John S. Baker

John S. Baker



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Birmingham, AL

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  • B.A., Washington and Lee University, 2006
  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law - Samford University, 2009


  • Alabama, 2009
  • U.S. Virgin Islands, 2014

Since joining Lightfoot in 2009, John has developed a general practice focusing on complex litigation, with an emphasis on product liability, catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, and commercial litigation.  He has a keen interest in the complexity of mass torts, with experience in cases involving plaintiffs numbering from thirty to sixteen-hundred.  Most recently, he helped navigate nine cases involving approximately one hundred plaintiffs towards a favorable resolution after nearly five years of litigation in the United States Virgin Islands.  John has considerable experience in all facets and stages of litigation, as well as experience preparing high exposure cases for trial in a short time span, including cases where the client or prior counsel have been sanctioned prior to Lightfoot’s involvement.

John has experience in both state and federal courts, both inside and outside Alabama.

He is a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute, Lightfoot’s Recruiting Committee, the Judge James Edwin Horton Inn of Court, and he serves as a Board Member for the Downtown YMCA.  Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and their two dogs, Jake and Skylar.

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