Michelle Baker received her B.A. in Law and Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Juris Doctor from University of San Diego. Having been interested in the practice of law since an early age, Ms. Baker worked in law firms, including the District Attorney office, since high school. Her experience has been in both boutique civil litigation firms as well as large insurance defense firms where Ms. Baker was involved in complex litigation matters including high profile business litigation, cross-border fraudulent transfer actions and numerous multi-million dollar business disputes.
In 2002, Ms. Baker formed Baker & Cerretani, LLP. Although the firm’s name has changed, Ms. Baker has continuously represented many of her clients for nearly a decade.
Ms. Baker focuses her practice on the representation of wrongfully terminated employees. Ms. Baker has represented employees in a broad range of legal issues, including: disability discrimination, unpaid wages and overtime, meal and rest period violations, unlawful retaliation, and workplace violence issues.
Ms. Baker is a member of the Business Law and Labor and Employment Law sections of the State Bar of California, American Bar Association and San Diego County Bar Association. She has conducted numerous seminars for various business and professional organizations on business and employment law issues.
She considers both San Diego and Luhaèovice, Czech Republic home. Ms. Baker has spent time speaking to children on the importance of education. She also sat on Board of Directors for Youth Tennis of San Diego which has provided thousands of children a safe haven for after school activities.
Licensed since 1998
I have had the pleasure of working with Michelle as co-counsel in multiple complex business litigation disputes in state and federal courts throughout Florida and California. Michelle always demonstrated a keen intellect and understanding of the intricate issues in these matters, and zealously advocated on behalf of our clients. Michelle's leadership skills and ability to see the big picture were critical to the successes of our litigation team.
Joshua Entin Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Michelle's thoughtful and client-focused approach to cases makes her an extremely successful legal advocate. Whether in a courtroom, client meeting, lecture or personal setting, Michelle's enthusiasm for the law shines through. She is a tenacious attorney who focuses her efforts on getting top-notch results for her clients. I wholeheartedly endorse her.
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Managing Partner||Baker & Cunningham||2012 - Present|
|Managing Partner||b|r Law Group, LLP||2008 - 2012|
|Partner||Batcher, Zarcone & Baker||2004 - 2008|
|Partner||Baker & Cerretani||2002 - 2004|
|Associate Attorney||Bauer & Schultz||1998 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - 2009|
|Youth Tennis San Diego||Board Member||2004 - 2007|
|State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section||Member||2002 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||2002 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Foundation||Member||2001 - 2003|
|Lawyers Club of San Diego||Attorney Member||1999 - 2006|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Amazon Books||How to Win Your Unemployment Appeal||2012|
|Univ of San Diego SOL||N/A||law||N/A|
|Univ of California Santa Barbara||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|