Alberstone, Dan

Dan Alberstone co-manages Baron & Budd’s Los Angeles law office. He has more than 30 years of broad experience prosecuting complex litigation matters, including extensive jury trial experience. He specializes in consumer class action litigation in the areas of consumer protection and financial fraud. Mr. Alberstone’s reputation for...

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Arbuckle, Melinda

Melinda Arbuckle’s practice with Baron & Budd’s Employment Law Group centers on litigating cases that make a difference not only in the lives of specific individuals, but also in shaping policy for the better protection of workers at large. In trying cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Worker Adjustment Retraining and...

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Baron, Steve

Baron & Budd shareholder Steve Baron is an accomplished litigator known for his tenacity in pursuing justice for victims of corporate misconduct. He currently heads Baron & Budd’s asbestos and mesothelioma law practice. As lead of one of the nations’ most aggressive litigation teams, Baron represents clients in cases that have resulted...

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Baughman, Laura

Laura Baughman

Laura Baughman manages the firm’s Pharmaceutical Litigation Group representing individuals and public entities. Ms. Baughman represented seven public entities (the states of Mississippi, West Virginia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Maryland, New Mexico and Utah) against GlaxoSmithKline regarding misrepresentations made in the marketing of the...

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Benton, Danae

Danae Benton

Danae N. Benton joined the Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at the Dallas offices of Baron & Budd in 2018. Throughout her career, she has focused her practice on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, representing individuals whose lives have been egregiously affected by defective implants, harmful medical devices and dangerous...

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Boling, Jeremiah

Jeremiah Boling works at the Louisiana office of Baron & Budd and is member of the firm’s Mesothelioma Litigation Group. Originally from the South, Boling is a Georgia native and attended Mississippi State University where he received a degree in Political Science. He then moved to Louisiana to attend law school at Tulane University. During...

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Budd, Russell

Russell Budd

Russell W. Budd is a major force in the world of plaintiff’s attorneys, having devoted his more than four-decade career to championing the rights of people and communities injured by corporate malfeasance. Currently, Mr. Budd presides over one of the nation’s largest plaintiff’s firms, Baron & Budd, PC, headquartered in Dallas, Texas,...

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Burke Pickrel, Carla

After several years in Baron & Budd’s appellate section, shareholder Carla Burke Pickrel joined the Environmental Litigation Group in 2004. In her time with the Group, she has represented hundreds of public entities — villages, towns, cities, utilities, school districts, and states. As one of the pioneers of the Group, she has worked to...

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Butler, Alicia

Alicia Butler has worked with Baron & Budd in numerous roles, ranging from major toxic exposure cases to other wide-sweeping consumer cases. Currently, Ms. Butler focuses on pharmaceutical litigation, as well as whistleblower/qui tam cases and Medicare fraud cases. Previously, Ms. Butler worked on a variety of toxic exposure cases with Baron...

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Cabutto, Laura

When Laura Cabutto joined Baron & Budd’s litigation team in 1999, her practice concentrated on personal injury, product liability, toxic torts and wrongful death actions involving individuals who had been exposed to asbestos. Since 2005, she has focused exclusively on mesothelioma patients stricken by the aggressive and always fatal asbestos...

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Campbell, Chris

Chris Campbell’s affinity for the environment began at an early age, as he explored the riverbanks near his childhood home in Wichita, Kansas and later the wooded expanses near his Fort Worth area backyard, developing a love of the outdoors. After graduating from the University of North Texas in 2007 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice, Mr....

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Cannella, David

David Cannella is a shareholder in the Louisiana offices of Baron & Budd. As a member of the Mesothelioma Litigation Group, he serves asbestos victims across the gulf state. After graduating from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1999, Mr. Cannella served as a law clerk to the Honorable Pascal F. Calogero, Jr., Chief...

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Clark, Brittany

As a member of Baron & Budd’s Pharmaceutical Litigation Group, Brittany Clark works closely with clients suffering from serious health problems after using various pharmaceuticals, such as Risperdal, Lipitor, Testosterone therapy drugs, Zoloft, GranuFlo, transvaginal mesh and several others. Ms. Clark remains at the forefront of the firm’s...

