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Richard Mark Baker

Richard Mark Baker

Sole Practitioner
Long Beach, California
562-628-9400 (Toll-free)

Mark, a graduate of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, has been practicing law since 1984. His father and grandfather worked on the docks. In addition he is a third generation attorney and a second generation Worker's Compensation practitioner. He has represented workers injured in the course of their employment before the United States Department of Labor, pursuant to the provisions of The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, The Non-Appropriated Funds Instrumentalities Act, The Defense Base/War Hazards Compensation Act and at the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, pursuant to the provisions of the California Labor Code.

He was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Central District in July of 1984; the U.S. Court of Appeals in February of 1985; and the U.S. Supreme Court in May of 1989. He is a California State Bar certified workers' compensation specialist.

Associations include: Member, Board of Directors, California Applicant's Attorney's Association, 1995 to date; President, California Applicant's Attorney's Association, Harbor Chapter 1995 -1996; Board of Directors, Workplace Injury Litigation Group to date; President, Long Beach Bar Association, Worker's Compensation Section 2000 -2001.

Mark is a member of: California State Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Long Beach Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, American Trial Lawyer's Association.

Mark was named a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyer's Magazine in 2006.

Mark is married and has one daughter starting law school in the fall of 2012.

Areas of Practice

  • 20% Workers' Compensation
  • 70% Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
  • 10% Social Security Disability

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Workers' Compensation Law Specialist, California State Bar

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1984
  • California State University, Northridge, California
    • B.A.
    • Major: Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer's Magazine, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Applicant's Attorneys Association, Board of Directors, 1995 - Present
  • American Association of Justice, Work Place Injury Litigation Group, Board of Directors, 1995 - Present
  • California State Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Long Beach Bar Association, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • American Association of Justice, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Cantrell; Green, et al, Attorney/Partner, 1991 - 1998
  • Law Office of Richard Mark Baker, Attorney/Owner, 1988 - 1991

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Law Offices of Richard Mark Baker
115 Pine Avenue, Suite 300
Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: 562-628-9400
Fax: 562-628-1617
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