Joseph Baker

General Information


Judges  - Swarthmore College

Circuit Judge  - Orange County

Domestic Court Judge  - Orange County

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undergraduate degree  - Swarthmore College

law degree  - University of Michigan

Recent News  

Judges Joseph P. Baker, Ted Coleman and W. Rogers Turner -- each well-known because of their judicial duration -- have packed up their chambers at the Orange County Courthouse and retired.Baker, 66, spent 25 years as a judge in Orlando and was considered one of the courthouse's reigning intellectuals.He said being a judge for so long offered many rewards but required a fair amount of personal sacrifice as well....Baker, who attended Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania as an undergraduate and the University of Michigan for law school, has enrolled as a doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida in the Tampa-based school's philosophy department....PHOTO: Many memories.Joseph P. Baker, in the Orange County Courthouse, was a judge for 25 years in Orlando.St. Petersburg TimesHEADLINE: WEDDINGS January 12, 2003 Sunday

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ORLANDO -- Presiding over a 1999 civil suit, Orange County Circuit Judge Joseph P. Baker turned to books, friends, and his son-in-law -- an electrical engineer and computer expert -- for technical advice on the value and nature of technology at the heart of the case before him.

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Instead of responding directly to his wife's $200 million divorce suit, Orlando time share titan David A. Siegel is asking Orange County Domestic Court Judge Joseph P. Baker to throw out the 28-page suit completely.

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