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 class action and mass tort litigation in the areas of consumer protection, financial fraud, and environmental...

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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 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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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 three-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 with offices...

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Pickrel, Carla Burke

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

As a member of the Mesothelioma Litigation Group in the Louisiana offices of Baron & Budd, David Cannella 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 Justice of the...

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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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Colley, Christopher

Christopher Colley began helping asbestos victims and their families fifteen years ago, 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...

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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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Cude, Chris

Chris Cude first experienced the leverage many large corporations exert over consumers when he worked in medical sales prior to attending law school. Mr. Cude observed health care professionals pressured to prescribe “gray market” drugs (prescriptions manufactured for foreign markets that do not meet FDA requirements which, in turn, are then...

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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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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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Ellis, Michael

Michael V. Ellis was born in Denton, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas in 2007. Thereafter, he returned to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to continue his education at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. During his third year of law school, Mr. Ellis participated in the...

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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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Fozouni, Farsheed

Farsheed Fozouni joined Baron & Budd’s Employment Law Group in 2016 because he felt a strong desire to help ordinary people fight for their hard-earned compensation and to protect workers from unlawful termination without notice. “I love representing industrious people who are the backbone of our country’s prosperity, and that prosperity...

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Green, Bryan

Bryan Green joined the trucking litigation department at Baron & Budd in August 2015 where he serves as lead counsel in numerous cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths. Simply put, he represents individuals and families who have been badly hurt by the wrongful acts of others, aggressively pursues justice for them, and...

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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 an attorney 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 through...

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Haynie, Matthew

As an attorney in Baron and Budd’s Pharmaceutical Group, Matthew Haynie works primarily with clients suffering from serious injuries as a result of using testosterone therapy drugs, transvaginal mesh products, the anticoagulant, Xarelto, and other dangerous prescription drugs and medical devices. Though Matthew developed a keen interest in...

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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 joined Baron & Budd’s Environmental Litigation Group in 2014 after graduating from Emory University School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, Brett worked as a summer associate at Baron & Budd for several years, concentrating on cases related to Perchloroethylene (PCE), Trichloropropane (TCP), Methyl tertiary-butyl ether...

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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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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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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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Melançon, Renée

Renée Melançon has made it her life’s work to represent plaintiffs who have been harmed by contaminants in the environment, most recently workers who have developed cancer from occupational exposure to asbestos. Through her diverse practice, she has had extensive experience in toxic torts, mass torts, multi-district litigation, and complex...

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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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Murphy, Lydia

Lydia Murphy is an attorney in Baron & Budd’s Pharmaceutical Litigation Group, where she advocates for clients who have been seriously harmed by prescription medications or medical devices. Ms. Murphy offers compassionate and dedicated representation inspired by her work with indigent clients and immigrants from around the world. Lydia...

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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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Pifko, Mark

Mark Pifko, who serves as Of Counsel 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...

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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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Redleaf, Amy

As an Attorney in Baron and Budd’s settlement department since 2015, Ms. Redleaf represents injured workers and their families as they pursue claims through bankruptcy trust funds and guides them through the lawsuit settlement process. Part of her practice includes working on a variety of alternative dispute resolution matters. Ms. Redleaf...

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Reppond, Allison C.

In 2017, Allison C. Reppond joined Baron & Budd’s Mesothelioma Litigation Group, where she continues a career devoted to zealous advocacy on behalf of injured individuals. Ms. Reppond works primarily with men and women who have been seriously harmed by exposure to asbestos. She has always had a big place in her heart for humanity. Her desire...

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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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Saucer, Ann

Ann Saucer’s practice focuses on appellate advocacy and briefing in complex litigation. She has successfully argued before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Texas Court of Appeals, Dallas, and federal and state trial courts across the country. Ms. Saucer was a key author of...

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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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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 up the firm’s Environmental Litigation Group, which litigates complex environmental contamination cases all over the country. The Group represents public entities in litigation...

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Tellis, Roland

Roland Tellis is Head of the Firm’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 environmental...

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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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