William A. Baird, Esq., is managing partner of the firm. He specializes in consumer class actions, employment litigation, mass torts (fire litigation and medical products), insurance bad faith and catastrophic injury cases. Mr. Baird has represented thousands of employees, insureds, consumers, and the injured in cases throughout California as well as the country. During the course of this time, he has helped to obtain millions of dollars in compensatory relief on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Baird has lectured on the topics of fire litigation, insurance bad faith, and consumer class actions. He has also contributed to practice handbooks dealing with insurance bad faith and class actions. He has been involved in trials in State Court and Federal Court as well as arbitrations. In addition to his other trials, he was a member of the legal team that obtained the largest verdict of its type in a case where a child was blinded as a result of improper neonatal care.
Mr. Baird is admitted to practice in California State Courts and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California. He is a member of The Consumer Attorneys of California as well as The Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles.
Mr. Baird obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, graduating cum laude, where he was a staff writer for the Pepperdine Law Review and the recipient of the Dean's, President's, and Howard A. White Scholarships. He graduated from Pepperdine University, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. During college, he studied abroad spending one year in Heidelberg, Germany and two summers in the jungles of Honduras working with a medical project that provided free medical care to the indigent.
- Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
- J.D. - 1997
- Honors: cum laude
- Honors: Dean, President, and Howard A. White Scholarships
- Pepperdine University
- B.A. - 1994
- Honors: cum laude
- Major: History
- Consumer Class Actions
- Employment Litigation
- Mass Torts
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Catastrophic Injuries
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court Central District of California
- U.S. District Court Southern District of California
- The Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
- The Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Member
Current Employment Position
- Of Counsel