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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Managing Partner||Baker Law Group, LLP||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|
|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 Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Del Mar Schools Education Foundation||Board Member||2013 - 2017|
|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - 2009|
|Youth Tennis San Diego||Board Member||2004 - 2007|
|Lawyers Club of San Diego||Attorney Member||1999 - 2006|
|Amazon Books||How to Win Your Unemployment Appeal||2012|
|Univ of San Diego SOL||law||N/A|
|Univ of California Santa Barbara||undergraduate||N/A|
Posted by Julie
Thu Mar 14 2019
Posted by Matt
Wed Feb 27 2013
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.
Years licensed, work experience, education
Peer endorsements, associations, awards
Publications, speaking engagements