Meet Thomas E. Baker, Attorney at Law

For more than two decades, Thomas E Baker, Esq Law Corporation in Paradise, CA has helped clients with estate planning and probate law matters. If you’re looking for experienced legal assistance or guidance, I am here to assist you. I’m proud of the reputation I’ve built over the years as reliable, assertive, and straightforward. I make myself personally available to you for matters concerning your case, so you can rest assured you won’t be speaking to a paralegal.

Your needs are unique, and I treat them as such.

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Experience

Thomas Baker, Paradise, CA

I attended the University of California as an undergraduate, with a major in History (B. A., 1972). The following year I received teaching credentials at the same university and began my career as a public school teacher.

During my tenure as a public school educator (1972-1992), I taught at levels ranging from K-12. I have also worked as a part-time instructor at Orange Coast Community College. After I moved to Northern California, I attended California State University at Chico to obtain credentials as a “Special Education Instructor” (1980-1981). Later still, I earned a separate “Resource Specialist” credential (1985). In 1998, I returned to Chico State to teach Business Law for two semesters.

I went on to attend Cal-Northern School of Law from 1986-1991 while continuing to teach. I graduated second in my class.
During the summers and after graduation from law school, I worked as a law clerk at the MINASIAN LAW FIRM (1990-1992) in Oroville, CA. This firm represents numerous water entities and is engaged in major water litigation throughout the state.

In 1993, I began working for FRUITMAN & ALVEY, in Marysville, CA. This firm mainly focused upon litigated Family Law cases and Personal Injury cases.
Within one year, the new firm of POULOS, FRUITMAN, ALVEY & BAKER (1994) was formed. This firm was an attempt to consolidate the law offices of FRUITMAN & ALVEY and CHARLES S. POULOS.

By June 1994, I formed the LAW OFFICE OF THOMAS E. BAKER, when each of the four partners decided to move in different directions. I maintain an office in Paradise, CA. The areas of practice include Estate Planning & Probate cases. I have participated in cases in at least 12 different California counties. Currently, my practice is mainly in Butte County, CA.

I am very active in my community. I was a coach for Paradise Ridge Youth Soccer Club from 1996-2001 and again in 2011 and 2012. From 1997-2001 I served on the Board of Directors of the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce. I continue to work with the Chamber of Commerce. I am also a Board member of the Paradise Rotary Club and served on the Board of Directors in 2012-2013, 2017-2018. Scheduled to be president of the Paradise Rotary Club in 2019. I have served on the Paradise Police Chief’s Advisory Board since 2003. I have previously served approximately five years on the Board of Directors of the Paradise Performing Arts Center.

I am very active in my community. I was a coach for Paradise Ridge Youth Soccer Club from 1996-2001 and again in 2011 and 2012. From 1997-2001 I served on the Board of Directors of the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce. I continue to work with the Chamber of Commerce. I am also a Board member of the Paradise Rotary Club and served on the Board of Directors in 2012-2013, 2017-2018. I’m scheduled to be President of the Paradise Rotary Club in 2019. I have served on the Paradise Police Chief’s Advisory Board since 2003. I have previously served approximately five years on the Board of Directors of the Paradise Performing Arts Center.

I also enjoy classic autos, and have served as President of Cruisin’ Classics of Paradise car club.

I am also an avid musician, playing electric, acoustic, and bass guitar. I have participated in numerous musical events, including Johnny Appleseed Days (an annual festival), the Paradise Farmer’s Market (a weekly summertime event), and musician for the popular Gold Nugget Days (an annual celebration) Melodrama, “Perils in Pair O’ Dice” in 2003 to 2012. I continue to participate in this show each year, playing guitar and/or bass in the orchestra.

Rotary sign, Paradise, CA