Who We Are
Why Hire Baron & Budd?
Notable among Baron & Budd’s accomplishments is our ongoing work representing people harmed by asbestos exposure. Baron & Budd was one of the first law firms in the country to handle an asbestos case, and for more than thirty plus years we have represented many notable clients, such as Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, a highly decorated war veteran, and Merlin Olsen, football star and actor.
In addition to our work for mesothelioma patients, we are very active in the area of water contamination. In 2010 Scott Summy, head of Baron & Budd’s water contamination team, was one of four lawyers nationally chosen to serve both on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for the Gulf Oil Spill Multi-District Litigation (MDL) and as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC).
Additionally, we are active in litigation surrounding pharmaceuticals (unsafe drugs and medical devices), financial fraud, Chinese drywall, Proposition 65 and consumer scams.
Baron & Budd has received a great deal of recognition for its work representing both individuals and entities for almost 40 years. We have been named repeatedly (2003-2006, 2008, 2011-2012) to “The Plaintiffs’ Hot List” of exemplary plaintiffs’ firms in the United States by The National Law Journal published by American Law Media. This list highlights firms that provide cutting-edge work on behalf of clients. The Legal 500 honored Baron & Budd for being one of the top two law firms in the U.S. for toxic tort claims. In addition, lawyers at Baron & Budd have earned many legal awards, such as the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from Trial Lawyers for Public Justice in 2006 and the California Lawyer “Attorney of the Year Award” from California Lawyer for the firm’s work in environmental law.
Although we are proud of the national recognition we have received for our work, we are most honored that our clients consistently call and write to share their thankfulness for our help.