Heather Baker graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2001, and obtained her Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School in 2004. Ms. Baker is an Arizona native that left the state for school, but returned home to practice law in 2004. Heather’s primary area of focus at the firm is family law. Ms. Baker also has substantial criminal law experience. Prior to joining Mushkatel, Robbins and Becker, Ms. Baker practiced criminal defense with the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office, where she handled a wide variety of criminal matters, ranging from the most simple of infractions up to the most severe and complex cases. While practicing criminal defense, Ms. Baker also gained ample experience as a trial attorney.
Ms. Baker is actively involved with the State Bar of Arizona. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Young Lawyer’s Division, is a member of the Criminal Defense Practice and Procedure Committee, and was selected to be a participant in the 2012-2013 Arizona Bar Leadership Institute. Ms. Baker is also a member of the Arizona Women’s Lawyer Association, Maricopa County Bar Association, West Maricopa County Bar Association, and has served on several panels to educate young lawyers and law students on various aspects of law.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Licensed since 2006
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Associate Attorney||Mushkatel, Robbins, & Becker||2012 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Maricopa County Public Defender's Office||2006 - 2012|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Selected Member-Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers||2014 - Present|
|Justice at Stake||Selected Participant-Judicial Mentor Program||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona Mentor Committee||Committee Member||2013 - 2014|
|State Bar of Arizona Criminal Defense Practice and Procedure Committee||Committee Member||2012 - 2013|
|State Bar of Arizona, Leadership Institute||Selected Participant||2012 - 2013|
|West Maricopa County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Maricopa Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division||Executive Board||2011 - 2013|
|Arizona Women Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison||English LIterature/History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Summer Law Camp||Educating High School Students Regarding the Legal Profession||2013|
|Diversity Law Day||Criminal Defense Panel||2011|