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Lance Kristopher Baker

Criminal defense Attorney at Knoxville, TN

4.6   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Lance

Learn Lance’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    This area focuses on the defense of individuals in all Felony and Misdemeanor charges, including DUI arrests and traffic offenses.

    7 years

  2. Civil rights
    Under Federal Law, all people are entitled to certain civil rights. Under Federal law, all people are entitled to certain civil rights. When these rights are violated, the party responsible may owe you financial compensation. Lance Baker understands these laws, and he knows how to get results in court.

  3. DUI and DWI

  4. Personal injury
    You may deal with chronic pain, be unable to work or even enjoy your favorite pastimes. If you sustained an injury because of another person or organization’s negligence, however, you may be entitled to compensation. Lance Baker can review your case, help you understand your options under the law and guide you as you decide how to proceed.

If you're injured or accused, too many people have already taken your money. Mr Baker is here to help you get it back! Whether you've been injured in an accident, are facing criminal charges, or believe your rights have been violated, you can always count on straightforward, no non-sense advice from Mr. Baker. Furthermore, unlike the stereotype that follows the legal industry, Mr. Baker is dedicated to returning phone calls from his clients - no matter what that client's financial stature may be.

Mr. Baker learned at a young age, which was later re-emphasized in law school, that communication with clients, and people in general, is the central component to a successful relationship.


The Baker Law Firm
Bank of America Center
550 Main Street, Suite 600
Knoxville, TN, 37902