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Cluff, Sterling

Sterling Cluff works in Baron & Budd’s Los Angeles office, where he takes on large-scale litigation as a member of the Firm’s class action practice. He brings an astute knowledge of complex California commercial, consumer and real estate law to our expert team. Prior to joining Baron & Budd, Sterling Cluff worked in the Class Action...

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Colley, Christopher

Christopher Colley began helping asbestos victims and their families in 2001, primarily along the Texas coast. He participated in hundreds of asbestos cases representing various trades of construction along with chemical and oil refinery workers, including pipefitters, boilermakers, carpenters, electricians and certainly those involved with...

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Cotten, Chad

Chad Cotten’s convictions as a lawyer are founded on his resolute belief that the law is the bedrock of civilization and the cornerstone of the democracy in which we live. “The law is how we order society without resorting to violence and brute force. It protects all people, not just those with power,” he says. “Therefore, the law is very...

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Currier, Rebecca

Rebecca Currier is an associate in the Employment Litigation Group at Baron & Budd, where she is responsible for advocating in collective and class actions lawsuits for clients to obtain payment of wages rightfully owed under federal and state laws. As a proponent for the protection of workers and their pay, Ms. Currier strives to ensure that...

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Daniel, Sindhu

Sindhu Daniel manages the firm’s Pharmaceutical Litigation Group and has a passion for representing people harmed by big pharmaceutical companies which have marketed their products as safe when they are not or have otherwise misrepresented the efficacy and toxicity of their medical commodities. Over the course of her career Ms. Daniel has played...

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Dyer, Collin

Collin Dyer

Collin Dyer joined Baron & Budd’s Wildfire Recovery Group in Chico, California in November 2018 to assist with the Camp Fire. Mr. Dyer is a Chico-based lawyer who earned his law degree from San Francisco Law School in 2015. As an intern with the California Court of Appeal, Mr. Dyer helped protect Californians against a major pharmaceutical...

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Edwards, Christopher

Chris Edwards has always enjoyed hiking, camping, hunting and fishing. As an ardent outdoor enthusiast, Mr. Edwards has a deep appreciation for the lands and waters in which he spends almost all his time away from work. It is his fervent passion for the outdoors, combined with a keen affinity for public service, that drew him to Baron &...

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Evangelisti, Celeste

Celeste Evangelisti has devoted almost two decades of her career to representing individuals, municipalities and public water suppliers who seek to recover costs to clean up contamination from the companies responsible – those who put dangerous products into the stream of commerce without ensuring they will not cause extensive environmental...

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Fernandes, David

David Fernandes was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He earned his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. While at Pepperdine University, David served as president of the Student Bar Association from 2010 to 2011....

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Fiske, John

John Fiske has dedicated his career to “protecting what’s right” in so many ways: mentoring youth, rescuing farm animals, and seeking justice for those whose health and homes have been decimated by polluters and the manufacturers of pollutants throughout the United States. Mr. Fiske represents large public entities including San Diego, Long...

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Fortner, Rachel

Rachel Fortner

Rachel Fortner is an associate in Baron & Budd’s Wildfire Recovery Group, where she advocates for the many people whose lives were decimated by the Camp Fire in Butte County, California, in 2018. Ms. Fortner received her law degree in 2002 from the University of Georgia’s School of Law in Athens, Georgia. Rachel Fortner joined Baron &...

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Green, Bryan

Bryan Green joined Baron & Budd in August 2015, when he took the helm to serve as lead counsel in the firm’s trucking and catastrophic injury section. He represents individuals and families who have sustained devastating injuries or suffered wrongful deaths of loved ones due to the reckless and careless acts of others. Mr. Green aggressively...

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Harper, Ann

Ann Harper has spent her career representing workers who have developed mesothelioma and other serious illnesses caused by exposure to asbestos. She is a shareholder in Baron & Budd’s settlement department, where she works through the issues necessary to get the firm’s clients compensation in their lawsuits and to pursue their claims...

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Johnston, Stephen

Stephen Johnston, shareholder, began his career with Baron & Budd in 1997 as part of the firm’s asbestos litigation group. Stephen’s time in the asbestos group was marked by his respect for the individual client and a reputation for thoughtful attention to their cases and their lives. Stephen’s advocacy resulted in the recovery of...

