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The senior managing partner with Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, Michael Lin Baum has more than 30 years of experience in the litigation of wrongful death, personal injury, and consumer fraud cases. Since 2006, he and his team have represented thousands of families in SSRI antidepressant birth defect cases against major pharmaceutical companies, successfully resolving over 3,000 Paxil personal injury cases. Complementing his work as an attorney with the private firm, Michael Lin Baum has assisted medical professionals from foreign governments in the development of public policy related to consumer drug safety. 

Mr. Baum graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts in law from the University of California, Los Angeles, and he holds a juris doctor from the same institution. The recipient of numerous professional accolades, Michael Lin Baum was named a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2005 and 2012, appears on Aviation Counsel Magazine's List of Recommended High Flyers, and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Work experience

Jan 1985Present

Managing Partner

Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman

Michael L. Baum has successfully led the firm through thousands of wrongful death and personal injury cases stemming from major pharmaceutical drug catastrophes and commercial transportation mass disasters.


Jan 1982Jan 1985