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Laura W. Baker
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice
  • Tennessee
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Laura Baker is a shareholder at the Law Offices of John Day where she represents clients in personal injury, wrongful death, and tort litigation cases. Laura's reputation and experience have earned her several accolades. Most recently, Laura was awarded the "Rising Star Award" by the Lawyers' Association for Women in 2016. She was also recognized as an Athena Young Professional Award Nominee in 2016. In 2015, Laura was a winner of the Nashville Business Journal's “40 Under 40” award. Laura has been recognized as one of the “Best of the Bar” by the Nashville Business Journal in 2015 and 2017. Laura was selected as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in the Mid-South by Super Lawyers in 2015. She has also been named a Mid-South Super Lawyer in Personal Injury every year from 2013 to 2017. She was named a Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012. Laura has earned the AV® Preeminent™ ranking from Martindale-Hubbell through its peer-review system, which indicates a ranking at the highest level of professional excellence.

Laura is also a leader in the legal community. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Bar Association, and is Chair of the Friday Fundamentals program for the NBA, a 13-week program for new lawyers designed to bridge the gap from law school to law practice. Laura served as the President and Treasurer of the Lawyers’ Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter and is a Barrister of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court, serving on the Executive Committee for the Inn. She is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations, and was inducted as a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation in 2015.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Education
University of Tennessee College of Law
J.D.
Honors: Tennessee Attorney General’s Award of Excellence in Trial Advocacy in 2006.
Rhodes College
B.A. | Political Science
Awards
Best of the Bar
Nashville Business Journal
Rising Star Award
Lawyers' Association for Women
Young Professional Award nominee
Athena
40 Under 40
Nashville Business Journal
Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star
Super Lawyers
AV® Preeminent™ ranking
Martindale-Hubbell
Mid-South Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2013 and 2014
Professional Associations
Tennessee Association for Justice
Member
Current
Nashville Bar Foundation
Fellow
- Current
Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum
Inaugural Member
- Current
Activities: Leadership Forum Steering Committee, 2015-Present Leadership Forum, member of inaugural class, 2014-2015
Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women
- Current
Activities: 2014-Present Chair, Legislation Committee, 2015-2016
Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
Executive Committee
- Current
Activities: Executive Committee, 2017-Present Barrister, 2014 to Present Associate, 2011 to 2013
Lawyers for Littles
Co-Chair
- Current
Activities: An annual bowling fundraiser for lawyers and legal professionals benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.
Lawyers’ Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter
Past President
- Current
Activities: President, 2014-2015 President-Elect, 2013-2014 Treasurer, 2012-2013 Board of Directors, Newsletter Editor, 2010-2012 Co-chair, Programs Committee, 2009-2010, 2017-Present Co-chair, Mentoring Committee, 2008-2009 Marion Griffin Women’s Symposium, Steering Committee and Champions’ Liaison, 2016-Present
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
American Association for Justice
Member
- Current
Nashville Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Board of Directors, 2016-Present Chairperson, Steering Committee, Friday Fundamentals, 2016-Present Co-chair, Chancery and Circuit Courts Committee, 2016
Tennessee Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Leadership Law Class, 2013
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
John Marshall American Inn of Court
Associate
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Speaking Engagements
Maximizing Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Tennessee from the Plaintiff’s Perspective, Live webinar, Nashville, TN
Tennessee Attorneys Memo
Sophisticated Deposition Strategies, Tort Law Conference, Nashville, TN
Tennessee Attorneys Memo
Post-Trial Issues and Preserving Issues for Appeal, Nashville, TN
Nashville Bar Association
Deconstructing Dedmon, Nashville, TN
Nashville Bar Association
Personal Injury 101, Friday Fundamentals, Nashville, TN
Nashville Bar Association
Mastering the Deposition: Critical Skills and More, Overview of Applicable TRCP and FRCP Rules, Nashville, TN
Tennessee Bar Association
Just Enough to Be Dangerous: Practice Legal Tips for Your Family and Friends, Personal Injury Law, Nashville, TN
Lawyers’ Association for Women
Personal Injury Law, Friday Fundamentals, Nashville, TN
Nashville Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Laura W. Bishop's Website Profile
Website
The Law Offices of John Day PC Website
Blog
Day on Torts
Blog
Tennessee Injury Law Center
Social Media
Contact & Map
The Law Offices of John Day, P.C.
Brentwood Office
5141 Virginia Way
#270
Brentwood, TN 37027
USA
Toll-Free: (866) 812-8787
Telephone: (615) 742-4880
Fax: (615) 742-4881
The Law Offices of John Day, P.C.
Murfreesboro Office
1639 Medical Center Pkwy #105
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
USA
Toll-Free: (866) 977-8076
Telephone: (615) 867-9900
Fax: (615) 742-4881