Timothy A. Loranger

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Timothy A. Loranger is an attorney and partner at the national mass disaster law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman. A consumer attorney, pilot and avid citizen advocate, Tim concentrates his practice on product liability law, aviation and commercial ground transportation accidents, resulting in catastrophic personal injury or death.

Tim has experience working on numerous commercial truck, bus and aviation cases involving negligent design, operation, and maintenance. His experience in these cases, combined with a varied background in science and mechanics, has given him significant insights into finding and proving the causation in these accidents.

A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Tim served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. His experience as a Marine prepared him for a career in the legal field where service, honor, compassion, perseverance, and dedication are essential traits.

During this time, Tim worked as an aircraft mechanic throughout the U.S., including the Marine Corps and Navy Air Stations in El Toro, California; San Diego, California; Memphis, Tennessee; and Jacksonville, Florida. The focus of his training and work was on RF-4b, F/A-18, and C-130 aircraft at both the squadron and intermediate maintenance levels. During this time, Tim expressed his strong passion for aviation and aviation safety.

Tim developed a life-long desire to fly at a young age and earned his pilot’s license over 15 years ago. He still finds time to fly even with the full-time practice of law.

After serving in the Marines, Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from California State University, Northridge and his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law.

As a proud member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Consumer Attorneys of California, and the American Association for Justice, Tim is a part of an extensive association of plaintiff attorneys dedicated to representing consumers in, and protecting them from, unsafe products, unsafe medicine, unfair business practices and unscrupulous, negligent corporate conduct.

Tim dedicates himself beyond the courtroom by lobbying for consumer safety legislation as a strong advocate for victim’s rights and equal access to justice. He is a proud member of the CAALA Board of Governors, as well as an active member of various committees within CAALA, including, the Government Relations Committee, the Public Relations Committee, the Listserve Committee, the New Lawyers Committee, and the Mentor Program.

CAALA has honored Tim with three Presidential Awards for his tireless efforts to preserve victims’ rights and for his advocacy for consumer safety.

In his spare time, Tim serves on the Board of Directors for U.S. VETS; raises money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Livestrong; runs in marathons and trains and competes in triathlons, with plans for a full distance Ironman Triathlon in the works. He receives his greatest joy spending time with his wife, Desiree, and their daughter, Elizabeth.

Tim was also an active member of the Boy Scouts of America and the Civil Air Patrol—a benevolent, nonprofit organization and auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force, dedicated to aerospace education.

Education:

  • California State University Northridge (B.A., Biology, 1999)
  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA (J.D., 2002)
  • Private Pilot License, Single Engine Land, USA (1999)

Court Admissions:

  • California, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2011
  • District of Columbia, 2013

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Timothy A. Loranger in the News

  • Selected to: Southern California Super Lawyers®, 2015 – 2016
  • Selected to: Southern California Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars, 2011 – 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 (Copyright by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)
  • Avvo.com Superb Score 10 out of 10
  • Listed, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
  • Steven C. Glickman Award 2016, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Presidential Award 2007, 2015 Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Presidential Award of Merit 2008, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Nation’s Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Grand Prize – 1st Annual Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Essay Contest, “‘Side Trips’ Within the Warsaw Convention” , LPBA Journal, Vol. XXIII, No.3, Fall 2002
  • Plaintiffs’ Management Committee, MDL-2654, In Re: Amtrak Train Derailment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 12, 2015
  • State Bar of California
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Association for Justice: Leader’s Forum; Interstate Trucking Litigation Group; Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section and Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
  • Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary, 1983 – 1985
  • American Bar Association: The Forum on Air and Space Law; Litigation Section
  • Topic: Expert Witness Panel
    Program: Excluding Experts and Ensuring Yours Aren’t Excluded.
    Organization: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
    Event: CAALA Annual Las Vegas Convention 2016
    Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
    Date: September 2, 2016
  • Topic: The Practical Absurdity Created by Daimler AG v. Bauman
    Organization: Southern Methodist University
    Event: 50th Annual SMU Air Law Symposium
    Location: Las Colinas, Texas
    Date: March 31 – April 1, 2016
  • Program: Product Liability
    Topic: Pleading Your Product Case
    Organization: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
    Event: CAALA Annual Convention 2015: Follow the Road to Trial Success
    Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
    Date: September 3-6, 2015
  • Program: Third-Party Cases
    Topic: Pre-Litigation Concerns in a Third-Party Case
    Organization: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
    Event: CAALA Annual Las Vegas Convention 2014
    Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
    Date: August 30, 2014
  • ‘Side Trips’ Within the Warsaw Convention – LPBA Journal, Vol, XXIII, No. 3, Fall, 2002
News

  • Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
  • Los Angeles Times
  • The Daily Oklahoman
  • The Windsor Star
  • Honorary Board of Governors, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities, 2015-Present
  • Board of Directors, U.S. Vets
  • Former Member, Civil Air Patrol, a benevolent, nonprofit organization and auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force dedicated to aerospace education.
  • Fund Raiser, Livestrong Foundation, Los Angeles Marathon, 2011 – Raised $1,500.00 to help in the fight against cancer and to assist cancer survivors and their families to Livestrong.
  • “Hard Corps” Sprint Triathlon, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA, August 6, 2011
  • Warrior Dash 2011- Lake Elsinore, CA, April 3, 2011
  • Los Alamitos 30th Annual “Race on the Base” Triathlon, Los Alamitos, CA,
    February 26, 2011
  • 13.1 Los Angeles Half Marathon, Venice Beach, CA, January 18, 2011
  • LA Marathon (Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica, CA, March 20, 2011
  • Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10K run, Redondo Beach, CA, February 6, 2011
  • San Dimas “Turkey Tri” Triathlon, San Dimas, CA, November 26, 2010
  • Cedars Sinai “Run for Her” 5K, Los Angeles, CA, November 14, 2010
  • “Day at the Beach” Triathlon, Hermosa Beach, CA, October 10, 2010
  • 33rd Annual Manhattan Beach 10k, Manhattan Beach, CA, October 2, 2010
  • “Hard Corps” Sprint Triathlon, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA, August 7, 2010
  • United States Marine Corps, Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California, Corporal, Aircraft Hydraulic Mechanic (RF-4B, F/A-18, C-130), 1988 – 1992

Deployment:

  • Veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, 1990-1991

Awards:

  • Navy Unit Commendation
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2nd Award)
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal (w/2 bronze stars)
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
  • Rifle Expert Badge