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Cynthia Lynn Garber

Cynthia Lynn Garber

Practice areas:

Defective and Dangerous Products, Class Action, Wrongful Death, Pharmaceutical Mass Torts

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About Me

Nurse attorney, Cynthia Garber, litigates wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, pharmaceutical and medical device product liability cases as a shareholder at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Cynthia worked for 12 years as an RN (registered nurse), specializing in cardiology. As an attorney, she finds that her medical background gives her a unique perspective and in-depth understanding of her clients’ medical conditions and injuries, as well as a firm grasp of biomedical research, clinical trials, and statistics. Her medical expertise enhances discovery procedures and pharmaceutical litigation strategies. She has taken national depositions of large pharmaceutical corporations on behalf of plaintiffs during state and federal mass tort litigations and has been appointed to plaintiff steering committees managing complex multi-district litigation targeted at pharmaceutical drug defects.

Her early medical malpractice and pharmaceutical mass tort experience came at Lopez, Hodes, Restaino, Milman & Skikos. She subsequently joined Robinson Calcagnie Robinson, where, as senior litigation attorney, she handled pharmaceutical and medical device mass torts cases as well.
Cynthia is experienced in all aspects of trial preparation and has been lead attorney in several medical malpractice cases. She was a member of the trial team that won a $51 million verdict against Merck & Company, maker of the infamous and deadly drug, Vioxx. Her efforts in personal injury trials have resulted in settlements exceeding $22 million. 

She has an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating, a Superb rating and is listed in Southern California Super Lawyers®. Cynthia is also listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ and The Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Pharmaceutical Mass Torts: 25%
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
  3. Class Action: 25%
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 25%



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Contact Info

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

12100 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 950
Los Angeles, CA, 90025

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

1250 24th Street, NW -
Suite 300
Washington,, DC, 20037

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

1500 Market Street
12th Floor East Tower
Philadelphia, PA, 19102

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

113 S. Monroe Street
1st Floor
Tallahassee, FL, 32301

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

201 St. Charles Avenue
Suite 2500
New Orleans, LA, 70170




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2014
AV® Peer Review RatedLexisNexis Martindale Hubbell®2013
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2008
Listed, Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersLexisNexis Martindale Hubbell®N/A
The Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersLexisNexis Martindale Hubbell®N/A

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - 2008
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Constitutional Rights Foundation Orange CountyMemberN/A
In re Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1657, New Orleans, Louisiana relating to Barnett v. Merck & Co. Inc.Trial Team MemberN/A
American Association for Justice - Leader’s Forum; Actos Bladder Cancer Litigation Group; Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP)MemberN/A
The American Association of Nurse AttorneysMemberN/A
American Nursing AssociationMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMemberN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Loma Linda UniversityNursingN/A1985

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
TAANA 2013 Annual Conference"Marketing And Applying Your Unique Skill Set As A Nurse Attorney In Complex Medically Based Litigation" - See more at:
AAJ Annual Convention"The Science Behind SSRI Birth Injury Litigation"2013
Mass Torts Made PerfectDarvon, Darvocet: Detecting the Signature Injury2011
HB Litigation TeleconferenceFosamax and Atypical Femur Fractures2011
Harris Martin Conferences - Darvon, Darvacet Litigation ConferenceDefensive and Similarities to Other Pharmaceutical Torts; Detecting the Injury2011
Harris Martin Conference, San Diego, CaliforniaPast Claims and Pending Litigation2011
Fosamax Femur Fracture Science Day presented to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for Fosamax Femur MDLFosamax Femur Fractures: Summary Review of Recent Epidemiology and Label2011
California JCCP Science Committee for Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella WebinarPMDD and PMS Issues2011
California JCCP Science Committee for Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella WebinarYaz, Yasmin & Ocella: Pharmaceutical Ghostwriting2011
American Association for Justice Yaz/Yasmin TeleseminarGall Bladder Update2011
American Association for JusticeYaz, Yasmin, Ghost Marketing: Manipulation of the Science2010
American Association for JusticeDepuy Hip Implant Recall: Overview of the Product, the Company, and Delay and Suspension of Sales2009