The national law firm of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman is pleased to announce that it was selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” This marks the 7th consecutive year the firm has been ranked in the nationally renowned publication.
For 2022, Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman was named a Tier 1 Metropolitan firm in Los Angeles by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for the following practice areas:
- Aviation Law
- Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
- Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Curating “Best Law Firms”
In developing “Best Law Firms,” U.S. News – Best Lawyers® utilizes a rigorous selection process to ensure a vetted, high-quality legal guide. The intent is to showcase the most renowned law firms across the country. The publication surveys lawyers and clients about a firm’s level of expertise, business acumen, client accessibility, and responsiveness, among other areas.
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® requires firms to have at least one attorney recognized in that year’s edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. With only a small margin of private practice attorneys selected to The Best Lawyers in America© — just 6% — the candidate pool includes a select few firms.
The published edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” only lists the firms that scored the highest during the selection process, placing them along three tiers for each legal area and region. Tier 1 sits at the very top.
Hear What Clients and Colleagues Say About Baum Hedlund
At Baum Hedlund, we are very proud to have earned rankings in “Best Law Firms” of 2022, particularly because such rankings cannot be achieved without a high level of respect from our clients and colleagues.
For the 2022 edition, former Baum Hedlund client Kim Witczak wrote:
“I wish more lawyers had the courage like Baum Hedlund. They work tirelessly to expose the wrongdoings of the corporations that are harming or killing the public. They are strategic and know the importance of documents that speak truth in black and white. My life would look very different today if it weren't for Baum Hedlund.”
Our renowned colleague David Rapoport, Esq. of Rapoport Law Offices also wrote to U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, stating, “I have known the work of this firm for over thirty years and during that time they have consistently delivered top quality work for their clients.”
Another of our distinguished colleagues, Mark Burton, Esq. of Audet & Partners, described us as “One of the top trial firms in the US.”
And last but not least, we were honored by what Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, a board-certified neurologist and instructor at Harvard Medical School, had to say. He wrote:
“Baum Hedlund is a phenomenal law firm, at the cutting edge of product liability litigation. I have worked with them as a medical expert for decades. They do a masterful job leaving no stone unturned in discovery, crossing all the Ts and dotting all the Is (sic). The lawyers are so intelligent and so committed to advocating for their clients.”
Baum Hedlund Stands Out from the Competition
With a large team of acclaimed attorneys, Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman has an abundance of awards and accolades going back decades. Some of our most notable achievements include attorney R. Brent Wisner’s work in helping thousands of plaintiffs obtain $10.9 billion in Roundup cancer settlements from Bayer (formerly Monsanto).
What’s more, attorney Wisner was integral in winning the first three Roundup cancer lawsuits to go to trial:
- Johnson v. Monsanto Co., which resulted in a $289.2 million jury verdict*
- Hardeman v. Monsanto Co., which resulted in a $80 million jury verdict*
- Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto Co., which resulted in a $2.055 billion verdict*
The National Law Journal inducted our firm into the Verdicts Hall of Fame after Attorney Wisner led our team to victory in the Pilliod case. The verdict was No. 1 in California and No. 2 in the U.S. in 2019, as well as No. 9 in the history of the United States.
Baum Hedlund also had the honor of being one of the five law firms to receive the California Powerhouse award from Law360 in 2021. In selecting its Regional Powerhouse awardees, Law360 considered both the law firm’s presence and the importance of its work for that period. Law360 took notice of our firm’s work in the Monsanto/Bayer AG settlements of $10.9 billion, Johnson v. Monsanto Co., and a First Amendment case against the Mayor of Irvine.
Are you seeking award-winning legal representation? Contact Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman online or at (855) 948-5098 today. We offer free consultations to all new clients.*The jury verdicts in Johnson, Hardeman, and Pilliod were later reduced.