Since being established in 1985, Wisner Baum (formerly Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman) has cultivated a reputation for our work in complex and high-stakes litigation.
Backed by award-winning trial lawyers, our firm has spearheaded groundbreaking civil cases that have exposed critical flaws in our most important systems, and helped alert the public to safety concerns, corruption, and injustices committed by corporations that care more about profits than people.
From taking on some of the world’s most powerful conglomerates over pharmaceutical and medical device liability to litigating national-scale class actions, commercial transportation accidents, toxic torts, and whistleblower claims, we’ve held our own in the fight for justice, and have amassed a record of proven success for our clients along the way.
Learn more about our historical litigation by selecting one of the specific menu options on this page. Our attorneys have a proven track-record of success and are proud to have litigated these cases on behalf of our clients.
Learn more about some of the cases we have handled in the past:
$2.0 Billion Verdict Personal Injury
In May of 2019, the jury in the case of Pilliod et al. v, Monsanto Company ordered the agrochemical giant to pay $2.055 billion in damages to the plaintiffs, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a Bay Area couple in their 70s.
$289.2 Million Verdict Personal Injury
On Aug. 10, 2018, a San Francisco jury ordered Monsanto to pay $39.25 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages to Mr. Johnson, a former groundskeeper who alleged exposure to Monsanto’s herbicides caused him to develop terminal non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
$265 Million Settlement Fatal Train Crash
In 2016, Wisner Baum attorney Timothy A. Loranger and six other attorneys in the Plaintiffs’ Management Committee were able to secure a $265 million settlement for victims of the 2015 Amtrak 188 derailment in Philadelphia, one of the largest in the U.S. for 2016.
$105 Million Settlement Pharmaceutical Settlement
Wisner Baum obtained $105 million on behalf of multiple clients involved in a pharmaceutical negligence case.
$80 Million Verdict Personal Injury
Wisner Baum attorneys served on the trial team in the case of Hardeman v. Monsanto Company, which resulted in an $80 million jury verdict for the plaintiff, Edwin Hardeman.
$63 Million Settlement Paxil Pediatric Class Action
$63 million pediatric class action re false promotion of Paxil. Judge approves final terms of improved national pediatric paxil class action settlement – consumers get a better deal.