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Michael Lin Baum

Wrongful death Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Class action
    20%

  2. Consumer protection
    20%

  3. Defective and dangerous products
    20%
    Gardasil vaccine injuries, Zantac injuries, Toxic baby food injuries

  4. Personal injury
    20%
    Pharmaceutical drug injuries Medical Device injuries

  5. Wrongful death
    20%
    Pharmaceutical drug injuries Medical Device injuries

Michael L. Baum is the senior managing partner of Wisner Baum. He has successfully led the firm through thousands of wrongful death and personal injury cases stemming from major pharmaceutical drug catastrophes and commercial transportation mass disasters.

He began his career more than 30 years ago, primarily handling airline accidents and other commercial transportation disasters as well as some pharmaceutical product liability litigation. While he oversees all aspects of managing the firm, Michael currently heads the firm’s pharmaceutical litigation department and focuses on drug product liability mass tort and class action litigation as well as whistleblower qui-tam actions.

Under Michael’s leadership, Baum Hedlund has developed a reputation as a law firm that can be counted upon to go above and beyond what is needed to get the job done; a firm that has successfully litigated personal injury, wrongful death and consumer fraud cases against major pharmaceutical companies such as Alpha Therapeutic, Armour Pharmaceutical Co., Baxter Health Care Corp, Bayer Corp., Cutter Biologicals, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, and Pfizer.

In addition, his firm is known for successfully resolving major transportation disaster cases against companies such as Airbus, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Amtrak, Bell Helicopter Co., Beechcraft, Boeing, Cessna, China Eastern Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, EgyptAir, Ford Motor Co., McDonnell Douglas, Piper, Robinson Helicopter Co., Sikorsky, SwissAir, TACA Airlines, TWA, United Airlines, and US Airways, among many others.

Medical officials from foreign governments in countries such as Ireland, Japan, Russia and Taiwan have sought Michael’s advice and assistance with their countries’ public policies concerning consumer drug safety. They’ve done so after becoming aware of Michael’s impressive understanding of biomedical research, clinical trials, statistics, the pharmaceutical industry and marketing, as well as his firm’s successful and effective discovery procedures and extensive work with experts on complicated scientific issues related to Baum Hedlund’s pharmaceutical litigation.   

 

 

 

