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Staff Announcement - Mr. Fred Baker

posted on June 20, 2013 by Willingham & Cote

Our firm is proud to welcome (back) Mr. Frederick Baker, Jr.  Mr. Baker recently retired from the Supreme Court Commissioners’ office and is very happy to reenter into private practice with Willingham & Coté, P.C. He has had several careers, teaching at Wayne Law School, a research attorney, clerk to the late Chief Judge Danhof at the Court of Appeals, teaching at Cooley Law School, practicing with Willingham & Cote and the Honigman firm, and as a Supreme Court Commissioner. He is the recipient of the State Bar of Michigan’s Roberts P. Hudson and John W. Cummiskey Awards for his outstanding service to the Bar and the public, and of the ICBA’s, Distinguished Volunteer of the Year Award.   Baker is admitted to practice before all courts, state and federal, in the states of Michigan and Washington, and to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

He will concentrate on litigation and appeals, including insurance and insurance coverage; Michigan state property, use, sales, Headlee Amendment, and Proposal A tax matters; real property and zoning; contract, business, and commercial disputes; beer, wine, and spirit distribution; state contracting; and bar appeal and character and fitness matters.

To learn more about Mr. Baker, please visit


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