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Julius, Jason

Jason Julius cares deeply about the environment. That is what compelled him to join Baron & Budd’s Environmental Litigation Group in 2017. Bringing the polluters and contaminators of our precious natural spaces to justice is what drives Mr. Julius’ passion every day. In 2002, Mr. Julius completed his undergraduate education at the...

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Kale, J. Todd

J. Todd Kale, a shareholder at Baron & Budd, has dedicated his career to fighting the companies that knowingly exposed people to the deadly carcinogen known as asbestos. Todd enjoys partnering with patients and families and helping them navigate the legal process during the most difficult time in their lives. Todd works on the front lines with...

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Klausner, Peter

Peter Klausner has spent the entirety of his career representing and helping to restore the victims of fraud, malpractice and negligence. He has advocated on behalf of numerous injured clients at all phases of litigation, including multiple jury trials that have gone to verdict. The breadth of his career has spanned cases involving banking fraud,...

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Kuruppillai, Sangeeta

Sangeeta Kuruppillai spent twelve years as an Assistant City Attorney at the Dallas City Attorney’s Office in Texas, defending city management in race and other employment discrimination cases. She also worked as a Claims Attorney for Great American Insurance Group. Before joining Baron & Budd, Sangeeta worked as Manager of the Civil...

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Land, Brett

Brett Land is an associate in Baron & Budd’s Environmental Litigation Group. Since joining the Group in 2014, he has represented more than a hundred individuals and public entities harmed by toxic contaminants. An integral member of the team representing the cities of San Diego, Long Beach, San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley, Portland, Port of...

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LeBlanc, Burton

Baron & Budd shareholder, Burton LeBlanc, is a powerhouse advocate for individuals who have been harmed by corporate wrongdoing, having begun his legal career representing victims of toxic exposure and workplace hazards in his home state, Louisiana. His lifelong commitment to service through the legal system began as a child in Louisiana, a...

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Lichter, Jay

Jay Lichter

Jay Lichter joined Baron & Budd’s Los Angeles office in 2018 as a member of the Firm’s Class Action Litigation Group. He knew his strong drive to fight for victim’s rights would be well-suited to Baron & Budd’s aggressive “fight for what’s right” approach to seeking justice for those harmed by financial fraud, automobile...

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MacDonald, Daniel

Prior to joining Baron & Budd, Daniel MacDonald clerked for the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. During his clerkship, Mr. MacDonald drafted numerous opinions in civil cases on complex legal issues, including claims against state sponsors of terrorism brought under the Foreign Sovereign...

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MacLean, Irma

Irma Espino MacLean is proud to work for Baron & Budd, one of the largest and oldest firms in the United States that specializes in environmental litigation. As a member of the Environmental Litigation Group, Ms. Espino MacLean represents private and public entities in litigation to recover costs of removing chemical contaminants from public...

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Mann, Jonas P.

Jonas P. Mann works in the firm’s Los Angeles office representing clients in automotive defect, banking fraud, and other complex class actions. He has exclusively represented plaintiffs during his legal career. Mr. Mann discovered early on that representing people in class actions is especially rewarding because it helps to level the playing...

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Mansour, Chris

Prior to joining Baron & Budd, Chris Mansour worked for almost ten years at a Dallas non-profit representing immigrants who had been victims of violence. These included survivors of domestic violence, violent crime and child abuse, as well as those who had suffered human rights abuses in their home countries. Her accomplishments included...

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Miller, Andrew

Andrew Miller joined Baron & Budd’s Washington, D.C. office in 2018, where he focuses on bringing fraud and abuse litigation throughout the United States under such statutes as the federal False Claims Act, state False Claims Acts, the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law. A shareholder in our Washington D.C. office, Mr. Miller also...

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McDougal, Cary

Over the nearly two decades that he has practiced law, Cary McDougal has proven to be a formidable trial lawyer with unflinching resolve to serve his clients. Cary has been lead attorney in over 75 jury trials in state and federal court. He has tried cases involving such diverse areas of the law as premises liability, product liability, general...

