David Baum

David Baum

Los Angeles Adoption Attorney
  • Estate Planning, Family Law
  • California
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Summary

My name is David Baum, and I am the managing attorney with the Law Offices of David H. Baum, APLC. I have managed my Law Firm for more than thirty one years. We offer the finest quality adoption legal services for birth mothers, birth fathers and adoptive parents.

Currently in the United States, adoption laws are experiencing substantial revisions. In California especially, legislature and state courts continue to change and ratify child adoption laws. Every decision made by the legislative and judicial party affects everyone involved in the adoption process, including birth parents, adoptive families, adoption agencies, and adoption law firms. Choosing the right adoption attorney is very important to ensure a successful, confidential and independent adoption.

The adoption process is not always an easy task to go through. It takes a courageous woman to form an adoption plan and place her baby up for adoption. It takes safe and caring families to adopt babies and make a legal, secure adoption plan for their family. Whether it is independent adoption, agency adoption, stepparent adoption, second parent adoption or adult adoption, it is a major legal process and you need the most qualified adoption lawyer to help guide you throughout the course. When you want to adopt a newborn or want to find a family for your baby adoption or infant adoption plan, I am here to assist you.

The Law Offices of David H. Baum, APLC specializes in the following areas:

Independent Adoptions
Agency Adoptions
Collaborative Adoptions
Adult Adoptions
Stepparent Adoptions
Assisted Reproduction Technology
Traditional Surrogacy
Gestational Surrogacy
Guardianships
Probate

I have been a fellow member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys for 18 years. I have served 15 terms as President of the Academy of California Adoption Lawyers, and 7 terms as President of the Academy of California President Formation Lawyers. I was named an "Angel in Adoption" by the United States Congress's Coalition on Adoption Institute in 2004. I look forward to working with you in creating a successful adoption.

Offices:

16255 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 704
Encino, California 91436
USA

1227 S. Ridgeley Drive
Los Angeles, California 90019
USA

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Area
  • FAMILY FORMATION LAW
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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9th Circuit
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U.S. District Court (Central)
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U.S. District Court (Northern)
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U.S. District Court (Southern)
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Education
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Law Degree (1978)
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Brandeis University
Undergraduate Degree (1975) | English and American Literature
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Honors: B.A. with High Honors
Activities: President, Student Service Bureau 1973-1975 Justice of the Student Court 1974-1975
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Awards
Register of Preeminent Lawyers
MARTINDALE-HUBBELL NATIONAL LAWYER RATING SERVICE
Register of Preeminent Lawyers
MARTINDALE-HUBBELL NATIONAL LAWYER RATING SERVICE
Register of Preeminent Lawyers
MARTINDALE-HUBBELL NATIONAL LAWYER RATING SERVICE
Angel in Adoption
UNITED STATES CONGRESSIONAL COALITION ON ADOPTION INSTITUTE
Highest rating of A-V
MARTINDALE-HUBBELL NATIONAL LAWYER RATING SERVICE
Professional Associations
WARNER CENTER ESTATE AND TAX PLANNING COUNCIL
Fellow
- Current
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ADOPTION ATTORNEYS OF AMERICA
Member
- Current
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SUPER LAWYERS OF AMERICA
Designated Super Lawyer
- Current
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American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
Fellow
- Current
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California State Bar # 81546
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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San Fernando Valley Bar Association
Member
- Current
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ACADEMY OF CALIFORNIA ADOPTION LAWYERS
President
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ACADEMY OF CALIFORNIA FAMILY FORMATION LAWYERS
President
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ACADEMY OF CALIFORNIA ADOPTION LAWYERS
Fellow
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ACADEMY OF CALIFORNIA ADOPTION LAWYERS
President
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ACADEMY OF CALIFORNIA FAMILY FORMATION LAWYERS
President
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ACADEMY OF CALIFORNIA ADOPTION LAWYERS
Fellow
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State Bar of California
Member, Standing Committee on Adoption (Southern California)
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LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL COURT
Judge Pro Tempore
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Role of the Practice Administrator in Post Mortem or Post Disability Management of a Lawyer's Practice
Academy of California Adoption Lawyers
Whose File Is It Anyway? Storing Client Data in the Green Age
Academy of California Family Formation Lawyers
The Ethical Payment of Birth Mother Expenses
COUNSEL, A Law Quarterly
Why Birth Mothers Prefer Independent Adoption
COUNSEL, A Law Quarterly
Practice Administration Under the 1999 Probate Code
Academy of California Adoption Lawyers
Selecting the Right Adoption Attorney
COUNSEL, A Law Quarterly
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
16255 Ventura Blvd
Suite 704
Los Angeles, CA 91436
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 795-2367
Telephone: (818) 501-8355
Los Angeles Adoption Attorneys Office
1227 S. Ridgeley Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90019
USA
Telephone: (818) 501-8355