Title: Founder, Senior Partner
Company: Baker Schulze Murphy Patterson, LLP
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Darryl Baker, founder and senior partner at Baker Schulze Murphy Patterson, LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in insurance law.
Mr. Baker idolized lawyers as a child, mostly former presidents and knew he, too, wanted to be a lawyer. He specializes in accident law and insurance law and entered the field because he enjoys going to trial and representing people, not insurance companies. With more than 40 years of professional experience, Mr. Baker has been the founder and senior partner of Baker Schulze Murphy Patterson, LLP since 1995. Prior to establishing this firm, he was an associate with Gary Eubanks and Associates since 1980. Earlier in his career, he was an associate with Napper, Hardin and Wood, PA from 1978 to 1980.
Mr. Baker began his career as a student at the University of Arkansas, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in public administration in 1974. He continued his studies with the school, earning a Juris Doctor in 1978. He has been admitted to practice in the state of Arkansas, as well as before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas and the United states Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Though there have been many highlights in Mr. Baker’s career, he most fondly recalls winning a case early in his career. Three eyewitnesses testified that his client ran a red light and he was able to show one eye witness in his favor that she didn’t. He was able to prove that she didn’t run the light to the satisfaction of the jury and the settlement was $400,000.
A respected voice in his areas of interest, Mr. Baker has been an active leader in his community. A former member of the board of governors of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, he was also the secretary of the North Pulaski County Bar Association. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Pulaski County Bar Association. Mr. Baker loves his career and he has no plans to retire, though he may become more selective with the cases he takes.
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