me and my family by the hands of The United States Government, will never fade. What wi... Read more

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    To know Mr. Timothy Loranger is to know what a true attorney is and should be. Our journey took more than 4 years of litigation. The pain and anguish caused to me and my family by the hands of The United States Government, will never fade. What will last and will be forever in my thoughts is the support and advocacy Mr. Timothy Loranger brought to my case. He is a powerful advocate, knowledgeable and above all, deeply cares about the human beings involved in each and every one of his cases. Read less

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  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Review for A. Ilyas Akbari 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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Bar Registry

  • Aviation Law

  • Product Liability Law

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