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Brenda G.




Edwardsville, IL


Areas of Practice

  • Toxic Torts
  • Products Liability Asbestos Lawsuits


  • Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri, 1988
  • Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, 1985 - B.A. in English


  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Practice Description

Ms. Baum focuses her practice in the toxic tort area including products liability asbestos lawsuits, representing both product manufacturers and premises defendants.

Ms. Baum represents clients in Illinois and Missouri, with an emphasis on Madison County, Illinois.

Bar/Professional Association Involvement

  • Member, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
    • Secretary, 2015
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute
  • DRI Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee
  • DRI Women in the Law
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Women Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Arbitrator, Madison County, Illinois court
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Awards & Distinctions

  • Co-Chair, HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, 2009-2011
  • Speaker, Mealey's Asbestos Conference: Advanced Trial Strategies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2008
  • AV Preeminent® attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer (2016-2017)
    • Products Liability Defense Law: Toxic Torts Defense Law
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (2016-2017)
    • Class Action