Baker, Mark M

767 Third Avenue26th FloorNew York, NY 10017- 2023

212-750-7800 Contact Us

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Updated: 06/12/2012

Overview

Office Info

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Appeals
  • Litigation & Appeals

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1986 - 1989 (Member, Committee on Criminal Courts)
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1998 - 2001 (Interim Member, Committee on the Judiciary)
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2007 - 2008 (Interim Member, Committee on the Judiciary)
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2008 - 2009 (Interim Member, Committee on the Judiciary)
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2004 - 2009 (Council on Criminal Justice)
  • New York State Bar Association, 2005 - 2008 (Co-Chair, Committee on Appellate Practice)
  • New York State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, 2005 - 2008 (Member, Executive Committee)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • New York City Criminal Bar Association (Member)
  • New York Counsel of Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • New York County Lawyers Association (Member)

Honors

  • Elected Fellow, New York State Bar Foundation, 1999
  • Yeshiva University Community Leadership Award, 1990
  • New York State Supreme Court Officers Association, Leadership Citation as Counsel for Crime Victims Political Platform, 1989
  • Citation from New York State Assembly for Efforts on Behalf of Crime Victims, 1988
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Law Beginning with 13th Edition, 2003 - Present
  • Who's Who in America, Beginning with 59th Edition, 2005 - Present
  • Voted a New York "Super Lawyer", 2009

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Touro College Law Center, Huntington, New York, 1999 - 2000
  • Supervising Appellate Attorney, Cardozo Law School Criminal Appeals Clinic, 1993 - Present
  • Extraordinary Trial Defenses, New York County Lawyers Association
  • Motions Addressed to the Indictment, New York County Lawyers Association, Brooklyn Bar Association, Queens County Bar Association
  • Participant in Seminars, Lectures and Panel Discussions in Appellate Advocacy and Other Criminal Law and Procedure-Related Topics, New York University Law School, Brooklyn Law School, St. John's University Law School, Cardozo Law School and Touro College Law Center

Past Positions

  • Slotnick & Cutler, P.C., 1983 - 1986
  • Slotnick & Baker, P.C., Partner, 1987 - 1994
  • Office of Special State Prosecutor Investigating the New York City Criminal Justice System, Special Assistant Attorney General, 1977 - 1978
  • Office of Special State Prosecutor Investigating the New York City Criminal Justice System, Chief of Appeals and Counsel, 1978 - 1983
  • Kings County, New York, Appeals Bureau, Assistant District Attorney, 1972 - 1976

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, 1972
    J.D.
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, 1969
    B.S.

Fees

Offers Free Initial Consultation

Articles

Published Works

  • Legal: "The Archer Aftermath and Due Process Defense in New York", N.Y.L.J., December, 1981
  • Chapter 16 (Defenses), New York Criminal Practice Handbook, Supplement, 1994
  • Perspectives: "Death is too Final", N.Y.L.J., February, 1995
  • "The Silent Death of People v. Bernier", N.Y.L.J., January 29, 1997
  • "Petit Jury Versus Grand Jury Instructions: Exploring a Legal Wilderness", Criminal Justice Journal, N.Y.S. Bar Assoc., Winter, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1998
  • "Exhausting State Remedies in Criminal Leave Applications", N.Y.L.J., June 21, 1999
  • "Remedying Rosario Violations Uncovered after Verdicts and Following Pre-trial Hearings: Has Per Se Become Passe?", Criminal Justice Journal, N.Y.S. Bar Assoc., Winter, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1999
  • "Crafting Criminal Leave Applications: An Update", N.Y.L.J., July 17, 2000
  • "The Rosario Per Se Rule: Rest in Peace", N.Y.L.J., March 14, 2001
  • "Preserving Appeals Over Evidentiary Insufficiency", N.Y.L.J., January 24, 2002
  • "Habeas Under the Anti terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act", N.Y.L.J., September 12, 2002
  • "Post-Verdict Motions Under State and Federal Criminal Practice", N.Y.L.J., August 4, 2003
  • "Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claims and Deportation Consequences", N.Y.L.J., January 7, 2004
  • "AEDPA: Habeas Petitions", N.Y.L.J., January 20, 2005
  • "Federal Post-Verdict Motions An Update", N.Y.L.J., February 13, 2006
  • "Newly Discovered Evidence Claims Based on Recantation", N.Y.L.J., February 7, 2007
  • "Does Federal Anti-Terror Act Infringe on Court Independence?", N.Y.L.J., March 11, 2009
  • Miscellaneous Lecture Outlines; Non-Legal: "Sol Wachtler, A New Leaf", Lifestyles Magazine, Spring, Vol. 26, No. 143, 1996
  • "Ben Brafman, Swimming in the Fish Bowl", Lifestyles Magazine, Summer, Vol. 29, No. 174, 2001
  • Rikki Klieman, the Play's the Thing, Lifestyles Magazine, Fall, Vol. 30, No. 181, 2002
  • "Offering Defense Witnesses to New York Grand Juries", N.Y.L.J., December 9, 2009

Office Information

Address

767 Third Avenue26th FloorNew York, NY 10017- 2023

Fax

  • 212-750-3906

Email

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