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Morris, Marty

Marty Morris was an attorney with a well-known commercial litigation firm for several years before joining Baron & Budd in 1999. He now works with the firm’s asbestos litigation group, representing people with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases and assisting with the oversight of the firm’s intake department and other...

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Olsen, Staci

As a member of Baron and Budd’s Environmental Litigation Group, Staci Olsen practices in the management of electronic information and people in mass litigation. This skill makes her a critical part of the Group, which focuses on large-scale complex environmental torts. She particularly enjoys putting her talents to work for public entity clients...

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Onyeise, Zo

Zo Onyeise

Zo Onyeise joined Baron & Budd’s Pharmaceutical Litigation Group in 2018. She represents individuals who have been harmed by dangerous prescription drugs and defective medical devices. In this capacity, Ms. Onyeise is answering a call to live her life in service to others, following in the footsteps of her parents, who used what they had to...

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Patchan, Andrew

Andrew Patchan

Andrew Patchan joined Baron & Budd’s trucking and catastrophic injury section in 2018. Prior to joining Baron & Budd, Mr. Patchan worked for a boutique personal injury firm in Garland, Texas. At that law firm, Mr. Patchan represented individuals in more than a dozen jury trials, achieving successful verdicts for clients harmed by the...

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Patel, Shree

Shreedhar “Shree” Patel is an attorney in the Labor and Employment Group at the Dallas offices of Baron & Budd. In that capacity he represents clients in complex commercial, business, labor and employment litigation. Mr. Patel drafts pleadings, motions and briefs in support of our clients’ cases, in addition to advising them on the...

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Pifko, Mark

Mark Pifko, a Shareholder at Baron & Budd, specializes in the prosecution of high-profile class action cases against multi-national corporations. Mr. Pifko is a staunch advocate of consumers’ rights and recently, he was named a “Rising Star” by Law360, a national legal news publication. Law360’s Rising Star award is given annually to...

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Powers, William

Will Powers

William G. Powers joined Baron & Budd’s Washington, D.C. office in 2018, where he represents clients on a broad range of legal issues at all stages of litigation in state and federal courts across the country. At Baron & Budd, Mr. Powers is a member of our robust Qui Tam practice, specializing in litigation to combat civil fraud under...

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Pryor, Kathryn

Kathryn was born in Barrington, Illinois, and raised in Dallas, Texas. She attended college and law school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after being accepted into the University of Tulsa’s six-year B.A./J.D. joint degree program. During law school she served as Attorney General and Delegate of the Student Bar Association. Ms. Pryor started her legal...

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Rabenhorst, Natalie

Natalie Rabenhorst has worked in Baron & Budd’s settlement department since 2008, helping asbestos victims and their families navigate the sometimes complicated lawsuit settlement process. Every day, in ways big and small, Natalie is part of the difference Baron & Budd makes for its clients. Ms. Rabenhorst was a dean’s scholarship...

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Rich, Noah

Noah Rich

Noah M. Rich joined the Washington, D.C. office of Baron & Budd in 2018, where he represents clients on a broad range of legal issues at all stages of litigation in state and federal courts across the country. His experience includes civil rights litigation, class actions, regulatory challenges, False Claims Act litigation, and indigent...

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Rol, Anna

Since the start of her legal career, Anna Rol has been dedicated to giving a voice to those not in a position to speak for themselves. During law school, Ms. Rol was awarded the 2012 Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship for her work with The Nature Conservancy’s policy department, where she researched best practices to mitigate habitat...

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Rumph, Ben

Ben Rumph

Ben Rumph joined the New Orleans office of Baron & Budd in 2018, where he brings a passion to seeking justice for injured individuals to the firm’s Mesothelioma Litigation Group. His practice is devoted to zealous advocacy on behalf of individuals who have been gravely harmed by exposure to asbestos. His desire to help others led Mr. Rumph...

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Sanchez, Cristina

Cristina Sanchez joined Baron & Budd in 2005 to follow the firm’s mission in protecting public and individual rights. She carries out that mission daily in her work as an attorney with the firm’s Environmental Litigation Group. Cristina’s work at Baron & Budd draws on her background in science. As an undergraduate, she majored in...

