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Robert Brent Wisner

Defective and dangerous products Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   11 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 3 years
    California - CA 13 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Class action
    20%

  2. Consumer protection
    20%

  3. Defective and dangerous products
    20%
    Zantac cancer, baby food heavy metals.

  4. Personal injury
    20%
    Pharmaceutical drug injuries, Medical device injuries, Harmful consumer products.

  5. Wrongful death
    20%
    Pharmaceutical drug injuries, Medical device injuries, Harmful consumer products.

Attorney R. Brent Wisner is a managing partner of Wisner Baum (formerly Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman), a nationwide law firm based in Los Angeles, California. He focuses his practice on holding negligent and sometimes malicious corporations accountable through pharmaceutical product liability, toxic torts and consumer fraud and class action litigation. One of the firm’s leading trial lawyers, Brent oversees the mass tort litigation department. He is actively involved in all litigation stages, from briefing to trial and through the appeal process when necessary.

He is passionate about vindicating the rights of those harmed by corporate wrongdoing. No matter how large the corporation or how much global influence it has, Attorney Wisner never backs down in the face of injustice. He has litigated cases against such companies as Bayer, Eli Lilly, Forest Labs, GlaxoSmithKline, Monsanto and Takeda.


Attorney Wisner’s work in the Monsanto Roundup litigation earned him national acclaim as the youngest United States attorney in history to ever win a multi-billion-dollar jury verdict. In 2019, Brent and his team won a historic $2.055 billion verdict against Bayer (formerly Monsanto) for a California couple that alleged repeated exposure to Roundup weed killer caused them to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

A year prior, Brent and his team won the first Roundup case to proceed to trial, a landmark $289 million jury verdict for a California man who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after years of spraying Roundup as a groundskeeper.

Many major legal organizations have recognized Brent and showered him with numerous awards honoring his achievements in the Roundup cancer litigation. Some of his top awards include, the “Clarence Darrow Award” by MTMP, “West Trail Blazer” by ALM, Law360’s “MVP of the Year” 2020, Daily Journal “Top 100 Lawyers in California” 2020, ALM and the National Trial Lawyers’ “2019 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer of the Year,” the National Law Journal’s “Winning Litigators-Titans of Industry 2019” and Trial Lawyer Magazine “America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers” 2019. He was also inducted into ALM’s “Verdicts Hall of Fame.”

Attorney Wisner also served as co-lead counsel in the first multi-million-dollar jury verdict won against a brand name drug manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), over the health risks posed by the generic version of GSK’s antidepressant drug, Paxil (paroxetine).

When the firm learned of a widow whose husband died by suicide while taking the generic version of Paxil, Attorney Wisner and his colleagues at the firm took on GSK for inadequately warning doctors about how the drug could increase the risk of suicidal behavior in adults of all ages. In 2018 the National Law Journal honored Attorney Wisner and his firm as Elite Trial Lawyers for their work in the generic Paxil suicide case and Law360 awarded him “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar.”

His work in pharmaceutical litigation does not stop at harmful antidepressant medications. Attorney Wisner is one of the nation’s leading Zantac (ranitidine) attorneys. He represents many thousands of people throughout the country who allege Zantac (ranitidine) contains a cancer-causing ingredient at levels exponentially higher than the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) legal limit.

The judge presiding over the Zantac multidistrict litigation (MDL) appointed Brent to the Practices and Procedures Team to establish protocols for handling the thousands of cases to come. Brent also serves as Co-lead Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel for the Ranitidine Product Cases, also known as the Ranitidine (Zantac) Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings (JCCP 5150), California Superior Court for the County of Alameda. He also serves as the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Zantac Litigation Group Co-Chair.

Often chosen as one of a select group of remarkable trial lawyers with victories in high-stakes matters, Attorney Wisner is grateful for the many awards and accolades he has won in the early stage of his career. Not yet in his 40’s, Brent is viewed by many in the legal community as one of the country’s leading mass tort lawyers. The National Law Journal and VerdictSearch inducted him into the Verdicts Hall of Fame in 2020.

