Successful Criminal Defense Attorney

Individual Attention to Your Criminal Defense Needs

Attorney James A. Baker has spent more than 35 years practicing criminal defense in Ithaca, Tompkins County, and surrounding counties. He has defended individuals who have been charged with misdemeanors and serious felonies. He is persistent in his pursuit of justice: He consistently overcomes long odds to secure the best possible results for his clients.

From student Campus Code violations to felony drunk driving charges, to defense of murder Prosecutions, Attorney Baker prepares every case meticulously. Since he does not hire associate attorneys, every case receives his individual attention from intake through trial. He conducts hands-on investigations and examines every detail. He conducts in-depth interviews with witnesses, and thoroughly reviews police records. He routinely visits the alleged crime scene as well.

Wide Range of Experience

Attorney Baker's legal and trial abilities are well respected in the Tompkins County legal community. He has, on several occasions, been appointed Special Prosecutor by the Tompkins County courts. In his capacity as a Special Prosecutor, he secured a murder conviction using DNA profiling to identify the Defendant, in one of New York State's first DNA-related Prosecutions. He has been trained and certified by the New York State Capital Defender's Office to represent individuals charged with Capital Murder in New York State, and has been directly involved in two death penalty cases, once as lead counsel. He has also been appointed Interim Supervising Attorney of the Tompkins County Assigned Counsel Program to fill an unexpected vacancy critical to the smooth and successful operation of that Program.

Justice And Fairness For You

To Attorney Baker, nothing is more important than to present your best defense and to secure the justice and fair consideration that you deserve. For more information or to schedule an initial consultation with a seasoned and successful criminal defense lawyer, fill out our online intake form or call 607-216-9921 or toll free at 888-845-0178.

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Ithaca Office
148 East State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Toll Free: 888-845-0178
Phone: 607-216-9921
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Fax: 607-275-9920
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Cayga County Office
5 Court Street
Third Floor
Auburn, New York 13021

Toll Free: 888-845-0178
Phone: 607-216-9921
Fax: 607-275-9920
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