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Steven M. Baker

Steven Baker is a highly experienced civil attorney who has spent his entire career representing injury victims. Steve received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature from the University of California, San Diego. While obtaining his undergraduate degree, he worked as a field representative for the “Voter’s Revolt”, a grass-roots movement that opposed insurance industry backed legislation. He went on to study law at Pepperdine University, where he earned his Juris Doctor. After being admitted to the Nevada State Bar, Steve joined Benson & Bertoldo as an associate attorney, where he practiced with an emphasis in plaintiff’s personal injury law. He has appeared in the Federal, Supreme, District, and Justice Courts of the State of Nevada, in addition to several local courts of special jurisdiction. Steve has also appeared in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Trial and Bankruptcy Courts in the State of Arizona, as well as, Trial Courts in both California and Oregon.  In 1997, he became a partner with Benson, Bertoldo & Baker. Steve was the 2009 President of the Nevada Justice Association. He has also served on the Board of Citizen’s for Justice, the Nevada Foundation for Consumer Education, Young Isreal Aish of Las Vegas, and the Tony Hawk Foundation Special Events Committee. He is a past member of the Clark County Bar Association Legal Education Board, a past Co-Chair of the CCBA Community Service Division, a past Senior Attorney for the Trial by Peers program and a Big Brother in the Big/Little Brother program. He also served on steven baker las vegas attorneythe Southern Nevada Medical Legal Screening Panel and has been selected as a Colleague of the Nevada Law Foundation. Steve is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He was selected as a Mountain States Super Lawyer in addition to having been included in both The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Top Lawyers Best of the Best. He is Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. In 2014, Steve was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Nevada Justice Association. Steve is currently one of the Lifetime Achievement Members to America’s Top 100 Attorneys.

In addition to his law practice, Steve has taught numerous classes at the College of Southern Nevada, has guest lectured at the Boyd School of Law, has appeared on the televised Peoples Law School, writes and speaks extensively on legal issues, and presents the Brown Bag Continued Legal Education seminar series for Southern Nevada. Also, he proudly serves (with his law partner John Bertoldo) as Special Counsel to the Mexican Consulate of the State of Nevada. Most of all, though, Steve loves to spend time with his wonderful wife, Heather, and his daughter, Dylan Sage.

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“It was a tough case, and sad. A seventy-four year old woman was assaulted and robbed by three young heroin-heads in the parking garage of a local casino. She suffered a constellation of orthopedic and other injuries, putting her in the hospital for seven weeks. My firm was associated as co-counsel about a month before trial.” Click the link below to continue reading…

“Easy, right?…Wrong! Said sense of security will turn into nausea when a Motion to Quash Service of Process shows up on your desk early one Monday morning. Arguably, NRS 14.070, although it would seem logically to do so, does not effectuate proper service on a foreign national under the terms of the Hague Convention.” Click the link below to continue reading…

“The personal injury practitioner is often lured into a false sense of security when handling first-party claims. There is frequently an erroneous belief that UM/UIM carriers are hesitant to deny coverage because of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, and the associated risk of bad faith. Do not, however, be fooled.” Click the link below to continue reading…

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