Three attorneys from the Los Angeles-based plaintiffs’ firm of Baum, Hedlund Aristei & Goldman have been chosen by their peers to be listed in the 2008 Southern California Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars editions.
Attorneys Ilyas Akbari was given the honor of being listed in the Southern California Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2008 Edition. This publication only names top lawyers who are 40 years old or younger, or have been in practice 10 years or less; up to 2.5 percent of the total lawyers in Southern California. Only lawyers listed in Southern California Super Lawyers® 2008 (excluding San Diego) were allowed to choose the Rising Stars candidates.
Mr. Akbari concentrates his practice on commercial transportation accidents and pharmaceutical product liability resulting in catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death. Mr. Akbari’s bioengineering degree has proven quite useful in trials in which he assisted as well as with the handling of his cases in general. Mr.
Akbari was also listed in the 2007 Rising Stars Edition.
Earlier this year, lawyers from a pool of 62,000 in Southern California nominated J. Clark Aristei and Ronald L. M. Goldman to be among “the best lawyers they have personally observed in action, whether opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other first-hand observation in the courtroom,” by choosing them to be included in the list of Southern California Super Lawyers®, 2008 Edition. Only the top five percent of the lawyers in Los Angeles and Orange Counties are named Super Lawyers®.
Senior partners Aristei and Goldman are both former law professors and are AV® Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell. They and their firm have handled thousands of high profile personal injury and wrongful death cases stemming from aviation, truck, train bus and structure accidents as well as pharmaceutical product liability cases.
This is Ronald L. M. Goldman’s fourth consecutive year being listed in Southern California Super Lawyers®. Ron is a board certified civil trial lawyer, certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also a licensed pilot.
Super Lawyers® is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Polling, research and selection are performed by Law & Politics, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc.
Super Lawyers® magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics. Rising Stars names the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys.
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