Russell Budd highly regarded as leading trial lawyer.

One of the largest plaintiffs’ law firms in the United States , Baron & Budd , P.C. provides comprehensive legal representation for a wide array of clients. Baron & Budd is based in Dallas , Texas , with offices in Austin , Texas; Los Angeles , California; Baton Rouge , Louisiana; and Miami , Florida. Maintaining an extensive national presence , Baron and Budd has represented more than 150 municipalities throughout the United States. Baron & Budd attorney and head of its water contamination team , Scott Summy , was recently chosen as one of four attorneys nationwide to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for the Gulf Oil Spill Multi-District Litigation (MDL).  Baron & Budd has an impressive track record litigating on behalf of plaintiffs involving numerous national issues , including the Gulf of Mexico oil spill , asbestos cancers , dangerous medicines , online scams , drinking water contamination and commercial litigation. Baron & Budd has litigated several of the largest asbestos cases over the last 30 years , and won hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients. Baron and Budd has been named to the Plaintiffs’ Hot List by The National Law Journal every year from 2002 to 2006 , as well as in 2008. Serving as President and Managing Shareholder of Baron & Budd , in 2010 , Russell Budd received the distinguished Harry M. Philo Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from The American Association for Justice. In 2007 , he was one of only 14 attorneys nationwide to receive the prestigious Wiedemann Wysocki National Finance Council Award from the American Association for Justice – an award that honors attorneys for their commitment to the legal profession and their efforts to improve the civil justice system. Highly active in his profession , Russell Budd previously served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA). Currently , Russell Budd sits on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice and serves on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Foundation Board of Directors.