DALLAS –(May 31, 2012) –Once again, the national plaintiffs’ law firm of Baron and Budd has been selected to the Legal 500 list of top law firms in mass torts and class action litigation. Baron and Budd was one of only two firms chosen for the top tier in the category. Baron and Budd has been repeatedly named to the Legal 500 as one of the top two toxic tort firms in the U.S. since 2008.

The Legal 500 utilizes independent researchers to interview thousands of potential law firms in more than 90 countries worldwide to find the “best of the best” and provide objective commentary on law firms based on feedback from clients, judges and other attorneys in the area. The directory describes its United States list as “the guide to the preeminent firms in the world’s strongest and most competitive legal market.”

“I am honored that the firm has been selected to such a prestigious directory,” said Russell Budd, president and managing shareholder of Baron and Budd. “Our attorneys work hard to protect the rights of people and keep the courtroom doors open to those who have been harmed by negligence.”

Baron and Budd’s 2012 listing commented on the firm’s “strong reputation nationwide in toxic tort multi-district litigation.” Russell Budd, Scott Summy and Burton LeBlanc were mentioned as “highly recommended” attorneys, with Russell Budd listed as a leading lawyer.

Baron and Budd is a recognized leader in the world of plaintiffs’ law firms. The firm has been selected seven times to the National Law Journal’s prestigious Plaintiffs’ “Hot List” as an exemplary firm. Only about a dozen law firms in the United States “that have done exemplary, cutting-edge work on the plaintiffs’ side” are selected to the list each year. The firm was awarded the prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from Trial Lawyers for Public Justice in 2006 for its work on two cases that spanned more than 20 years and involved over 1,500 plaintiffs harmed by groundwater contamination in Tucson, Arizona.

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About Baron & Budd, P.C.

The law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Austin and Los Angeles, is a nationally recognized law firm with a 30-year history 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, governmental and business entities in areas as diverse as water contamination, Gulf oil spill, Qui Tam, California Proposition 65 violations, dangerous medications and medical devices, Chinese drywall, insurance claims, commercial litigation, consumer fraud, securities fraud and asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma. Learn more about the mesothelioma attorneys at Baron & Budd.