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 pharmaceuticals.
  • 4.9/5.0 (90)
    100% Recommended (20)

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, 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 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 (34)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Plaintiffs' Wrongful Death
  • 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
  • Antidepressant Birth Defect Litigation
  • Public Transportation Accidents
  • Mass Disaster Litigation
  • Cruise Ship Injuries
  • Drug Product Liability
  • Class Actions
  • Construction Accidents
  • Celexa
  • Complex Multi-District Litigation
  • Lexapro
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation
  • Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawsuits
  • Accidents
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Head Injury
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Subway Accidents
  • Spinal Injury
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Qui Tam Litigation

People (17)

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (90)
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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (20)
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  • Cara’s compassion, professionalism and commitment were so evident. We went through 3 years of exchanging paperwork, phone calls and tears before...

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    Cara’s compassion, professionalism and commitment were so evident. We went through 3 years of exchanging paperwork, phone calls and tears before we finally came to mediation. She was always patient and willing to answer my questions, explain the process and reassure me that she was there. She always answered my questions in my need to understand the process completely so that I could help my family through what had ripped us apart. Cara did a fabulous job of fighting to make the deposition

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  • Diane Marger Moore was one of the attorneys who worked on our case. I have to say that we could not have asked for someone more caring, knowledgeable,...

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    Diane Marger Moore was one of the attorneys who worked on our case. I have to say that we could not have asked for someone more caring, knowledgeable, and sensitive to our situation. She kept us informed about all developments, and she maintained constant communication. Not only did she keep us informed about new developments in our case, but she called or emailed just to check on us. Even though Baum Hedlund was not located near our hometown, the office still made sure that we had face-to-face

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  • I could not be happier with the results my attorney, Mark Schlein, and Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman obtained for me in my whistleblower case.

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    I could not be happier with the results my attorney, Mark Schlein, and Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman obtained for me in my whistleblower case.

    Mark knows the system well enough that we was able to move between the different government agencies and contact the right people to succeed in getting the government to get involved in my case.

    He fought for me not only in explaining all the technical details of my case, but he also fought for me to get more of my share when the government was tryin

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  • She was amazing. Thorough, hard working, compassionate. I could not have asked for more in our lawyer.

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    She was amazing. Thorough, hard working, compassionate. I could not have asked for more in our lawyer.

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  • From the moment we met Paul Hedlund we knew that we were in good hands and those responsible would be held accountable. He made it clear from the sta...

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    From the moment we met Paul Hedlund we knew that we were in good hands and those responsible would be held accountable. He made it clear from the start that it would not happen overnight, but we knew however long it took that Baum Hedlund was also in it for the long haul. They continually illustrated their commitment and followed through on everything they told us during our initial consultation, that everything would be taken care of by them throughout the case. Integrity Counts!!

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  • Clark, your kindness over the phone was such a reassurance as we faced the mediation. I truly was impressed by what you’d learned of my Dad by r...

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    Clark, your kindness over the phone was such a reassurance as we faced the mediation. I truly was impressed by what you’d learned of my Dad by reading the mounds of information I’d shared. I knew you cared and I appreciated that you’d taken the time to know him. The fact you had 3 attorneys sitting with us at the table for the mediation was amazing to me. To consider that with the caseloads you carry and all the good you do for your clients, you flew across the country to support us.

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  • My family hired Baum Hedlund to represent us in our case against a trucking company responsible for the death of my mother. We did not get to meet sen...

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    My family hired Baum Hedlund to represent us in our case against a trucking company responsible for the death of my mother. We did not get to meet senior trial attorney Ron Goldman until the end of our journey, but it was clear he too was part of the team we had come to trust. Everyone at Baum Hedlund continually demonstrated how much they care about your individual situation and that you are important to them. What you think and what you feel is very important to them.

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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...

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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.

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  • Mrs. Harvey-Lee Was very professional all the time and each and every time she called or that I called. She was always informative made it easy to und...

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    Mrs. Harvey-Lee Was very professional all the time and each and every time she called or that I called. She was always informative made it easy to understand and anytime I had questions she always took the time to explain them even as hard as this was with the death of my daughter she even took time to console me and talk I really appreciate that I would highly recommend the law firm that Miss Harvey Lee works for they done an excellent job and I want to thank all of them that worked with her.

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  • Baum Hedlund Aristei Goldman Pc

    5.0/5.0 on 03/22/13 on 03/22/13

    The best decision we could have made was chosen Baum, Hedlund, Aristel & Goldman. This emotional process was made easy and the proof is in the pudding. They delivered f...

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    The best decision we could have made was chosen Baum, Hedlund, Aristel & Goldman. This emotional process was made easy and the proof is in the pudding. They delivered from A to Z. Best decision you can make is to go with them.

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