Joshua M. Baker is the firm’s newest associate. He works primarily on employment law and civil rights matters. Along with senior attorneys Patricia Pierce and Joyce Collier, Mr. Baker helps to secure justice and compensation for people whose rights have been violated in the workplace and elsewhere.
Prior to becoming an associate at GPFF, Mr. Baker worked for the firm for nearly four years as a law clerk. During most of his tenure as a law clerk, Mr. Baker was also a full-time law student at Rutgers Law School where he was a Dean’s Academic Excellence Scholar. Working at the firm while attending law school allowed Mr. Baker to develop his practical legal skills in the workplace while contemporaneously learning abstract legal theory and doctrine in the classroom. During the fall of 2017, Mr. Baker served as an intern in the chambers of the Honorable Theodore A. McKee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. As a law student, Mr. Baker excelled in the study of employment law and, in recognition of his achievements in that area, was presented with the American Bar Association and Bureau of National Affairs Labor and Employment Law Award by the Rutgers Law School faculty prior to his graduation in May of 2018.
Mr. Baker graduated cum laude from Rutgers University in 2010, earning a B.A. with high honors in sociology. After obtaining his undergraduate degree, Mr. Baker taught English as a foreign language in South Korea from 2011 to 2014 before returning to the U.S. and joining GPFF.
Mr. Baker is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New Jersey, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey.