Attorney Michael Baum

About Me

For more than 40 years, Baum Hedlund has represented thousands of victims in aviation, bus, train, truck and structure accidents, as well as defective pharmaceutical product liability and consumer fraud cases. They also represent whistleblowers. The firm has served on two dozen plaintiff steering committees in mass tort litigation. Their work has been acknowledged as helping prompt the FDA to require black box suicidality warnings on all antidepressant labels, and they uncovered the SSRI cardio-birth defect connection, as well as pharmaceutical industry manipulation of the scientific literature through ghostwriting. The firm also acquired an unprecedented official public apology for a crash by a commercial airliner. The firm has also been a leader in the fight against federal preemption in pharmaceutical and medical device cases.
I am Licensed to Practice in:
Californiasince 1985
District of Columbiasince 1993
My Education
UCLAB.A. summa cum laude - 1982
UCLA, School of LawJ.D. - 1985
My Memberships
Consumer Attorneys of California
American Association for Justice
Supporter, Public Citizen's Civil Justice Project
Bar Association of the District of Columbia
State Bar of California

Lead Counsel Rating Details

This Attorney is Rated in the Following Practice Areas:
Personal Injury Law - Plaintiff since 2013
  • Verified Experience
  • Peer Recommended
  • Spotless Record

Practice Highlights

Received the Following Awards
AV® 5.0 Peer Review Rated through Martindale Hubbell
Selected to: Southern California Super Lawyers® 2005, 12-13 Superb Score 10 out of 10
Listed, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
Who's Who in the World
Who's Who in American Law

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