Timothy A. Loranger

Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, PC - Los Angeles
Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, PC - Los Angeles
11111 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 1750, Los Angeles, CA 90025 United States
(310) 207-3233
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Senior Shareholder, Attorney, Secretary, Pilot, Marine Corps Veteran


Timothy A. Loranger is an attorney and senior shareholder at the national mass disaster law firm of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman. A consumer attorney, pilot, and avid citizen advocate, Tim oversees our firm's transportation product liability litigation, aviation, and commercial ground transportation accidents (including truck accidents, train crashes, and military vehicle accidents), and military accidents resulting in catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death. He served as Chairman of the Aviation Law Section of the American Association for Justice, the world’s largest trial bar, in 2021-2022.


Best Lawyers® selected Tim as the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation in Los Angeles. This recognition can only be earned by one lawyer who receives the highest overall peer feedback in one legal practice area in one metropolitan region. It is a distinction that exemplifies an exceptional level of trust and respect that a lawyer has earned from peers in the legal field.


Tim has experience working on numerous commercial truck, bus, and aviation cases involving negligent design, operation, and maintenance. His experience in these cases, combined with a varied background in science and mechanics, has given him significant insights into finding and proving the causation in these accidents.


A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Tim served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. His experience as a Marine prepared him for a career in the legal field where service, honor, compassion, perseverance, and dedication are essential traits.


During this time, Tim worked as an aircraft mechanic throughout the U.S., including the Marine Corps and Navy Air Stations in El Toro, California; San Diego, California; Memphis, Tennessee; and Jacksonville, Florida. The focus of his training and work was on RF-4B, F/A-18, and KC-130 aircraft at both the squadron and intermediate maintenance levels. During this time, Tim expressed his strong passion for aviation and aviation safety.


Tim developed a life-long desire to fly at a young age and earned his pilot’s license over 15 years ago. He still finds time to fly even with the full-time practice of law. After serving in the Marines, Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from California State University, Northridge and his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law.


As a proud member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Consumer Attorneys of California, and the American Association for Justice, Tim is a part of an extensive association of plaintiff attorneys dedicated to representing consumers in, and protecting them from, unsafe products, unsafe medicine, unfair business practices, and unscrupulous, negligent corporate conduct.


Tim dedicates himself beyond the courtroom by lobbying for consumer safety legislation as a strong advocate for victim’s rights and equal access to justice. He is a proud member of the CAALA Board of Governors, as well as an active member of various committees within CAALA, including the Government Relations Committee, the Public Relations Committee, the Listserve Committee, the New Lawyers Committee, and the Mentor Program.


CAALA has honored Tim with three Presidential Awards for his tireless efforts to preserve victims’ rights and for his advocacy for consumer safety.


In his spare time, Tim raises money for charity, runs in marathons, and trains and competes in triathlons, with plans for a full-distance Ironman Triathlon in the works. He receives his greatest joy spending time with his wife, Desiree, and their daughter, Elizabeth.


Tim was also an active member of the Boy Scouts of America and the Civil Air Patrol—a benevolent, nonprofit organization and auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force, dedicated to aerospace education.


Practice Areas

Aviation Accidents

Helicopter Crash Litigation

Military Aircraft Crashes

Bus Accidents

School Bus Accidents

Catastrophic Injury

Spinal Cord Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury

Complex and Multi-District Litigation

Mass Disaster Litigation

Military Accidents

Personal Injury Law

Police Misconduct and Civil Rights

Product Liability Law

Structural Collapses

Train Accidents

Traumatic Brain Injury

Truck Accidents

Wrongful Death Law


Education

California State University Northridge (B.A., Biology, 1999)

Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA (J.D., 2002)

Private Pilot License, Single Engine Land, USA (1999)


Court Admissions

California, 2003

U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2003

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2004

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2006

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 2011

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2011

District of Columbia, 2013

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2013

US District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2019

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2019


Awards and Honors

Certificate of Recognition 2022, American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for: Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Los Angeles (2020)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (2017-2022) for work in:

Aviation Law

Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Elected Chairman of the Aviation Law Section of the American Association for Justice (2021-2022)

California Powerhouse, Law360 Regional Powerhouse Series, 2021

Selected to: Southern California Super Lawyers®, 2015 – 2022

Selected to: Southern California Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars, 2011 – 2013

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

The National Trial Lawyers Top 10 Aviation Trial Lawyers

The National Trial Lawyers Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers

Avvo.com Superb Score 10 out of 10

Steven C. Glickman Award 2016, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Presidential Award 2007, 2015, 2017 Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Presidential Award of Merit 2008, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Grand Prize – 1st Annual Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Essay Contest, “‘Side Trips’ Within the Warsaw Convention”, LPBA Journal, Vol. XXIII, No.3, Fall 2002


Litigation Leadership

Plaintiffs’ Management Committee, MDL-2654, In Re: Amtrak Train Derailment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 12, 2015


Member

State Bar of California

The District of Columbia Bar

Consumer Attorneys of California, President’s Club Benefactor, Sustaining Member

American Association for Justice (AAJ): Leader’s Forum; Veterans and Military Service Members Committee; Aviation Law Section (Past-Chair), Federal Tort Claim and Military Section; Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group

Chairman, Aviation Law Section, American Association for Justice (2021-2022)

Chair-Elect, Aviation Law Section, American Association for Justice (2020-2021)

Vice-Chair, Aviation Law Section, American Association for Justice (2019-2020)

Secretary, Aviation Law Section, American Association for Justice (2017 – 2019)