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4.6 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
Posted by Tallishia | January 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Baker
Mr. Baker went above and beyond to help me with not just the case he was assigned but he also went over my other cases as well, He is Awesome!!!
Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Lance went above and beyond on my case, and he definitely exceeded my expectations. He was very thorough, not allowing anything to fall through the cracks. He was personable, yet professional and clearly knew what he was doing. I never once felt like he was judging me, and I believe that he genuinely wanted to help me reach the best possible outcome. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lance is a great Attorney whom is not scared to take on Sevier County he is against the corruption.
I hired Lance to represent me on a criminal case after he had taken a Civil Rights case on contingency against Sevier County. He understands corruption and is not scared of ANYONE! The Civil Rights case of course was counter-acted with a very difficult criminal case against me by a very high profile political figure within my County. I hired him because he had a very good track record against elected officials. I have to say that his plan was a good one. After much litigation on his end with the prosecution and the judge there was not much evidence against me and he burned that into their minds, and in the end it worked out really good. My point is this if you are going to hire an attorney and you are in trouble in Sevier County or anywhere Lance will take care of you. I can't get on here and give specific details of my personal cases. But I will tell you this man will even talk to you on the weekends even on Sunday with that being said what Attorney is going to talk to you on a Sunday? I highly recommend Lance Baker. I am posting this review anonymously as I myself am a public figure and do not want the attention. But take my advise. Hire Lance and he will get you the best outcome for any situation. Lance, Thank you for your continued work. My case is now over and he is still working to improve the outcome for me and now he is my family Attorney. I trusted him with my life and now the only reason I am able to type this review is due to taking his advice. He won't let you down.
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Posted by Chad | January 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney
I was going to obtain mr. Baker as an attorney but due to circumstances beyond My control I was in another state and mr. Baker had sent a letter to my former residence wanting to proceed with my case and unfortunately for me I did not receive the letter in time... But I know a great attorney when I see how one presents themselves in an professional and knowledgeable manner! Do not make the same mistake I did and miss out on the proper representation you need!!!
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Posted by James | May 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Man
You'd be hard to find a better lawyer in Knoxville. Lance had me from the get go. I violated probation 4 times, picked up felony charges twice. He got me off everything as well as only ending up with 30 days in jail. Anybody else would've had to sit for years probably. As well as being a cool dude he's great at what he does.
Posted by Taylor | May 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't of asked for better
A very comforting lawyer. He's understanding with payments and very helpful. He has done wonderful on my ongoing case, he will definitely be a lawyer I return to if ever needed. Couldn't say one bad thing about him.
Posted by Monnie Nolan | May 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helping Hands
Lance helped my brother when he was severely beat by the officers at Knox Country detention facility and My family and me will always show him favor
Posted by Scott | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional
I have known Lance Baker for a number of years and he always has my best interest in mind. I have hired him and consulted with him on countless occasions and he has always provided me with professional first class service. He is extremely knowledgeable and eager to get to work. Whether it is a case big or small, be sure to give Lance Baker a call.
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Posted by Janessa | December 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nothing Less Than Superb
I'm from a metropolitan area and of course coming to southeast Tennessee has been a bit of a culture shock. I did a Google search praying that I found a super attorney to fit our needs and work as thoroughly and expeditiously as possible. When I walked into Lance's office I didn't know what I was getting into. Let's just say, within a matter of 2 hours, he was calling me with information on the criminal cases we were fighting. Long story short, our case was closed within 2 months. Not only does he go above and beyond, but this man is ridiculously strategic in his methods so trust his decisions. I sincerely appreciate all he's done and will continue having him on our team and you should too. Thank you, Lance.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Great and very professional attorney, he listens and understands the case. He will do what it takes and he's very honest. Thanks Lance I would recommend this attorney. All the time
Posted by Misty | August 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thumbs up, fist bump, Awesome guy!!
I would totally recommend Lance to anyone. He took the time to listen with true care and concern. Then basically made the impossible, possible. Considering the circumstances, he didn't have to give the effort he gave but he did anyways and for that I give him give stars! Also he is friendly, personable, and professional all in one. Lance Rocks!!
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Posted by gerry | July 28, 2015
Excellent attorney
He is on the ball a go getter and a man of his word. He has bent over backwards for my family. Just like attorney USED TO BE ! When you need ongoing advise he will call you back and talk with you. Can't say enough good about him.
Posted by Regina | June 26, 2015
Love Him
Lance was amazing. He worked beyond what was expected to deliver me a good verdict. He answered all my questions and was very patient with my impatience and rambling. I would recommend Lance to anyone. He was very professional and I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer.
Posted by Judith | May 8, 2015
Lance Baker is THE MAN!
Mr. Baker helped me with a very sensitive personal matter which had the potential of becoming a sizeable legal problem. Thanks to his calm nature and forward- thinking, the situation remained minor and did not require litigation. I am so thankful to him for this and would call upon him in the future without hesitation for my legal needs. Having worked for several years on the periphery of the court system as a mediator, I have come into contact with a number of attorneys and observed many legal proceedings. If you do call Lance Baker, do so with confidence – he is able to stand toe-to-toe with many more experienced and better-known lawyers. Judith
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Posted by john | April 11, 2015
Business Law
Lance Baker was a great help in resolving issues associated with a business partnership. He gave excellent advice and was thorough.
Posted by Mark & Mary | March 25, 2015
Very Competent Attorney!!!
We were very pleased with the attentiveness Mr. Baker gave to our case! He kept us informed at every stage of the process and did an excellent job for us! We would recommend Mr. Baker to anyone!!
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2015
I have personally known Mr. Baker for over 10 years. Each time he has represented me or my family, he has always exceeded our expectations. Mr. Baker is honest, extremely knowledgeable, straightforward, and his work ethic on my case is always second to none. Furthermore, unlike many others attorneys I had prior to hiring Mr. Baker, Mr.Baker always returned my phone calls. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer in East Tennessee.
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Posted by Tracy | March 17, 2015
Feeling Lost
I was working as a server for a part time job and ran into some conflict with the ABC licensing. Not have been in any trouble before I was really lost. From the time Lance took my case until the end he took the lead and informed me on what was needed form me and he handled everything else. I would have a few questions from time to time which he responded to promptly. His representation helped get me through the with some piece of mind.... and a good turn out!
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Posted by Nicholas | March 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lance Baker hurt my case by not being prepared with all the paperwork needed for case.. He rarely returned my calls.. If your not a high dollar client you might as well represent yourself
Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Disabled
I am currently being represented by Lance. I feel he has dropped the ball for me. I was pulled over in Claiborne County TN for Improper Display and beaten badly after I asked for more officers to come to the scene rather than cooperating with the one female officer, out of fear for my life. I have severe disabilities and was talked to in an expotential way. Informed of my disability, The officer continued to hurt me further. Then not inform any of the 'back up' she called for, of my disabilities, just instructed them, get him down get him down. I was having a mental health crisis at that time and their Lieutenants policies do not allow for any time to talk with a person. She acted negligently and caused great harm and lingering traumas. Being beaten up caused a lot more of which she is partly responsible for. I then was jailed, mind you I have a severe tbi with a dai, in other words brain stem injury from partial ejection at 60 mph 10 years ago with documentation that would support proof of mental health crisis and a policy that did not allow for my safety at the time of the incident but allowed for the officers safety. Lance has taken his time. Not communicated with me, lead me to believe he would take my civil case for 9 months only to then decline. Leaving me with almost no time, while I am on bond of 10k for 9 months now. Going on 10. And am just about to have a preliminary hearing. Where in him leaving me without representation after agreeing at first to do so prompted my calls to the City Hall to write up my formal complaint which I took to Lance wanting to file but told him I'd wait to go over it with him. I reached out to Jared Effler who has spoken with Lance about things unbeknownst to me on multiple occasions referring to me and my case. Jared effler offers plea including the felony charge. Upon my first appearance with Lance I stated I had a disability and it would take care of the charge of Retaliation for past actions. Lance ignores my statements that I am not criminally liable for an outburst under a mental health crisis with documentation of such. I declined plea. We now have the preliminary hearing set for the 11th month, 1 month from statute of limitations to file civil and he declines to give me no advice on how to do so on my own after referring me to someone who said no Mr Baker has no bearing over whether or not we take a case. I've also incurred 13-14 new charges in reaching out to the City Hall attempting to file my formal complaint which in our first interaction Lance was to help me with. I didn't come to you a criminal Lance. This is all false charges and tactical delay. I came to you, a victim, and you treated me like I was the criminal they said I was and misrepresented me. Civil Litigation should have been the first thing on their desk Buddy
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Founder
  • The Baker Law Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Legislative Intern
  • U.S. House of Represenatives
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Hindman & Associates, LLC
  • 2011 - 2013


  • Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Tennessee Real Estate & Comprehensive Sales School
  • Affiliate Real Estate Broker
  • 2011
  • University of Tennessee
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Louis Flack v. Knox County, et al
  • Plaintiff was justly compensated monetarily following litigation, and this was a groundbreaking case in advocating for a new mental health facility that later opened in West Knoxville.


  • Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Male Rising Star of Knoxville
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Knoxville Chapter
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Car Accident Attorney
  • Expertise
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • President Abraham Lincoln Award
  • LMU Duncan School of Law
  • 2013
  • Dean's List
  • LMU Duncan School of Law
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Regional Student Trial Advocacy Competition
  • Criminal Law
  • 2019
  • Trial Advocacy Class
  • Civil Rights/Criminal Law
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (3)
Endorse Lance
Civil rights Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Whenever I have a federal or civil rights case, I always get Lance's opinion."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lance Baker is always professional and works hard to help his clients."
Civil rights Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Lance for several years and he is a great lawyer in his civil rights cases. Always goes above and beyond in any time of case for that matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lance is a personable, hard working, and knowledgeable attorney in multiple practice areas. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Baker is an aggressive and committed advocate for his clients. I have had the opportunity to observe him in action and his clients are well served with the passion he brings to the courtroom. One would do well to consider Mr. Baker for their legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lance is a wonderful person and a great lawyer. He is smart and engaging, very sharp, professional and insightful. You cannot go wrong if you choose him for your criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lance is a dedicated lawyer, committed to the best representation for his clients. If you are looking for good advice about your criminal matter, look no further than Lance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to watch Mr. Baker in action. He is a paragon of zealous advocacy. I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and family."
General practice Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Attorney Baker for a few years now. He is smart, confident, and communicates effectively. Its always been a pleasure to work with him. He is firm in his opinions and gets positive results. He is a high quality lawyer. I would recommend potential clients to speak with Lance about their legal issue."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Baker is a mover and a shaker. Knows when to apply an aggressive style and when to ease back and observe and lay in wait. He is well on his way to becoming once of the area's best attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lance is intelligent, thorough and hard working. He exerts every effort to achieve the most favorable outcome for his clients. I would not hesitate to refer family or friends in the Knoxville area to Lance because he is a compassionate yet aggressive attorney."
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