With about 50 attorneys supported by a staff of 200, Baron &
Budd is a litigation-centric firm which works largely on toxic
torts, most notably asbestos and water contamination cases.
Headquartered in Dallas, the firm prides itself on its scrappy
reputation, and-given the amount of responsibility junior
associates are given-it's a great place to cut your teeth if you
want to be a litigator.
Plaintiff Litigators from Birth
Founded in 1977, Baron & Budd is home to plaintiff
litigators who, while working primarily on a contingency fee basis,
have won some of the largest tort lawsuits and settlements on
record, and have taken issues to the Supreme Court countless times.
The National Law Journal has repeatedly included Baron & Budd
on its annual "hot list" of plaintiffs' firms, and the Legal 500
has recognized the firm for its litigation work, particularly in
asbestos and groundwater contamination cases.
In addition to these hot-button issues, Baron & Budd
represents clients in consumer scam class actions, securities fraud
litigation and pharmaceutical litigation, including helping to
oversee settlement of the Fen-Phen diet drug litigation. With a
motto of "protecting what's right," Baron & Budd attorneys see
themselves as crusaders of environmental justice, taking large
corporations to task for their misdeeds and winning significant
victories against some of the largest corporations in the world,
such as ExxonMobil, Bank of America, and Hercules, Inc. to name a
Eliminating Asbestos Out of Lives
Baron & Budd has developed a name as a leader is
asbestos-related litigation, representing victims of asbestos
exposure, helping men and women who developed mesothelioma and
other asbestos-related diseases to receive compensation for their
life-changing illnesses. The firm also helps asbestos exposure
victims outside the courtroom--it has pledged millions in donations
to the International Pleural Mesothelioma Program at Brigham &
Women's Hospital in Boston.
Although initially established nearly four decades ago in order
to fight for workers injured by asbestos, Baron & Budd has
expanded to confront not only the asbestos industry but also other
societal threats such as water contamination, unsafe pharmaceutical
drugs and devices, overtime violations, trucking accidents,
financial industry fraud, nursing home abuse and automobile
The firm is particularly active in groundwater contamination
cases, representing numerous municipalities, water providers and
private well owners in cases involving contamination by MTBE, or
methyl tertiary-butyl, a chemical used to refine oil into gasoline.
The firm's 21-year legal battle with Tucson's city government and
airport, stemming from allegations that industrial solvents used by
a missile systems facility had contaminated Tucson's water supply
and caused unusual forms of cancer, resulted in one of the largest
recoveries of its kind and helped define Arizona pollution laws.
Contaminated water, exposure to toxic substances, and food
contamination are all preventable and Baron & Budd has vowed to
help clients who were exposed to toxic substances and carcinogens
get the compensation they deserve.