American Bar Association: The Forum on Air and Space Law; Litigation Section; Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

Honorary Board of Governors, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities, 2015 – 2019

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Board of Governors, 2014 – present

Government Relations Committee

Public Relations Committee

ListServe Committee, Chair (2014-present)

Mentor Program

Strategic Planning Committee, Chair

Lawyer Pilots Bar Association

Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association

Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary, 1983 – 1985


Presentations / Speeches

Topic: Moderator: Deep Dive - Products Liability

Topic: Moderator: Insurance Bad Faith

Organization: CAALA - Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Event: CAALA’s Annual Las Vegas Convention

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: September 2-3, 2021


Topic: Aviation Law Section CLE Program - Protective Orders Across Jurisdictions

Organization: AAJ - American Association for Justice

Event: AAJ 2021 Annual Convention

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: July 12-15, 2021


Topic: Federal Court Rules and Civil Procedure

Organization: Consumer Attorneys of California

Event: Webinar

Date: October 1, 2019


Topic: Insurance Bad Faith – Moderator

Organization: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Event: CAALA Annual Las Vegas Convention

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: September 1, 2019


Topic: Premises Liability Cases – Moderator

Organization: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Event: CAALA Annual Las Vegas Convention

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: August 31, 2019


Topic: Vehicle Accident Cases – Moderator

Organization: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Event: CAALA Annual Las Vegas Convention

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: August 30, 2019


Topic: “Removal and Remand”

Program: Federal Practice & Procedure Panel

Organization: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Event: CAALA Annual Las Vegas Convention, Catch the Wave of Justice

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: August 30 – September 2, 2018


Topic: Federal Practice & Procedure

Organization: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Event: CAALA Members CLE Program Webinar

Location: Webinar

Date: May 9, 2018


Topic: The Latest in Passenger Protections and Passenger Claims and the Impact of Social Media on Them

Organization: American Bar Association – ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Aviation and Space Law Committee

Event: Aviation Litigation Committee Conference, Aviation and Litigation in Today’s World

Location: Ritz Carlton, Washington, D.C.

Date: October 19-20, 2017


Topic: Direct Examination of Expert Witnesses

Program: Experts Panel

Organization: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Event: CAALA Annual Las Vegas Convention 2017

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: August 31-September 3, 2017


Topic: Expert Witness Panel

Program: Excluding Experts and Ensuring Yours Aren’t Excluded.

Organization: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Event: CAALA Annual Las Vegas Convention 2016

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: September 2, 2016


Topic: The Practical Absurdity Created by Daimler AG v. Bauman

Organization: Southern Methodist University

Event: 50th Annual SMU Air Law Symposium

Location: Las Colinas, Texas

Date: March 31 – April 1, 2016

Program: Product Liability


Topic: Pleading Your Product Case

Organization: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Event: CAALA Annual Convention 2015: Follow the Road to Trial Success

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: September 3-6, 2015

Program: Third-Party Cases


Topic: Pre-Litigation Concerns in a Third-Party Case

Organization: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Event: CAALA Annual Las Vegas Convention 2014

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: August 30, 2014


Author

California bicycle laws – A primer, ADVOCATE Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California, February, 2017

‘Side Trips’ Within the Warsaw Convention – LPBA Journal, Vol, XXIII, No. 3, Fall, 2002


Notable Media Appearances

TV

ABC News Fresno

ABC News Minneapolis

Democracy Now!

KTLA News Los Angeles


News

Army Times

Associated Press

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Law360

Los Angeles Magazine

Los Angeles Times

Marine Corps Times

Miami Herald

Military Times

National Law Journal

Navy Times

San Diego Union-Tribune

The Washington Post

USA Today


Pro Bono and Civic Activities

Member, American Legion

Honorary Board of Governors, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities, 2015 – 2019

Board of Directors, U.S. Vets, 2014 – 2019

Former Member, Civil Air Patrol, a benevolent, nonprofit organization and auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force dedicated to aerospace education.

Fund Raiser, Livestrong Foundation, Los Angeles Marathon, 2011 – Raised $1,500.00 to help in the fight against cancer and to assist cancer survivors and their families to Livestrong.


Racing History

“Hard Corps” Sprint Triathlon, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA, August 6, 2011

Warrior Dash 2011- Lake Elsinore, CA, April 3, 2011

Los Alamitos 30th Annual “Race on the Base” Triathlon, Los Alamitos, CA,February 26, 2011

13.1 Los Angeles Half Marathon, Venice Beach, CA, January 18, 2011

LA Marathon (Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica, CA, March 20, 2011

Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10K run, Redondo Beach, CA, February 6, 2011

San Dimas “Turkey Tri” Triathlon, San Dimas, CA, November 26, 2010

Cedars Sinai “Run for Her” 5K, Los Angeles, CA, November 14, 2010

“Day at the Beach” Triathlon, Hermosa Beach, CA, October 10, 2010

33rd Annual Manhattan Beach 10k, Manhattan Beach, CA, October 2, 2010

“Hard Corps” Sprint Triathlon, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA, August 7, 2010


Military Experience

United States Marine Corps, Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California, Corporal, Aircraft Hydraulic Mechanic (RF-4B, F/A-18, C-130), 1988 – 1992


Deployment:

Veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, 1990-1991


Awards:

Navy Unit Commendation

Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2nd Award)

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

Good Conduct Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Southwest Asia Service Medal (w/2 bronze stars)

Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)

Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

Rifle Expert Badge

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