Mr. Baker is an associate in the San Diego office of Johnson Fistel. While in law school, Mr. Baker interned for the United States Attorney’s Office, Civil Division in San Diego and clerked for a judge in the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida.
Prior to joining Johnson Fistel, Mr. Baker worked as an associate at one of San Diego’s largest and oldest civil defense firms, where he represented Fortune 500 companies and medical providers in various complex civil litigation matters in both federal and state courts.
Areas of Practice: Mr. Baker focuses his practice on commercial and business litigation, securities class actions, and shareholder derivative suits.
Professional Qualifications and Activities: Mr. Baker was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2018, and is in good standing and admitted to practice in the following courts:
• All courts in the State of California
• The United States District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California
Mr. Baker is also a member of the following organizations:
• San Diego County Bar Association
• Louis M. Welsh Inn of Court
Education and Awards: Mr. Baker attended California Western School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree graduating cum laude and in the top 15% of his class. While in law school, Mr. Baker demonstrated excellent writing skills, was a published author, and served as the Associate Editor of the California Western Law Review. He received the American Jurisprudence award for receiving the highest grade in his class in advanced legal writing, advanced legal research, and trial practice courses. Mr. Baker earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Florida Gulf Coast University. He also attended the University of Michigan to play basketball on a full athletic scholarship.
Community and Volunteer Activities: After college, Reed played professional basketball for 3 years abroad and administered free basketball clinics to children in India, Colombia, Belarus, Panama, and Brazil. Upon returning home, Mr. Baker organized after-school events, summer camps, and day clinics for local children, with attendance ranging between 20-150 kids.