Kristi Baker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Madison, WI

The Law Center, S.C.
 | 450 S. Yellowstone Dr., Madison, WI 53719
Phone: 608-821-8200
Fax: 608-821-8201
Selected To Rising Stars: 2020
Licensed Since: 2014
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (40%),
  • Schools & Education (40%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    A family law attorney with The Law Center, S.C., Kristi Baker represents clients statewide. She represents clients in the following areas of law: transgender law, LGBTQ family law, appeals, adoption, grandparent rights, foster parent rights, guardianship, Child in Need of Protection and/or Services (CHIPS), guardian ad litem appointments, paternity, child placement, child custody, child support, divorce and dissolution, and school law. Her school law practice includes expulsion and Individualized Education Plans.

    A zealous, compassionate, and fair voice for families and children who are working their way through the court system, Ms. Baker began her path to a successful career when she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She then attended the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctor in 2014.

    While in law school, she was the Hamline Child Advocacy Clinic’s Student Director. Long before law school, Ms. Baker advocated for children and families both in the court system and in the community. She advocated for abused and neglected children as a volunteer and as a foster parent. Her work as a volunteer coordinator for homeless families with children gave her insight into the challenges faced by families in Dane County in finding basic resources and gave her a profound respect for parents working to meet their children’s needs in the midst of chaos.

    Ms. Baker serves on the Board of the Children and the Law Section of the State Bar, an elected position. She also served on the Board of the Wisconsin CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) from 2014 to 2018. 

    Admitted to practice in the state of Wisconsin, Ms. Baker gives back to her community in many ways. She is involved with the Student Expulsion Prevention Project and the Wisconsin Pro Bono Society.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Family Law
    • 40%Schools & Education
    • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Education, Schools, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

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    Rising Stars: 2020

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    About Kristi Baker

    Admitted: 2014, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage: https://www.lawcenterwisconsin.com/our-team/kristi-baker/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Board Member of the Children and the Law Section of the Wisconsin State Bar, 2019
    • Board Member of the Wisconsin CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) from 2014 to 2018
    • Member of the Dane County Bar Association Law for Public Committee., 2016

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteer, CASA of Rock County
    • Hamline University School of Law, Hamline Child Advocacy Clinic, Student Director
    • Member of the Student Expulsion Prevention Project (StEPP) in Dane County, 2020
    • Member of the Student Expulsion Prevention Project (StEPP) in Dane County, 2019
    • Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society, 2019
    • Member of the Student Expulsion Prevention Project (StEPP) in Dane County, 2018
    • Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society, 2018
    • Member of the Student Expulsion Prevention Project (StEPP) in Dane County, 2017
    • Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society, 2017
    • Member of the Student Expulsion Prevention Project (StEPP) in Dane County, 2016
    • Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society, 2016
    • Member of the Student Expulsion Prevention Project (StEPP) in Dane County, 2015

    Newsletters:

    • Recent – and dramatic – changes in the law have granted marriage and parental equality to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families – but should same-sex parents still obtain a court order for adoption? Emily Dudak Taylor and Kristi Baker discuss the relevant recent cases and the best way to ensure a child’s access to both parents for years to come., The Status of LGBT Parental Rights in Wisconsin after Pavan v. Smith, Children & The Law Section, Family Law, LGBTQ Law

    Educational Background:

    • Graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts, English, 1992

    Industry Groups

    • Assisted Reproduction
    • Foster parent rights
    • Grandparent Rights
    • LGBTQ issues
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    Office Location for Kristi Baker

    450 S. Yellowstone Dr.
    Madison, WI 53719

    Phone: 608-821-8200

    Fax: 608-821-8201

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    Last Updated: 10/28/2020

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