About Baron & Budd, P.C.
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 few.
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 recalls.
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.
3102 Oak Lawn Ave #1100
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: (214) 521-3605
Managing Partner: Russell W. Budd
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
50 - 100
Firm did not disclose salary information.
Director of Human Resources
No. of U.S. Offices: 8
No. of International Offices: 0
Baton Rouge, LA
Dallas, TX (HQ)
San Diego, CA
New Orleans, LA
Automobile Defects & Recalls
California Prop 65
Financial Industry Fraud
Gulf Oil Spill
Medical Implants & Devices
Nursing Home Abuse
Porter Ranch Gas Leak
RoundUp Weed Killer
Student Loan Servicing
Unsafe Pharmaceutical Drugs & Medical Devices