Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

Firm Overview

The truck crash lawyers at Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman are committed to help reduce unsafe and illegal trucking practices in all 50 states. We have represented over 200 victims of commercial trucking accidents across the nation and have recovered over $165 million for our past truck accident clients.

We have handled truck accident cases against major trucking companies, such as:

Allied Waste Industries; CR England; CSX Corporation; Eagle Systems; FedEx; Food Express, Inc.; Food 4 Less; GARDA, Inc.; J.B. Hunt; Kimberly-Clark; Lucky; Schneider National Trucking Company; Swift

Our firm has recovered over $1.2 billion for our past clients in all areas of practice. We have handled over 8,000 cases across the United States.

Many of our attorneys have earned Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, and our law firm is also listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register Preeminent Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, 2014 and 2015 Top Ranked Law Firms and U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers Best Law Firms for 2014 and 2015. Additionally, five of our attorneys are listed in the Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel.


Our past performance, verdicts or settlements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Past results obtained or overall performance must be confined to that particular case, its factual and legal circumstances and legal surroundings. Every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.

"AV Preeminent is certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies." "An AV rating reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity." Best Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America are registered trademarks of Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC.
Main Office
Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC
12100 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 950
Los Angeles  CA  90025
  • 310-207-3233 or 800-827-0087
  • 310-820-7444


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Office Information

Office Hours
8:00am to 5:00pm
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, French, Farsi

Other Offices

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
201 St. Charles Avenue
Suite 2500
New Orleans,  LA  70170
Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC
113 S. Monroe Street
1st Floor
Tallahassee,  FL  32301
Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC
201 North Illinois Street
16th Floor - South Tower
Indianapolis,  IN  46204
Trucking Accident
Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC helps truck crash victims and their families across the nation. Our firm has handled thousands of cases across the U.S., including those involving truck crashes, recovering over $1.2 billion for our clients.
Baum Hedlund's truck accident attorneys help clients overcome the grief following a serious trucking accident, pursue answers being kept from them and obtain compensation they will need in the future.

The firm has extensive experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases involving major commercial transportation accidents, including airline crashes, general aviation accidents, bus crashes, structure collapses, train derailments and truck crashes.

More than 8,000 people have trusted Baum Hedlund to handle their most important cases against companies such as:

Ground transportation companies

Allied Waste Industries; Amtrak; CR England; CSX Corporation; Eagle Systems; FedEx, Food Express, Inc.; Food 4 Less; Ford Motor Co.; GARDA, Inc.; Greyhound; J.B. Hunt; Kimberly-Clark; Lucky's; Roadway Express; Ryder Truck Rental; Schneider National Trucking; Swift Transportation; Tyson Foods; and Werner.


Baum Hedlund's staff includes attorneys from top law schools, the majority of whom have earned the highest attorney AV Preeminent Peer Review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, resulting in becoming one of the few 2014-2015 Top Ranked Law Firms. The firm is also listed in Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2015 Best Law Firms, Martindale Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Marquis Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Communication is the cornerstone of our practice. Our clients can always reach us. They can always visit our offices located throughout the United States or we will go to them. Most communication is handled over the phone or via email. Sometimes even through online video. We use many different means for staying in good communication with our clients.

Our firm strives to maintain close relationships with our clients to help guide them through the legal process during such a difficult time. Over many years of practicing law, we believe that it is important to our clients to stay in communication with them about the status of their case, promptly return their telephone calls, and listen to their concerns with a caring and friendly approach. Our clients have often told us that our firm provided them with more than "lawyering" and that they considered us to be their friends.

Michael L. Baum

Michael L. Baum is the senior managing partner of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman. He has successfully led the firm through thousands of wrongful death and personal injury cases stemming from major commercial transportation accidents and pharmaceutical drug injuries. 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 trucking companies, airlines and pharmaceutical companies, among others.

