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Timothy Loranger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Aviation & Aerospace Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C.
10940 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 310-909-8212
Fax: 310-820-7444
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Licensed in California Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Aviation and Aerospace (50%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile
  1. Timothy A. Loranger is an attorney and partner at the national mass disaster law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman. A consumer attorney, pilot, and avid citizen advocate, Tim concentrates his practice on product liability law, aviation, and commercial ground transportation accidents (including truck accidentstrain crashes, and military vehicle accidents), and military accidents resulting in catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death.

Tim has experience working on numerous commercial truck, bus, and aviation cases involving negligent design, operation, and maintenance. His experience in these cases, combined with a varied background in science and mechanics, has given him significant insights into finding and proving the causation in these accidents.

A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Tim served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. His experience as a Marine prepared him for a career in the legal field where service, honor, compassion, perseverance, and dedication are essential traits.

During this time, Tim worked as an aircraft mechanic throughout the U.S., including the Marine Corps and Navy Air Stations in El Toro, California; San Diego, California; Memphis, Tennessee; and Jacksonville, Florida. The focus of his training and work was on RF-4B, F/A-18, and KC-130 aircraft at both the squadron and intermediate maintenance levels. During this time, Tim expressed his strong passion for aviation and aviation safety.

Tim developed a life-long desire to fly at a young age and earned his pilot’s license over 15 years ago. He still finds time to fly even with the full-time practice of law. After serving in the Marines, Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from California State University, Northridge and his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law.

As a proud member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Consumer Attorneys of California, and the American Association for Justice, Tim is a part of an extensive association of plaintiff attorneys dedicated to representing consumers in, and protecting them from, unsafe products, unsafe medicine, unfair business practices, and unscrupulous, negligent corporate conduct.

Tim dedicates himself beyond the courtroom by lobbying for consumer safety legislation as a strong advocate for victim’s rights and equal access to justice. He is a proud member of the CAALA Board of Governors, as well as an active member of various committees within CAALA, including the Government Relations Committee, the Public Relations Committee, the Listserve Committee, the New Lawyers Committee, and the Mentor Program.

CAALA has honored Tim with three Presidential Awards for his tireless efforts to preserve victims’ rights and for his advocacy for consumer safety.

In his spare time, Tim raises money for charity, runs in marathons, and trains and competes in triathlons, with plans for a full-distance Ironman Triathlon in the works. He receives his greatest joy spending time with his wife, Desiree, and their daughter, Elizabeth.

Tim was also an active member of the Boy Scouts of America and the Civil Air Patrol—a benevolent, nonprofit organization and auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force, dedicated to aerospace education.


Baum Hedlund has taken on the Zantac cancer litigation after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it is investigating Zantac cancer risks after testing of certain Zantac (ranitidine hydrochloride) tablets found the commonly-used heartburn medication contains a cancer-causing chemical up to 3,000 times greater than the FDA’s daily intake limit. The carcinogenic chemical present in Zantac is known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (“NDMA”). Though the FDA has yet to issue an official Zantac recall, CVS and Walgreens have pulled Zantac and Zantac OTC generics from their shelves and Apotex has voluntarily recalled its ranitidine products from Rite-Aid and Walgreens.  

Practice Areas
  • 50%Aviation and Aerospace
  • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Aviation, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff, Products Liability, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


8 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Experience in aviation law | Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C.

Timothy Loranger has been with Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C., since 2011, primarily focused on aviation cases. Clients who were hurt or lost a loved one in an aviation accident can seek help at 800-827-0087 or at

About Timothy Loranger

First Admitted: 2003, California

Professional Webpage:

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Military Experience:United States Marine Corps, Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California, Corporal, Aircraft Hydraulic Mechanic (RF-4B, F/A-18, C-130), 1988 – 1992; Deployment:Veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, 1990-1991
  • Racing History:“Hard Corps” Sprint Triathlon, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA, August 6, 2011;  Warrior Dash 2011- Lake Elsinore, CA, April 3, 2011;  Los Alamitos 30th Annual “Race on the Base” Triathlon, Los Alamitos, CA,February 26, 2011;  13.1 Los Angeles Half Marathon, Venice Beach, CA, January 18, 2011;  LA Marathon (Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica, CA, March 20, 2011;  Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10K run, Redondo Beach, CA, February 6, 2011;  San Dimas “Turkey Tri” Triathlon, San Dimas, CA, November 26, 2010;  Cedars Sinai “Run for Her” 5K, Los Angeles, CA, November 14, 2010;  “Day at the Beach” Triathlon, Hermosa Beach, CA, October 10, 2010;  33rd Annual Manhattan Beach 10k, Manhattan Beach, CA, October 2, 2010;  “Hard Corps” Sprint Triathlon, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA, August 7, 2010


