David S. Baker

Managing Partner

Contact

smt2 fax icon913-339-6187
Overland Park, Kansas

About

The focus of Mr. Baker’s practice is the defense of governmental entities and their officials and employees in a wide variety of civil rights and state tort claims. He is a member of the Missouri Bar and Kansas Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas and the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri; the Seventh, Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal; and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Baker is a former chairperson of the Defense Research Institute’s Governmental Liability Committee and has spoken often at its annual seminar on a number of topics dealing with police liability and the defense of civil rights actions.

AV® – Preeminent Rated. (AV® – Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

smt2 fax icon913-339-6187
Overland Park, Kansas

About

The focus of Mr. Baker’s practice is the defense of governmental entities and their officials and employees in a wide variety of civil rights and state tort claims. He is a member of the Missouri Bar and Kansas Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas and the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri; the Seventh, Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal; and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Baker is a former chairperson of the Defense Research Institute’s Governmental Liability Committee and has spoken often at its annual seminar on a number of topics dealing with police liability and the defense of civil rights actions.

AV® – Preeminent Rated. (AV® – Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

About

The focus of Mr. Baker’s practice is the defense of governmental entities and their officials and employees in a wide variety of civil rights and state tort claims. He is a member of the Missouri Bar and Kansas Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas and the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri; the Seventh, Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal; and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Baker is a former chairperson of the Defense Research Institute’s Governmental Liability Committee and has spoken often at its annual seminar on a number of topics dealing with police liability and the defense of civil rights actions.

AV® – Preeminent Rated. (AV® – Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Contact

smt2 fax icon913-339-6187
Overland Park, Kansas

Practice Areas

Education
  • University of Kansas, B.S. (1979)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D. (1982)
Awards and Recognition
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® in America
  • Listed in 2019 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers®
Bar Admissions
  • Missouri (1982)
  • Kansas (2017)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri (1982)
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas (1998)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (1986)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (1993)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (2004)
  • United States Supreme Court (1998)
Professional Affiliations
  • Defense Research Institute Chairperson, Governmental Liability Committee (1997-1999) Vice-Chairperson, Governmental Liability Committee (1995-1997)
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Kansas City Claims Association

Publications & Presentations