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Ronald Larry Baum

Ronald Larry Baum

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury

Ronald Baum

About Me

Ronald Larry Baum was born in Baltimore, Md. in 1956 and earned his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of Maryland.  While attending college he was a regular member of the Dean’s List for academic achievement.  He also participated in intramural sports and earned medals in swimming, diving, wrestling, and softball.  Toward the end of his collegiate career he got his first job as a private investigator working in the Md., D.C., and Va. area.


 


Ronald Baum went to law school at Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Fl.  While earning his law degree he excelled academically and earned three Book Awards (given out by the professor to the student who excelled highest in the class).  While attending law school Mr. Baum also obtained his private pilot’s license and, in addition, was employed as a private investigator part-time.


 


After graduating from law school Mr. Baum was admitted to practice law in Florida, Maryland,  Washington D.C., and is a member of the Federal Bar.


 


As a criminal attorney Mr. Baum has had extensive trial experience and earned 5 consecutive Hat Trick Awards from the BACDL (each separate award represented 3 consecutive felony jury trials with the Defendant being found not guilty on all counts in each case).


 


In 1990 Ronald Baum was appointed as a Traffic Magistrate for Broward County and was soon thereafter elevated to Administrative Magistrate.  He retained that position until he resigned in 1998.


 


Mr. Baum was appointed to the Wilton Manors Civil Board in 1988 and has served as Chairperson ever since.  He has also served on the Board of Directors of Meal on Wheels and volunteered with other charitable organizations.  He presently donates approximately 75-100 hours of pro bono (free) legal work a year.


 


Mr. Baum has also been appointed as a Gaurdian Ad Litem in and for Broward County, State of Florida.


 


Mr. Baum has worked with various police agencies on the technical aspects of criminal and traffic law.  He has also continued to help train new Magistrates in Broward County each time they have been appointed.


 


In 2000, Ronald Baum was honored to be a guest lecturer at The Russian Judicial Academy in Moscow, Russia.  He has lectured on various aspects of the American Criminal Justice System to Russian Judges and law students.  Mr. Baum has been invited back, and lectured, each year since then.


 


Also in 2000, Ronald Baum returned to his passion of training in mixed martial arts (muay thai, kenpo, kickboxing, and karate).  He subsequently was awarded his black belt in April 2005 and continues to train on a regular basis.


 


Legal Leaders has choosen Ronald Larry Baum as one of "South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers" 4 years in a row.


 


Ronald Baum has earned an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory.  This is the highest rating awarded for legal ability and ethical standards.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Criminal Defense: 85%
    32 years, 8.5 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    32 years, 250 cases

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Contact Info

Law Office of Ron L. Baum, P.A.

432 N.E. 3 Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198205/07/2015
DCInactive 198712/27/2011
MDInactive198502/18/2011

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Hat Trick AwardBroward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
3 Book AwardsNova University School of Law1981
ExcellenceAmerican Jurisprudence Award1980
Deans ListUniversity of Maryland1978
5 Consecutive Hat Trick Awards (15 straight)Broward Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentLaw Office of Ron L. Baum, P.A.1986 - Present
PartnerLaw Office of Baum and Dawson1982 - 1986

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Broward County Traffic MagistrateAdministrative Traffic Magistrate1990 - 1998
The Florida BarMember1982 - Present
The American Bar AssociationMember1982 - 2000
The Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1982 - 1990

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterEarned 3 Book AwardsLaw1982
University of Maryland, College ParkCriminal Justice and CriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National University of OdessaAmerican Criminal Procedure2014
International University of UkraineJury Trials and Evidence2014
Russian Academy of JusticeAmerican Judicial System2006
Russian Academy of JusticeJury System in American2005
Russian Academy of JusticeAmerican Criminal Justice System2004
Russian Academy of JusticeRussian vs. American Criminal Justice System2003
Russian Academy of JusticeCriminal Trials in America2002
Russian Academy of JusticeCriminal Trials in America2001
Broward County Traffic Magistrate ProgramLegal Aspects of Being A Traffic Magistrate2001
Russian Academy of JusticeAmerican Judicial System2000
Broward County Traffic Magistrate ProgramJudicial Demeanor as a Magistrate1999