Frances M. Phares

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman PC

Frances M. Phares is of counsel to Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, where she focuses her practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation stemming from major transportation disasters, pharmaceutical product liability cases and toxic exposure across the nation.

Ms. Phares earned her law degree from Tulane University Law School and holds an undergraduate degree in Zoology from Louisiana State University. While in law school she clerked for the Orleans Parish District Attorney and tutored Tulane undergraduates in English.

After law school Fran worked as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting cases for victims of felony crimes such as armed robbery, theft, rape, child abuse, and murder. During that time, she obtained the first-ever conviction in Louisiana of pharmacists for illegally selling prescription drugs to addicts.

Thereafter, she gained much valuable research and writing experience and hands-on exposure to civil litigation as a Law Clerk for the 22nd Judicial District Court in St. Tammany and Washington Parishes, Louisiana. She also served for many years as a Magistrate Hearing Officer for child support issues in divorce lawsuits.

Before joining Baum Hedlund, Fran was instrumental in the settlement of over four hundred claims by hemophiliacs for AIDS infection from contaminated blood products. At Baum Hedlund she has worked to eliminate laws protecting tobacco companies from lawsuits by successfully urging the California Supreme Court to reject the notion that smokers are presumed to know that smoking is addictive and that smoking causes health hazards.

This has cleared the way for long-time smokers to file claims for injuries which may have occurred decades after a smoker first became addicted to cigarettes. She has also successfully represented the families of antidepressant suicide victims in their cases against drug manufacturers.

Fran has participated in numerous writing and trial-skills seminars. She is a certified suicide-prevention counselor and hospice volunteer and has created a workshop for people who are adjusting to grief, loss and aging issues.

She has traveled to India where she studied global ethics and sociology and partnered with Tibetan refugees in a cultural exchange program. She created a dental program in Dharamsala known as Tibetan Smiles to provide low-cost dental care to the Tibetan community. In an effort to be more attuned to her clients’ needs and provide more empathetic and comprehensive service, obtained a dual master’s degree in pastoral studies and counseling from Loyola University New Orleans.

In her spare time, Fran enjoys visiting art museums, reading historical novels, golfing, playing the piano, fishing, and walking her Welsh Corgi, Windsor. She facilitates a spirituality group for women in her community, volunteers at the local retirement home and serves as a lay pastoral assistant.

Cost

Rate : $$$

What types of cases Attorney Frances M. Phares & Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman PC can handle?
Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman PC can handle cases related to laws concerning Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Litigation, Consumer Rights & Protection, Trucking accident, Product Liability. We manually verify each attorney’s practice areas before approving their profiles and reviews on our website.
Where is Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman PC located?
Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman PC is located at 2101 L St NW #400, Washington, DC 20037, USA. You can reach out to Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman PC using their phone line (310) 455-8871. You can also check their website baumhedlundlaw.com.
How much would it cost to hire Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman PC?
Frances M. Phares lawyer charges are specific to each case. However, they work with contingency fees and its ranges from $$ to $$$. They also provide free consultation [and no obligation quotes] if you are interested to hire.
Are Frances M. Phares reviews trust-able?
We have the ratings and reviews moderation team who checks and verifies every review submitted on our website manually. You can trust all the reviews you see on Frances M. Phares lawyer profile listing.

Rate and write a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Is this your profile?Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date.
Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman PC
L Street Northwest 2101
Washington 20037 DC US
Get directions

Brian Orlow

0.0
Main Street 71-18
11367 NY US
Advertisement

Lina Stillman

5.0
Broadway 42
New York 10006 NY US
Advertisement