Member Profile: Robert F. Baker

Robert F. Baker
Arbitration & Mediation Services
3126 Cornwall Road
Durham, NC 27707
Email: Click for email

Tel: 919-489-3553
Fax: 919-489-0293

NC Chapter:

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Discovery Referee


Robert F. Baker has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Contract Disputes
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Negligence
Real Estate
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death




Private practice 1963-2000 (Partner in Spears, Barnes, Baker etc.) Practice included criminal defense, civil litigation, family law, product liability, professional malpractice, real estate

Since 2000, my practice has been limited to Arbitration and Mediation, with over 1000 mediations and over 50 arbitrations, including complex multi-party cases.

Arbitrator in Federal and State Courts since 1987; certified superior court mediator since 1993.


  • Davidson College (A.B. 1958);
  • Duke Law School (J.D. 1961).

Memberships & Affiliations

NORTH CAROLINA BAR ASSOCIATION: Member since 1963. President, 1982-83; President-Elect 1981-82; Chairman of Young Lawyers Section, 1971-72; Board of Governors, 1974-77; 1981-84; Chairman, Practical Training Committee, 1972-78; Chairman, Membership Committee, 1977-78; Chairman, Membership Survey Committee, 1978-79; Member, Local Bar Liaison Committee, 1978-80; Chairman, Trial Advocacy Committee, 1979-81; Member of Nominations Committee, 1980-81; Member of Bar Center Planning Committee 1980-81; Lecturer, Institute on Civil Litigation Techniques, October, 1980; Member, Trial Practice Curriculum Committee, 1985-89; Member, John J. Parker Award Committee 1984- (Chairman, 1984-85); Dispute Resolution Section, (1994-present )

NORTH CAROLINA STATE BAR: Councilor 1990-1998; Member of Grievance Committee (1990-93); Professionalism Committee (1992-1995); Lawyers Trust Accounts Committee (Chairman 1994,1995); Committee to Monitor Lawyer Advertising (Chairman 1995,96); Bylaws, Rules and Policies Committee (1994-1995); Ethics Committee (Chairman 1996-98); Budget, Finance and Audit Committee (1998) Executive Committee (1996-98)

  • 14th Judicial District Bar Association, Member since 1963. Treasurer, 1977-78; Vice President, 1978-79; President, 1979-80; Member of Grievance Committee, 1990
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1981- Present ( State Chairman, 1991-1993.)
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Board of Directors, 1981-84.
  • Private Adjudication Center, Board of Directors 1994- 2000
  • Who's Who in American Law.
  • IOLTA Board of Trustees, 2003-present. (Chairman 2006-2007)
  • Order of the Long Leaf Pine, February 1979
Member, N.C. Academy of Superior Court Mediators.


$150.00 one time administration fee;
$200.00 per hour; $350 Postponement/Cancellation Fee with less than 7 days notice
Travel Fee is $75 per hour and $0.585 per mile outside of Durham county.


Robert F. Baker is a member of our NC chapter, NC Academy of Superior Court Mediators, the state's premier roster of certified attorney-mediators. The NCASCM profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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