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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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1982||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Hat Trick Award||Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2011|
|3 Book Awards||Nova University School of Law||1981|
|Excellence||American Jurisprudence Award||1980|
|Deans List||University of Maryland||1978|
|5 Consecutive Hat Trick Awards (15 straight)||Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A|
|President||Law Office of Ron L. Baum, P.A.||1986 - Present|
|Partner||Law Office of Baum and Dawson||1982 - 1986|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Broward County Traffic Magistrate||Administrative Traffic Magistrate||1990 - 1998|
|The Florida Bar||Member||1982 - Present|
|The American Bar Association||Member||1982 - 2000|
|The Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||1982 - 1990|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Earned 3 Book Awards||Law||1982|
|University of Maryland, College Park||Criminal Justice and Criminology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|National University of Odessa||American Criminal Procedure||2014|
|International University of Ukraine||Jury Trials and Evidence||2014|
|Russian Academy of Justice||American Judicial System||2006|
|Russian Academy of Justice||Jury System in American||2005|
|Russian Academy of Justice||American Criminal Justice System||2004|
|Russian Academy of Justice||Russian vs. American Criminal Justice System||2003|
|Russian Academy of Justice||Criminal Trials in America||2002|
|Russian Academy of Justice||Criminal Trials in America||2001|
|Broward County Traffic Magistrate Program||Legal Aspects of Being A Traffic Magistrate||2001|
|Russian Academy of Justice||American Judicial System||2000|
|Broward County Traffic Magistrate Program||Judicial Demeanor as a Magistrate||1999|