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Derek Alan Baker - Mount Vernon, IL

2029 Broadway Mount Vernon, IL 62864 - 2910

Updated: 02/18/2024

Mount Vernon Family Law Lawyer

Overview

Derek Baker grew up in Bourbonnais Illinois, having spent his childhood near Minneapolis Minnesota. He began his legal practice working in the western suburbs of Chicago for a law firm that practiced exclusively family law. He represented clients in divorce, property division, child custody and visitation, adoption, support, modification, and post decree relief matters...

Derek Baker grew up in Bourbonnais Illinois, having spent his childhood near Minneapolis Minnesota. He began his legal practice working in the western suburbs of Chicago for a law firm that practiced exclusively family law. He represented clients in divorce, property division, child custody and visitation, adoption, support, modification, and post decree relief matters.

As Derek's interest in litigation grew, he began working with a general practitioner near Chicago focusing on family, personal injury, criminal, bankruptcy and real estate matters. He regularly would appear in court, advocating on behalf of clients in contested and uncontested family, criminal, and traffic matters.

While at St. Louis University School of Law, he worked for over one and a half years at a high volume civil litigation law firm in downtown St. Louis, which represented clients in both Missouri and southern Illinois. He was responsible for handling hundreds of personal injury cases. He has experience advocating on behalf of plaintiffs in automobile collisions, medical malpractice, slip and fall, and dog bite matters. Furthermore, while at St. Louis University Law School he participated in the law clinic where he appeared in court representing indigent clients in landlord/tenant disputes and contesting fines and tickets for ordinance violations.

Derek is an active member Mount Vernon's Rotary Club. In his free time he enjoys golfing, the outdoors, and attending sporting events.

About Derek Alan Baker

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Litigation

  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2013

Other Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Mount Vernon Rotary Club, 2014 - Present

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 2013
    J.D.
    Honors: Excellence Award, Highest Grade in Legal Profession (Ethics) Course
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 2009
    B.S.
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Dean's List (every semester)
    Honors: Idea to Product Finalist (National Entrepreneur Competition) 2009
    Honors: Business Management Academic GPA 4.0/4.0

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2029 Broadway Mount Vernon, IL 62864 - 2910

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  • 618-244-9344

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