Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman Recognition and Awards

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Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman Recognition and Awards

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman has earned the highest AV® Peer Review Rating through Martindale-Hubbell® and is proud to be recognized in:

Best Lawyers in America®
“The oldest and most highly-respected peer review legal guide

U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms – 2014-2019
“Recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers”

The National Law Journal – Elite Trial Lawyers
2020 Mass Torts Elite Trial Lawyers Law Firm of the Year, Finalist
2019 Winner for Mass Torts Elite Trial Lawyers Law Firm of the Year
2018 Winner for Pharmaceutical Litigation Elite Trial Lawyers Law Firm of the Year; Finalist in Consumer Protection

2019 Trial Team of the Year – The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 recognized our firm and the others responsible for their work in the groundbreaking Monsanto Roundup cancer verdict of $289M.

Top 10 Jury Verdicts, Personal Injury –
Listing the top 10 verdicts in California in 2018

Top Ranked Law Firms™
“Less than one-half of one percent of firms across the nation have achieved this ranking”

The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
“The most distinguished law firms in America”

Leader’s Forum, The American Association for Justice
“Seeks to inform the public about the critical role that trial attorneys play in holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions”

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Individual Baum Hedlund attorneys have received the following recognition:

  • Superb Score 10 out of 10
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Nation’s Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, including Top 100
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, including Top 100 Up-and-Coming
  • Published in Million Dollar Verdicts by the Masters
  • Outstanding Section Member, American Association for Justice Aviation Section
  • National Air Disaster Foundation Safety Award
  • Aviation Counsel Magazine’s List of Recommended High Flyers — Believed by the International Air Transport Association’s Legal Dept. to be one of the most elite lists of aviation law practitioners ever produced

America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers – The National Law Journal and the Trial Lawyer Magazine
The National Law Journal and The Trial Lawyer Magazine gathered nominations of outstanding civil plaintiffs and criminal defense lawyers submitted by their readers to honor America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers of 2018. The recognition was presented at the Annual Trial Lawyers Summit held in Miami, Florida. The Magazine selected lawyers through a meticulous process that takes into consideration the lawyer’s professional achievements, trial results and ability to affect change in the legal community.

The Avvo Rating is our effort to evaluate a lawyer’s background, based on the information we know about the lawyer. The rating is calculated using a mathematical model that considers the information shown in a lawyer’s profile, including a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition – all factors that, in our opinion, are relevant to assessing a lawyer’s qualifications.

Aviation Counsel Magazine’s List of Recommended High Flyers
Published by American Lawyer Media and believed by the International Air Transport Association’s Legal Department to be one of the most elite lists of aviation law practitioners ever produced. It is impossible to buy an entry into the list – you must be highly recommended by peers and practitioners of aviation law across the world.

The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
For over 100 years, the Bar Register has been a unique guide to the legal community’s most eminent professionals. 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.It is the definitive guide to the most distinguished law firms in America.

Best Lawyers in America
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. Our lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included on our lists. Best Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America are registered trademarks of Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC.

Board-Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Certified Civil Trial Advocate
The National Board of Trial Advocacy was founded in 1977 as a non-profit organization and is dedicated to bettering the quality of trial advocacy in our nation’s courtrooms and helping consumers find experienced and highly qualified trial lawyers. It is important to note that every NBTA board certified attorney has met all the standards in their specialty for initial certification and, where applicable, recertification. There have been no exceptions and no attorney has ever been “grandfathered” in or waived from any requirement.

Board-Certified Truck Accident Law Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
The Board-Certified Truck Accident Law Advocate, a new certification by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is the first and only American Bar Association recognized as an accredited board certified in Truck Accident Law in the country. The certification is designed to demonstrate qualified truck accident lawyers with objectively verifiable credentials relying beyond lawyer advertising or web pages. To become board certified in Truck Accident Law, attorneys must substantiate a significant percentage of their practice to trucking litigation, hands-on experience in numerous truck accident cases and transcend a comprehensive written exam.

Daily Journal’s Top 100 Lawyers in California
Daily Journal is the leading publication in California that devotes the most resources to serve California attorneys. The Top 100 Lawyers in Californiais a prestigious list that spotlights top California Lawyers in their achievements and stellar results. There are over 220,000 lawyers in California, marking the attorneys on the list to be highly distinguishable and prominent.

Leader’s Forum, The American Association for Justice
The American Association for Justice’s Leaders Forum is a dynamic group of member firms that help AAJ fulfill its mission every day. Leaders Forum firms support AAJ’s work to protect the civil justice system by providing the resources necessary to inform the public and educate members of Congress on dozens of issues crucial to individuals and families.

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Rating
The Martindale-Hubbell® BAR REGISTER OF PREEMINENT LAWYERS lists only those sole practitioners and law firms who have received the highest (AV®) rating in the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory. “CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure’s standards and policies.”

“Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review process that rates lawyers. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.”

AV® “An AV rating reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many yearsand is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. The rating signifies the highest legal ability, and very high adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence. This distinction is given only to those who have earned a very high measure of esteem in the profession.”

Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction Award
Client distinction award is based on a scale of 1 to 5 in the areas of: 1) Communications ability; 2) Responsiveness; 3) Quality of Service and 4) Value for Money. Less than 4% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed on and have been accorded this Martindale-Hubbell honor of distinction.

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the 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. There are over 4000 members throughout the country.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Certification by the Million Dollar Advocates Forum provides recognition of such accomplishment and a national network of experienced colleagues for information exchange, assistance and professional referral.

The National Law Journal – Elite Trial Lawyers
The National Law Journal is a renowned national and regional publication. The publication is an inaugural source for any current news, data, and analysis that features leading voices pertinent to the legal field. The Elite Trial Lawyers award honors lawyers for their impeccable work in handling high-profile cutting-edge cases on behalf of plaintiffs.

Southern California 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. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Southern California Super Lawyers: Rising Stars
Super Lawyers launched Rising Stars to recognize the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state — those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar – Law 360
Law 360 is one of the leading subscription publishers of legal news in the U.S. The legal news media company honors attorneys who have performed exceptionally to go above and beyond for their clients and are named a Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar. Law 360 determines this award through the calculation of various components of attorneys who excel in the courtroom in large-scale litigation, perform with passion, take on leadership roles at their firms and strategically shape outcomes.

Trial Team of the Year, The 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. A jury awarded Mr. Johnson $289.2 million (later reduced to $78.5 million) in compensation for developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma due to exposure to the weed killer, Roundup.

U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and 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. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in 19th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.