Stephen C. Baker

stephen_largeStephen C. Baker has been involved in civil litigation more than thirty years, primarily in the fields of insurance defense, plaintiff personal injury, landlord tenant, real estate, wills and trusts and elder abuse. Over the years, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of cases, including matters involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death, molestation claims, and construction defect disputes. He has appeared in state courts throughout California.

When not practicing law, Steve is either busy with his family or swimming. He is also a past president of the Nevada County Bar Association and the Penguin Swim Team.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • California State Bar (admitted 1983)
  • United States District Court Bar (Eastern) (admitted 1983)
  • United States District Court Bar (Northern) (admitted 1989)


APRIL 2006 to PRESENT

  • DIAMOND BAKER MITCHELL, LLP
  • Partner
  • Area of emphasis: Civil Litigation, Landlord Tenant, Estate Planning


FEBRUARY 1995 - 2006

  • DIAMOND & BAKER - Attorneys at Law
  • Partner
  • Area of emphasis: Personal Injury Litigation (Defense)


JULY 1991 - JANUARY 1995

  • SHINE, BROWNE & DIAMOND - A Professional Corporation
  • Associate Attorney
  • Area of emphasis: Personal Injury Litigation (Defense)


1990 - 1991

  • Independent Contractor - Grass Valley, California
  • Performed independent contract work for attorneys in Grass Valley, California and Sacramento, California. Represented plaintiffs in personal injury actions.


1984 - 1990

  • LAW OFFICE OF GARY L. HALL
  • Associate Attorney
  • Specializing in insurance defense and personal injury actions. Also handled worker's compensations cases, for both the applicant and defendant.


1984 - 1984

  • LAW OFFICE OF RANDALL J. BURTON
  • Associate Attorney
  • Civil Litigation


EDUCATION:

  • Juris doctor - 1983 Lincoln Law School, Sacramento, California
  • Bachelor of Arts - 1976, Stanford University, History, Department Honors 1974, Stanford in France - Tours, France


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

  • State Bar of California
  • Nevada County Bar Association (Past-President)
  • Penguin Swim Team - Board of Directors - Past President
  • United States Masters Swimming
  • Welz Family Children’s Foundation
  • Chairman – Nevada County Bar Association High School Essay Contest (2007 to present)
  • Director – World Exchange of Northern California
  • Board of Directors – One Source – Empowering Caregivers