Our Attorneys with Avvo 10/10 Superb Rating
Michael Lin Baum is the senior managing shareholder and president of Baum
Hedlund Aristei & Goldman. Under Michael’s leadership, his firm
has won billions in consumer fraud and product liability cases against
some of the world’s largest aviation companies, pharmaceutical and
life sciences corporations, including Boeing, Bayer Corp. (Monsanto),
Eli Lilly, Forest Labs, GlaxoSmithKline, and Pfizer, among many others.
Leading a sophisticated legal team, his firm has helped uncover harmful
drug industry practices, chemical manufacturer misconduct and deceptive
marketing schemes which have resulted in groundbreaking verdicts, major
consumer safety advocacy and improved drug warning labels.
Michael and his firm have earned numerous awards and recognition, including
Law360’s California Powerhouse and Product Liability Practice Group
of the Year, the National Law Journal’s Verdicts Hall of Fame, U.S.
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Team of the Year two years in a row. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers
in America®, Southern California Super Lawyers®, the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff
Consumer Lawyers, and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Michael also
maintains the highest AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating through Martindale Hubbell® and the highest Avvo.com Superb Score.
Ronald L. M. Goldman is a senior shareholder and the firm’s vice
president. He is a pilot and a seasoned trial lawyer who holds board certification
from the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Pretrial Practice
Advocate and Civil Trial Advocate. Over the past 50+ years, Ron has successfully
litigated hundreds of commercial transportation liability (aviation,
truck) cases across the US. He has earned many honors and awards, including
being listed in Best Lawyers in America®. He is also a Lifetime Achievement
Recipient of America’s Top 100 Attorneys.
What Ron’s Clients Say: “Ronald Goldman is an exceptional attorney that we retained after
my father was
tragically killed by a negligent truck driver … He was one of the kindest most sincere and honest people I have
ever had the pleasure of meeting. He also had a gentleness and sensitive
nature about him that spoke volumes about who he is as a person …
I would highly recommend this law firm and Ronald Goldman as an attorney
for anyone seeking any kind of legal work that would require an attorney.
We have been truly blessed and feel honored that our case was taken on
by such an amazing attorney but even more, by such an amazing and outstanding
R. Brent Wisner is vice president and a senior shareholder at Baum, Hedlund,
Aristei & Goldman. Brent oversees all mass tort litigation, focusing
on pharmaceutical product liability, toxic torts, and consumer fraud class
actions. Brent is the youngest attorney in U.S. history to win a multi-billion-dollar
Brent has achieved multiple verdicts totaling $2.427 billion, and negotiated
mass tort settlements in excess of $1 billion. In 2019, Brent was awarded
the “Civil Plaintiffs Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the National
Trial Lawyers Association and has been named one of “America’s
50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers” by The National Law Journal.
Law360 recognized Brent as a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar”
and, in 2020, awarded Brent “MVP of the Year” in Products
Liability. Since 2019, the Daily Journal has recognized Brent as one of
the “Top Plaintiffs Lawyers in California” and as one of the
“Top 100 Lawyers in California.” In 2021, Brent was awarded
“West Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer and the Clarence
Darrow award by Mike Papantonio, founder of Mass Torts Made Perfect.
Bijan Esfandiari is a senior shareholder at Baum Hedlund and focuses his
practice on pharmaceutical, medical device product liability litigation,
and class actions. He has served as lead counsel on several cutting-edge
cases. His exceptional work and landmark rulings in high-profile cases
has helped shape and develop the law for the benefit of injured victims
and consumers of pharmaceutical products.
Bijan has worked on some highly challenging cases involving preemption,
where drug companies and medical device manufactures have claimed they
were immune from liability because their products were approved by the
FDA. In numerous cases, Bijan was able to defeat these claims by proving
these companies were not entitled to immunity. His relentless advocacy
for his clients has allowed many plaintiffs to pursue lawsuits by proving
their claims were not preempted by federal law. Bijan is listed in The
Best Lawyers in America© by Best Lawyers®, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, Super Lawyers®, Products Liability
Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25. He also has an Avvo.com Superb
Score 10 out of 10.
Timothy A. Loranger is a senior shareholder of Baum Hedlund, a pilot and
avid citizen advocate who concentrates his practice on product liability,
aviation, and commercial ground transportation accidents resulting in
personal injury or wrongful death. A Marine Corps veteran who served in
Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Tim is the firm’s
lead military accident attorney. He takes great pride in representing the brave men and women who serve
our country in uniform. While in the military, Tim also worked as an aircraft
mechanic. Tim also works on civil aviation air crashes and ground transportation
accidents, including trucking, train and bus accidents. The firm is very
proud of his work assisting the trial team in a complex case involving
a duck boat accident on a bridge in Seattle, resulting in a $123 million
verdict for 43 plaintiffs, including $20 million for his clients.
Among his many awards, Tim is listed in Best Lawyers in America® and
Southern California Super Lawyers®. His greatest recognition is being
Best Lawyers® 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation in
Pedram Esfandiaryis a Baum Hedlund
personal injury attorney who focuses his practice on mass torts, pharmaceutical drug liability,
class actions, consumer fraud litigation, and police misconduct lawsuits.
He was an integral member of the first three trial teams in the Monsanto
Roundup cancer litigation, which culminated in jury verdicts worth a combined
$2.424 billion. In recognition of his exemplary work in the Monsanto trials,
Pedram has received numerous awards, including Law360’s Rising Stars
Top 40 Under 40, Southern California Super Lawyers® – Rising
Stars and the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. He also earned trial
team awards from the National Trial Lawyers for 2019 Trial Team of the
Year and in 2020, the National Law Journal inducted Pedram and his colleagues
into The Verdicts Hall of Fame. Law360 also named his team Product Liability
Practice Group of the Year.
Pedram is also the lead attorney representing families whose children developed
autism and ADHD after consuming
baby foods contaminated with “dangerously high levels” of toxic heavy metals.