The Baum Hedlund Team
For more than 40 years, we have championed our clients’ wrongful death and personal injury claims. While representing thousands of commercial transportation and pharmaceutical drug cases across the United States and worldwide, our attorneys developed a reputation for breaking new ground, holding Fortune 500 companies accountable, influencing public policy, raising public awareness and improving product safety. The search for an attorney that you can trust, who can serve your needs and with whom you feel comfortable can be a difficult task. Some of our clients chose us above 30 other law firms that they had interviewed. We hope you choose us to solve the legal problem that brought you to this site.
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Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman is recognized as a preeminent plaintiff firm that handles serious personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits across the nation stemming from commercial transportation and pharmaceutical drug products liability. Additionally, the firm handles class actions and whistleblower lawsuits. Since 1973, we have represented thousands of victims in airline, general aviation, bus, train and trucking accidents as well as clients injured by defective pharmaceutical products. These types of cases routinely involve complicated evidence and choice of law issues in both state and federal courts throughout the country. See Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman's published cases.
More than 8,000 people throughout the country have trusted Baum Hedlund to handle their most important cases against companies such as:
- Ground transportation companies
Allied Waste Industries; Amtrak; CR England; CSX Corporation; Eagle Systems; Food Express, Inc.; Food 4 Less; Ford Motor Co.; GARDA, Inc.; Greyhound; J.B. Hunt; Kimberly-Clark; Lucky’s; Roadway Express; Ryder Truck Rental; Schneider National Trucking; Swift Transportation; Tyson Foods; and Werner Enterprises.
- Aviation companies
Aerospatiale; Airbus; Alaska Air; American Airlines; Beechcraft; Bell Helicopter Textron; Boeing; Bombardier; Cessna; Continental Airlines; Delta Airlines; Grumman; Heli USA Airways; Hughes Aircraft; McDonnell Douglas; Piper; Robinson Helicopters; Rockwell; Sikorsky; Southwest Airlines; United Airlines; and US Airways.
- Pharmaceutical drug and medical device manufacturers
Alpha Therapeutic; Armour Pharmaceutical Co.; Baxter Healthcare Corporation; Bayer Corporation; Covidien; Cutter Biologicals; Eli Lilly; Forest Labs; GlaxoSmithKline/SmithKline Beecham; Marion Merrell Dow/Richardson-Merrell; Medtronic, Inc.; Merck; Oclassen; Pfizer; Schering-Plough; Sigma Aldrich; Solvay Pharmaceuticals; Stryker Biotech; Takeda Pharmaceuticals; and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
Our attorneys come from diverse backgrounds and offer a unique combination of skills that are particularly useful in the investigation of defective products, consumer fraud, and commercial transportation accidents. Three of the firm's attorneys are also pilots, two have engineering degrees, and four were adjunct law professors. Among our lawyers is also a registered nurse, former public servants, a former district attorney, former magistrates mediators, arbitrators, and two former assistant attorneys general.
Former Adjunct Aviation Accident Law Professor, Ronald L. M. Goldman, is a private pilot, John Greaves is an airline-transport pilot and served as a captain of a major airline, and Timothy Loranger is a pilot and former jet aircraft mechanic. Paul Hedlund has a degree in mechanical engineering and Ilyas Akbari has a bioengineering degree. We also have a registered nurse on staff, Cynthia Garber. In addition to Ronald Goldman, Clark Aristei, Diane Marger Moore, and Mark Schlein (also a former S.W.A.T. commander and deputy sheriff) were also adjunct law professors prior to joining Baum Hedlund.
Baum Hedlund's staff has the experience and education to effectively handle complex cases from intake to resolution. Our attorneys have been appointed to 23 plaintiff steering committees in mass tort litigation that manage complex multi-district litigation arising from airline and train disasters, pharmaceutical drug defects and construction failures. Our attorneys have tried well over 200 cases in their careers. Many of the firm's attorneys have also delivered Continuing Legal Education accredited lectures on the complexities of mass tort litigation.
We have successfully defeated several attempts by the federal government, and defendants, including major airlines, rail organizations and pharmaceutical companies, who argued that federal law preempted our clients' claims in aviation accidents, trains disasters and drug product liability cases.
Many of the firm’s partners have spearheaded, and participated in, proactive campaigns that have led to safety improvements. Baum Hedlund attorneys have testified on at least eight occasions at state and federal levels regarding commercial transportation, building and drug safety and upon invitation by a foreign government to testify about the risks of a certain U.S. manufactured medication.
Baum Hedlund's staff includes attorneys from top law schools, many of whom have earned the highest attorney AV® Preeminent Peer Review rating*, and are listed in Best Lawyers in America, Marquis Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law. The firm is also listed in U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms, Martindale Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and the Leader’s Forum of the American Association for Justice. Several Baum Hedlund attorneys are also described in Aviation Counsel Magazine's list of Recommended High Flyers, considered by International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Legal Department as one of “the most elite lists of aviation law practitioners ever produced” to be “among the best aviation lawyers in the world by the aviation legal community.”
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.
The firm's staff, many of whom have worked together for over 30 years, stresses client orientation and excellent service. We give our clients a toll-free number to make reaching us effortless. We consider prompt response to client communications one of our highest priorities. We recognize that representing our clients involves more than research and litigation: we provide extra care and attention to our clients' special needs and vulnerabilities. We pride ourselves in making communication with our clients the cornerstone of our practice. In fact, many of our clients remain in touch with us long after their cases have resolved.
We hope we exceed all of your expectations and that you give us the opportunity to do so.