Our Successes

Our Successes

Baum Hedlund: Top Rated Lawyers Reaching the Heights of Professional Excellence

Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman has successfully represented thousands of clients across the United States and abroad in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, class actions, whistleblower claims and more. We have decades of experience taking on negligent corporations and entities to hold them accountable for the harm they have caused.

With more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements we take pride in our approach to litigating cases and doing what is needed to get the best resolution possible for our clients.

Collectively, our attorneys have conducted trials in more than 200 cases, including aviation disasters, truck accidents, pharmaceutical drug injuries, and product liability. With experience, skill, the resources and relentless dedication, we commit to overcome and resolve some of the greatest challenges on behalf of consumers and injury victims, both in our home state of California, nationwide, and even internationally.

While the majority of cases involving complex litigation—from commercial transportation cases to drug product liability cases—will settle before a trial is ever conducted, our attorneys at Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman always prepare each one of our cases as if it were going to trial.

Some clients prefer to have their case resolved before trial, while others desire to see their case result in a trial. Regardless of the final outcome, we feel that preparing each case as if it were going to trial has a significant impact on the behavior of the defendants in settlement negotiations and in the courtroom.

We also strive to find ways, using our history of success, to shine the spotlight on important issues that affect consumers and to improve the safety of the unsafe products or harmful practices which brought about the litigation in the first place. Our safety advocacy campaigns have helped improve transportation, medication and consumer products affecting the public at large.

Want to learn more about our verdicts and settlements? Visit our settlements page.

  • Pilliod et al. v, Monsanto Co. $2 Billion
  • Dewayne “Lee” Johnson v. Monsanto Co. $289.2 Million
  • Pharmaceutical Settlement $105 Million
  • Hardeman v. Monsanto Co. $80 Million
  • Paxil Pediatric Class Action $63 Million
  • Third-Party Payer Class Action $40 Million
  • Defective Drug Class Action $28 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

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About Our Published Cases, Preemption and Appellate Wins

As leading trial attorneys with a strong reputation in the legal community, our team has often led the way in some of the most serious and important litigation, especially in transportation accidents, consumer products and pharmaceutical injuries.

Over the past few decades our lawyers have been very successful in cases that have shaped and developed the law for the benefit of injured victims and consumers. Some of these have been issues of first impression where a question of interpretation of law has never arisen before in any reported cases, thus setting legal precedent future litigation can rely on.

Our firm has also been at the forefront of the preemption battle where certain manufacturers try to hide behind legal immunity to avoid liability for the harm their products have caused. We have been successful in numerous landmark cases where our client’s claims were not preempted and were able to proceed against the defendant.

Our history of appellate victories includes cases involving aviation accidents, medical devices, prescription drugs, chemical products, and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”)

“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
  • Best Law Firms 2021
    Best Law Firms 2021

    The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    National Trial Lawyers Top 100

    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 recognized the law firms of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, the Miller Firm and Audet & Partners with the 2019 Trial Team of the Year award (in the Mass Torts category) for their work in the groundbreaking case of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson v. Monsanto Company.

  • Elite Trial Lawyers
    Elite Trial Lawyers

    NLJ and American Lawyer Media honor law firms and attorneys as Elite Trial Lawyers for their cutting-edge legal work on behalf of plaintiffs in practice areas ranging from mass torts to securities litigation.

  • AV Top Ranked Law Firm
    AV Top Ranked Law Firm

    Less than one-half of one percent of firms across the nation have achieved this ranking. A firm must have a high percentage of lawyers who have achieved the prestigious AV® Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers
    Listed in Best Lawyers

    Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
    National Board of Trial Advocacy

    The National Board of Trial Advocacy is dedicated to bettering the quality of trial advocacy in our nation’s courtrooms and helping consumers find experienced and highly qualified trial lawyers.

  • AV Rated
    AV Rated

    An AV® rating reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence. The rating signifies the highest legal ability, and very high adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence.

  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers

    Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

  • Nation's Top 1%
    Nation's Top 1%

    The NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Only the elite few attorneys are invited to join the NADC, less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the U.S.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements.

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
    Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

    The Bar Register is the definitive guide to the most distinguished law firms in America. It includes only those select law practices that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field.

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Awards and Accolades

As a result of our efforts to help injury victims, Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman has received countless awards, accolades, honors, and recognitions over the years. We are proud that these honors have not only come from within the legal community itself, but from highly-respected third-party organizations that use client satisfaction rankings and other metrics to evaluate a firm’s true reputation.

Our stellar Los Angeles team is proud to be recognized in:

Baum Hedlund has also been honored with the following awards:

  • 2020 Mass Torts Elite Trial Lawyers Law Firm of the Year, Finalist, ALM and The National Law Journal (for our work in the landmark $2 billion verdict in Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto)
  • Top 100 Verdicts 2019, ALM, National Law Journal, Verdict Search (Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto)
  • 2019 Winner for Mass Torts Elite Trial Lawyers Law Firm of the Year, The National Law Journal and Trial Lawyer Magazine
  • 2019 Trial Team of the Year from The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (for our work in the groundbreaking Monsanto Roundup cancer verdict of $289M)
  • 2018 Winner for Pharmaceutical Litigation Elite Trial Lawyers Law Firm of the Year; Finalist in Consumer Protection, The National Law Journal
  • Number 1 Verdict in California in 2019, TopVerdict.com (Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto)
  • Top 10 Verdicts in the United States in 2019, TopVerdict.com (Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto)
  • Top 10 Verdicts in the United States in 2018, TopVerdict.com (Johnson v. Monsanto)

Individual Baum Hedlund attorneys have also received the following recognition:

  • MVP of the Year 2020, Product Liability, Law360
  • Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation in Los Angeles 2020, Best Lawyers
  • Top Plaintiffs Lawyers in California, 2020, Daily Journal
  • 2019 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer of the Year, National Trial Lawyers and ALM
  • Winning Litigators Titans of Industry 2019 - Law.com and the National Law Journal
  • Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys in California 2019, Daily Journal (Lifetime Award)
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell®
  • America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers – The National Law Journal and the Trial Lawyer Magazine
  • Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar (lifetime award)– Law 360
  • Daily Journal’s Top 100 Lawyers in California
  • Board-Certified Truck Accident Law Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board-Certified Civil Trial Advocate and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate by the
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 10 Aviation Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction Award, Honor Based on Client Review Ratings
  • Avvo.com Superb Score 10 out of 10
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Nation’s Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, including Top 100
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, including Top 100 Up-and-Coming
  • Published in Million Dollar Verdicts by the Masters
  • Outstanding Section Member, American Association for Justice Aviation Section
  • National Air Disaster Foundation Safety Award
  • Aviation Counsel Magazine’s List of Recommended High Flyers — Believed by the International Air Transport Association’s Legal Dept. to be one of the most elite lists of aviation law practitioners ever produced

Contact us at (855) 948-5098 for a free consultation.

Firm Reviews

What Our Clients Are Saying
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • We Have Never Met a More Wonderful Group of People

    “It is obvious that the people at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei, & Goldman believe in what they do. And that you all really care about your clients.”

    - The B. Family
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