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For more than 25 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.
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. The firm was established in 1973 and for more than 25 years now, 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.
The firm’s commercial transportation litigation department has handled over 550 airline and general aviation accident cases against all the major airlines and manufacturers and more than 300 commercial trucking, train and bus accident cases across the nation against defendants such as, Amtrak, Greyhound, Fed-Ex, Food 4 Less, Ford Motor Co., J. B. Hunt, Kimberly-Clark, Lucky’s, Schneider National Trucking Co., and Tyson Foods.
Baum Hedlund’s drug product liability litigation department has handled over 3,000 antidepressant product liability cases, and many other wrongful death and personal injury cases from many other types of drugs against defendants such as, Bayer Corp, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Pfizer, and Wyeth. Our firm has the longest track record of any law firm in the country handling SSRI-antidepressant cases.
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. 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 Martindale Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 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.
The firm's staff, many of whom have worked together for nearly 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.
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