Approachable Service, Aggressive Defense
Michael E. Baker

Michael E. Baker

Bio

I began my career as an Assistant State's Attorney in Cook County. I have litigated hundreds of bench trials and several jury trials ranging from misdemeanors to felony offenses. As a prosecutor, I received praise and awards noting my exceptional trial skills and commitment to seeking any and all forms of justice including Cook County State's Attorney of the year.
While, I believe success in the courtroom is an integral part of representing clients, I also know that being charged with a crime can affect among other things your reputation, your job, and family. To that end my representation of clients is to not only win their case, but to assist them in repairing the damage that a criminal case has on their lives. I have represented clients on multiple criminal, DUI/DWI, and traffic-related matters. I strongly believe that the key to a successful attorney-client relationship is to communicate and make sure that the client understands every facet of their legal situation. To that end, I will work tirelessly to achieve the necessary results.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Federal Crimes

Current Employment Positions

  • Owner

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations

  • Federal Trial Bar, Member
  • National Association of Criminal DefenseLawyers
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
  • American University, Washington, District of Columbia

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Member of the Judicial Evaluation Committee, Chicago Bar Association