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James R. Baker



Pittsburgh, PA



(412) 261-1455


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. with Tax Law Concentration - 2016
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: William H. Eckert Prize; Distinguished Public Interest Scholar Nominee; University of Pittsburgh Law School Alumni Association Scholarship; Dean's Scholarship
  • Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania
    • B.S., Mathematics and B.A., History - 2013
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics); Phi Alpha Theta (History); Distinguished Alden Scholar; Ethyl Moore Miller Memorial Scholarship; Morten J. Luvaas Scholarship

Published Works

  • Thought Crimes in the Era of Domestic Extremism, Point of Law, Young Lawyers Division to the Allegheny County Bar Association, Spring, 2021
  • One Layman's Folly is Another Layman's Fallacy, Point of Law, Young Lawyers Division to the Allegheny County Bar Association, Spring, 2019
  • Old Dogs Should Learn New Tricks, Point of Law, Young Lawyers Division to the Allegheny County Bar Association, Winter, 2018
  • Corporate Personhood: Journey into the Unknown, 77 Pitt L. Rev. 259, Law Review, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Junior Articles Editor, Research Editor, 2015
  • Wrote and orally defended “A Cantorian Set History,” a semester-long independent research paper on the development of abstract mathematics in Germany during the 19th century, Senior Thesis, Allegheny College, 2013


  • Fitting Fido into Public Places (CLE)
  • Dispositive Motions in Federal Court: Do I File? Why and How?
  • Criminal Law for the Non-Criminal Attorney (CLE)
  • Civil Rights Law for the Non-Civil Rights Attorney
  • Planned Labor and Employment Law for the Non-Labor and Employment Attorney (CLE)
  • Tough Talks Town Hall
  • Estates and Trusts for the Non-Estates and Trusts Lawyer (CLE)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyer's Division Treasurer (2021-2022)
  • YLD Council (2020-2021)
  • YLD Bar Leadership Initiative
  • YLD Esquire Open Planning Committee
  • YLD Anti-Racism Committee Chair
  • YLD Education Committee Co-Chair

Past Employment Positions

  • Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender, Assistant Public Defender, 2017 to 2021
  • Healey & Hornack, P.C., Attorney, 2016 to 2017
  • Dan Bricmont, Attorney at Law, Contract Attorney, 2017
  • Law Office Of Lazar Palnick, Voter Protection Associate, 2016
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Chambers of Judge David Cercone, Clerk Intern, 2015

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Community for Pittsburgh Ultimate Board
  • Voter Protection Steering Committee
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Inn of Court (Hay-Sell Chapter)
  • World Refugee Day Planning Committee