This Marks the Eighth Consecutive Year Baron & Budd Has Been Named to List
DALLAS (July 30, 2015) – For the eighth consecutive year, the Legal 500 has chosen the national law firm of Baron & Budd as one of the United States’ top law firms. Baron & Budd was selected in the areas of class action litigation and mass tort – toxic tort.
Baron & Budd shareholder Scott Summy was noted by the publication for his work involving litigation surrounding the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which resulted in the discharge of more than 200 million gallons of oil. It was the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history, ruining fisheries and wetlands throughout the Gulf Coast.
Summy was at the forefront of BP oil spill litigation, helping to represent hundreds of individuals and companies that were harmed by the spill. Summy was appointed to the plaintiff’s executive committee as well as the plaintiff’s steering committee. The litigation has resulted in a multi-billion dollar settlement fund without a cap for private claims and an $18.7 billion settlement between BP and the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. It is the largest environmental settlement in history, according to CNN.com.
“Our firm is extremely proud to have been part of this historic settlement, and to have been recognized for this work by a publication as prestigious as the Legal 500,” said Russell Budd, president and managing shareholder of Baron & Budd. “Every member of our team is dedicated to maintaining our firm’s status as one of the best in the nation, and that commitment will never change.”
Millions of people worldwide needing legal services use the Legal 500 in order to research law firms. The publication provides objective analysis, using an extensive amount of data as well as thousands of interviews to assess a firm’s overall depth and strength.
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 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.