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Ronald Larry Baum

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   38 reviews

Licensed for 40 years

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    39 years, 8,500 cases

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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Licensed for 40 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1982
Updated 11/23/2022
State DC
Status Resigned
Acquired 1987
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Inactive
Acquired 1985
Updated 11/30/2015

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Ronald received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2019
Posted by nilda | October 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ron Baum is #1 - in my book !
I was recommended to Mr Baum from a friend. He lived so out of my area, but she told me it was worth the drive. Well I am so glad I did. He is available 24/7, I mean it, he answered his own phone (cell), he answers his own email, any time of day or night, he is amazing, knowledgeable, patient and very patient. The man knows his job and does it well. He got us more than we ever dreamed of, and thank to him it was a swift easy and so quick, he is really on it . He is amazing and we are so happy we chose him. No flashy lawyers for us, Ron is the bomb ! He is so respected by judges because he is no nonsense lawyer, he won't take your case if he knows it is not going to win. Very calm and patient man. Not flashy at all, no million dollar offices, or tons of staff, he is it, that is why everything went quick, easy and GREAT!!!
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Posted by Marie-France | July 11, 2015
Best attorney! Agressive, yet ethical and well respected.
Ron Baum is extremely ethical and he makes you feel like you are his only client. He is responsive, available 24/7. Ron is always a text or a phone call away. Facing criminal charges is stressful enough, without having to feel like you have no one to turn to for sound legal advice. Ron Baum is an aggressive attorney yet he is honest, principled and professional. Attorney Baum went above and beyond to secure the best possible outcome in resolving my case. It is with great enthusiasm and conviction that I highly recommend attorney Ron Baum to anyone in need of representation.
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Posted by Stephanie | February 23, 2022
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Ron is wonderful !
Ron was very professional and helpful. He is an awesome attorney and you will be in good hands to have him represent you for any of your legal needs.
Posted by Mike Garrity | May 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Positive Experience
Ron, Is a man of his word, offered sound guidance through his vast experience and delivers on the desired results.
Posted by MARY JO | April 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended
I have know attorney Ron L Baum for over 25 years. He is the utmost professional and is a knowledgable and skilled attorney who devotes himself to his clients and their interests. I have seen Ron’s skill in the court room, in depositions and in his practice and he excels in all his areas of practice. I do not hesitate to recommend attorney Ron L Baum wholeheartedly.
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Posted by Julie | October 23, 2020
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Thank you for the hard work Mr. Baum
Save yourself some time and energy and hire Mr. Ron L. Baum, please read the facts below. From the beginning of the process Mr. Baum immediately started working on the case for me all hours of the day including the weekends. He was always there for any questions or concerns I had regarding anything and was quick to answer my calls, text and/or emails. He fought hard for my case despite multiple obstacles. He refused to give up in the process. At the end he was able to achieve favorable results.. Thank You Very Much Mr. Baum.
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Posted by Stacy | July 8, 2020
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Thank you Ron!!!
In these trying times it brought me great relief and comfort in having Ron Baum as my defense lawyer. I am not a resident of Florida but my incident took place while I was there. He goes beyond helping his clients. He is very dedicated and knows the law very well. He handled my case with the upmost satisfaction. When and if you need a defense lawyer Ron L Baum is your man!
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Posted by Tia | January 28, 2020
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The Right Choice
Ron Baum just worked a miracle in the courtroom for my loved one whom was facing some serious prison time. This was a felony case that involved 6 probation violations as well as a warrant for absconding to another state while on probation. This looked bleak. Not only was my fiancee considered a fugitive he owed a large sum of money to the courts including the cost of extradition which is charged to the fugitive. So restitution costs plus extradition cost almost totaled 12 grand. He was able to convert the restitution and the cost of extradition to a civil case and my fiance will be able to walk out of county jail after serving less than 90 days with nothing hanging over his head, no probation, nothing, a free man. Simply amazing. Oh and he worked with us on legal fees and was more than fair. He was very attentive and never ignored our calls. I even reached out on the weekends with questions. He responded and offered to accept collect calls because he knew money was tight. Doesn't make false promises and gives it to you straight and he darn sure delivers!! M
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Posted by Angela | September 18, 2019
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Best Lawyer yet!
I unfortunately needed Ron's services, and considering the predicament I was in, I was nervous about the fate of my future. But rest assured, Ron put my worries to rest! He did the absolute best job representing me, and got the best possible outcome. My charge was reduced and I can start the sealing process soon! I appreciate that he took the time to explain all my options to me and always made himself available to answer my questions, he truly does go above and beyond! I would definitely recommend hiring him as your representation, he will surely fight for you!
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Posted by Lisa | September 18, 2019
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*****SIMPLY THE BEST*****
I was referred to Ron by 2 attorney friends of mine!....From experience now, Ron Baum, has a heart of gold and gets the best possible outcome you could have never expected. I trusted him to help my daughter in a difficult time and I definitely recommend him for his expertise, resources and caring personality. He is always available and takes the time to explain the process, even if you keep asking questions. He expedited the case and got it closed!!! As we all can make mistakes in life, it does not have to ruin your life.....We are forever grateful for Ron.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2019
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Excellent Attorney - Highly Recommended
Ron is an excellent attorney and demonstrated a lot of empathy and professionalism in dealing with our case. He really went above and beyond -- we are very grateful for his kindness in jumping into action at short notice on a weekend to start helping us deal with our case. Ron helped explain the legal process right from my first interaction and made sure that we did all the right things at the right time. I would highly recommend Ron without any hesitation.
