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LaQunya L. Baker

Associate Attorney

LaQunya L. Baker
303-320-0509
303-320-0210

Philosophy

  

LaQunya Baker was born in Frankfurt, Germany. She grew up in South Carolina and moved to Colorado in 2016. LaQunya obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, then went on to receive her law degree from the Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, North Carolina. LaQunya began her legal career as a Deputy State Public Defender and has always believed in passionate advocacy as the cornerstone of a great defense.

 

Practice Areas

  

Civil Litigation Defense

Professional Liability Defense

General Civil Litigation

Employment Litigation

Civil Rights Law

Disability Law

Criminal Defense

 

Law School

  

Charlotte School of Law

Year degree obtained: 2016

Honors: Top 25% of Class

 

Undergraduate University

  

College of Charleston, B.A., Communications: Media Studies

Minor: African American Studies

Year degree obtained: 2013

Honors: Alexander M. Sanders, Jr. Presidential Legacy Award for Outstanding Public Service

 

Admissions

  

State of Colorado

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

United States District Court for the District of Colorado

United States Court of Federal Claims

 

Clerkships

  

The Office of the Honorable Judge Margaret Seymore; United States District Court for the District of South Carolina; 2014

The Office of the Honorable Judge Michael McCarthy, Superior court of the District of Columbia; 2014

 

Honors/Awards

  

National Trial Lawyers Association: 40 under 40 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Colorado

 

Professional Organizations

  

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Inn of Court

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

Sam Cary Bar Association

 

Publications

  

Discriminatory Jury Selection: Part one – Batson Challenges, January 12, 2019

How the Criminal Justice system is Failing Women, July 16, 2019

A Case of Mistaken Identity Part I July 21, 2019

A Case of Mistaken Identity Part II, July 22, 2019

Racial Bias and the Criminal Justice System, July 23, 2019

Treating a Growing Epidemic with Mass Incarceration July 29, 2019

 

Paralegal:

Emily Travis