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Baker, Mark M

767 Third Avenue26th FloorNew York, NY 10017-2023
Phones: 212-750-7800
Fax: 212-750-3906
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Lawyer Overview
Practice Areas
Criminal AppealsLitigation & Appeals
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
New York, 1973U.S. District Court Southern District of New YorkU.S. District Court Eastern District of New YorkU.S. District Court Northern District of New YorkU.S. District Court Western District of New YorkU.S. Court of Appeals 2nd CircuitU.S. Court of Appeals 3rd CircuitU.S. Court of Appeals 4th CircuitU.S. Court of Appeals 5th CircuitU.S. Court of Appeals 9th CircuitU.S. Court of Appeals 11th CircuitU.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, 1999Yeshiva University Community Leadership Award, 1990New York State Supreme Court Officers Association, Leadership Citation as Counsel for Crime Victims Political Platform, 1989Citation from New York State Assembly for Efforts on Behalf of Crime Victims, 1988Listed 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 - 1986Slotnick & Baker, P.C., Partner, 1987 - 1994Office of Special State Prosecutor Investigating the New York City Criminal Justice System, Special Assistant Attorney General, 1977 - 1978Office of Special State Prosecutor Investigating the New York City Criminal Justice System, Chief of Appeals and Counsel, 1978 - 1983Kings 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, 1981Chapter 16 (Defenses), New York Criminal Practice Handbook, Supplement, 1994Perspectives: "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, 2009Miscellaneous 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, 2001Rikki 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
Phone
212-750-7800
Fax
212-750-3906
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