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Laurel L. Baker

Associate

Location:
Dallas

Email:
llbaker@phillipsmurrah.com

Call:
469.485.7338

Fax:
214.434.1370

Service Areas:

Biography

Laurel L. Baker is a litigation attorney whose primary focus is on commercial and business litigation matters representing both plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving banking, corporate governance, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, employment, and other business issues.

Laurel received her J.D. from the SMU Dedman School of Law and was a Dean’s Scholarship Recipient. While at SMU, she was Auction Director for the Association of Public Interest Law, a student attorney in the Child Advocacy Clinic, and an Articles Editor of the International Law Review Association. She holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Baylor University where she graduated Cum Laude.

Laurel lives in Dallas with her husband, Hayden, and their bichon frise/poodle mix, Belle. Laurel is also a member of the Junior League of Dallas, through which she also volunteers in the community.

Education

  • Baylor University (B.A., Political Science, Cum Laude, 2015)
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (J.D., 2018)

Admissions

  • 2018, Texas
  • 2021, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Professional Organizations

  • Texas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Experience

  • Advocated for neglected children as attorney/guardian ad litem in SMU Law’s Child Advocacy Clinic
  • Represented clients in commercial disputes, including defending against and asserting allegations of breach of contract, negligence, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Successfully litigated claims relating to non-competition, non-solicitation, and trade secret covenants
  • Successfully litigated employment discrimination claims in state and federal court

Recognition

  • SMU Law Dean’s Scholarship Recipient

Community

  • Watermark Community Church

Publications

Laurel L. Baker is a litigation attorney whose primary focus is on commercial and business litigation matters representing both plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving banking, corporate governance, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, employment, and other business issues.

Laurel received her J.D. from the SMU Dedman School of Law and was a Dean’s Scholarship Recipient. While at SMU, she was Auction Director for the Association of Public Interest Law, a student attorney in the Child Advocacy Clinic, and an Articles Editor of the International Law Review Association. She holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Baylor University where she graduated Cum Laude.

Laurel lives in Dallas with her husband, Hayden, and their bichon frise/poodle mix, Belle. Laurel is also a member of the Junior League of Dallas, through which she also volunteers in the community.

  • Baylor University (B.A., Political Science, Cum Laude, 2015)
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (J.D., 2018)
  • 2018, Texas
  • 2021, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Advocated for neglected children as attorney/guardian ad litem in SMU Law’s Child Advocacy Clinic
  • Represented clients in commercial disputes, including defending against and asserting allegations of breach of contract, negligence, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Successfully litigated claims relating to non-competition, non-solicitation, and trade secret covenants
  • Successfully litigated employment discrimination claims in state and federal court
  • SMU Law Dean’s Scholarship Recipient
  • Watermark Community Church

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