Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 – 2020
Ron is a pilot and a veteran trial lawyer, board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Attorney and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate. Super Lawyers, which first selected Ron in 2005, recognizes him as a Top Rated Aviation & Aerospace Attorney in Los Angeles. He was selected to the Top 100: 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers List.
A senior partner and the senior trial attorney for Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, Ron heads the firm’s commercial transportation disaster litigation team which represents clients across the country in aviation, bus, train, truck, and structure accidents. During his 50+ years as an attorney, Ron also taught Aviation Law, Torts, Insurance Law, Legal Writing, and Analysis at Pepperdine University School of Law for 21 years as an adjunct law professor.
In one of his most notable 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.