Mike Baker is admitted to practice in both Kentucky and Ohio. He holds degrees from the University of Louisville and Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Mike has served as a Panel Chapter 7 Trustee in the Eastern District of Kentucky since 1984.
As a member of the firm’s Personal and Business & Corporate Practice Groups, Mike represents clients experiencing financial insolvency, either in bankruptcy or outside of bankruptcy. Mike has represented people filing Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Chapter 12 and Chapter 11. In addition, he has represented credit unions and financial institutions, as well as individuals who are creditors of those who seek protection in bankruptcy court. Mike has also represented Creditors Committees in Chapter 11 proceedings.
Mike’s practice is varied, handling both individual consumer and complicated business issues.
Mike joined the firm in September of 1995. Prior to that time, he formed his own practice with Bruce McClure for 10 years. Mike’s early years in the practice of law were spent with Portia Schaffer, a long-time bankruptcy practitioner.
Mike is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar. He is a founding member of the Bankruptcy Section of both the Northern Kentucky Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association. He has served as past Chair of both organizations. He is a frequent presenter and seminar participant not only in the MRBS and NKBA but also the Kentucky Bar Association and the University of Kentucky College of Law. Mike has also authored articles for the Kentucky Bench and Bar regarding examining land titles and the impact of the new bankruptcy law enacted in 2005 on practitioners and users alike. Mike has served as the CLE coordinator for the Bankruptcy Section since 2003. He is also a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association and belongs to its Bankruptcy Section. Mike has also coauthored, “The Duties of a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee,” for the University of Kentucky College of Law in its Monograph Series.
In the course of his representation of individuals seeking bankruptcy law protection who primarily have consumer debts, Michael L. Baker constitutes a debt relief agency as defined in 11 U.S.C. §§ 526, 527 and 528. Michael L. Baker assists individuals to file all types of bankruptcy.
Mike and his wife, Barb, live in Wilder, Kentucky, where they have raised three children. Mike is an avid college basketball fan, especially the Cardinals. He also acted as the play-by-play announcer for the Notre Dame girls’ basketball team for several years.