DALLAS –(August 26, 2013) –Russell W. Budd, co-founder and managing shareholder of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Baron and Budd, has been selected for inclusion in the 20th edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Personal Injury Litigation- Plaintiffs.

Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed publications in the legal profession. Each year, Best Lawyers compiles lists of the most prominent attorneys in the country by conducting exhaustive and confidential peer surveys of countless leading lawyers across the nation.

“I am honored to have been selected to such a respected list,” said Russell Budd, co-founder and president of Baron and Budd. “Those who have made this list have powerful reputations as influential and accomplished lawyers who make a significant difference on a national scale. I’m proud to be among them.”

Under Budd’s leadership, Baron and Budd has been nominated four times in the past six years for the Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for outstanding work in precedent-setting litigation. The firm has also been selected eight times to the prestigious Plaintiffs “Hot List,” published by The National Law Journal. The firm continues to be a leader in litigation involving the BP oil spill, asbestos and mesothelioma, various pharmaceutical products, financial fraud and other areas of national significance.

Budd is a major force in the world of plaintiffs” attorneys. Over the past decade, he has played meaningful roles in multiple matters of national import. He serves as chair and member of numerous asbestos creditors’ bankruptcy committees and was the chief architect of a $4 billion national settlement with Halliburton, resulting in an asbestos trust fund for all present and future victims of Halliburton asbestos. Budd was also a chief negotiator in the 2012 national settlement with JPMorgan Chase regarding bank overdrafts, a settlement that ultimately forced Chase to change many of its overdraft policies. 

To learn more about Baron and Budd, call 1.866.844.4556 or visit the firm’s website //baronandbudd.com.

 About Baron & Budd, P.C.

With a history of over 35 years “Protecting What’s Right” for individuals, communities, and governmental entities, Baron and Budd is a well-established law firm devoted to making a positive difference. With offices in Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles and Baton Rouge, Baron and Budd is able to take on complicated and expensive cases within the realms of dangerous drugs and medical devices, asbestos-related illnesses, consumer fraud, water contamination, the Gulf oil spill and fraudulent financial practices.