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J. R. Baker
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Mr. Baker’s practice includes the representation of corporations in wrongful death and serious personal injury actions; labor and employment matters; and the management of complex litigation involving asbestos and silica. Mr. Baker’s practice also includes the representation of railroads in FELA matters and crossing accidents.  Mr. Baker is a frequent contributor and speaker at seminars and conventions.

Areas Of Practice

  • Labor and Employment
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Rail Road Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
    • B.S. - 1977
    • Major: Journalism
    • Minor: Political Science

Published Works

  • Employment Benefits Law, 2nd Edition, 2000 Supplement, Contributing Author
  • Survey of Oklahoma Law: Defamation, Oklahoma City University Law Review, 310-325, 1979


  • An Update to the Identification and Handling of Legal Issues in Parks and Recreation, Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Recreation and Parks Society, 2004 to 2004
  • The Identification and Handling of Legal Issues in Parks and Recreation, Oklahoma Municipal League/Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma Annual Conference, 2004 to 2004
  • Wrongful Termination and the ADEA, Oklahoma Human Resources State Conference, 2004 to 2004
  • Recent Developments in Public Sector Employment Law, Public Sector Employment Law Update, 2001 to 2001
  • Adjunct Professor "Appellate Advocacy", "Legal Research & Writing", Oklahoma City University School of Law, 1980 to 1981

Honors and Awards

  • Administrative Law Judge, Oklahoma Department of Labor
  • Senior Law Clerk to the Honorable Luther B. Eubanks, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • Member and Notes Editor, Oklahoma City Law Review
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Employment Law Committee of the Defense Research Institute
  • Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel


  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Alpha Gamma Rho