Baron and Budd was one of the first law firms in the country to successfully handle a mesothelioma lawsuit in the 1970s and continues to fight today. Though the firm was started in Dallas, Baron and Budd has expanded across the nation to help those who are suffering from asbestos diseases, such as mesothelioma. Aside from asbestos lawsuits, Baron and Budd has spearheaded significant environmental and financial litigation in the past few years. The firm holds a seat on the leadership committee in the litigation surrounding the BP oil spill, which significantly impacted Louisiana and the Gulf Coast area The firm was also involved in the litigation against numerous banking giants, such as Bank of America, regarding the manipulative re-ordering of debits from a consumer's account. The firm is also active in litigation surrounding deceptive advertising claims, consumer financial fraud, whistleblower issues, water contamination, unsafe drugs and medical devices, overtime violations and other important consumer issues.

The firm's Baton Rouge office is headed by veteran attorney Burton LeBlanc, a Louisiana native who has dedicated his career to protecting the unique environment of the state of Louisiana. LeBlanc also currently serves as the president of the American Association for Justice and is a past president of the Louisiana Association for Justice. LeBlanc has handled numerous cases involving environmental contamination in Louisiana and securities issues.

As a law firm that works closely with mesothelioma patients, the mesothelioma lawyers at Baron and Budd are dedicated to advancing mesothelioma treatments and giving back to the mesothelioma and civil justice communities. The firm is a 2012-2013 Platinum-Level sponsor of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), one of the largest independent non-profit organization dedicated to asbestos and mesothelioma patients. Baron and Budd is honored to support ADAO in its efforts to raise public awareness about asbestos, provide support for the mesothelioma community and advocate for a global ban on asbestos. The attorneys at Baron and Budd were also cornerstone donors and executive advisory board members of the International Mesothelioma Program (IMP), headed by Dr. David Sugarbaker. Their donation helped launch the program. Baron and Budd founder and managing shareholder Russell Budd holds a seat on the Board of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Foundation and, under Budd's direction, the firm underwrote the distribution and printing of the NCCN Guidelines for mesothelioma patients.

For more information about the mesothelioma lawyers at Baron and Budd, visit the firm's dedicated mesothelioma website, Fight Mesothelioma at or call us at 1.866.844.4556 to learn more about your legal rights.

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