June 11, 2024 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Statehouse Convention Center Little Rock
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John Keeling Baker

John Keeling Baker
Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC
Little Rock
After obtaining his law degree from the University of Arkansas in 1996, John Keeling Baker started to make his mark on the legal world one case at a time.

Baker, 37, a member of Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard in Little Rock, provides counsel to clients on matters regarding contract, real estate and class action defense litigation.

Baker’s most groundbreaking lawsuit was a 2001 federal court injunction he obtained against the U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services on behalf of a nonprofit nursing home. He also obtained a Freedom of Information Act ruling for his client before the Arkansas Court of Appeals in 2000.

Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America have named Baker as a leading lawyer.
Baker is also fiercely devoted to helping his community. In 1997, he co-founded Tree Streets Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to adding to and restoring the natural canopy of Little Rock’s downtown neighborhoods. Since the organization's launch, 1,000 trees have been planted.

"It’s a tangible thing to keep your city from suffering," Baker said. "You can see the fruit of your work."

Baker also serves on the board of Camp Aldersgate and is a former president of the nonprofit's board.

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