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.

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  • 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

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, 2019, Daily Journal
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers, 2020
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, 2019, 2020
  • Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2019, National Trial Lawyers and ALM
  • Winning Litigators Titans of Industry 2019, Law.com and the National Law Journal
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year 2019, Finalist, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • The Round Table: America's Most Influential Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys in California 2019, (Lifetime Award), Daily Journal
  • 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), Law360
  • Daily Journal’s Top 100 Lawyers in California, 2018, 2020
  • Board-Certified Truck Accident Attorney 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 Civil Plaintiff Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Aviation Trial Lawyers – Top 10, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Trucking Trial Lawyers Association – Top 10, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Product Liability Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, including Top 100
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, including Top 100 Up-and-Coming
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Client Champion Award, 2019, 2020, Honor Based on Client Review Ratings
  • Avvo.com Superb Score 10 out of 10
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award
  • Law360 Rising Star
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Nation’s Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel

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

  • 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.

  • California Powerhouse
    California Powerhouse

    Law360 recognizes law firms that have a strong regional presence, working on important matters within their home state. “[Baum Hedlund] possesses a David v. Goliath-sized slingshot while seeking justice for everyday citizens it believes were harmed or killed through corporate wrongdoing.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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®.

  • Verdicts Hall of Fame
    Verdicts Hall of Fame

    The National Law Journal inducted Baum Hedlund into the Verdicts Hall of Fame for obtaining the $2 billion landmark verdict in the Roundup cancer case of Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto. The verdict was #1 in California and #2 in the U.S. in 2019 and is #9 in American history.

  • 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.

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
    AV Preeminent Peer Review 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.

  • Board Certified Attorneys
    Board Certified Attorneys

    The National Board of Trial Advocacy is one of the nation’s largest and oldest private board-certification organizations for attorneys. Two of our shareholders are certified in multiple specialties.

  • Top Jury Verdict in <br> CA and USA
    Top Jury Verdict in
    CA and USA

    TopVerdict.com ranks our $2 billion verdict in Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto as the biggest verdict in California and the second largest verdict in the U.S. in 2019. It is the ninth largest verdict in U.S. history.

  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers
    Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers

    Published annually, the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list recognizes the “best of the best” in this area of the law through nominations, research, and review by a board of their peers.

  • 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.

  • Product Liability Practice Group of the Year
    Product Liability Practice Group of the Year

    In 2020, Law360 honored the law firms ”behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry.” It recognized our success in several landmark cases.

  • Top Personal Injury Jury Verdict in California
    Top Personal Injury Jury Verdict in California

    In 2018, our $289 million Johnson v. Monsanto verdict was the largest personal injury verdict in California. TopVerdict.com also ranked it #2 among all verdicts in California and #10 in the nation.

  • 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:

  • Product Liability Practice Group of the Year, 2020, Law360
  • Verdicts Hall of Fame, The National Law Journal, Inducted in 2020
  • Mass Torts Elite Trial Lawyers Law Firm of the Year, Finalist, 2020, ALM and The National Law Journal (for our work in the landmark $2 billion verdict in Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto)
  • Daily Journal Top Verdicts – Top 10 Plaintiffs’ Verdicts by Dollar Amount
  • Top 100 Verdicts 2019, ALM, National Law Journal, Verdict Search (Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto)
  • Elite Trial Lawyers Trial Team of the Year, Winner for Mass Torts, 2019, The National Law Journal and Trial Lawyer Magazine
  • Trial Team of the Year from The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2019 (for our work in the groundbreaking Monsanto Roundup cancer verdict of $289M)
  • Elite Trial Lawyers Law Firm of the Year; Winner for Pharmaceutical Litigation, Finalist in Consumer Protection, 2018, The National Law Journal
  • Daily Journal Top Verdicts 2019 (Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto)
  • 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)
  • Daily Journal Top Verdicts 2018 (Johnson v. Monsanto)
  • Top 10 Verdicts in the United States in 2018, TopVerdict.com (Johnson v. Monsanto)
  • Courtroom View Network’s Top Most Impressive Plaintiff Verdicts in 2018 (Johnson v. Monsanto)
  • Top 10 Product Liability Verdicts in Illinois in 2017, Topverdict.com (Dolin vs. GSK)
  • Top 100 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the U.S. in 2017, Topverdict.com (Dolin vs. GSK)

Firm Reviews

What Our Clients Are Saying
  • 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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