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Telephone 1: (469) 351-3491
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John Baker is one of the Founding Partners of Baker | Moran. He also serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. Super Lawyers has recognized John as one of the top rated eminent domain attorneys in Texas.  John represents electric utility companies and pipeline companies in all facets of right of way acquisitions, including eminent domain matters, easement review, due diligence, and contract negotiations. John also represents select landowners in eminent domain proceedings. With the great demand for energy infrastructure in Texas, clients have also looked to John for representation in commercial real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of real property for, among other things, gas processing facilities and electric substation facilities.

Professional Affiliations and Honors


  • Member of The Texas Bar Association

  • Member of The Midland County Bar Association

  • Fellow of The Texas Bar Foundation

  • Member of The Texas Utility Lawyers Association

  • CLIMB Certified Instructor and Member of the International Right Of Way Association

  • Member of The National Order of Barristers

  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer and Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers, a Service Publication of Thomson Reuters

  • Southern Methodist University Law School Moot Coach of the Year

  • Project SOAR, Board Member and Mentor

Educational and Professional Background

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Juris Doctor

  • University of Texas at Dallas, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude

  • SMU Law School’s Computer Law Review, Articles Editor

  • Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals, Law Clerk

  • International Right of Way Association, Certified Instructor

  • Texas Real Estate Commission, Certified Instructor

Publications and Speeches

  • Current Issues in Eminent Domain, with Brad Anderson and Roy Brandys, CLE International Eminent Domain Super Conference, The Game of Give and Take, 2016

  • Eminent Domain Issues Related to The Oil and Gas Industry, Published in the Journal of The Center for American and International Law’s Institute on Planning, Zoning, and Eminent Domain, 2009

  • Procedural Issues in Eminent Domain, published by The Texas Wesleyan Law Review, Volume 18, Number 1, Fall 2011

  • How Easements are Created, Law of Easements: Legal Issues and Practical Considerations, 2008

  • Overview of Easements, Law of Easements: Legal Issues and Practical Considerations, 2008

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