Baron & Budd shareholder Steve Baron
is an accomplished litigator known for his tenacity in pursuing justice for victims of corporate misconduct. He currently heads Baron & Budd’s mesothelioma and asbestos practice.
As lead of one of the nations’ most aggressive litigation teams, Baron represents clients in cases that have resulted in some of the largest verdicts and settlements for people with mesothelioma and asbestos diseases as well as clients who have been harmed by unsafe pharmaceuticals.
Over the last decade, Baron has been the lead negotiator on many of the firm’s mesothelioma settlements and has also been the clients’ representative on all major bankruptcy creditor committees. He has represented the firm’s clients in major bankruptcy negotiations with asbestos companies including W.R. Grace, Owens Corning, Pittsburgh Corning, Babcock and Wilcox Co., and Halliburton.
Baron served as a lead negotiator in a landmark case against Halliburton that resulted in a $4 billion settlement, helping to bring financial compensation to tens of thousands of asbestos cancer victims. The Halliburton settlement is still one of the largest asbestos settlements on record.
As the head of Baron & Budd’s asbestos and pharmaceutical litigation teams, Baron has helped build the firm’s reputation as a watchdog for consumer protection.
He was the lead negotiator on 17,000 Avandia cases.
Baron earned a business degree from the University of Texas at Austin (1986) and a JD from the University of Texas School of Law (1988).