Baron and Budd Attorneys Selected to 2013 Legal 500

June 6, 2013  |  Press Releases

Law Firm Selected Once Again to Prestigious List of Top Law Firms in the Nation

DALLAS —(June 6, 2013) —Once again, the national law firm of Baron and Budd has been selected to the prestigious Legal 500, a list of the top law firms in the world. Baron and Budd was one of only two law firms in the U.S. selected as a top tier law firm in the area of mass torts and class action litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. The firm has repeatedly been selected by the Legal 500 as one of the top two toxic tort firms in the country since 2008.

“I am proud of the hard work our attorneys do every day to help keep the courtroom doors open to anyone who has been harmed,” said Russell Budd, president and managing shareholder of Baron and Budd. “I am honored to have been selected to this distinguished list of highly respected law firms.”

Baron and Budd’s 2013 listing discusses the firm’s “excellent” team that provides “outstanding” levels of service throughout the litigation process. Baron & Budd shareholder was recognized for achieving a $48 million verdict on behalf of a California mesothelioma patient. This verdict is the highest mesothelioma verdict reached in 2012. Shareholder Scott Summy, head of the firm’s water contamination section, was recognized for his role as lead counsel in litigation surrounding water contamination with the herbicide, atrazine. Last year, preliminary approval was granted in the case for a proposed $105 million settlement.

Shareholders Russell Budd and Steve Baron were also recognized as “key figures” at the firm.

The Legal 500 works with independent researchers to interview and research thousands of potential law firms in more than 90 countries across the globe to find the “best of the best.” Their goal is to provide objective commentary on law firms based on feedback from judges, clients and other attorneys in the same legal area. The directory calls its U.S. list “the guide to the preeminent firms in the world’s strongest and most competitive legal market.”

Baron and Budd has been protecting what’s right for 35 years. Over the years, the firm has expanded beyond its cornerstone asbestos practice into other important consumer areas, including water contamination, Gulf oil spill, financial fraud, pharmaceuticals, deceptive advertising and other areas. Baron and Budd has built a national reputation as one of the most recognized plaintiffs’ law firms in the country. The firm has been selected eight times to the National Law Journal’s esteemed Plaintiffs’ “Hot List” as an exemplary law firm. The firm was recently selected as a finalist for the Public Justice 2013 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for its work on the atrazine contamination lawsuit. This is the fourth time in the past six years that Baron and Budd attorneys have been selected as finalists for the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.

To learn more about Baron and Budd’s practice, call 1.866.723.1890 or visit the firm’s website at //

About Baron & Budd

The law firm of Baron & Budd, with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Austin and Los Angeles, is a nationally recognized law firm with over 35 years of “Protecting What’s Right” for people, communities and businesses harmed by negligence. Baron & Budd’s size and resources enable the firm to take on large and complex cases. The firm represents individuals, as well as governmental and business entities in areas as diverse as: water contamination, mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure, harmful drugs and medical devices, Gulf oil spill, FLSA violations, toxic exposure, deceptive advertising and consumer financial fraud.

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