Barry K. Baker was born and raised in Brevard County, Florida. His family moved to Brevard as a result of his father working at the Kennedy Space Center on the Atlas Centaur missile program, where he was the launch director for the program for several years. Barry’s father was also a pilot in the USAF and took Barry flying in private aircraft from a very young age. This exposure developed Barry’s love of aviation and his desire to become a pilot.
Upon graduation from high school, Barry entered the Aviation Management and Flight Technology program at the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). During his time at FIT, Barry earned his commercial pilot’s license and a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors. He was also a member of the men’s national championship crew team.
To further his aviation career and, more importantly, serve his country, upon graduation from FIT Barry was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps with the goal of becoming a naval aviator. During flight school, Barry graduated first in his class in the Aviation Indoctrination program, and earned the “Top Hook” award for the highest composite grade during aircraft carrier landing qualifications.
Upon earning his wings, Barry chose to fly the AV-8B Harrier “Jump Jet.” Shortly after completing the training to fly the Harrier, Barry was deployed on the USS Nassau in support of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. During this deployment, Barry was awarded the Air Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Achievement Medal, and Kuwaiti Liberation Medal.
During his time in the Marine Corps, Barry was also assigned as the Group Legal Officer for a unit comprised of approximately 3200 Marines. In this position, Barry worked with JAG officers, assisted in investigations, made legal recommendations to unit commanders, and performed legal research and brief drafting. While serving in this role, Barry realized his aptitude for working in the legal field and decided to attend law school at Florida State University, where he graduated with honors.
Since his graduation from law school, and for the past 20 years, Barry has represented Plaintiffs in personal injury matters including automobile negligence, wrongful death, premises liability, product defect, and medical malpractice claims, as well as insurance disputes.
Barry takes pride in representing Plaintiffs against insurance companies and corporate entities that would otherwise take advantage of these victims of negligence and intentional wrongdoing. Barry understands that each case is the most important case to the involved client and their family, and that each client therefore deserves personal attention, aggressive representation, and the ability to communicate openly and honestly with their attorney.
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