Just a portion of his recognitions from the past few years include the following:

• Clarence Darrow Award, MTMP-Mass Torts Made Perfect, 2021

• Consumer Attorney of the Year, Finalist 2021, Consumer Attorneys of California

• California Powerhouse, Law360 Regional Powerhouse Series, 2021

• The American Lawyer’s West Trailblazers, 2021

• America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers 2019, Trial Lawyer Magazine and The National Law Journal

• MVP of the Year 2020, Product Liability, Law360

• Product Liability Practice Group of the Year 2020, Law360

• The Best Lawyers in America© 2021-2022

• The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40

• Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys in California, 2019, Daily Journal

• Civil Plaintiffs Trial Lawyer of the Year 2019, National Trial Lawyers and ALM

• Top 100 Lawyers in California 2020, Daily Journal

• Top Plaintiffs Lawyers in California, 2019, Daily Journal

• Verdicts Hall of Fame Inductee, The National Law Journal and VerdictSearch

• Elite Trial Lawyers Mass Tort Trial Team of the Year 2019, The National Law Journal and Trial Lawyer Magazine

• Southern California Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2016–2020

• Winning Litigators 2019, The National Law Journal

• Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar 2018, Law360

• Superb Score 10 out of 10

• Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer

Attorney Wisner earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, his master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy, Washington, D.C., and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.

A proud UCLA Bruin, Brent served as captain of UCLA’s Mock Trial Team, which won back-to-back national championships under his leadership.

At Georgetown, Attorney Wisner was a participant in the Coro Fellowship, which proved to be a formative experience. As a fellow, he was able to work on numerous projects aimed at improving communities with the help of labor unions, Fortune 100 companies, non-profits, and local and federal governments. When he returned home for summer breaks, he worked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in its civil fraud division and as a summer associate at Paul Hastings.

While in law school, Brent interned at the Institute on Religion and Public Policy, where he drafted testimony, affidavits, and declarations for human rights cases. He penned a resolution on the imprisonment of outspoken human trafficking critic Sigma Huda, which passed in the House of Representatives. Brent was also intensely involved in the Georgetown Law Trial Advocacy Program. He earned the title of being one of the institution’s most successful mock trial advocates and ended up serving as its managing director.

Before joining Wisner Baum, Attorney Wisner clerked for the Honorable Helen Gillmor in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, where he worked on several criminal and civil jury trials and gained invaluable appellate court experience when the judge sat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Location

