R. Brent Wisner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC
 | 12100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 950
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-207-3233
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • French
Attorney Profile

Brent Wisner is an attorney and partner in the Los Angeles office of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC. A Los Angeles native, Brent is driven by a deep-rooted passion for using the law to helpthose who have been marginalized and hurt by large, and sometimes malicious, corporations. Brent has dedicated his practice to vindicating his client’s rights and holding wrongdoers accountable. He concentrates his practice on pharmaceutical class action litigation, toxic-tort injuries, whistleblower and qui tam claims, and consumer fraud litigation. Brent also oversees the firm’s Medicare Secondary Payer cases, representing Medicare providers who have lost taxpayer funds to pharmaceutical companies and other large defendants.

Brent is one of Baum Hedlund’s lead trial attorneys and manages a highly-trained team of attorneys on all aspects of the cases in his department. Brent takes pride in personally working up all facets of litigation—from briefing, expert discovery, through trial and, if needed, appeal. Brent is routinely asked to provide commentary and advice to media and other counsel on high-profile cases.

Law360 named Mr. Wisner a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” for, in part, his role as co-lead counsel in a complex trial that resulted in the first multi-million-dollar jury verdict against a brand-name drug-maker liable for injuries caused by a generic version of the drug. The case has been described as groundbreaking and likely to shape the landscape of pharmaceutical litigation for years to come.

Prior to working at Baum Hedlund, Brent served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Helen Gillmor in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii for two years. While clerking, he worked on several jury trials, both criminal and civil, and was responsible for aiding the Court in resolving complex pretrial and post-trial motions. In addition, he worked on several cases in other jurisdictions, including the District of Arizona and the Eastern District of California. While clerking, Brent also gained valuable appellate court experience when Judge Gillmor sat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena, California.

Brent received his law degree (J.D.) and a Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) from Georgetown University prior to his clerkship. While at Georgetown on a scholarship, he was recognized for his commitment to public interest law and received a pro bono service award for completing over 750 hours of volunteer legal work.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Class Action/Mass Torts (70%): Class Actions, Toxic Torts

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Focus Areas

Class Actions, Toxic Torts, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018

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About Brent Wisner

Admitted: 2011, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.baumhedlundlaw.com/attorneys/r-brent-wisner/

Honors and Awards:

  • Selected to Law360 Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar, 2018
  • Top List: Up-And-Coming-100, Southern California Rising Stars, 2018
  • Selected to Southern California Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars -2018, 2017, 2016
  • UCLA Mock Trial Team, Team Captain, Named “All American Attorney” by the American Mock Trial Association
  • Pro bono service award
  • UCLA Sailing Team, Team Captain
  • UCLA Mock Trial Team, Team Captain, National Champions in 2003 and 2004
  • Academic Scholarship, Honors in Philosophy and Political Science, UCLA
  • Semi‐finalist at the National Civil Trial Competition
  • Semi‐finalist at the National Trial Advocacy Competition
  • Finalist (2nd of 200) at the National Student Trial Advocacy Competition
  • Winner of the American Association of Justice Mock Trial Tournament
  • Winner of the National Ethics Trial Competition
  • Mock Trial: Georgetown Law Barristers’ Council, Trial Advocacy, Managing Director
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • “Top Gun” at the Top Gun Mock Trial Tournament
  • “Most Exceptional Advocate” at the National White Collar Crime Invitational
  • “Top Advocate” at the National Ethics Trial Competition
  • Georgetown Public Policy Review, Executive Editor
  • Listed, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2017
  • American Association for Justice: Class Action Litigation Group; Preemption Law Litigation Group
  • American Association for Justice: Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Litigation Group; Herbicides and Pesticides Litigation Group
  • American Association for Justice: Leader’s Forum; Products Liability; Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts
  • State Bar of California
  • California, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Southern District of California, 2013
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern District of California, 2013
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Central District of California, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2012
  • Younger Lawyer Division
  • Federal Litigation Section
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Coro Fellowship

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  •  AAJ Education’s Plaintiff-Only Hot Topics and Trends in Litigation Seminar, Charleston, South Carolina, December 3, 2014, Cymbalta Withdrawal Litigation, In re: Cymbalta (Duloxetine) Products Liability Litigation, American Association for Justice
  • “Asylum Denied: Seeking Asylum in the Age of Terrorism,” 12 GEO. PUB. POL’Y REV. 21, 2007, Author
  • “Judicial Activism? The Roberts Court in the Coming Term,” GEO. PUB. POL’Y REV., Dec. 31, 2009, Author
  • “Politics of Enforcement: How the Department of Justice Enforces the Civil False Claims Act,” 17 GEO. PUB. POL’Y REV. 43-60, 2012, Author
  • “Expressing the Sense of the House of Representatives Regarding the Violation of the Human Rights of United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Sigma Huda, and Others, by the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh,” H. R. 761, 110th Cong., 2007, Author

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Educational Background:

  • Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy, Washington, D.C., Master of Public Policy
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science

Industry Groups

  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Complex And Multi-District Litigation
  • Mass Disaster Litigation
  • Medical Device
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceutical Drug Product Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Qui Tam Claims
  • Toxic Torts
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Wrongful Death Law
Office Location for R. Brent Wisner

12100 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 950
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: 310-207-3233

 

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Last Updated: 5/7/2018

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