Recognition 2019-02-13T15:57:32+00:00

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman Recognition and Awards

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman Recognition and Awards

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

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

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”

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

Individual Baum Hedlund attorneys have received the following recognition:

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell®
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys – Lifetime Achievement Recipient
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction Award, Honor Based on Client Review Ratings
  • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate
  • 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 Rising Stars
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Who’s Who of American Women
  • Who’s Who in the World
  • Who’s Who in the West
  • 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

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.

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.

Marquis Who’s Who

The Marquis Who’s Who publications select biographies based on the position of responsibility held  and the level of achievement attained by the individual “To be selected, a person must have attained conspicuous achievement.” The family of Marquis Who’s Who publications presents unmatched coverage of the lives of today’s leaders and achievers from both the United States and around the world, and from every significant field of endeavor.

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 years, and 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.

Outstanding Section Member, 2009, American Association for Justice Aviation Section

Awarded for significant contribution to an AAJ legislation project to seek better compensation for victims of general aviation accidents. The Aviation Law Section focuses on major air crash litigation. The Section studies federal legislation and treaties such as DOHSA, GARA, Warsaw, and The Hague to ensure that those injured in air tragedies have avenues of recourse and recovery. The Section offers information on all aspects of accident investigation and reconstruction as well as how to handle suits involving the federal government.

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.

U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms

The 2014 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. U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, and