attorney_Michael L Baum

Michael L Baum

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

Attorney Michael Baum is a Managing Partner of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC, a law firm in Los Angeles, CA. As a lawyer in Los Angeles, California, attorney Baum serves Los Angeles County, as well as clients throughout California.

Contact Information
: 3102073233
Fax : 3108207444
Areas of Practice
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Birth Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Defective / Dangerous Products
  • Personal Injury
Admitted to Practice Law
  • 1985, California; 1986, US District Court, Central District of California; 1989, US District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts of California; 1990, US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1991, US District Court, Western District of Michigan and US Supreme Court; 1993, District of Columbia and US District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 1996, US District Court, Northern District of New York; 1997, US Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
: University of California at Los Angeles, BA, summa cum laude, 1982
Law School : University of California at Los Angeles, JD, 1985
Graduated : 1985
Professional Memberships
  • State Bar of California; The District of Columbia Bar; Consumer Attorneys of California; Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles.
Biographical Information

Recipient, National Air Disaster Foundation Safety Award, 2002. Listed in: Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; Who's Who in American Law; Who's Who in America; Who's Who in the World; Aviation Counsel Magazine's List of Recommended High Flyers. Trial Counsel and Member, Plaintiffs' Steering Committee: United Airlines Crash, MDL 817, Sioux City, Iowa, 1989; Northwest Airlines Crash, MDL 891, Detroit, 1990; USAir 1016 Air Crash MDL 1041 at Charlotte, 1994; Illinois State Court Proceedings for USAir 427 Air Crash near Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, 1994. Member, Trial Team, Consolidated Hemophilia-AIDS Cases, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1999.

Michael L. Baum is the senior managing partner of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman. He has successfully led the firm through thousands of wrongful death and personal injury cases stemming from major pharmaceutical drug catastrophes and commercial transportation mass disasters.

He began his career more than 25 years ago, primarily handling airline accidents and other commercial transportation disasters as well as some pharmaceutical product liability litigation. While he oversees all aspects of managing the firm, Michael currently heads the firm's pharmaceutical litigation department and focuses on drug product liability mass tort and class action litigation as well as whistleblower qui-tam actions.

"Some of our staff were friends long before they started working here and they remain friends after almost three decades of working together. They actually like each other and enjoy making a difference in the lives of others. One of my favorite quotes, which I like to recite to my staff, sums up the work environment we've created at the firm: 'In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and - SNAP - the job's a game!'"

Under Michael's leadership, Baum Hedlund has developed a reputation as a law firm that can be counted upon to go above and beyond what is needed to get the job done; a firm that has successfully litigated personal injury, wrongful death and consumer fraud cases against major pharmaceutical companies such as Alpha Therapeutic, Armour Pharmaceutical Co., Baxter Health Care Corp, Bayer Corp., Dalkon Shield, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, and Pfizer.

In addition, his firm is known for successfully resolving major transportation disaster cases against companies such as Airbus, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Amtrak, Bell Helicopter Co., Beechcraft, Boeing, Cessna, China Eastern Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, EgyptAir, Ford Motor Co., McDonnell Douglas, Piper, Robinson Helicopter Co., Sikorsky, SwissAir, TACA Airlines, TWA, United Airlines, and US Airways, among many others.

"Rigorously investigating and litigating the types of devastating cases we handle on a daily basis requires relentless focus and dedication to our clients' causes. Approaching things from the perspective that every problem has an optimum solution waiting to be apprehended simplifies our team's outlook on every aspect of each case we handle."

Born: Clinton, Oklahoma, April 10, 1952

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC
Contact Information
: 310-207-3233
Fax : 310-820-7444
Office Location

12100 Wilshire Blvd Ste 950
Los Angeles, California 90025

Firm Overview

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC was founded in 1973. Since its founding, Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC has grown to a size of 12 attorneys. Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC is located in Los Angeles County California.

Practice Areas:
Limited to Plaintiffs' Wrongful Death and Serious Personal Injury Accident Litigation nationwide and worldwide, including Aviation Accident Litigation, Airline Accidents, Bus Accidents, Commercial Trucking Accidents, Train Accidents,...

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