Honor Bestowed Upon a Select Group of Texas Attorneys

DALLAS (Sept. 12, 2016) – J. Todd Kale, an attorney with the national law firm of Baron & Budd, has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers list for 2016. The list is comprised of a premier group of attorneys who practice civil plaintiff law in the state of Texas.

Only lawyers who have undergone a strict process of peer reviews are eligible to be named to the list. In order to qualify, an attorney must show leadership, and exhibit superior qualifications as well as leadership in their field. Objective, uniformly applied criteria are used to determine the attorneys who will be included.

Kale, a Baron & Budd shareholder, has fought against companies that knowingly exposed people to asbestos for his entire career. He has more than two decades of experience practicing in this area of the law, helping patients suffering health complications due to asbestos exposure navigate the complicated legal process. Kale has taken a hands-on approach to thousands of asbestos lawsuits, managing them from the beginning to the end.

His track record of success in representing victims of asbestos exposure and their families is well documented. Kale has helped his clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements from asbestos companies since 1993. Not only does he pursue asbestos manufacturers, he also represents clients in lawsuits against manufacturers of equipment that contain the deadly material as well as employers who knowingly expose their employees to asbestos.

“I would like to thank The National Trial Lawyers for the honor of being named to the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers list,” Kale said. “It is extremely gratifying to know that my work on behalf of asbestos victims and their families has been noticed by such a prestigious organization.”


The law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Austin and Los Angeles, is a nationally recognized law firm with a nearly 40-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 and government and business entities in areas as diverse as dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical devices, environmental contamination, the Gulf oil spill, financial fraud, overtime violations, deceptive advertising, automotive defects, trucking accidents, nursing home abuse, and asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma.