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Jeremy S. Baker

Founding Attorney at Baker Law Group LLC
Chicago, Illinois
Jeremy S. Baker is a Chicago-based construction attorney. From 2006-2019, he served clients at Schiff Hardin LLP, where he was a partner and a member of its national Construction Law practice. Previously, he was an attorney at Cozen O’Connor PC. Jeremy founded Baker Law Group LLC in 2019. An Adjunct Professor of Law at The John Marshall Law School, he taught an elective Construction Law course though the Center for Real Estate Law (Fall Semesters 2016, 2017, 2018). Jeremy helps his clients to complete challenging projects by emphasizing dispute avoidance and early, cost-efficient resolution of claims. He represents developers, lenders, design professionals, owners, and contractors in all aspects of design and construction. Jeremy’s practice involves project structuring across many project delivery methods, plus contract review and negotiation. Jeremy has prosecuted and defended lawsuits in well over 30 state and federal court venues – but he prefers to resolve disputes using cost-efficient alternative dispute resolution. Jeremy is a graduate of the Tulane University Law School and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He can be reached at or 312-621-7184.
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About Me

How does your service stand out?
I believe clients are best served through lasting relationships. My clients trust me to protect their business interests by anticipating and preventing problems. When unforeseen disputes arise, I leverage my knowledge of the design and construction industries, and a diverse range of legal skills, to dispatch the problems swiftly and cost-effectively.
What is the focus of your practice?
I provide counsel and advocacy to avoid and resolve disputes invoiving: sustainable design and construction, construction project payment and accounting, delay, disruption, acceleration and labor productivity, mechanics lien and mortgage foreclosures, performance and payment bonds, bankruptcy and collections, design and construction defects, digital data, BIM, design professional intellectual property, zoning and permitting, and insurance.


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Association Position
American Bar Association Member
Chicago Bar Association Member
American Institute of Architects Member


School Degree Graduation Year
Tulane University Law School J.D. 2002
University of California, Santa Barbara B.A. 1999

Contact Information

Baker Law Group LLC

33 N Dearborn St, Suite 1000

Chicago, IL 60602