He has the highest AV 5.0 out of 5 Preeminent Peer Review Rating through Martindale Hubbell and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers, Who's Who in American Law, Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel and he maintains an Superb Score 10 out of 10.
  • Bar Number: 119511
    California , 1985
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    J.D. , 1985
    Los Angeles, CA

Ron Goldman Board Certified Trial Lawyer

Ronald L. M. Goldman is one of the firm's senior partners. He has over 50 years of experience. Ron is board certified as a civil trial lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Since becoming a lawyer in 1963, Ron has handled a wide variety of sophisticated litigation at both the trial and appellate levels and he has litigated hundreds of cases involving personal injury and wrongful death, including many cases related to commercial transportation liability.
  • University of Sounthern California
    J.D. , 1962
    Los Angeles, CA

Ilyas Akbari

A. Ilyas Akbari is an associate attorney at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman and concentrates his practice on commercial transportation accidents resulting in catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death as well as pharmaceutical drug product liability and class action cases.

Mr. Akbari’s bioengineering  degree  has proven very beneficial in the trials in which he assisted as well as with the handling of his cases in general.  He was part of the team of Baum Hedlund lawyers who obtained one of the largest verdicts for the death of an unmarried person in Ohio state’s history in a truck accident case.  He was also an integral part of the firm’s trial team which tried an aviation accident product liability case against Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.

After earning his B.S. in 2000 from U.C. San Diego, where he was the founding Vice President of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers, Ilyas continued on to Southwestern University School of Law.  While at Southwestern,  he served as President of the Student Bar Association.  He was also a Certified Law Clerk at the District Attorney’s Office in East Los Angeles, where he conducted preliminary hearings and misdemeanor trials.  Mr. Akbari has been named a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star for the years 2007-2010.

Ilyas has worked on many of the firm’s cases and has experience handling many different types of wrongful death and personal injury cases, including aviation accidents, traumatic brain injury cases, truck crashes, pharmaceutical injuries and toxic poisoning cases.

  • University of California, San Diego
    B.S. , 2000
    San Diego, CA
  • Southwestern University School of Law
    J.D. , 2003
    Los Angeles, CA

Paul Hedlund

Paul J. Hedlund is a senior partner and trial lawyer for the national law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman which handles major transportation accidents and pharmaceutical drug product liability cases. Paul focuses his practice on commercial transportation accidents including, aviation, bus, train and truck crashes. He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and his law degree from UCLA.

For over 20 years, Paul and his firm have handled more than 850 commercial transportation personal injury and wrongful death cases across the country. Paul was appointed to the Plaintiffs Steering Committees in the United 232 Sioux City crash, the Alaska Airlines crash off Pt. Mugu, CA, the September 11, 2001 Tort Litigation and the Metrolink Collision Cases, Chatsworth, California, 2008. He was also part of the team that negotiated, as a term of the settlement, an unprecedented public apology by the president of Air Midwest in a formal ceremony to the families of the victims of the crash of Air Midwest Flight 5481, which crashed on January 8, 2003 at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

Mr. Hedlund has the highest 5.0 out of 5 AV® Peer Review Rating through Martindale Hubbell and the highest superb score of 10. He has been selected to Southern California Super Lawyers and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in the World. He is also listed in Aviation Counsel Magazine's List of Recommended High Flyers, believed by the International Air Transport Association's Legal Dept. to be one of the most elite lists of aviation law practitioners ever produced.

Because of his expertise as a mechanical engineer, Paul was the only attorney to testify about train configurations and safety at a California state hearing in 2005, looking into the cause of the worst train disaster in Metrolink’s history, in which his firm represents 15 passengers.

Paul was also the only attorney to testify in 1990 about the need for labeling earthquake susceptible buildings, before the California State Legislature Seismic Safety Commission hearing regarding the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. His client’s son died when a commercial building known to be vulnerable to tremors, collapsed on him during the quake.

Paul is among the relatively few attorneys who have argued a wrongful death case before the United States Supreme Court.

The press have interviewed Paul on numerous occasions. He has appeared in the media more than 150 times on TV and radio programs such as, ABC’s PrimeTime Live with Sam Donaldson, ABC World News Tonight, CNBC, CNN, Court TV, EXTRA, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, NPR, and all of the Los Angeles news stations. He has also appeared in print media such as, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, National Law Journal, and the Washington Post.

  • Bar Number: Patent Law, U.S. Pat
    , 1978
  • University of Michigan
    B.S. , 1968
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
    J.D , 1973
    Los Angeles, CA

Robin McCall

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