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About Mark

Mark M. Baker, Esq., is a New York City criminal appeals and post-conviction/post-judgment motion litigation attorney who defends and protects the rights of people with criminal convictions. If you have the financial means to retain Mr. Baker as private counsel, you will receive representation from a New York City criminal appeals and criminal motion lawyer with well over 40 years of experience creating compelling appellate arguments in criminal cases. He represents high-profile cases as well as cases involving ordinary citizens with the same dedicated approach. Mr. Baker has been an appellate and post-conviction/post-judgment criminal motion attorneysince 1973. During his first 10 years in practice, he honed his skills through handling criminal appeals and post-conviction/post-judgment collateral challenges as an assistant district attorney for the Brooklyn, New York (Kings County) District Attorney's Office and then as a special assistant attorney general in the state of New York's Office of the Special Prosecutor Investigating the New York City Criminal Justice System, where he served as chief appellate attorney and counsel. In 1983, he began his career as a defense attorney concentrating in criminal appeals and post-conviction/post-judgment motion litigation, partnering with celebrated trial lawyer Barry I. Slotnick. He has been intricately involved in several prominent cases, including Bernhard Goetz's 1987 acquittal of all subway shooting charges. Mr. Baker has maintained his owncriminal appeals and post-conviction litigation practice since 1994, and he also serves as "of counsel" to the law firm of nationally recognized criminal defense attorney Benjamin Brafman. Mr. Baker has authored numerous articles for criminal law journals in New York and regularly lectures at law schools and before bar associations in New York. He has served as a supervising attorney at the Cardozo Law School Criminal Appeals Clinic since 1993. He was elected a fellow of the New York State Bar Foundation in 1999. He has been listed in Who's Who in American Law since 2003 and Who's Who in America since 2005. Among many other honors, he was selected for inclusion in the 2009 New York Super Lawyers list, and has enjoyed the highest AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 1989. Today, Mr. Baker's practice includes criminal motions litigation, federal habeas corpus, New York post-conviction/post judgment challenges and criminal appeals. He is dedicated to a thorough, exhaustive approach in each case that he accepts. Where reviewable issues exist in your case, Mr. Baker will pursue the best possible outcome in a resourceful, creative and compassionate manner. Mr. Baker offers a free initial consultation and flexibility with appointments. If you believe you have grounds for an appeal or other challenge to your criminal conviction, contact Mr. Baker for more information.

work Experience

Attorney
Slotnick & Cutler, P.C.
Jan. 1, 1983 - Jan. 1, 1989
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Partner
Slotnick & Baker, P.C
Jan. 1, 1987 - Jan. 1, 1994
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school Education

Syracuse University
BS - Bachelor of Science
- 1969

Brooklyn Law School
JD - Juris Doctor
- 1972

bookmark Awards

Super Lawyer
New York Super Lawyers
2015
Super Lawyer
New York Super Lawyers
2014
Super Lawyer
New York Super Lawyers
2013
Super Lawyer
New York Super Lawyers
2012
Super Lawyer
New York Super Lawyers
2011
Super Lawyer
New York Super Lawyers
2010
Super Lawyer
New York Super Lawyers
2009
Listing in Who's Who
Who's Who in American Law beginning with 13th Edition, 2003
2003
Elected Fellow
New York State Bar Foundation
1999
Community Leadership Award
Yeshiva University
1990
Yeshiva University Community Leadership Award
1990
Leadership - Counsel for Crime Victims Political Platform
New York State Supreme Court Officers Association
1989

group Associations

Co-Chair
Committee on Appellate Practice
2005 - Current

Member
Executive Committee
2005 - Current

Member
Council on Criminal Justice
2004 - Current

Member
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
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Member
U.S. District Court Western District of New York
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Member
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
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Member
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
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Member
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
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Member
Association of the Bar of New York City
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Member
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
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Member
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
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Member
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
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Member
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
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Member
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
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Member
New York County Lawyers' Association
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Member
New York State Bar Association
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Member
American Bar Association
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Member
New York City Criminal Bar Association
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Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Member
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Member
New York Counsel of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Member
U.S. Supreme Court
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Member
Committee on the Judiciary
1998 - 2001

Member
Committee on Criminal Court
1986 - 1989

import_contacts Published Works

The Archer Aftermath and Due Process Defense in New York
New York Law Journal
Perspectives: "Death is too Final
New York Law Journal
Sol Wachtler, A New Leaf
Lifestyles Magazine
The Silent Death of People v. Bernier
New York Law Journal
Petit Jury Versus Grand Jury Instructions: Exploring a Legal Wilderness; Vol. 6, No. 2
Criminal Justice Journal
Remedying Rosario Violations Uncovered after Verdicts and Following Pre-trial Hearings: Has Per Se Become Passe? ol. 7, No. 2
Criminal Justice Journal
xhausting State Remedies in Criminal Leave Applications
New York Law Journal
Crafting Criminal Leave Applications: An Update
New York Law Journal
Ben Brafman, Swimming in the Fish Bowl
Lifestyles Magazine
The Rosario Per Se Rule: Rest in Peace
New York Law Journal
Rikki Klieman, the Play's the Thing
Lifestyles Magazine
Habeas Under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act
New York Law Journal
Preserving Appeals Over Evidentiary Insufficiency
New York Law Journal
Post-Verdict Motions Under State and Federal Criminal Practice
New York Law Journal
Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claims and Deportation Consequences
New York Law Journal
AEDPA: Habeas Petitions
New York Law Journal
Federal Post-Verdict Motions An Update
New York Law Journal
Newly Discovered Evidence Claims Based on Recantation
New York Law Journal
Offering Defense Witnesses to New York Grand Juries
New York Law Journal
Does Federal Anti-Terror Act Infringe on Court Independence
New York Law Journal
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