Wisner Baum
11111 Santa Monica Blvd.
Ste. 1750
Los Angeles, CA, 90025
Wisner Baum
100 Drakes Landing Road, Suite 160
Suite 160
Greenbrae, CA, 94904
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Posted by David | July 15, 2022
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Excellent Experience
The law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei and Goldman is handling my Zantac cancer case and I’m really glad I chose them to represent me. I’ve never been involved in any litigation and was a little apprehensive about the process. But my Case Manager, Luis Ballesteros, has been very helpful, knowledgeable, and empathetic ~ a true professional. He has called me back immediately whenever I’ve had a question or concern and he keeps me informed of current progress. I highly recommend his firm. David A.
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Posted by YVETTE | July 15, 2022
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Ms.
I have been with Baum Hedlund for the past few years and my experience with them has been awesome. They are professional, efficient, and understanding.
Posted by Janine | February 25, 2022
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Best in the business
Baum Hedlund's efforts on my behalf resulted in a settlement that I would never have thought possible against a huge corporation. Not only did they win my case, but they are at the forefront of advocating for changes that will help prevent what happened to me from happening to others. Their ethics, tenacity and client service are of the highest order.
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Posted by Michael | November 10, 2021
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Zantac class action
Baum Hedlund is engaged in complex litigation concerning Zantac. They do a good job of keeping clients informed of current progress. Their legal aides make regular contact with the clients to check on their condition and give any updates. I've never been involved in this kind of class action litigation before, so I can't compare to other firms, but I am satisfied with them so far. I have been with them for over a year and understand that this litigation may take several more years.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2021
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Tenacious Team!
I am very happy that I chose Baum Hedlund to represent me in my case. I wanted to be with a firm that was reputable, knowledgeable, and experienced. Unlike other law firms I have worked with, I was pleasantly surprised to also find my lawyer, Brent Wisner the recently awarded best attorney in America, to be down to earth and compassionate and treat me like his top client. I found him and the firm's heart to be in the right place. He provided me the guidance that I needed, the answers to my questions and always with timely responsiveness and professionalism. I am very pleased with the outcome and I highly recommend any one in the unfortunate situation of needing high-caliber trial lawyer, to choose Brent at Baum Hedlund.
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Posted by Scott | August 19, 2021
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Beast Mode
So glad I got a team on my side that is leading the way! The team at BH have been great at keeping me up to date, tenacious in their fight and still maintain that personal touch.
Posted by JV | June 3, 2021
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TOP notch Lawyer(s) / Firm!
Definite '5 STAR REVIEW'. Before deciding on BHAG, I researched 10 other law firms, their reputation and results, their team, values, website, etc. For me, BHAG was a clear choice and preference, mostly based on how they come across in terms of corporate values and in particular, how they connect personally w/the client. A perfect example of this is the support - special support - that Kirstin has extended to me. For case continuity, Kirstin (my new case mgr) called today to introduce herself. I was totally impressed, truly thankful for her keen personal touch / professional talent to listen, relate to, and genuinely empathize w/my cancer situation. She was sincere, patient and kind. To reiterate, Kirstin was highly professional yet friendly and approachable. Her integrity was palpable even at a distance of 1,000 miles. Moving forward I'm confident all is handled with the above hallmarks of harnessing an important legal case, independent of outcome. BIG THANKS, BHAG ... Kirstin!
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Posted by Ellinor | March 20, 2021
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Wonderful Attorney!!
After struggling for approximately a year just to decide whether or not to file a claim on behalf of my husband, we conducted a months-long and very tedious review of law firms that we thought might be appropriate to represent him. When we happened to see a video of Brent Wisner in court defending his client, we knew that we wanted to consider being represented by Baum Hedlund. After reading about Brent's outstanding background and record of successes, we were convinced without a doubt that Baum Hedlund was our top choice....because of Brent Wisner. As we began to get more involved in my husband's personal injury claim, we learned more and more about the depth of research that Brent had initiated regarding this situation. Just to see the results of the research that he made public through discovery was beyond impressive. To us it showed a "doggedness" and a passion for getting to the bottom of the information. By the time we saw the video, he had pursued and won a landmark case. His courtroom demeanor showed an obvious superior level of accumulated knowledge, but he also demonstrated a very caring concern for his client. The reviews that we had read earlier about his "wanting to improve society through law" certainly shone brightly through his behavior. Brent Wisner has been recognized for his outstanding abilities by many groups of legal professionals...and for good reason! We add our endorsement without hesitation.
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Posted by Kathy | February 17, 2021
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Great lawyer and firm
Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, PC has been wonderful with helping us with our lawsuit. We have never had a firm that was so helpful. They have explained everything as we have been going through this process. We would highly recommend this firm. We get emails checking to see how we are doing.
Posted by Alizabeth Haddad | February 15, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
Took care of all our needs and very aggressive in fighting our case. Already recommended them to a few of our friendsw of our friends. Best Law Firm ever !!!!!!! If you want someone to fight for you this is the firm to pick !!!!!!!!
Posted by wendy | December 29, 2020
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Baum Hedlund is the Top Product Liability Law Firm in the Nation
Baum Hedlund represented me in a very difficult and complex pharmaceutical case. I chose them after being told that they were one of the best product liability law firms in the nation, and that they are. Brent Wisner was one of the lead trial attorneys on my case. What was remarkable about Brent's brilliance, was this was his first trial. He and the rest of my trial team overcame many obstacles to get my case to trial against one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world, GSK. During the litigation and the trial, they were able to uncover and present internal company documents which provided evidence to the jury of the company's fraudulent drug trials and deception, leading them to deliver a ground-breaking verdict in my favor. I am forever grateful to Brent and the team at Baum Hedlund for their dedication to my case and devotion to my family. They treated my family and me with profound compassion, empathy and understanding during an extremely emotional time in our lives. We have become great friends, like family, and I can't imagine going through this experience for nearly 10 years with any other law firm. They are simply the best!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy, Washington, D.C.
  • Master of Public Policy
  • 2010
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Associations

