Philip R. Baker




Primary Areas of Practice

  • Professional Practice Transitions
  • Employment Law
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Workers Compensation

Philip Baker concentrates his practice in labor and employment matters and medical practice management/transitions. Mr. Baker frequently provides counsel and advice to employers on employment matters, including FMLA, discharge, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and workers’ compensation. Mr. Baker also provides general employment advice related to personnel and other issues, including handbooks, wages, and disciplinary actions. Mr. Baker also assists business owners in resolving contractual disputes, succession planning, and corporate matters. In addition, Mr. Baker counsels medical professionals, including physicians, dentists and optometrists, related to start-up, associate contracts, practice management issues, and practice transitions and the documentation required for accomplishing each.

Mr. Baker is married to Dr. Ashley Baker, and they reside in Jonesborough, Tennessee, along with their three children.

Professional Honors & Activities

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Mid-South Rising Stars For Employment Litigation, 2011-2014
  • Named to The Business Journal of Tri-Cities TN/VA’s Top 40 Under 40, 2010
  • Member – Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Member – Rotary International
  • Past Board Member – CASA of Northeast Tennessee

  • Graduate of Morristown Chamber Leadership Program, 2005
  • Past Member – Morristown Industrial Development Committee
  • Past Board Member – New Hope Recovery Center
  • Past Board Member – Hamblen County Habitat for Humanity
  • Eagle Scout


  • Tennessee, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010


  • University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • University of Tennessee, B.S. (Chemistry), B.A.(Political Science), 1997