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Licensed for 37 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1993
Updated 06/08/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1985
Updated 12/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Wisner Baum
11111 Santa Monica Blvd.
Ste. 1750
Los Angeles, CA, 90025
Wisner Baum
2101 L Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC, 20037
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Posted by joe bradley | December 16, 2022
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joe bradley
the firm has passion and compassion very professional, Danielle English is very pleasant and easy to talk to
Posted by Darcy | December 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional & Caring
I have complete confidence that my family is well-represented. We have worked with paralegal, Danielle English. Her professionalism is excellent, we feel we are in good hands. Our case has taken many years and Danielle keeps us informed and explains every step of the way. I am thankful for the peace in knowing that each case is handled in its own unique and individual way!
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2022
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Paralegal
I’ve gotten quality advice from this company for several years, they have truly been helpful. Danielle English has helped me with several issues and concerns, she always explains things to me throughly to make sure that I have a solid understanding. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone who is looking for legal advice.
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Posted by Barbara | October 28, 2022
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Great law firm. Compassion and hard working for the little guy.
I cannot say enough about the law firm of Baum Hedlund. I contacted them because my prior firm did absolutely nothing. First off, they are caring and compassionate. I noticed that from the start. My paralegal/case manager, Danielle English, was on my case from the get-go. She listened to my story, to my concerns, and has emailed me frequent updates on my case. If I have any questions, she is available for a call and responds quickly to email. Without hesitation, I would recommend this firm wholeheartedly.
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Posted by Terry | October 2, 2022
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Wrongful Death
Baum Hedlund Aristei Goldman PC has been exceptional to work with on my case. In particular Danielle English has been a pleasure to work with directly. Danielle has made a very difficult process easier to deal with. Highly recommend.
Response from Michael Baum October 19, 2022
I am so pleased to hear you are happy with our representation and that Danielle has been so helpful. She is a gem and has been with our firm for more than 20 years. We deeply appreciate your recommendation. It is an honor to represent you.
Posted by Ramona | August 23, 2022
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Paralegal commendation
Would like to commend your associate, paralegal Danielle English for providing excellent customer service. Her professionalism, and aim to please attitude is much appreciated. She truly deserves recognition for her excellence.
Posted by Karen | November 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent firm
I have been working with Danielle since August 2017. Danielle gives 110% to details in your case. She makes herself available after normal work hours and always keeps me updated. Danielle makes it easier to talk about traumatic events. I would recommend the firm and so glad I have them fighting for me.
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2021
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Danielle English
After initial contact 2016. I've been receiving help and info from Danielle. Copies, all mailings explanations phone contact anything I might need. Danielle takes care of it or delegates it. I contact her, within hours or next day I have answers.
Posted by Karen | November 7, 2021
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Nicole Maldonado
Nicole and her assistant Danielle have kept me updated on the status of my litigation. Questions are always answered quickly. They are compassionate and caring and you don’t feel like just another number.
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2021
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J&J Talcum Powder Case
I saw your law firm ad about J&J talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits. When I call your law firm your receptionist was very helpful, they assigned me a paralegal, Ms. Sally Winder. Ms. Winder was very helpful to provide me with all of the basic information of the law firm & my wife’s case which is concerning wrongful death. Now, Ms. Danielle English is my new assigned attorney to the case, she is amazingly qualified for guiding me through the process. She sends copies and PPF via e-mail and US Mail promptly. Whenever I call her office she responds to my calls within 24 hours for any questions or concerns I have. I would recommend Baum Hedlund Aristei Goldman law firm to anyone with similar cases. I hope that my case will be resolved with your top team of attorneys to the best of their abilities. I fully trust your company, thank you for everything you are all doing for my wife’s case. Fondest regards.
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Posted by Robert | June 10, 2021
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Thank you for your professionalism and dedication
My family cannot thank you and your firm enough for your professionalism and dedication to our litigation. I assure you that I will always recommend you to anyone seeking justice.
Posted by Lauri | December 16, 2020
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Outstanding customer care
Went to the mat for an injustice by GlaxoSmithKlein for people that were sold dangerous drugs as safe. The withdrawals from Paxil took years off my life. Thank you for your dedication
Posted by Beverly | July 9, 2014
Trustworthy,Responsive,Knowledgeable,Caring & Professional
This is going to be year number (11) since my mother died as a result of sucide as a result of taking a drug that back then did not have a "Black Box Warning"I remember it was like yesterday when I was standing in my kitchen preparing for dinner and I heard a television commerical asking consumers if they had any experiernce with that particular drug that resulted in" any injury,sucidial thoughts or death of a loved one" Well that commerical was speaking to me at that time as I had just lost my mother to a medication that was hiding under the radar in the world of bad antidressants.From the moment I contacted them my family and me were always treated with nothing but true sincere heartfelt compassion and professionalism.The paralegals and all the lawyers were always so kind and caring.I never expected to ever yet alone expect to meet any of them in person as I live on the other side of the world as I considered the distance from Richmond,Virginia to Los Angeles,Ca.Durning the course it took them to settle our case,I made friends with several people in their office once i traveled to Congress and met up with a couple of them in person.We still maintain a friendship where we keep in touch via email and they sent Christmas cards for years after the fact just to let us know that we were not forgotten. But to my schock one day I recieved a phone call from someone in the company informing me that Mr.Baum would be flying to Richmond,Virgina to meet with me and my family.He flew in,rented a rental car and sure enough drove to my house!You just don't know how important that made me feel.He even took us out to dinner.He was so kind,friendly and full of compassion.I /we were never made to feel like we were just a number in their big world of clients! Nothing will ever bring my mother back but I will also never forget how he made me and my family feel! "Hat's off to you Mr.Baum",Beverly,Richmond,Virginia
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee, MDL-2741, In Re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation
  • 2016 - Present
  • Member
  • Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings (JCCP 4696) In re Actos Product Liability Cases, Los Angeles, California
  • 2012 - Present
  • Member
  • Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, MDL-1574, Paxil Products Liability Litigation
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Trial Team Member
  • Consolidated Hemophilia-AIDS Cases
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Lead Counsel
  • Consolidated Complex Biological-Medical Products Liability Cases
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Member
  • Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, MDL 1041, USAir 1016 Aircrash
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Member
  • Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, Illinois State Court Proceedings for USAir 427 Aircrash
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Trial Team Member
  • USAir 1016 Aircrash of Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Trial Team Member
  • United Airlines Crash, Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Member
  • Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, MDL 891, Northwest Airlines Crash
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Member
  • Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, MDL 817, United Airlines Crash
  • 1989 - 1992
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Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude
  • 1982

