Bijan Esfandiari (Los Angeles, California)
Bijan Esfandiari (Los Angeles, California)

Bijan Esfandiari

Licensed for 14 years

Practice Area: Wrongful Death, Catastrophic Injury, Drug and Medical Device Litigation 3 more areas of practice + 3 more

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424-278-9369

Bijan Esfandiari

424-278-9369

Free initial consultation, Fixed fees available

Serving Los Angeles, CA view address

Shareholder at firm Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C.

Serving Los Angeles, CA view address

Free initial consultation, Fixed fees available

About Bijan Esfandiari

Bijan Esfandiari is a pharmaceutical product liability litigation attorney and shareholder at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman in Los Angeles. He has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts across the nation, at both the trial and appellate level, in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases.
He has participated in several cases that have shaped and developed the law for the benefit of injured victims and consumers of pharmaceutical products. In one case of first impression (a case that presents a new issue for legal interpretation), the Court agreed with Bijan’s argument and held that drug manufacturers owe an affirmative duty to warn regarding risks associated with children...

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Bijan Esfandiari is a pharmaceutical product liability litigation attorney and shareholder at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman in Los Angeles. He has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts across the nation, at both the trial and appellate level, in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases.
He has participated in several cases that have shaped and developed the law for the benefit of injured victims and consumers of pharmaceutical products. In one case of first impression (a case that presents a new issue for legal interpretation), the Court agreed with Bijan’s argument and held that drug manufacturers owe an affirmative duty to warn regarding risks associated with children's off-label use.
Bijan’s published cases have also exposed reprehensible corporate conduct. In one instance, a federal court in Pennsylvania allowed Bijan’s clients to proceed with their punitive damages claims after finding that internal documents demonstrated the defendant had “acted with a wanton and willful disregard for the safety of its consumers.”
Where drug makers have tried to convince courts that federal preemption (the doctrine that federal law preempts conflicting state laws) grants them immunity from state lawsuits, Bijan has time and again prevented their escape. In Mason v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., the first and only prescription drug preemption case to be heard by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the drug maker argued that FDA approval of a drug shielded its manufacturer from fault even if the company later learned of harmful negative reactions. The court, however, sided with Bijan and held that plaintiffs’ claims were not preempted by federal law.
Bijan has likewise successfully opposed preemption in numerous other state and federal court cases. He co-authored amicus briefs in support of the respondents in the Supreme Court's landmark cases Wyeth v. Levine, 129 S.Ct. 1187 (2009) and Pliva v. Mensing, 131 S.Ct. 2567 (2011). Bijan received his bachelor’s degree (cum laude, 1999) and J.D. degree from UCLA. He has been selected to Southern California Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars for five years in a row and has an Avvo.com rating of 10 out of 10: Superb. Awards and Honors:

Selected to: Southern California Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars, 2009 - 2013
Avvo.com Superb Score 10 out of 10
Listed, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
Member, UCLA School of Law Moot Court Honors Program

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Areas of Law

  • Wrongful Death
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Mass Torts

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 04/05/13 in Personal Injury

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 04/05/13 in Consumer Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 04/05/13 in Complex and Multi-District Litigation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 04/05/13 in Products Liability

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/05/13 in Litigation

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      Credentials

      Position
      Shareholder
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 2002, California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
      2006, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of California
      2008, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third and Tenth Circuits
      2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
      2011, U.S. Supreme Court
      2012, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
      2013, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
      Additional Payment Information
      Free initial consultation
      Fixed fees available
      Law School Attended
      University of California, Los Angeles
      Class of 2002
      J.D.
      University Attended
      University of California, Los Angeles
      Class of 1999
      B.A.
      cum laude
      Birth Information
      Born in 1976
      Teheran, Iran, 1976
      Associations & Memberships
      State Bar of California
      The American Association for Justice (Member, Sections on: Products Liability
      STEP-Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts)
      Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
      Los Angeles County Bar Association.
      Representative Cases
      Berg & Berg Enterprises, LLC v. Sherwood Partners, Inc., 131 Cal.App.4th 802 (2005)
      Tucker v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., 596 F.Supp.2d 1225 (S.D.Ind. 2008)
      Knipe v. SmithKline Beecham, 583 F.Supp.2d 553 (E.D.Pa. 2008)
      Knipe v. SmithKline Beecham, 583 F.Supp.2d 602 (E.D.Pa. 2008)
      Cunningham v. SmithKline Beecham, 255 F.R.D. 474 (N.D.Ind. 2009)
      Forst v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., 602 F.Supp.2d 960 (E.D.Wis. 2009)
      Forst v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., 639 F.Supp.2d 948 (E.D.Wis. 2009)
      Mason v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., 596 F.3d 387 (7th Cir. 2010)
      Tucker v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., 701 F.Supp.2d 1040 (S.D.Ind. 2010)
      Dorsett v. Sandoz, Inc., 699 F.Supp.2d 1142 (C.D.Cal. 2010).
      Languages
      Farsi

      Pro Bono

      Member, Representative Assembly of the Palms Neighborhood Council; Public Counsel Volunteer Attorney, 2007.