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Joseph Aaron Baker

Family Attorney at Maitland, FL

4.2   15 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 7 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

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Attorney Joseph Baker is a Florida native who has spent most of his legal career assisting families throughout Central Florida. He has worked extensively in matters involving dissolution of marriage, paternity, custody, child support, contempt, modifications, and domestic violence. He has also negotiated and resolved all areas of contested family law cases through the mediation process, including parenting plans, equitable distribution, alimony, and child support. Attorney Baker is passionate about family law and resolving cases by assisting his clients in the event of contempt, child support modifications, parenting plan issues, and relocation.

​After moving to Orlando, FL, he attended the University of Central Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He then earned his Juris Doctorate from Barry University School of Law. While in law school, Attorney Baker served as the Managing Editor of Barry Law Review and was a Certified Legal Intern in the Juvenile Defense clinic, where he served as a Public Defender for youths in the criminal justice system.

Awards

Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
2020

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Location

The Law Office of Joseph Baker
555 Winderley Place
Ste 300
Maitland, FL, 32751

Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
So professional, straight to the point, great follow up. I definitely recommend him. Thank you Joseph.
Posted by Angie | April 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Joseph Baker, was my lawyer for my divorce and he helped me out so much and did a wonderful job! I would recommend him to anyone! He’s a really nice polite friendly Lawyer! He answered all questions I had and if I was to go through a divorce again I would choose Joseph Baker I want to thank him for all that he did for me and helping me through this divorce!
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
melissa
Mr. Baker was the best experience I didn't have to worry about anything , he handled my case fast and was very knowledgeable . i hired Mr. baker in may by July 21 my annulment was finalized was fast easy and clean to the point , thank you for the speedy judgement
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer for my Military Divorce
I am so pleased with the service offered by Joseph and the Virga Law team for my military divorce. I was so stressed about what to expect in the process, but Joseph and his team did a great job of keeping me informed of what to expect and did well in streamlining the process. Joseph was kind, compassionate, direct and was literally the kind of lawyer I wanted and needed to get me through this process. Thank you for your service, Joseph!
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Posted by Angela | July 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional & Affordable
Ok. Soooo I stumbled upon this law firm by googling "Best Law Firms" and Oh, am I glad I did! Mr. Baker was very thorough, patient and super professional. He was able to answer ANY and all questions that I threw at him. I started the process of an annulment on the 13th of April and it was finalized on the 26th of May! You're talking about Happy? That was me that day! I was expecting delays (because of the situation) but God did it and The Virga Law Firm put it to play! I HIGHLY recommended this firm 100%!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind and skilled attorney
Took his time to explain step by step the different stages of the divorce process, always showing great respect and empathy.
Posted by Israel | September 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experience and very knowledgeable attorney !
Joseph Baker gave me some very insightful advice. I really liked his professionalism and his ability to be understanding and courteous to my issues at hand. He gives free consultations, which to me is utterly important and was willing to see me face to face. Even during these trying times, Joseph wants to meet his clients in person. Kudos for that! His retention price is very reasonable and affordable compared to many other attorneys out there. Joseph also has high reviews on AVVO and in google reviews. He introduced himself at the start and extremely polite. He was not condescending at all, nor did he try to throw out there any titles of where he went to law school. He was very humble and let me talk and plead my case. I highly recommend this attorney
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Posted by Gary | September 17, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Free consultation
Coming to the final end of a divorce from 2006, and unsure how to be certain of a complete ending to the utter madness, I was fortunate enough to have spoken with Joseph on the phone. Twice. First, he seems really a decent and caring individual. I really got that over the phone. Second, he is very knowledgeable. He knows the law, and he understands the courts, specifically with regard to the victimization of men and fathers. Over the years I’d spent tens of thousands of dollars on attorneys who frankly, sucked at their jobs. My nightmare will be over in a few short months. Joseph helped me to understand, very clearly, how to get to the final resolution of this madness perpetrated by our wholly corrupt court system. I truly wish I had found an attorney like Joseph years ago.
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Posted by Christy | July 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Supervised Visitation
Me. Baker was very informative and responsive to any questions I had....sometimes there were a lot. The end result my daughter was protected.
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Organized
I wanted to thank and review Joseph on my consultation with him. He appeared very professional, knowledgeable and organized. I have been struggling with a family litigation suit for over 4 years and have met with many attourneys. After my consult I would have hired him and intend to do so when the time comes.
Posted by Erica | July 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Consultation!
The in-person consultation was awesome. I came in there with lots of questions and seeing if Mr. Baker would be a good fit for me. He over exceeded my expectations in how he described a lawyer handles a case within the firm . I have had a horrible experience with a previous firm and Mr. Baker informed me on the processes that they have and the standards that they operate by. I was relieved at the end of the consultation and strongly believe that I have a great firm representing me in my family law case.
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Posted by Robert | October 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This was a divorce case
Joseph Baker was referred to me by the Orange County Board we had a free consultation, I was very impressed by the way he explained everything to me to where I could understand. I hired Mr. Baker at that time, went to Court very nervous and he took over with his plan and everything worked out great. A big thank you to Mr. Baker
Posted by Michael | August 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Poor Service
Incredibly horrendous service. Inability to make good on communication and commitments. Four months of wasted time in a time sensitive situation, failed to listen or adjust legally so much so had to be dropped for another attorney. Would not recommend.
Posted by Daniela | February 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not recommended
Mr Baker was hired to help me with a Paternity case related with Domestic Violence case in October 2021, he ignored most off my important emails , he did not file any evidence I sent him as response to the other party, he seemed lile always in a hurry on our video and call meetings , he did not present any Parenting Plan to the judge when asked for, even if we spoke about it before , and even got yelled by the judge for this reason. I lost the case, even if I had all chances to win it, I feel he ruined my case. In the end of the hearing he answered to the judge if the other part wasn't supposed to pay less for child support... Awful job, please do not risk your case hiring this attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unreliable and condescending
Mr. baker made a sale of goods he could not produce. He made promises and fell short everytime. This case is very personal , he is a family attorney and all cases are time sensitive as well as of the utmost importance to any client. He would be rude and condescending always suggesting I could not afford his services. Much to the contrary, I could and did but was on his tail to produce as he had promised. In the three months he was employed he was only able to make numerous excuses and produce one document. He was unable to communicate effectively with opposing counsel and unable to secure a hearing date. His idea of production is sending a few emails and making excuses why he was unable to get on the courts schedule for a hearing more than 6 months from hire. The only saving grace to this entire situation was the response of his superiors at Virga. As a firm I respect them for 100% refunding me for the services I never received but Mr. Baker is a joke and should not even be practicing. He is incompetent at best and at worst a con artist and in my opinion a criminal.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Certified Legal Intern, Public Def. - Juvenile Defense clinic
  • Barry University School Of Law Legal Clinic
  • 2015 - 2016

