Lance Kristopher Baker

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Knoxville, Tennessee

The Baker Law Firm
Lance Kristopher Baker
The Baker Law Firm

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, Civil rights, Personal injury; view more

Licensed in Tennessee since: 2014

Selected to Rising Stars: 2022

The Baker Law Firm

800 S Gay St
Suite 1950
Knoxville, TN 37929 Visit website


Lance Kristopher Baker founded The Baker Law Firm, with offices in Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee. He assists clients in Knoxville and the surrounding areas with legal matters involving:

  • Civil rights: Police brutality, inmate abuse and death, and unlawful arrests
  • Criminal defense: DUI, drug crimes, sexual offenses, assault, theft, federal offenses and white collar crimes 
  • Personal injury: Car accidents, wrongful death, slip-and-falls, and product liability cases

A history major from The University of Tennessee, Mr. Baker pursued his law degree at the Lincoln Memorial University - Duncan School of Law. He was a dean’s list student and the recipient of the Abraham Lincoln award, earning his Juris Doctor in 2013. The following year, he was licensed to practice in Tennessee, and later, in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Possessing an impressive legal acumen, Mr. Baker is known among clients and peers alike, as a straightforward attorney with a passion for the law. Always striving to get the most favorable outcome, he goes above and beyond to meet his clients’ needs. He holds a “Superb” rating on Avvo for his vast legal knowledge and he is listed among the Top 40 Under 40 lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers. He is also named the Top Male Rising Star of Knoxville by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for his leadership skills, and he has appeared on the list of Cityview newspaper’s Top Attorneys.

Mr. Baker maintains active memberships in the Tennessee Bar Association, the Knoxville Bar Association, the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Nucleus Knoxville. 

Practice areas

Criminal defense, Civil rights, Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Assault & battery, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, Sex offenses, Theft, Police misconduct, Personal injury - plaintiff

  • 40% Criminal defense
  • 40% Civil rights
  • 20% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 2014, Tennessee

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Tennessee
  • Nucleus Knoxville
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Dean’s List recipient, Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law
  • Mid-South Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, 2022
  • City view Top Attorneys – DUI, Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Consumer Protection, Class Action, Antitrust, 2022
  • City view Top Attorney – Civil Rights, 2021
  • , City view Top Attorneys – DUI Defense, 2019
  • Named Top Male Rising Star of Knoxville by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers, 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense, 2017
  • Abraham Lincoln Award, Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law
Educational Background:
  • University of Tennessee, B.A. in History, 2009

Office location for Lance Kristopher Baker

800 S Gay St
Suite 1950
Knoxville, TN 37929

Phone: 865-200-4117


1 Year Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022

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