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Attorney Profiles

William E. Baker, Jr.

EDUCATION
University of Southern California, B.S. 1971; University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law – Juris Doctor 1974.

LEGAL BACKGROUND
Admitted to State Bar of California 1974; United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeal – Ninth Circuit; Central District of California; California Bar Association 1974-present; Real Property and Business Litigation Sections; Orange County Bar Association; Section Chairman, Creditors Rights (1994-1995); Orange County Bar Association Delegate to State Bar Convention, Resolutions Committee member(1997-present).  Master Bencher, William P. Gray Legion Lex Inn of Court, 1995-present;  Presiding Judge, Whittier Law School Trial Advocacy Mock Trials (1999), Orange County Superior Court Temporary Judicial Officer  (2000 to the present).

PUBLISHED CASES
Ilkhchooyi v. Best (1995) 37 Cal. App. 4th 395 (unconscionability in a commercial leasing transaction); Cinnamon Square Shopping Center v. Meadowlark Enterprises (1994) 24 Cal. App. 4th 1837 (misrepresentation constituted breach of commercial lease); 1999 -2001 successful appellants in three unpublished Opinions two reversing the trial court and one (2005) affirming the court’s order in our favor, Abers v. Rounsavell G040486 October 18, 2010 (interpretation of terms of ground lease in a residential condominium setting).

VERDICTS WITH PUNITIVE DAMAGE AWARDS

(2002) $9.5 Million including 4.5 million punitive damages (Insurance Bad Faith); (2003) $295,000 plus $68,750 punitive damages (Legal Malpractice);(2004) $6.4 Million including $450,000.00 punitive damages (Business torts – breach of partnership).(2011) $1,505,000 including
$1,400,000. punitive damages (wrongfully withheld 1963 Corvette by Trustees)


Paige Merrill Baker

EDUCATION
University of Southern California, B.S. Degree 1971; University of Southern California, M.S. Ed. 1972; University of California of Irvine, Learning Handicaps Credential 1987; Western State University College of Law, Juris Doctorate 1991, with Honors; Admitted to State Bar of California – 1992.

LEGAL BACKGROUND
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 1992; United States District Court for the Central District of California 1992; United States Supreme Court – 1995. President 2010-2012 William P. Gray – Legion Lex Inn of Court; Board Member U.S.C. Legion Lex; Past President. Board Member – U.S.C. Law School Annual Fund Board; U.S.C. Ambassador. Member Orange County Bar Association; Real Estate Section Member; Speaker-Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Estate Planning for Blended Families – July 2010.

HONORS
Law Review–Managing Editor, Notes and Comments Editor, Special Projects Editor; American Jurisprudence Award–Best Law Review Article; Dean’s List Scholar; National Dean’s List; Who’s Who Among American Universities.

PUBLISHED CASES
Ilkhchooyi v. Best (1995) 37 Cal.App.4th 395
Cinnamon Square Shopping Center v. Meadowlark Enterprises (1994) 24 Cal.App.4th 1837


Robert N. Tan

EDUCATION
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. (Philosophy and Political Science) 1991

LEGAL BACKGROUND
Western State University College of Law, Juris Doctor, Dec. 1994; Admitted to State Bar of California Bar 1995 to Present; Previously: Law Practice Management and Technology Section, Member William P. Gray – Inn of Court.

HONORS
Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2008; American Jurisprudence Awards – Torts II, Trusts; Dean’s List

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Law Clerk, Shook Lin & Bok, Singapore, 1992; Associate Attorney and Law Clerk, Law Offices of Lawrence Tan 1995 – 1996, 1993, Los Angeles, California; Associate Attorney, Law Offices of Barry R. Frederick 1996 – 1997, Walnut, California; Civil litigation practice since 1995; Associate Attorney,

Baker & Baker, A Professional Corporation, June 1999 to Present, emphasizing Real Estate, Business, General Civil and Business Litigation, Trust Litigation, personal emphasis is on Law and Motion; Informal Legal Consultant 2011 – 2012, Law Office of Donald Faubus, Diamond Bar, California.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Member Club Singapura 2000

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