Education

  • University of Florida
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2019
  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • University of Central Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010

Associations

  • Maitland Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Orlando Regional Chamber
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Barry Law Review
  • Managing Editor
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020

Publications

  • Barry Law Review
  • Managing Editor
  • 2016
  • Barry Law Review
  • Managing Editor
  • 2015
  • Barry Law Review
  • Editor
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • HALSA's LGBTQ in the Legal Profession Panel
  • LGBTQ in the Legal Profession
  • 2018
  • Ask-a-Lawyer Event Panel
  • Same-Sex Divorce
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse Joseph
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. It has been a pleasure working with Joseph. His commitment to his clients shows, and it is outcome determinative, success!!! A rising star in the Orlando area."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Joseph is a skilled litigator that is accomplished in the courtroom. Joseph also prides himself on client communication and satisfaction. His work ethic knows no bounds."
Family Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Solid advocate for his client's beliefs and cases. Well spoken and informed attorney."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joseph is a knowledgeable family law attorney, with a wealth of experience in the field. He is professional, helpful, and a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph Baker is a very passionate and knowledgeable attorney in his field who is probably the most detail oriented person I have ever met. He will leave no stone un-turned and will make sure all of his filings are of the highest quality for his clients to give them the best chance of winning. He's a great lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Having worked with Joseph in the Virga Law Firm's Orlando office from the Summer of 2018 until January of 2020, I can wholeheartedly endorse this attorney. Joseph is knowledgeable, experienced, and fights zealously for his clients - often working late, accepting calls after hours, or working on the weekend. He cares about his clients and their cases, and has invaluable court room experience in front of a large number of judges in the Orange and surrounding county areas. He is a valued member of our team, and constantly impresses us with his knowledge and information."
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Maitland Family Lawyer Joseph Aaron Baker
Joseph Aaron Baker
Family Attorney
Maitland, FL
Licensed for 7 years
Free Consultation
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