Legal Cases

  • Mason v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., 596 F.3d 387 (7th Cir. 2010)
  • Smith v. Cutter Biological, 770 So. 2d 392 (La. App. 4th Cir. 2000)
  • Dorsett v. Sandoz, Inc., 699 F.Supp.2d 1142 (C.D.Cal. 2010)
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Associations

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • Admission
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Admission
  • 2009 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Westen District of New York
  • Admission
  • 2009 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Admission
  • 1997 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • Admission
  • 1996 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • Admission
  • 1996 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Admission
  • 1993 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • Admission
  • 1991 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Admission
  • 1991 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Admission
  • 1990 - Present
  • US District Court, Eastern District of California
  • Admission
  • 1989 - Present
  • US District Court, Northern District of California
  • Admission
  • 1989 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • Admission
  • 1986 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Litigation Group
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP)
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Leader's Forum
  • N/A
  • American Association of Justice
  • Actos Bladder Cancer Litigation Group
  • N/A
  • American Association of Justice
  • Qui Tam Litigation Group
  • N/A
  • Public Citizen's Civil Justice Project
  • Supporter
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyer 2012-2018
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 – 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Nation’s Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Personal Injury Law - Plaintiff
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • 2013
  • Listed, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • National Air Disaster Foundation Safety Award
  • National Air Disaster Foundation
  • 2002
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • N/A
  • Who's Who in America
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • N/A
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • N/A
  • Recommended High Flyer
  • Aviation Counsel Magazine
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Santa Monica College: Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences
  • Disease Mongering and Scientific Misconduct
  • 2014
  • AAJ Education’s Plaintiff-Only Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Litigation Update Seminar
  • Litigation Update and Trial Analysis Roundtable: “Actos Trial Analysis”
  • 2013
  • Plaintiff Forum on Pharmaceutical Litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Actos, and Orthopedic Devices
  • Case Theories, Challenges and Case Selection Considerations for Your Actos Inventory
  • 2012
  • Taiwan’s Ministry of Health emergency meeting
  • Hemophilia HIV contaminated medication
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Wrongful death Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an excellent litigation attorney who is dedicated to client success."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 02
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Class action Attorney | Oct 16
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"I endorse this lawyer. He had provided an Outstanding analysis and answers on several issues that I have taken note of and he is highly respected among his peers as a leader in his field."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Jan 30
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Aug 24
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Aug 24
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Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Aug 24
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Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Aug 23
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Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Aug 23
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Personal injury Attorney | Nov 13
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"The Lassen Law Firm endorses this top-notch lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a talented advocate with outstanding work ethic."
Class action Attorney | Oct 11
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"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Wrongful death Attorney | Aug 18
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Class action Attorney | Aug 18
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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 18
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Class action Attorney | Aug 18
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"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Class action Attorney | Aug 18
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"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Transportation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Los Angeles Wrongful death Lawyer Michael Lin Baum
Michael Lin Baum
Wrongful death Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 37 years
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