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David R. Baake

David R. Baake

 
  • Business Law, Real Estate Law, Environmental Law...
  • California, New Mexico
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Sean Donahue
Reviewed by Sean Donahue August 11, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
David is a top-notch lawyer with outstanding analytical and writing skills, and already broad ranch of experience, and demonstrated initiative. He's sensitive to what kinds of arguments work in different settings and is a quick and effective researcher and writer.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

I worked with David as co-counsel on complex Clean Air Act matters when he was a legal fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and then later on similar litigation after he went into private practice.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Different Client, Same Side of Case

We represented different nonprofit organizations that were aligned parties in litigation.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
2014-2015 and 2018-present
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

David is an incisive, highly effective analyst of complex legal problems and is an excellent writer. He's efficient and good in working effectively and courteously on a large team. He's adept at breaking down challenging interpretive and procedural problems, developing a compelling arguments, and advocating effectively.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

David has a very strong legal education and clerkship background, and since entering practice has already amassed significant experience on complex statutory and administrative law/litigation problems and is good at breaking down new problems quickly.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

David's an unusually strong legal thinker and writer, very adept at breaking down complex legal problems and developing compelling, carefully-vetted strategies.

Communication Skills: Excellent

David's a clear and candid communicator, in writing and orally.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

In my several experiences working on complex cases with him, David has exhibited exemplary professionalism and ethics.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
General litigation; administrative law; environmental law; natural resources law; appellate matters.
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Appeals
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Drafting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Oral Argument
  • Use of Technology
Q. Please provide any additional comments about this lawyer
Top-notch, energetic lawyer.
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
Laurence Martin Berman
Reviewed by Laurence Martin Berman July 29, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
He is creative and identifies issues or argument that most attorneys miss. He is a tenacious and stalwart advocate, and maintains a positive attitude. He is a wonderful researcher and writer, and is fast, through. and able to succinctly explain why the applicable legal principles compel a result in our clients’ favor and able to succinctly explain why the applicable legal principles compel a result in our clients’ favor.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

I have worked with David on over 15 cases.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Different Client, Same Side of Case

David and I have worked together in over 15 matters.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
Beginning in early 2019 until the present
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

He is able to succinctly explain why the applicable legal principles compel a result in our clients’ favor and able to succinctly explain why the applicable legal principles compel a result in our clients’ favor.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

He is a very smart attorney who can quickly discern what issues are raised by a case. He is also able to succinctly explain why the applicable legal principles compel a result in our clients’ favor.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

He is also able to succinctly explain why the applicable legal principles compel a result in our clients’ favor.

Communication Skills: Excellent

He has another character trait that is special---he is someone you would want in a foxhole with you.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

He is a tenacious and stalwart advocate, and maintains a positive attitude. His honesty is beyond reproach.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Any civil litigation where an outstanding written legal product is required.
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Drafting
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation

He is a wonderful researcher and writer, and is fast, through. and able to succinctly explain why the applicable legal principles compel a result in our clients’ favor and able to succinctly explain why the applicable legal principles compel a result in our clients’ favor.

Q. Please provide any additional comments about this lawyer
David has another character trait that is special---he is someone you would want in a foxhole with you.
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes