Compassionate Car Accident Attorney in Burbank

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  • I Can’t Imagine a Better Law Firm

    “Multiple lawyers recommended Baum Hedlund to me and I have been consistently impressed with the quality of their work.”

    - Best Law Firms Survey
  • They Are About Changing the Systems...

    “Baum Hedlund are not only amazing attorneys but more importantly, they are activists. They are about changing the systems which got us into trouble in the first place. They understand their role in the process of making change.”

    - Kim Witczak
  • Top Legal Minds in the Country

    “The Baum, Hedlund firm has some of the top legal minds in the country; they are driven, determined, trustworthy, ethical and passionate.”

    - From Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms
  • Diligent & Professional Representation

    “Thanks to your efforts I was able to recover from a tragic experience and turn my life around for the best.”

    - W.T.
  • Our Best Interest Was Always Number One on Your List

    “A special thank you to your Spanish-speaking staff for the extra effort put into this case. The language barrier was never a problem, and we are so very thankful to them. Your name holds much respect in our family.”

    - G.C. & C.C
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In the Fight Against Insurance Companies, You’re Not Alone

We’re Standing at the Ready to Help You File a Car Accident Claim: 855-948-5098

Even though insurance companies are in place to curb the financial burden that comes with unexpected accidents, far too often they do just the opposite. Unfortunately, these companies will often do whatever it takes to pay out the minimum possible amount or deny the claim entirely. We’re here to ensure that doesn’t happen to you and your family. At Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, we offer effective legal solutions, compassionate support, and aggressive advocacy to clients in Burbank and the surrounding areas. While you focus on your recovery, we’ll devote our time to the pursuit of fair compensation.

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Meet Our Firm

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  • Michael L. Baum Photo
    Michael L. Baum

    Senior Shareholder, Attorney, President

    Michael L. Baum is the senior managing shareholder of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman. He has successfully led the firm through thousands of wrongful death and personal injury cases stemming from major pharmaceutical drug catastrophes, harmful ...
    • Avvo 10.0 Rating
    • Top Jury Verdict in <br> CA and USA
    • Product Liability Practice Group of the Year
    • Top Personal Injury Jury Verdict in California
  • R. Brent  Wisner Photo
    R. Brent Wisner

    Senior Shareholder, Attorney, Vice President

    R. Brent Wisner is an attorney and senior shareholder in the San Francisco Bay Area office of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman. Brent is driven by a deep-rooted passion for using the law to help those who have been marginalized and hurt by large, and sometimes malicious, corporations. Brent has dedicated his practice to vindicating his client’s rights and holding wrongdoers accountable . He concentrates his practice on pharmaceutical class action litigation, toxic-tort injuries, and consumer fraud ...
    • Lawdragon 2020
  • Bijan  Esfandiari Photo
    Bijan Esfandiari

    Senior Shareholder, Attorney

    Bijan Esfandiari is a pharmaceutical product liability litigation attorney and senior shareholder at Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman in Los Angeles. Since joining the firm in 2007, Bijan has worked as lead counsel on several cutting-edge pharmaceutical and medical device cases. His legal work has helped thousands of clients secure compensation for their injuries and shaped the law for the benefit of those harmed by dangerous drugs and medical devices. Bijan spent the first five years of his legal ...
    • Avvo 10.0 Rating
    • 15+ Years of Experience
    • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
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    Timothy A. Loranger

    Senior Shareholder, Attorney, Secretary, Pilot, Marine Corps Veteran

    Timothy A. Loranger is an attorney and senior shareholder at the national mass disaster law firm of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman. A consumer attorney, pilot, and avid citizen advocate , Tim oversees our firm's transportation product liability litigation, aviation, and commercial ground transportation accidents (including truck accidents , train crashes, and military vehicle accidents), and military accidents resulting in catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death . He served as Chairman of ...
    • Avvo 10.0 Rating
    • 15+ Years of Experience
    • Best Lawyers- Timothy A. Loranger
    • Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers
  • Monique  Alarcon Photo
    Monique Alarcon

    Attorney

    Monique Alarcon is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman where she focuses her practice on the firm’s medical device cases, pharmaceutical drug liability and consumer fraud litigation. She is also an adjunct Professor of Law for Loyola Law School’s Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Moot Court Team. Monique recently successfully sued the Burbank Police Department (California) for police misconduct, civil rights violations, assault, battery, unlawful ...
    • Top 40 Under 40
    • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • W. Crawford  Appleby IV Photo
    W. Crawford Appleby IV

    Attorney

    William Crawford Appleby IV is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman. He focuses on complex law and motion matters, in-depth legal research and writing, and case strategy. Utilizing these skills, Crawford helps maximize case value by digging deep into both United States and foreign law to obtain the best outcome for Baum Hedlund’s clients. He contributes to cases at both the trial and appellate level by, among other things, drafting briefs, compiling and ...
    • Elite Trial Lawyers
    • Top 40 Under 40
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star- William Crawford Appleby IV
  • Pedram  Esfandiary Photo
    Pedram Esfandiary

    Attorney

    Pedram Esfandiary is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, where he concentrates his practice on toxic tort injuries, pharmaceutical drug liability, class actions, consumer fraud litigation and police misconduct lawsuits. He is currently leading the firm’s legal team handling the toxic baby food litigation. This new mass tort litigation involves allegations against the major brand manufacturers (Nurture Happy Family Organics, Beech-But, Hain, Plum Organics, ...
    • Top Jury Verdict in <br> CA and USA
    • Product Liability Practice Group of the Year
    • Top Personal Injury Jury Verdict in California
    • Elite Trial Lawyers
  • Adam M. Foster Photo
    Adam M. Foster

    Attorney

    Adam M. Foster is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman. Adam concentrates his practice on class actions and mass torts particularly those related to pharmaceuticals, consumer products, and products liability, generally. During his years at Baum Hedlund, Adam has worked on a variety of cases from Medicare Secondary Payer litigation to Roundup to Zantac and other similar cases. In that time, SuperLawyers®, the National Trial Lawyers, and Best Lawyers® have all ...
    • Top 40 Under 40
    • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
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    Matthew P. French

    Attorney

    Matthew P. French is an attorney at Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman’s Los Angeles office, where he focuses his practice on the firm’s commercial transportation accident cases. Led by a strong desire to help people when they need it most, Matthew’s clients appreciate his empathetic approach to how he handles his cases. Before coming to Baum Hedlund, Matthew was an associate attorney at a Los Angeles area law firm where he focused on personal injury cases and handled all aspects of civil ...
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    Ari S. Friedman

    Shareholder, Attorney

    Ari Friedman is a shareholder and trial attorney at Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman where he focuses his practice on complex and multi-district litigation, product liability, and personal injury and wrongful death cases stemming from transportation accidents (including aviation accidents and truck crashes ) and other catastrophic injury (including TBI ). He joined Baum Hedlund in 2022. Over the past decade, Ari has worked at other prominent law firms where he has handled complex litigation ...
    • Top 40 Under 40
    • Super Lawyers - Ari S. Friedman
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    Harrison E. James

    Attorney

    Harrison E. James is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, where he focuses his practice on the firm’s pharmaceutical drug liability, class action, and consumer fraud litigation. Harrison joined Baum Hedlund in May 2019 as a law clerk while he was still a student at UCLA School of Law. He was hired as an attorney in May 2021 after passing the California bar exam. During his time at UCLA, Harrison was the Chief Managing Editor of the Pacific Basin Law Journal. ...
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    Clay Robbins III

    Shareholder, Attorney

    Clay Robbins III is an attorney and shareholder in the Los Angeles office of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman. A third-generation California lawyer, Clay concentrates his practice on commercial transportation accident litigation and mass disasters. For 40 years, Clay has championed the rights of victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits across the nation stemming from major accidents involving aviation, boats, buses, trains, tractor-trailers and auto defects. Prior ...
    • Best Lawyers - Clay Robbins
    • 35+ Years of Experience
    • AV Rated
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    Stephanie B. Sherman

    Shareholder, Attorney

    Stephanie B. Sherman is a multiple award-winning trial lawyer and shareholder at Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman. With over 20 years of experience, she has helped thousands of clients in serious personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, chemical exposure, and dangerous pharmaceutical cases. Stephanie believes that obstacles reveal opportunities. Her background in psychology and the law gives her the unique ability to understand the complexities of trauma and the human experience while ...
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    Helen E. Tokar

    Attorney

    Helen E. Tokar is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman where she focuses her practice on the firm’s Zantac cancer litigation. For eight years before joining Baum Hedlund, Helen gained considerable experience handling a variety of practice areas, including criminal defense and landlord/tenant law. She was also responsible for a substantial caseload of personal injury cases where she handled everything from A to Z. She litigated cases, wrote demands, conducted ...
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    Ronald L. M. Goldman

