Attorney at Law

Peter H. Baker
Peter H. Baker, Esquire has a general practice of law with emphasis on decedent's estates and estate planning, real estate, mediation, and small business matters.

With over 40 years of experience, Peter H. Baker works with and has access to the most qualified people in the area when consultation with experts is necessary. With offices in both Steuben and Yates counties, the firm’s network encompasses surrounding counties as well, including Monroe, Tompkins, Chemung and Broome counties. The practice has contacts in many areas all across the country.

Attorney Baker was admitted to practice law in California in 1978 and in New York in 1979. He was admitted to practice before the Northern District of New York United States District Court in 1979 and the Western District in 1980.

Attorney Baker graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1978 and received his BA from Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio in 1975.

He served as Town Magistrate for the Town of Barrington in Yates County from 1980 to 1982 and as First Assistant Public Defender for Steuben County from 1989 to 2000, also acting as Special Prosecutor appointed by the Steuben County District Attorney's Office.

He served as Court Examiner under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law for the County of Steuben from 1999 until 2021, having been appointed by the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Department

Attorney Baker is Trustee Emeritus of the Board of Trustees for the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum after having served as a Board member for twenty years.

He has served as a Law Guardian for children and Guardian ad Litem for children and incompetent individuals for four decades, as well as Court Evaluator and Attorney for Allegedly Incapacitated Persons.


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