Best Lawyers® | Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman

Baum Hedlund Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers® recognizes four attorneys from the law firm of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman for their quality legal services. Firm partner Timothy A. Loranger was named Best Lawyers 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation in Los Angeles.

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Best Lawyers Honorees from Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman

A Ilyas AkbariA. Ilyas Akbari | Best Lawyers

Best Lawyer Since: 2016
Recognized for: Product Liability Litigation

Ilyas is bioengineer and a partner of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, where he focuses his practice on commercial transportation accidents involving aviation and truck accidents and product liability cases. Ilyas has extensive experience litigating aviation product liability cases involving Robinson Helicopters, Bell Helicopters, and Boeing, among others. He has also handled TBI product liability cases against Riddell. In one case, he served on a trial team that secured a jury verdict of $11.5 million against football helmet manufacturer Riddell and several high school administrators and football coaches over brain injuries suffered by a teenager. The jury found that Riddell was negligent in failing to warn consumers about concussion dangers, making the company responsible for $3.1 million of the damages.

Michael L. BaumMichael L. Baum | Best Lawyers

Best Lawyer Since: 2016
Recognized for: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions and Personal Injury Litigation

Michael is the senior managing partner of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman. He has successfully led the firm through thousands of wrongful death and personal injury cases stemming from major pharmaceutical product liability and commercial transportation mass disasters.

Michael directs all of the firm’s mass tort litigation involving defective pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and other consumer products, all of which require extensive experience litigating product liability issues. He has and in depth understanding of scientific issues, biomedical research, clinical trials, statistics, the pharmaceutical industry, and marketing. He also oversees the firm’s class actions and whistleblower cases.

Ronald L.M. GoldmanRonald L. M. Goldman | Best Lawyers 

Best Lawyer Since: 2013
Recognized for: Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation

Ron is a pilot and veteran trial lawyer, board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Attorney and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate. He is a senior partner and the senior trial attorney for Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, where he focuses his practice on commercial transportation liability and drug product liability.

With more than 50 years of experience practicing law, Ron has litigated hundreds of commercial transportation product liability cases. Ron was the lead negotiator in a settlement stemming from the Jan. 8, 2003 Air Midwest Flight 5481 crash in Charlotte, NC. The settlement required the airline and maintenance company to deliver an unprecedented official public apology to the families for the crash. Ron also taught Aviation Accident Law for 21 years as an adjunct law professor at Pepperdine School of Law.

Timothy A. LorangerTimothy A. Loranger | Best Lawyers

Best Lawyer Since: 2017
Recognized for: Aviation Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation

Tim is a pilot and partner at Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, where he concentrates his practice on product liability and aviation and commercial ground transportation accidents which result in personal injury or death. Best Lawyers selected Tim as the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation in Los Angeles.

The Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” award is presented to one lawyer who receives the highest overall peer feedback in one legal practice area in one metropolitan region. This distinction exemplifies an exceptional level of trust and respect that an attorney has earned from his or her peers.

A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Tim served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He represents service members harmed in the 2017 AAV explosion at Camp Pendleton Marine Base in San Diego County, California. Tim is proud to represent many men and women in the military in their personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against aircraft product manufacturers.