    Attorney of Counsel, Pilot

    Ronald L. M. Goldman is a veteran trial lawyer, board-certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate and Civil Trial Advocate, Senior Specialist. For 18 years, Ron served as a senior shareholder, board member, vice-president, secretary and senior trial counsel for Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman. He transitioned to “of counsel” status in July 2022. Since becoming a lawyer nearly 60 years ago, Ron has handled a wide variety of sophisticated litigation at ...
    • Avvo 10.0 Rating
    • 55+ Years of Experience
    • Best Lawyers- Ronald L. M. Goldman
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    Cara J. Luther

    Attorney of Counsel

    Cara J. Luther is of counsel to Baum Hedlund, focusing on the firm’s mass disaster cases and commercial transportation accident cases. She worked for 31 years as a full-time attorney at the firm until 2022. 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 ...
    • 30 Years of Experience
    • Client Distinction Award
    • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Frances M. Phares Photo
    Frances M. Phares

    Attorney of Counsel

    Frances M. Phares is of counsel to Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, where she focuses her practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation stemming from major transportation disasters , pharmaceutical product liability cases and toxic exposure across the nation. Ms. Phares earned her law degree from Tulane University Law School and holds an undergraduate degree in Zoology from Louisiana State University . While in law school she clerked for the Orleans Parish District Attorney and ...
    • Avvo 10.0 Rating
    • 35+ Years of Experience
    • AV Rated
    • Avvo Client's Choice
  • Mark H. Schlein Photo
    Mark H. Schlein

    Attorney of Counsel

    Mark H. Schlein transitioned to ”of counsel” status to Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman in 2022 and continues to focus on the firm’s whistleblower qui tam cases. For 11 years he worked full time as the firm’s top whistleblower attorney, handling dozens of whistleblower cases. Throughout a career spanning over 50 years as a police officer and a lawyer , Mark has been committed to public service and protection. His unique experience as an urban police officer and attorney makes him particularly ...
    • 45+ Years of Experience
    • Distinguished AV Rating
    • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Florida Association of Police Attorneys
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    John A. Greaves

    Consulting Counsel, Retired Air Transport Pilot

    AVVO Superb Score 10 out of 10 | AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated John A. Greaves is an experienced airline transport pilot and a former airline captain. He is also a seasoned airline accident lawyer. John has represented hundreds of airline accident victims in more than 35 airline disasters, representing clients in virtually every major U.S. airline disaster in the last 20 years. He was on the legal team that negotiated one of Baum Hedlund’s most significant aviation litigation achievements when ...
    • Avvo 10.0 Rating
    • 25+ Years of Experience
    • AV Rated
    • Aviation Counsel Flyers
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    Paul J. Hedlund

    Senior Shareholder, Mechanical Engineer, Retired

    Paul J. Hedlund was an attorney for 45 years and a member of our team at Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman for 30 of those years. He served as one of the firm’s senior shareholders for more than 20 years, overseeing the firm’s major transportation accident cases. Paul focused his practice on commercial transportation accidents including, aviation, bus, train and truck crashes. He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and his law degree from UCLA. Over the ...
    • Avvo 10.0 Rating
    • 45+ Years of Experience
    • AV Rated
    • Client Distinction Award
  • J. Clark  Aristei Photo
    J. Clark Aristei

    Senior Shareholder, Retired

    J. Clark Aristei was an attorney for more than 40 years and a member of our team at Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman for 26 of those years. Clark served as a senior shareholder for more than two decades and then semi-retired while also acting as Of Counsel to our firm. During his time at Baum Hedlund, Clark focused on all of the firm’s commercial transportation disaster litigation stemming from aviation, bus, maritime, train, and truck accidents. In Memory of Baum Hedlund Senior Shareholder J. ...
    • Avvo 10.0 Rating
    • 40+ Years of Experience
    • AV Rated
    • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
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We Help Get the Results & Compensation You Need

When you have us standing by your side, you don’t need to worry.

  • Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto Co. $2 Billion
  • Pharmaceutical Settlement $105 Million
  • Whistleblower Settlement $18 Million

    $18 million settlement for Boeing government overcharging on aircraft maintenance

  • A Major US Plane Crash $17.5 Million
  • Commercial Truck Accident $15 Million

    $15 million settlement for a person gravely injured by a major truck company

  • Commercial Truck Accident $8.5 Million

    $8.5 million wrongful death verdict against food industry company, Tyson Foods

What We Can Offer You During This Difficult Time

  • Free & Confidential Case Evaluations
  • Represented Clients Worldwide
  • Award-Winning Legal Team
  • No Fees Unless We Win
  • More Than 40 Years of Experience
  • Recovered Over $4 Billion for Our Clients

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