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William G. Baumgaertner

William G. Baumgaertner

Of Counsel
Los Angeles
555 South Flower Street
Forty-Fifth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Mr. Baumgaertner is a member of the Product Liability Practice Group. He specializes in innovative strategies to resolve civil litigation for plaintiffs and defendants at an early stage. He has tried over 75 cases to verdict and is an accomplished mediator. He provides a wealth of efficient, pragmatic approaches to case resolution that invariably promote the best interests of his clients. Currently, Mr. Baumgaertner serves as advisor and counsel for a luxury hotel operator regarding all California personal injury and guest relations matters.

In addition, Mr. Baumgaertner’s experience with individual plaintiff settlements of note include cases involving:

  • Automotive product liability, design stability, fuel fed fires and tires
  • General negligence
  • Premises liability
  • Wrongful termination and work place harassment
  • Medical malpractice and medical devices
  • Construction injuries
  • Road design and government claim liability involving mass transit vehicles
  • Vicious animals
  • Wrongful death

Community Service

For over 30 years, Mr. Baumgaertner has volunteered as a mediator/ arbitrator on a pro bono basis. He has been intimately involved with the Superior Court of Los Angeles, serving on the committees that designed and implemented the Superior Court Fast Track Rules, Attorneys Special Arbitration Program and its present Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel.

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University of San Diego School of Law (JD, 1975)

California State Polytechnic University (BA, 1971)

California State Courts

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Fellow
American College of Trial Lawyers
University of San Diego School of Law Board of Visitors

Best Lawyers in America© 2005-present

Southern California Super Lawyers, 2005-2021

Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent