Peter H. Baker, Esquire has a general practice of law with emphasis on domestic relations, decedents' estates and estate planning, real estate, mediation, bankruptcy matters, personal injury, criminal and small business matters.
With over 40 years of experience, Peter H. Baker works with and has access to the most qualified people in the area when consultation with experts is necessary. With offices in both Steuben and Yates counties, the firm’s network encompasses surrounding counties as well, including Monroe, Tompkins and Broome counties. The practice has contacts in many areas all across the country.
Attorney Baker was admitted to practice law in California in 1978 and in New York in 1979. He was admitted to practice before the Northern District of New York United States District Court in 1979 and the Western District in 1980.
Attorney Baker graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1978 and received his BA from Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio in 1975.
He served as Town Magistrate for the Town of Barrington in Yates County from 1980 to 1982 and as First Assistant Public Defender for Steuben County from 1989 to 2000, also acting as Special Prosecutor appointed by the Steuben County District Attorney's Office.
He presently serves as Court Examiner for Steuben County, having been appointed by the Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Department.
Attorney Baker is Trustee Emeritus of the Board of Trustees for the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum after having served as a Board member for twenty years.
He has served as a Law Guardian for children and Guardian ad Litem for children and incompetent individuals for three decades, as well as an arbitrator for the 4th Department in both Attorney Fee Arbitration and General Arbitration programs for many years.
Attorney Baker is a participant in the National Educator's Lawyer Referral Service and the Teamster's Legal Program. He is a member of the Steuben, Yates and Monroe County Bar Associations.