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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Angel in Adoption||United States Congressional Coalition on Adoption||2010|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2005|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2005|
|Angel in Adoption||United States Congress's Coalition on Adoption Institute||2004|
|Attorney/Owner||THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID H. BAUM, APLC||1989 - Present|
|Partner/Attorney||SHERMAN, STAUBER & BAUM||1988 - 1989|
|Attorney||LAW OFFICES OF MILTON ZERIN||1983 - 1988|
|Attorney||SIMMONS RITCHIE SEGAL & STARK||1980 - 1983|
|Attorney||LAFOLLETTE JOHNSON SCHROETER & DEHAAS||1978 - 1980|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Fernando Valley Estate Planning Council||Member||2014 - Present|
|Woodland Hills estate and Tax Planning Council||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys||Fellow||2011 - Present|
|Academy of California Family Formation Lawyers||Fellow||2005 - Present|
|San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section||Member||2000 - Present|
|American Academy of Adoption Attorneys||Fellow||1992 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1978 - Present|
|Academy of California Family Formation Lawyers||President||2006 - 2010|
|Academy of California Family Formation Lawyers||President||2000 - 2005|
|Academy of California Adoption Lawyers||President||1994 - 2010|
|Syllabus ACAL 2016 Seminar||Ethical Quandaries in Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Law||2016|
|ACAL Syllabus||Attorney Competence||2016|
|www.adoptlaw.com||Services Provided to Members of the LBGT Commmunity||2015|
|www.adoptionhelp.com||FAQ's for Birthparents||2014|
|Syllabus ACAL 2013||Adoption Legal Protections to Consider in Assisted Reproduction Technology Cases||2013|
|COUNSEL LAW QUARTERLY||ADOPTION OPTIONS: AN OVERVIEW||2012|
|Syllabus ACAL 2009||Whose File Is It Anyway||2009|
|Adoption Law Update||Why Birthmothers Prefer Independent Adoption Over Agency Adoption||1999|
|Loving Journeys Series||Loving Journeys Guide to Adoption||1992|
|Adoption Law Update||Ethical Payment of Birth Mother Expenses||1991|
|ABA Antitrust Law Section publication||Adoption With A Heart, Selecting the Right Adoption Attorney||1990|
|Loyola Law School||Law||JD||1975|
|ACAL FAMILY FORMATION SEMINAR 2016||Applying the Rules of Professional Conduct & Ethical Practice of Law||2016|
|Children's Court Partnership CSULA||Navigating the Ethical Waters of Adoption Practice||2015|
|ACAL ADOPTION LAW SEMINAR||Pratice Tips: Ethics, Litigation, Developments in the Law||2015|
|NBI Continuing Education Program||Adoption Options: An Overview||2009|
Posted by Tanya
My husband and I consulted with Mr. Baum, in March of 2016 to help us with a step parent adoption. We were unsure of how to go about it, I initially called his office and Mr. Baum was so helpful and answered all our questions without any hesitation, he never made us feel rushed when answering questions. We decided to acquire his services right away, he invited we meet with him in his office and we did, he again went over everything we needed to know he was so thorough and extremely knowledgeable and really made us feel so comfortable and confident with the process. During the course of our case we encountered a couple of bumps in the road with the biological father, but no matter what Mr. Baum again made us feel really confident with the progress of the case. and always offered solutions. We ended up having a situation where the biological father served us papers, and unfortunately Mr. Baum does not handle the contested portion of the adoptions, but that didn't stop us, he suggested a lawyer whom he works closely with and she did not disappoint us, she too was amazing! Mr. Baum just works with and is the best!!! Fast forward to October 2016 we were officially done with our case and the outcome was exactly what we wanted!! Mr. Baum did not let us down one bit, anytime he was in vacation, he still would answer his emails and even call us. His staff is amazing and polite. Mr. Baum is extremely knowledgeable and very well known in the court system, which gave us much more confidence in him. We would definetly recommend Mr. Baum to anyone that is looking to proceed with the step parent adoption.
Posted by Megan S
Mr Baum was an incredible help to my husband and I as we were starting a surrogate journey. After being matched time was of the essence and navigating through the lengthy contracts felt very overwhelming! His responsiveness and expertise helped us greatly in starting things out feeling prepared and confident.
Posted by Ernie
Mr. Baum's friendly and confident demeanor helped us in times of confusion with the adoption process and dealing with the delicate transitions for the other parties in involved.
The staff's knowledge and friendliness helped us with all the additional information.
Virginia Frank, Adoption Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. I have known David for over 17 years. He is one of the most professional and knowledgeable attorneys I know. He works tirelessly for his clients and is available for clients even on weekends and evenings. His practice includes adoption, surrogacy and all types of family formation law. I highly recommend him.