Cara J. Luther

Cara J. Luther: Attorney with Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C.

Biography

Cara J. Luther has been an attorney at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman for over 20 years and has worked on many of the firm’s mass disaster cases and commercial transportation accident cases.

She concentrates her practice on catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases stemming from aviation accidents (including airline, helicopter and small planes), bus crashes, rail disasters, commercial truck crashes and defective pharmaceutical products.

Helping her clients through very difficult times in their lives, winning their trust and helping them understand the legal process, is the most rewarding aspect of her work. Cara remains passionate about her clients and has dedicated herself to championing their rights.

While earning her biology undergraduate degree, Cara focused her studies on medical technology. She went to work in the field of medical research, where she became familiar with medical documents, records and terminology. Cara has found this experience to be invaluable in personal injury and wrongful death cases where reading and understanding medical records plays an indispensible role.

After working in the medical field, Cara continued into insurance, working as a sales person, then as a claims adjuster. This experience also proved very beneficial in her role at Baum Hedlund, since it gave her distinct insight into the perspective of the defense. Cara credits her insurance background with giving her the ability to communicate effectively with counsel for the defense and their insurance adjusters during these complex and difficult cases.

Cara also remains very involved in her community. Based out of our Washington D.C. office, Cara is an active member of numerous church committees in the D.C. area, giving pro bono legal advice and assisting underprivileged groups in finding education, employment and success. She maintains that her community service keeps her in touch with people and their needs, an experience that enhances her work at Baum Hedlund.


Awards and Honors:

Listed, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ Lexis-Nexis® | Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction Award Who’s Who in American Law Strathmore’s Who’s Who (2002) National Air Disaster Foundation Safety Award, 2002

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Railroad Accidents and Injuries
  • Mass Disaster Litigation
  • Truck Accidents
  • Complex Litigation
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Helicopter Crash Litigation
  • Train Derailments
  • Bus Accidents
  • School Bus Accidents

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, B.A. (Biology), 1968
Law School Attended:
University of Maryland - Baltimore County, J.D., 1986
Year of First admission:
1988
Admission:
1988, Pennsylvania; 1991, Maryland; 1989, District of Columbia; 1994, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 2000, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1998, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; 2011, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; 2014, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Memberships:
The District of Columbia Bar (Member, Litigation Section) The Bar Association of the District of Columbia Maryland Bar Maryland State Bar Association Pennsylvania Bar American Association for Justice; Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Registered Medical Technologist and Registered Specialist, Hematology American Society of Clinical Pathologists, 1979-1983 Licensed Insurance Agent, Health Annuities, Maryland, 1986-1989 Licensed, National Association of Securities Dealers, 1987-1989
Languages:
English
Birth Information:
Asheboro, North Carolina, February 8, 1945
Reported Cases:
Knipe v.SmithKline Beecham, 583 F.Supp.2d 553 (E.D.Pa 2008) (holding that plaintiffs’ claims are not preempted by federal law) Knipe v. SmithKline Beecham, 583 F.Supp.2d 602 (E.D.Pa. 2008) (holding that a drug manufacturer owes a duty to warn regarding risks associated with off-label uses and allowing plaintiffs’ claims for compensatory and punitive damages to proceed to the jury) Collins v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., 2008 WL 744070 (Pa. Ct.Com.Pl. March 11, 2008)
ISLN:
901386715
Hobbies & interests:
Presbyterian Women, providing local, national, international humanitarian assistance, Member 2008-present Ron Brown Scholarship Fund, Friend, 2000-present Safe Haven, Prince George’s County Church Consortium Winter Housing for Homeless Men, Supporter, 1990-present Administrative Commission (Business Advisory Committee) of National Capital Presbytery, Member, 2008-2012 Self-Development of People, National Capital Presbytery, Committee Member, 1991-1994
Payment Information:
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  • Fixed Fees Available
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    • 5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
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    • Value for Money

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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 09/29/12 in Personal Injury.

      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 th... Read more

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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 Read less

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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 10/08/10 in Personal Injury.

      We are extremely grateful to Cara Luther who literally held our hand through the legal process after my mother was killed by a big rig. She not only kept us updated but helped us understand the legal process. She was very responsive to all our ques... Read more

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      We are extremely grateful to Cara Luther who literally held our hand through the legal process after my mother was killed by a big rig. She not only kept us updated but helped us understand the legal process. She was very responsive to all our questions and provided support to each of us that will never be forgotten. She took the time to listen and provided not only her legal expertise, but compassion for what we were going through. Thank you just doesn't seem enough. Read less

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