Jennifer C. Baker is a staff attorney in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis office. She is a member of the firm’s Environmental Department, which was recognized as Tier 1 for national environmental litigation in the annual "Best Law Firms" ranking by U.S. News and Best Lawyers.
Ms. Baker’s principal area of practice focuses on representing commercial and industrial clients and land owners in all phases of remediation projects. On behalf of clients, Ms. Baker has provided assistance with environmental issues arising during the course of real estate transactions and redevelopment activities, including Brownfields projects and underground storage tank matters. She has successfully represented clients in environmental and cost recovery litigation in both federal and state arenas. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Ms. Baker’s practice included environmental law and assisting employers with OSHA matters.
Ms. Baker received her J.D. with a Certificate in Environmental Law from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in 1999. During that time, she was a law clerk at the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Ore., and a summer national forests program assistant at The Wilderness Society in Washington, D.C. Ms. Baker was a member of Environmental Law from 1997-99 and was elected articles editor in 1998. She was also a member of the Cornelius Honors Society. Ms. Baker received B.A.s in geology and sociology from Bucknell University in 1993, where she was a member of the varsity crew team.
Ms. Baker is a member of the Oregon, Washington, and Indiana State Bar Associations as well as the American Bar Association. She currently serves as newsletter editor for the Environmental Section of the Indiana State Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.