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Baum Hedlund Profile Pursuing Justice on Behalf of Clients For More Than 40 Years The award-winning attorneys at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman have earned a reputation for breaking new ground, holding Fortune 500 companies accountable, influencing public policy, raising public awareness, and improving product safety. We understand that the search for a lawyer - one you can trust, who will serve your needs, and with whom you feel comfortable - can be a difficult task. With a tradition of success and proven track record dating back nearly a half a century, it is our sincere hope that you choose us to solve the legal problem that brought you here. About Baum Hedlund More Than $4 Billion in Verdicts or Settlements for Our Clients Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman is recognized as a preeminent plaintiff firm that handles commercial transportation litigation, pharmaceutical drug and medical device product liability, toxic torts, class actions, and whistleblower lawsuits. Our attorneys have represented thousands of victims in airline, general aviation, bus, train, and trucking accidents, as well as those harmed by defective pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other consumer products. Our firm served as co-lead trial counsel in cases against agrochemical giant Monsanto Company (now Bayer) that resulted in two of the largest jury verdicts in recent history, worth a combined $2.344 billion*. The verdicts in Johnson v. Monsanto Co. and Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto Co. were hard-earned legal victories that will have a lasting impact not just for the plaintiffs and their families, but for public health and the environment. In recognition of our work in the Monsanto Roundup litigation, the firm received the following honors and awards: 2020 Elite Trial Lawyers Mass Torts Law Firm of the Year, Finalist | ALM and The National Law Journal 2019 Civil Plaintiffs Trial Lawyer of the Year | National Trial Lawyers and ALM (Brent Wisner) America's 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers, 2019 | Trial Lawyer Magazine and The National Law Journal (Brent Wisner) 2019 Elite Trial Lawyers Mass Tort Trial Team of the Year | The National Law Journal and The Trial Lawyer Magazine 2019 Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist | Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (Brent Wisner) Daily Journal Top Verdicts, 2019 (Pilliod et al., v. Monsanto listed #1) California Top 100 Lawyers, 2019 | The Daily Journal (Brent Wisner) The Round Table: America's Most Influential Trial Lawyers, 2018 | National Trial Lawyers (Brent Wisner) Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in California (2019-lifetime award) | The Daily Journal (Brent Wisner) Trial Team of the Year, 2019 | The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Winning Litigators Titans of Industry, 2019 | The National Law Journal (Brent Wisner) Top Plaintiffs Lawyers in California, 2019 | Daily Journal (Brent Wisner) CVN's Top 10 Most Impressive Plaintiff Verdicts of 2018 (Johnson v. Monsanto) Rising Star, 2019 | Law360 (Brent Wisner) Daily Journal Top Verdicts, 2018 (Johnson v. Monsanto) Top 10 Verdicts, Personal Injury | TopVerdict.com, 2018 Our Mission Statement To provide expert legal services that successfully resolve transportation and consumer harm cases and improve safety by increasing public awareness of the wrongdoing, corruption and unsafe practices that caused them. Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman has successfully litigated against some of the largest corporations in the world, including major airlines, rail organizations, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, agrochemical corporations, and even the federal government. Thousands of people have entrusted us to represent their interests in lawsuits against: Ground Transportation Companies Allied Waste Industries, Amtrak, CR England, CSX Corporation, Eagle Systems, FedEx, Food Express Inc., Food 4 Less, Ford Motor Co., GARDA Inc., Greyhound, J.B. Hunt; Kimberly-Clark, Lucky's, Metrolink, Roadway Express, Ryder Truck Rental, Schneider National Trucking, Swift Transportation, Tyson Foods, UPS, Walmart, Werner Enterprises, Western Express. Aviation Companies Aerospatiale, Airbus, Alaska Air, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Beechcraft, Bell Helicopter Textron, Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Grumman, Heli USA Airways, Honeywell, Hughes Aircraft, JetBlue, Lockheed, McDonnell Douglas, Piper, Raytheon, Robinson Helicopters, Rockwell, Rolls Royce, Sikorsky, Southwest Airlines, TWA, United Airlines, and US Airways. Chemical, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Alpha Therapeutic, Armour Pharmaceutical Co., Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Bayer Corporation, Boehringer Ingelheim, Covidien, Cutter Biologicals, Eli Lilly, Forest Labs, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)/SmithKline Beecham, Johnson & Johnson, Marion Merrell Dow/Richardson-Merrell, Medtronic Inc., Merck, Monsanto Company, Oclassen, Pfizer, Schering-Plough, Sigma Aldrich, Sanofi, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Stryker Biotech, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman is an incredible firm. They are so knowledgeable and efficient and yet still have great soft skills. They were there every single step of the way to assist us with any questions we had; you are being led by some of the leading experts in the law field with this firm. I cannot say enough about how much they helped through a very difficult time. If you are not talking to this firm, you are doing yourself a huge disservice. Lance Daul Read more from our clients Play 0:00 / 1:10 Fullscreen Captions Mute Share Accomplishments ? Settlements and Verdicts Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman has secured over $4 billion in settlements and