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PO Box 30
Decatur, IN 46733
Phone: 260-918-4451
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Timothy E Baker

Timothy E Baker

Location:
Decatur, Indiana
Phone:
260-918-4451
866-715-7636
Fax:
260-724-4426
Email:

Timothy E. Baker is a 1978 graduate of the Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, IN, and was admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana in June of the same year. Upon obtaining his Doctorate of Jurisprudence, he returned to his home town of Decatur, Indiana, to practice law. He joined the DeVoss law firm and has been a member of this prominent firm ever since. Mr. Baker is a 1971 graduate of Bellmont High School and graduated from Purdue University in 1975 where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

While attending law school, Mr. Baker worked in the Indiana Secretary of State's Office, Corporations Division, Legal Department where he was responsible for reviewing and approving documentation filed for the creation or merger of business entities. In addition, while in law school, Mr. Baker clerked for the DeVoss law firm where he assisted in estate planning and administration, real estate and commercial transactions. Mr., Baker's practice has been concentrated in these areas, in addition to personal injury law and municipal law.

Over the years, Mr. Baker has acquired extensive experience in municipal law. He served as County Attorney for Adams County from 1989 through 1996. He has served as attorney for the Adams County Economic Development Corporation since 1989 and has served as the attorney for the Adams County Solid Waste Management District since 1991. Currently, he serves as City Attorney for tie City of Decatur, Indiana.

Tim firmly believes that as an attorney he has an obligation to give back to his community and help make ii a better place in which to live, work and raise a family. He has been actively involved in St, Mary's Parish and St. Joseph School by serving multiple terms on the Parish Pastoral Council and on the St. Joseph School Board. In addition, over the years he has volunteered for numerous Parish projects and has donated legal services to the Parish and School. He supports the United Way and is a past Board member of the Adams County Cancer Society. He assisted in the formation of the Boys & Girls Club of Adams County, Operation Help, Adams County Crime Stoppers and the Adams County Community Foundation. Currently, Tim serves the Foundation as a Board member, as its Treasurer and as its Finance Committee Chairperson.

Tim has been happily married to his wife, Kathy, for 35 years. He takes pride in his 3 children and has been blessed with 2 grandsons. As with his community, his family is important to him.

Mr. Baker enjoys the practice of law because he enjoys the challenge of finding or creating a solution to a problem, resolving a dispute, helping a client through a difficult time or making a client's dream become a reality. He does so in a thorough and professional way. He dedicates himself to his clients and treats them honestly, thoughtfully and with respect. It is no coincidence that over the years many of his clients have become good friends. He enjoys the practice of law and looks forward to being of service to those who are in need of legal assistance.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning, Estate Administration
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate, Title Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Municipal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1978

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1978
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Honors: Multiple Semesters - Dean's List
    • Honors: President, Jr Year, Gomini Men's Co-op
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Clients

  • City of Decatur, Indiana
  • Decatur Dental Services, Inc.
  • Adams County Solid Waste Management District
  • Adams County Economic Development Corporation

References

  • First Merchants Bank, N.A.
  • Rebecca S. Cochran, CPA

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana State Bar Association, 1978 - Present
  • Adams County Community Foundation, Board Member
  • Adams County Community Foundation, Treasurer
  • Adams County Community Foundation, Finance Committee Chairperson

Past Employment Positions

  • Indiana Secretary of State's Office, Corporations Division, Legal Department
  • DeVoss Law Firm, Law Clerk
  • Adams County, County Attorney, 1989 - 1996
  • Adams County Economic Development Corporation, Attorney, 1989 - 1991
  • Adams County Solid Waste Management District, Attorney, 1991 - 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member, Adams County Community Foundation, 2003 - Present
  • Past Board Member of the Adams County Cancer Society

Ancillary Businesses

  • Title Insurance

Languages

  • English

At Devoss, Johnson, Zwick, Baker & Ainsworth, A Professional Corporation, we have represented Indiana clients for more than 100 years. Our clients come from Decatur, Fort Wayne, Bluffton, Geneva, Portland, and throughout Adams County, Wells County, Allen County, Jay County and Huntington County.