Laura J. Baughman is managing shareholder of the Quit Tam litigation team at Dallas, Texas based firm, Baron and Budd, P.C. where she also leads the firm’s work in California involving Proposition 65 litigation. She has been named a “Rising Star of Texas Law, “recognized by Super Lawyers and D Magazine, and “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Baughman is a member of Taxpayers Against Fraud, AAJ’s Leaders Forum, and AAJ’s Qui Tam Litigation Group.
Elizabeth Middleton Burke concentrates her practice in medical devices, medical negligence, pharmacy liability, and pharmaceutical drug litigation. She received her JD from the University of South Carolina and her BA from the College of Charleston. Ms. Burke is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, and serves on the Southern Trial Lawyers Association’s board of governors. She is a member of AAJ’s Leaders Forum, Actos Bladder Cancer Litigation Group, Pradaxa Litigation Group, Preemption Law Litigation Group, and Yaz/Yasmin Litigation Group as well as AAJ’s Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts. She serves on AAJ’s Convention Planning Committee and has served on AAJ’s National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees. Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC is located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
H. Blair Hahn concentrates his practice in construction defects, medical devices, and pharmaceutical drug litigation. Blair has served as lead counsel or as a member of the executive committee of the plaintiffs’ steering committee of multiple MDLs including TMJ, Chantix, Zyprexa, Bausch and Lomb, MI Windows, and Masonite Siding. He is rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of AAJ's Leaders Forum, and the South Carolina Association for Justice. Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC has offices in Barnwell, Charleston, and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
Matthew R. Lopez concentrates his practice in defective medical devices, defective drugs, medical negligence, product liability, premises liability, and personal injury litigation. He is an associate with Lopez McHugh LLP where he leads the firm’s operation in Lipitor and Byetta/Januvia litigation. He is a member of AAJ’s Chantix Litigation Group and Pradaxa Litigation Group. Mr. Lopez has been listed as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Lopez McHugh LLP has offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Newport Beach, California, and Moorestown, New Jersey.
Ramon R. Lopez is founder of Lopez McHugh LLP with offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Newport Beach, California, and Moorestown, New Jersey where he concentrates in civil litigation involving personal injury, including complex mass torts, pharmaceutical, medical negligence, and product liability litigation. He has been recognized in Super Lawyers, LawDragon, and American Academy of Barristers. Mr. Lopez served on the California Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the breast implant litigation and on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Rezulin MDL proceedings. He is a cochair of AAJ’s Chantix Litigation Group, serves on AAJ’s Litigation Group Leaders Council, and is a member of AAJ’s Products Liability Section and Preemption Litigation Group.
Bill Robins concentrates his practice in personal injury, products liability, environmental, and commercial litigation as well as nursing home negligence and medical negligence. Mr. Robins graduated from the University of Houston Law School where he received the A.A. White Dean’s Scholarship for Highest Average in his law class. He is a member of AAJ’s Leaders Forum, the Houston and American Bar Associations, AAJ’s Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Group, Yaz/Yasmin Litigation Group, and Zimmer Durom Cup Litigation Group. He is a past cochair of AAJ’s Avandia Litigation Group and serves on AAJ’s Public Affairs Committee. Heard Robins Cloud & Black LLP has offices in Houston, Texas, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.