Steve Baron, a Baron & Budd shareholder, is an accomplished litigator known for his tenacity in pursuing justice for victims of corporate misconduct. He currently heads Baron & Budd’s mesothelioma and asbestos practice.

As lead of one of the nation’s most aggressive litigation teams, Mr. Baron represents clients in cases that have resulted in some of the largest verdicts and settlements for people with mesothelioma and asbestos diseases, as well as clients who have been harmed by unsafe pharmaceuticals. He was the lead negotiator on 17,000 Avandia cases.

Over the past decades, Mr. Baron has been the lead negotiator on many of the firm’s mesothelioma settlements and has also been the clients’ representative on all major bankruptcy creditor committees. He has represented the firm’s clients in major bankruptcy trust negotiations with asbestos companies including W.R. Grace, Owens Corning, Pittsburgh Corning, Babcock & Wilcox Co., and Halliburton.

Mr. Baron served as a lead negotiator in a landmark case against Halliburton that resulted in a $4 billion settlement, helping to bring financial compensation to tens of thousands of asbestos cancer victims. The Halliburton settlement is still one of the largest asbestos settlements on record.

As the head of Baron & Budd’s asbestos and pharmaceutical litigation teams, Mr. Baron has helped build the firm’s reputation as a watchdog for consumer protection.

Mr. Baron earned a business degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986. He earned his JD from the University of Texas School of Law in 1988.


University of Texas School of Law (J.D. 1988)

University of Texas (B.A. (Data Processing & Analysis, with honors, 1986)

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New York


United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas


500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers (Lawdragon, 2024)

500 Global Plaintiff Lawyers (Lawdragon, 2024)

500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers (Lawdragon, 2024)

Texas Super Lawyer (Thompson Reuters, 2003-2007)

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American Association for Justice

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Dallas Trial Lawyers Association

Dallas Bar Association