Mr. Baker has been a first and second chair litigator for over 20 years. He has litigated a wide variety of employment law claims in state and federal courts involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866. He has also litigated retaliation and whistleblower claims under various state and federal laws. Mr. Baker has extensive experience in the drafting and review of employment contracts, severance agreements, and employer policies and procedures involving employee hiring, termination, discipline, and performance evaluation and improvement plans. His expertise also includes the employer’s internal investigation and resolution of employment claims, as well as the administrative processes involved in responding to charges of discrimination made by claimants through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Florida Commission on Human Relations. Mr. Baker has also lectured on a national level, conducting day-long employment law seminars for supervisors and managers. In addition to his employment law background, Mr. Baker has extensive experience in business liability claims based on theories of negligence and intentional torts, and has a unique and valuable perspective into how a business can avoid and mitigate their liability exposure to such claims. Mr. Baker has also litigated complex construction matters, including surety bond and construction defect claims on behalf of Zurich N.A., involving multi-million dollar projects. He has also represented insurance carriers in insurance coverage disputes in state and federal courts. Florida Bar (admitted 1999), Georgia Bar (admitted 1998), and all Federal District Courts in Florida.