Best Lawyers Honorees from Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman
Best Lawyer Since: 2016
Recognized for: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions and Personal Injury Litigation
Michael is the senior managing shareholder 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.
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 shareholder 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.
Best Lawyer Since: 2017
Recognized for: Aviation Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation
Tim is a pilot and shareholder 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.
selected Tim as the
2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation in
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.