  • The District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • 2021 - Present
  • District of Columbia
  • 2021 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • 2020 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • 2017 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • 2016 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • 2016 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • 2015 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 2014 - Present
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Central District of California
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern District of California
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern District of California
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • 2012 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association; Federal Litigation Section; Younger Lawyer Division
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice: Leader’s Forum; Products Liability; Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • MVP of the Year 2020, Product Liability
  • Law360
  • 2020
  • Top Plaintiffs Lawyers in California
  • Daily Journal
  • 2020
  • Rising Stars
  • Southern California Super Lawyers®
  • 2020
  • Product Liability Practice Group of the Year
  • Law360
  • 2020
  • Elite Trial Lawyers Mass Torts Law Firm of the Year, Finalist
  • ALM and National Law Journal
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Lawyers in California
  • Daily Journal
  • 2020
  • Top List: Up-And-Coming-100
  • Southern California Rising Stars
  • 2019
  • Trial Team of the Year
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • 2019
  • Top Plaintiffs Lawyers in California
  • Daily Journal
  • 2019
  • Elite Trial Lawyers Mass Torts Trial Team of the Year,
  • The National Law Journal and The Trial Lawyer Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Verdicts in California (Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto Co.)
  • Topverdict.com
  • 2019
  • Number 1 Verdict in California
  • Topverdict.com (Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto Co.)
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys in California,
  • Daily Journal
  • 2019
  • Winning Litigators
  • The National Law Journal
  • 2019
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Verdicts
  • ALM, National Law Journal, Verdict Search (Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto Co.)
  • 2019
  • Rising Stars
  • Southern California Super Lawyers®
  • 2019
  • Trial Lawyer Magazine and The National Law Journal
  • America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Civil Plaintiffs Trial Lawyer of the Year,
  • National Trial Lawyers and ALM
  • 2019
  • Top Verdicts
  • Daily Journal
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Lawyers in California
  • Daily Journal
  • 2018
  • Elite Trial Lawyers, Winner Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • The National Law Journal
  • 2018
  • Top List: Up-And-Coming-100
  • Southern California Rising Stars
  • 2018
  • Rising Stars
  • Southern California Super Lawyers®
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Verdicts 2018, ALM, National Law Journal,
  • Verdict Search (Johnson v. Monsanto Co.)
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Verdicts in the U.S.
  • Topverdict.com (Johnson v. Monsanto Co.)
  • 2018
  • CVN’s Top 10 Most Impressive Plaintiff Verdicts
  • CVN
  • 2018
  • Number 1 Product Liability Verdict in California
  • Topverdict.com (Johnson v. Monsanto Co.)
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Product Liability Verdicts in Illinois
  • Topverdict.com (Dolin v. GSK)
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Product Liability Verdicts in the U.S.
  • Topverdict.com (Dolin v. GSK)
  • 2017
  • Rising Stars
  • Southern California Super Lawyers®
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Southern California Super Lawyers®
  • 2016
  • Listed
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
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  • Nation’s Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • N/A
  • Superb Score 10 out of 10
  • Avvo.com
  • N/A
  • Top 25
  • Products Liability Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Verdicts Hall of Fame Inductee
  • The National Law Journal and VerdictSearch
  • N/A
  • 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer
  • Lawdragon
  • N/A
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • The Round Table: America’s Most Influential Trial Lawyers,
  • Trial Lawyer Magazine and The National Law Journal
  • N/A
  • Lifetime Award
  • Law360 Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar
  • N/A
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Los Angeles Defective and dangerous products Lawyer Robert Brent Wisner
Robert Brent Wisner
Defective and dangerous products Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 13 years
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