  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2nd Award)
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
  • Steven C. Glickman Award 2016, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • The President's Award of Merit, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2008
  • Listed, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
  • Southern California Super Lawyers®, 2015-2018
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal (w/2 bronze stars)
  • Rifle Expert Badge
  • Nation’s Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Presidential Award 2007, 2015, 2017 Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Superb Score 10 out of 10
  • Navy Unit Commendation
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 – 2018 (Copyright by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars, 2011 - 2013
  • Grand Prize – 1st Annual Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Essay Contest, “Side Trips” Within the Warsaw Convention, LPBA Journal, Vol. XXIII, No.3, Fall 2002

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Civil Air Patrol, a benevolent, nonprofit organization and auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force dedicated to aerospace education
  • Honorary Board of Governors, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities, 2015-Present
  • Board of Directors, U.S. Vets, 2014 – present
  • Member, American Legion
  • Fund Raiser, Livestrong Foundation, Los Angeles Marathon, 2011

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Private Pilot License, Single Engine Land, USA, 1999

Educational Background

  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, J.D., 2002
  • Private Pilot License, Single Engine Land, USA, 1999
  • California State University Northridge, B.A., Biology, 1999

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • ‘Side Trips’ Within the Warsaw Convention, LPBA Journal, Vol, XXIII, No. 3, Aviation, 2002
  • California bicycle laws – A primer, ADVOCATE Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California, February, 2017
  • Topic: Federal Practice & Procedure; Organization: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles; Event: CAALA Members CLE Program Webinar; Location: Webinar; Date: May 9, 2018
  • Topic: The Latest in Passenger Protections and Passenger Claims and the Impact of Social Media on Them; Organization: American Bar Association – ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Aviation and Space Law Committee; Event: Aviation Litigation Committee Conference, Aviation and Litigation in Today’s World; Location: Ritz Carlton, Washington, D.C.; Date: October 19-20, 2017
  • Topic: Direct Examination of Expert Witnesses; Program: Experts Panel; Organization: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles; EventCAALA Annual Las Vegas Convention 2017Location: Las Vegas, Nevada; Date: August 31-September 3, 2017
  • Topic: Expert Witness Panel; Program: Excluding Experts and Ensuring Yours Aren’t Excluded; Organization: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles; Event: CAALA Annual Las Vegas Convention 2016; Location: Las Vegas, Nevada; Date: September 2, 2016
  • Topic: The Practical Absurdity Created by Daimler AG v. Bauman; Organization: Southern Methodist University; Event: 50th Annual SMU Air Law SymposiumLocation: Las Colinas, Texas; Date: March 31 – April 1, 2016
  • Program: Product Liability; Topic: Pleading Your Product Case; Organization: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles; Event: CAALA Annual Convention 2015: Follow the Road to Trial Success; Location: Las Vegas, Nevada; Date: September 3-6, 2015
  • Program: Third-Party Cases; Topic: Pre-Litigation Concerns in a Third-Party Case; Organization: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles; Event: CAALA Annual Las Vegas Convention 2014; Location: Las Vegas, Nevada; Date: August 30, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2003
  • Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary, 1983 – 1985, 1983
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • Strategic Planning Committee, Chair
  • Mentor Program
  • ListServe Committee, Chair (2014-present)
  • Public Relations Committee
  • Government Relations Committee
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles: (Board of Governors, 2014 – present, 
  • Honorary Board of Governors, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities, 2015-Present
  • American Bar Association: The Forum on Air and Space Law; Litigation Section
  • American Association for Justice: Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Secretary, Aviation Law Section, American Association for Justice (2017-present)
  • American Association for Justice: Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway, and Premises Liability Section
  • American Association for Justice: Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
  • American Association for Justice: Leader’s Forum
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • State Bar of California
  • Plaintiffs’ Management Committee, MDL-2654, In Re: Amtrak Train Derailment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 12, 2015
  • District of Columbia, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2004
  • California, 2003
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Office Location for Timothy Loranger

10940 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone: 310-909-8212

Fax: 310-820-7444

Last Updated: 9/27/2021

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