Steven M. Baker
“Strong people stand up for themselves. Stronger people stand up for others.” This is the motto for Steven Baker, and it’s born of advocacy, activism and service that were family values before his birth. Steven’s father helped organize the Aid for Bangladesh concert, and helped close New York’s infamous Willowbrook State School. Steven himself was a field representative for “Voters Revolt,” opposing insurance industry-backed legislation in California.
Steve received his B.A. in literature from the University of California, San Diego and earned his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University. He joined Benson & Bertoldo as an associate and began his practice in personal injury law. Over the years, he’s honed his ferocity in trial and tempered it with the care he feels for his clients.
Steve’s entire career has been about representing injury clients. He’s taken their cases all the way to the Nevada Supreme Court. He’s fought for multi-million dollar verdicts. He’s gone to courtrooms in Arizona, California and Oregon, because to him, there’s no such thing as going too far for what’s right.
And yet, he also works tirelessly to make home a better place. He has been a big brother in Big Brothers of Southern Nevada. He’s mentored new attorneys. He’s taught at CSN, lectured at Boyd School of Law, served on the board for the Nevada Foundation for Consumer Education, and for Young Israel Aish of Las Vegas.
He also enjoys quiet nights reading with his wife Heather, and beaming with pride over the next generation of Baker activists—his young adult daughter.
- State of Nevada
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Distinguished Justice Advocates
- Past President, Nevada Justice Association
Awards and Accolades
- Top 100, National Trial Lawyers
- Mountain States Super Lawyer
- Best of the Best, Top Lawyers
- Who’s Who – Top Lawyers
- Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2014, Nevada Justice Association
- Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017, America’s Top 100 Attorneys
- *Special Counsel to the Mexican Consulate, State of Nevada
- *AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubble
- *10/10, AVVO
“It was a tough case, and sad. A seventy-four year old woman was assaulted and robbed by three young heroin-heads in the parking garage of a local casino. She suffered a constellation of orthopedic and other injuries, putting her in the hospital for seven weeks. My firm was associated as co-counsel about a month before trial.” Click the link below to continue reading…
“Easy, right?…Wrong! Said sense of security will turn into nausea when a Motion to Quash Service of Process shows up on your desk early one Monday morning. Arguably, NRS 14.070, although it would seem logically to do so, does not effectuate proper service on a foreign national under the terms of the Hague Convention.” Click the link below to continue reading…
“The personal injury practitioner is often lured into a false sense of security when handling first-party claims. There is frequently an erroneous belief that UM/UIM carriers are hesitant to deny coverage because of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, and the associated risk of bad faith. Do not, however, be fooled.” Click the link below to continue reading…