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Sandman, Zack

Zack Sandman was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, where he attended law school at Boston College. Following his second year of law school, Mr. Sandman joined Baron & Budd’s Environmental Litigation Group as a summer associate. In this role he assisted in several of the nation’s largest water contamination cases, representing...

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Sherlin, Torri

Torri Sherlin

Torri Sherlin brings a lifelong passion for the outdoors to Baron & Budd’s Environmental Litigation Group in San Diego. Joining our Ecolawyers unit in 2018, Ms. Sherlin shares her enthusiasm for safeguarding the environment by representing numerous California counties in their claims against negligent utility companies for their role in the...

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Simmer, Scott

Scott Simmer founded the Simmer Law Group in Washington D.C., in 2014, but he’s been practicing law for decades and is a seasoned expert at rooting out deceit and fraud in hidden corners of government programs, education, and healthcare industries. Joining with Baron & Budd in 2018 to form our Washington D.C. office, Mr. Simmer continues to...

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Sims, Thomas

Thomas Sims has spent much of his career at Baron & Budd litigating complex environmental cases ranging from pharmaceutical injuries to water contamination to air pollution. He was lead counsel in one of the largest Proposition 65 cases in history. Proposition 65 is a California state law that permits private citizens to enforce certain...

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Smiley, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Smiley

Elizabeth Smiley joined Baron & Budd’s Los Angeles office in 2018 as a member of the Firm’s Class Action Litigation Group. There she helps bring nationwide, multi-million dollar lawsuits to successful conclusion on behalf of our clients. Ms. Smiley attended the University of Arizona where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business...

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Strottman, Britt

Britt K. Strottman is a seasoned litigator who brings to Baron & Budd more than 17 years of experience as a powerhouse litigator in cases relating to high-stakes state and federal safety regulatory investigations, enforcement matters for energy companies, and other public entity matters. Ms. Strottman has litigated more than 30 jury trials and...

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Summy, Scott

Scott Summy is a shareholder at Baron & Budd, one of the largest and oldest firms in the United States that specializes in environmental litigation. Mr. Summy heads the firm’s Environmental Litigation Group, which litigates complex environmental contamination cases all over the country. A large part of the Group’s practice focuses on...

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Tellis, Roland

Roland Tellis is head of  Baron & Budd’s Class Action Practice Group and co-manages the Firm’s Los Angeles Office. His practice focuses on complex, high-profile litigation, including consumer class actions, financial fraud, business torts, corporate misconduct, automobile defect, food labeling, false advertising, securities fraud and...

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Thompson, Kris

Kris Thompson

Kris Thompson has been a member of the New Orleans office of Baron & Budd since 2018. As part of the firm’s Mesothelioma Litigation Group, Mr. Thompson represents clients harmed by exposure to asbestos. His determination to obtain justice for victims of corporate greed sprung from his first representation of asbestos clients at Roussel &...

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Vaho, Claire

Claire Vaho joined Baron & Budd’s Pharmaceutical Litigation Group in 2017 out of a wish to help people who have been lied to and hurt by pharmaceutical companies. But it was her experience as a teacher fresh out of college that first ignited a fire within Ms. Vaho to advocate for those less fortunate than she. After completing her...

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Vaught, Allen

Allen Vaught has more than 15 years of experience working as a litigator on complex, multi-party litigation. As Of Counsel at Baron & Budd, Vaught currently manages the firm’s Employment Law Group for Baron & Budd, where he focuses on unpaid overtime wage class actions cases. Recently, Vaught won a major award for a group of mechanics...

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Werkema, Holly

Holly Werkema joined Baron & Budd in May of 2012 in the firm’s general litigation group, representing homeowners throughout the southeast affected by toxic Chinese drywall installations in their homes. After the settlement with the drywall manufacturer, Ms. Werkema assisted hundreds of the firm’s clients in navigating the claims process...

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Zucker, Evan

Before joining Baron & Budd in 2014, Evan Zucker represented clients in matters which had positive ramifications across the country for those who had been victims of improper mortgage and loan-service fees. He has been appointed class counsel or co-class counsel in more than a dozen state and nationwide class action matters dealing with such...

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