DALLAS, Texas – Dallas-based Baron & Budd, P.C. has again been selected by The Legal 500 http://www.legal500.com as one of the country’s premier law firms in mass tort claims and class action litigation for the firm’s work on toxic tort claims. The directory describes mass tort firms as those who “have the gall to take on corporate America.”

Toxic tort cases involve injuries caused by exposure to toxic substances—like asbestos-related mesothelioma. These exposures are often occupational, but they may also be environmental exposures in the community or exposures to toxic substances in consumer products.

Many thousands of workers in the United States have been injured or killed by exposure to asbestos, benzene and a variety of dangerous substances used or produced by industry, even when the companies knew the harm they could cause. Baron & Budd has represented injured workers since 1977.

The Legal 500 describes its United States legal directory as “the guide to the pre-eminent firms in the world’s strongest and most competitive legal market.” According to its editors, The Legal 500 uses independent researchers interviewing thousands of clients in 90 countries worldwide to select “the best of the best” and provides commentaries on its recommended law firms based on feedback from clients, judges and other attorneys.

Based on this extensive research, The Legal 500 selected Baron & Budd as one of the top two law firms in the nation for toxic tort claims. The directory specifically noted the company’s “strong water contamination practice” and continuing success in litigating serious asbestos cases.

Russell Budd, managing shareholder of Baron & Budd and called “a major force in the toxic-tort practice,” expressed pleasure at the recognition. “The firm has continued to grow and evolve in ways that have just made us stronger,” said Mr. Budd, “and it is gratifying to see our hard work recognized once again by this respected publication.”

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

Since 1977, the law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. has championed the rights of people and communities harmed by corporate misconduct. With 49 attorneys and offices in Texas, California and Louisiana, Baron & Budd enjoys a national reputation as a leader of the plaintiffs’ bar. The firm represents individuals with mesothelioma and other diseases caused by asbestos; leukemia caused by benzene; injuries caused by other toxic substances and unsafe pharmaceuticals; water authorities seeking clean-up costs for drinking water contamination; securities investors defrauded by corporate wrongdoing; and consumers in class actions.