Hal Baker represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts. His practice focuses on the defense of products liability actions, consumer class actions, multidistrict litigation, and mass and individual tort cases. He has experience in all stages of litigation, including drafting pleadings, drafting and responding to discovery, expert discovery, taking and defending depositions, and dispositive motions practice. He has been a member of multiple trial teams in cases tried to verdict.
Hal is currently involved in Jones Day's defense of the Engle progeny smoking and health lawsuits. He is also involved in the defense of class and individual actions related to football concussion injuries.
Hal also maintains an active pro bono practice, including providing legal services to individuals seeking asylum and other immigration relief. Prior to joining Jones Day, Hal served as a judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
- The Ohio State University (J.D. magna cum laude 2017; Order of the Coif; Associate Editor, Ohio State Law Journal; B.A. in History 2012)
- Ohio, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- Law Clerk to Magistrate Judge Chelsey M. Vascura, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio (2018)