verdicts across all areas of practice. Below are a few examples of cases our attorneys successfully handled: $2 billion jury verdict against Monsanto Company $289.2 million jury verdict against Monsanto Company $265 million settlement for 2015 Amtrak crash in North Philadelphia (multiple clients) $123 million Seattle duck boat accident ($20 million to our client) $105 million settlement for pharmaceutical product liability (multiple clients) $80 million jury verdict against Monsanto Company $63 million pediatric class action re false promotion of Paxil $40 million third-party payer class action re off-label promotion of Paxil $28 million Paxil defective drug class action $15 million settlement for brain-damaged pedestrian $18 million settlement for Boeing government overcharging on aircraft maintenance $17.5 million settlement for the death of a passenger in a major US plane crash $14 million settlement for the death of a passenger in a major US plane crash $12 million settlement for an injured passenger in a helicopter crash $10 million pediatric class action re false promotion of Celexa and Lexapro $10 million settlement for school bus crash $10 million settlement for the death of passenger in a major foreign plane crash Nearly 400 settlements over $1 million or more See more settlements and verdicts Advocacy Outside the Courtroom Our attorneys have diverse backgrounds and offer a unique combination of skills that are useful in the investigation of defective products, consumer fraud, and commercial transportation accidents. Many have served on plaintiff steering committees in complex multi-district litigation arising from airline and train disasters, pharmaceutical drug defects, toxic torts and construction failures. Featured in the New York Times ? Attorneys Brent Wisner and Michael Baum in Brussels with clients John Barton and Teri McCall before important EU glyphosate vote, bringing a face to the Roundup lawsuits and to focus on the Monsanto Papers. Many of the firm's partners spearheaded and participated in proactive campaigns that led to considerable consumer safety improvements. Attorneys for the firm have testified on multiple occasions at state and federal levels regarding commercial transportation, building, and drug safety. Foreign governments have invited the firm to speak about the risks of a U.S. manufactured medication, and about discovery documents in the Monsanto Roundup litigation. Ivy League schools and other prestigious universities throughout the country have also hosted our attorneys for speeches and presentations on notable cases. Learn more about our advocacy outside of the courtroom Awards and Recognition Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman earned the distinguished honor from The National Law Journal and ALM Media of "Elite Trial Lawyers" first place winner two years in a row (2018-2019). In 2018, we received the award for our groundbreaking verdict in a high-profile generic Paxil suicide case against drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline. R. Brent Wisner, attorney and vice president of the firm, was also named "Titan of the Plaintiff's Bar" by Law360 for his work on the case. After obtaining a $289.2 million unanimous landmark verdict against Monsanto (now Bayer) in the summer of 2018 for causing a California man to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma caused by exposure to Roundup weed killer, the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 awarded our trial team and co-counsel with "2019 Trial Team of the Year." In addition, The National Law Journal and Trial Lawyer Magazine named trial attorney Brent Wisner, co-lead trial counsel on the Johnson case, one of "America's Most Influential Trial Lawyers" and the Daily Journal recognized Brent in the "Daily Journal Top 100 Lawyers for 2018." Our firm has also earned the highest AV? Peer Review Rating through Martindale-Hubbell? and is proud to be recognized in (among others): Best Lawyers in America? "The oldest and most highly-respected peer review legal guide" The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers? "The most distinguished law firms in America" Leader's Forum, The American Association for Justice "Seeks to inform the public about the critical role that trial attorneys play in holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions" U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers? Best Law Firms "Recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers" 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. See more awards and recognition Our Promise to You At Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, we recognize that providing exceptional legal service involves more than research and litigation, which is why our firm always goes the extra mile to serve our clients' specific needs. When we take on a case, we commit ourselves and all of our resources to you and your family, fighting every step of the way to ensure you get the justice and compensation you deserve, whether through a settlement or trial. We understand how sustaining a life-altering injury, losing a loved one in a wrongful death, or suffering harm as a result of a wrongful act can impact your life, emotionally and financially. Rest assured that your case will be handled with integrity, professionalism, dedication, and compassion, and our staff will provide you with support and personal attention from the start of your claim until well beyond its conclusion.

Location and Practice Areas Wise Attorney Count:

Total Offices: 7

Total Attorneys: 18

Total Office wise Attorneys:

Locations No. of Attorneys
Los Angeles, CA 72

Total number of Attorneys in this Practice Area:

Practice Areas No. of Attorneys
Health Care 4
Litigation 38
Litigation - General/Commercial 9
Litigation - Product Liability and Mass Torts 9
Transportation and Maritime 26

Practice Area Rankings by Region

California

Pennsylvania

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