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Posted by Sam | August 27, 2019
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5 star attorney
I was extremely concerned about having to deal with my legal matter just as I was planning to move out of state. Mr. Baum's professionalism and calm demeanor put all my concerns to rest as soon as I met him. He helped me through a tough situation and always made himself available to me if I needed to speak to him day or night. I could not be more grateful for his expertise.
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Posted by Rose | August 27, 2019
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I am so thankful for Mr. Ronald
I am a college student and also a single mother and I want to say Thank you Ron you are the best ! I live far away from ft lauderdale he made sure I didn’t have to get a ride down there He is very understanding and he is just very amazing at what he does very knowledgeable and trustworthy
Posted by Sheila | July 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
DEDICATED & KNOWLEDGEABLE
I found Ron to be knowledgeable, understanding and provide a clear plan for me. I don't know how I would have managed through the stress without his guidance. I recommend anyone who wants to know they are in good hands to have Ron as your defence attorney, He truly cared about me & my family and we all thankful for his results. I thank you Ron for being a genuine and caring person, for giving me hope and leaving me with a peace of mind and a great outcome.
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Posted by TiaZonobia | June 18, 2019
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Attorney
He is truly amazing and very compassionate and extremely dedicated to getting the BEST outcome for the case. Mr. Baum is very professional and knowledgeable on the matter I had myself at hands.
Posted by Katrina | December 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
FAMILY FIRST!!!
I have known Ron for about 8 years. When I needed him, Ron stepped up and made it his purpose to see me through the hard times. From making calls, to court dates that I was unsure of, Ron held my hand and reminded me that I was doing to be alright and he would be there no matter what. Ron is the BEST kept secret I never knew I had in my FAMILY! Thank You! KK
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Posted by Vivian | August 27, 2018
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Compassionate- Professional-Knowledgeable-Respected Ron Baum
This past winter I needed an attorney in Broward County. I knew of no one so I had no choice but to look one up in the yellow pages. I decided to take advantage of a free consultation with Ron Baum. Upon meeting with Ron and explaining to him my case, I immediately felt assured he would be the one I wanted to represent me. Due to family illness, I had to travel out of town often and Ron was available 24-7 to answer my questions. He gave me his personal cell and email, and I literally was in contact directly with him ANYTIME I needed him. I NEVER HAD TO GO THROUGH ANYONE TO TALK TO HIM. Ron is highly respected by his judges and his peers because he is such a stand up guy. Ron went above and beyond in successfully handling my case and cleaning my record, without my having to appear in court. I appreciate all he has done and without hesitation, highly recommend his services. Thank you Ron
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Posted by Gary | August 14, 2018
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24 years ago
I called Ron 2 weeks ago in regards to something that happened to me in Ft. Lauderdale over 24 years ago. I just had found out and realized there was a $5,000 warrant on my name for not showing up to court for an incident in my 20’s. Regardless, within 2 weeks Ron had the case dismissed including any fines that were a part of my situation. I didn’t even have to physically be in Ft Lauderdale. I’d recommend Ron all day long to others. Thanks Ron for your help!
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Posted by Anissa | July 30, 2018
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Out of Town
My son had a case in Broward County and we do not live there. I happen to find Ron Baum contact info from goggle after reading his reviews and his bio I decided to go with him as my son lawyer. It was the BEST decision I could of made. From the first phone call he made me feel at ease and started right away on my son's case. Needless to say at the end of my son's case he ended up with a dismissal of the charges and was able to come back home. If you are looking for a lawyer to work hard for you and your case you have found the right attorney. I would recommend Mr Ron Baum to anyone in Broward County.
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Posted by Shane | January 19, 2018
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Ron is relentless!
Ron Baum did a fantastic job handling my case. I can't go into details about that here due to legalities. However, I highly recommend him for his professionalism, integrity, and persistence in winning my case. He never backed down and he is the reason I was granted NOT GUILTY! Thank you Ron!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Ron L. Baum, P.A.
  • 1986 - Present
  • Magistrate
  • Broward County Traffic Magistrate
  • 1990 - 1998
  • Partner
  • Law Office of Baum and Dawson
  • 1982 - 1986

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Law
  • 1982
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Associations

  • Wilton Manors-Civil Service Board
  • Chairman
  • 1998 - Present
  • The Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Broward County Traffic Magistrate
  • Administrative Traffic Magistrate
  • 1990 - 1998
  • The American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - 2000
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1982 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Hat Trick Award
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • 2011
  • South Florida Top Rated Lawyers
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Hat Trick Award
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • 1997
  • Hat Trick Award
  • Broward County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • 1986
  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • Odessa Law Academy
  • American Judicial System
  • 2015
  • 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
  • Broward County Traffic Magistrate Program
  • Judicial Demeanor as a Magistrate
  • 2001
  • Russian Academy of Justice
  • American Judicial System
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ron Baum for over two decades. I have handled cases with him. Ron is a highly effective trial lawyer. He is both knowledgeable and ethical. Ron is a passionate attorney, who cares about his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ron for several years through the BACDL and the courthouse. He is a caring person and lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ron Baum for over 20 years. I know him to be knowledgeable and well respected in the community. He is diligent and an aggressive defender of the rights of the accused."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ron is an institution in Broward County. There isn't a problem he hasn't seen or solved."
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Fort Lauderdale Criminal defense Lawyer Ronald Larry Baum
Ronald Larry Baum
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 40 years
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