Beth G. Baldinger

Beth Baldinger is a highly respected trial lawyer with Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, LLC specializing in representing victims suffering catastrophic injuries and substantial losses due to the fault of others. Nationally recognized in the field of crime victims’ rights for 25 years, Ms. Baldinger has championed the rights  of children injured in state foster care and daycare settings; survivors of sexual assaults and domestic violence; estates of those lost to homicides; citizen’s whose civil rights were violated by police misconduct; and those injured due to inadequate security. In both state and federal courts Ms. Baldinger has pressed forward with cutting-edge claims and novel issues in individual cases, class actions, mass tort matters and multi district litigation. She has a proven track record in cases of child abuse, medical, legal and professional malpractice, products liability, health care and health insurance rights, traumatic brain injuries, sports injuries and wrongful death claims against government entities, multi-national corporations, individuals as well as non-profit entities.

In 2022, Ms. Baldinger won a $10 million settlement in the Xavier Ingram police brutality case. This the largest police brutality settlement in New Jersey history, and one of the largest in the nation’s history.

In 2023, Ms. Baldinger was named the New Jersey Law Journal’s Attorney of the Year for her many successes. Ms. Baldinger was also awarded the American Association for Justice Leonard Weinglass award for Defense of Civil Liberties.

In 2024, Ms. Baldinger was named to the Forbes America’s Top 200 Lawyers List.

Beth Baldinger has been selected in New Jersey multiple times to Super Lawyers list and is listed in the Best Lawyers in America. Ms. Baldinger has also been selected to the 500 leading plaintiff consumer lawyers in the country as listed by Lawdragon. Her cases have been publicized in the national and local media. She lectures nationally on victims’ rights and has volunteered for national and local organizations.

Beth G. Baldinger:

Born Queens, New York, July 2, 1959; admitted to bar, 1986, New Jersey, New York, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, U.S. District Court, Southern District, New York, U.S. Supreme Court.


State University of New York at Albany (B.A. Public Affairs, Energy and Environmental Sciences, 1980); University of Miami (J.D., 1985); Inter-American Law Review; Judicial Intern Award, Florida Bar Association; Clerk to Chief Justice Gerald T. Wetherington, 11th Judicial Circuit, Dade County, Florida. 


Morris County, New Jersey State and American Bar Associations; American Association for Justice, formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member: Section on: Inadequate Security); New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association; The National Center for Victims of Crime, National Victim Bar Association (Former State Delegate for New Jersey); Trial Lawyer’s for Public Justice, (Former State Delegate for New Jersey); Leadership New Jersey (Class of 1996); U.S. Department of Justice, Former Faculty Member, Civil Litigation Remedies for Crime Victims; Security on Campus, Inc., Formerly served on  Board of Directors).

Practice Areas:

Civil litigation, professional malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death and crime victims’ rights.

Reported Cases:


Verdicts & Settlements:

  • $10 million jury verdict for failure to provide police protection
  • $5 million jury verdict DYFS negligence
  • $2.8 million settlement for wrongful death case
  • $1.85 million settlement for improper security at a business.
  • $1.7 million accounting/legal malpractice settlement
  • $1.63 million settlement for automobile accident
  • $1.47 million settlement
  • $1.25M settles lawsuit over drug addiction
  • $1.2 million settlement for legal malpractice by a New Jersey lawyer.
  • $1.17 million settlement through mediation for brain injury.
  • $1.15 million truck driver killed in accident.
  • $850,000 settlement for death of 83 year old, killed by intoxicated driver.
  • $850,000 settlement for product liability
  • $800,000 settlement for police misconduct
  • $750,000 settlement for sexual abuse of minors, psychiatric malpractice
  • $500,000 settlement for wrongful death of a minor
  • $500,000 settlement for sexual abuse of a minor
  • $470,000 settlement for adult survivor of incest, conscious repressed memory invoked to toll the statute of limitations
  • $900,000 settlement for adult survivor of childhood abuse at a private school.
  • $395,000 settlement for inadequate security, premises liability.
  • $395,000 settlement for abduction and sexual assault.
  • $375,000 settlement for sexual abuse of student.
  • $350,000 settlement for sexual abuse of student.
  • $350,000 settlement for inadequate security/premises liability.
  • $350,000 settlement for abduction and sexual assault due to inadequate security.

Ms. Baldinger has obtained many other verdicts and settlements for her clients.

Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

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