David A. Baker serves as head of the Firm’s Estate, Trust and Guardianship Controversy Practice Group. He advises clients in the areas of estate, trust and guardianship litigation; probate, estate, trust and guardianship administration; and charitable foundation and exempt organization administration and litigation. He also practices estate planning.

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2020, including Litigation – Trust and Estates « Lawyer of the Year » in Chicago in 2014
  • Chambers USA 2013-2016, Band 1, Nationwide, Wealth Management, Litigation Specialists
  • Chambers High Net Worth 2016-2019, Band 1, Illinois, Private Wealth and USA, Private Wealth Disputes
  • Acritas Stars 2020, listed among independently rated lawyers

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  • American College of Estate and Trust Counsel (ACTEC), fellow
  • Chicago Bar Foundation (former director and counsel)
  • Chicago Bar Association, Probate Practice Committee and Trust Law Committee, including serving as former chair and legislative liaison

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Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1979,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA, with honors, 1976

New York
Arizona (pro hac vice)
California (pro hac vice)
Delaware (pro hac vice)

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