Fred Baker represents individual and institutional investors, consumers, governmental entities and whistleblowers in complex securities and consumer fraud litigation, including shareholder rights, unfair trade practices and whistleblower/qui tam claims. He has a diverse complex litigation background and holds a leadership role within firm's environmental and occupational disease and toxic tort teams as well.
Fred has litigated a broad range of complex cases in the environmental, medical costs recovery, consumer and products liability fields. A member of the legal team that litigated the groundbreaking tobacco litigation on behalf of several State Attorneys General, he also participated in the litigation of individual tobacco cases, entity tobacco cases and a tobacco class action.
Fred has served as counsel in a number of class actions, including the two class action settlements arising out of the 2005 Graniteville train derailment chlorine spill and the currently pending West Virginia unfair trade practices insurance class action.
He additionally litigates large scale environmental contamination cases. After representing the state of Oklahoma in a case against poultry integrators alleging that poultry waste polluted natural resources in Eastern Oklahoma, Fred became actively involved with the firm's representation of people and businesses in Gulf Coast communities suffering as a result of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He held a central role in the negotiation process involving the two settlements reached with BP that will fairly compensate thousands of victims who suffered economic loss, property damage and physical injuries caused by the spill.
Fred began practicing with Motley Rice attorneys in 1994 and currently chairs the firm’s attorney hiring committee.
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