Bobby Baker’s practice focus is on providing strategic and regulatory advice to private companies and local governments, with an emphasis on energy issues. In addition, Mr. Baker handles litigation and appellate matters.
Mr. Baker was elected to his first of three terms on the Georgia Public Service Commission in 1992 and was the first Republican to win a statewide election for a Georgia constitutional office since Reconstruction. As Commissioner, Mr. Baker worked aggressively to develop competitive markets for utility and technology services and to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses. During his tenure, he oversaw the deregulation of natural gas, growth of competition in the telecommunications market and expansion of alternative energy sources such as solar and biomass. He chose to return to private law practice upon the end of his third term in 2010.
Mr. Baker started his legal career as a staff attorney for the Southeastern Legal Foundation, a regional conservative public interest law firm. He then practiced with a private law firm in Gwinnett County before seeking elected office.
- J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, 1983
- B.A., with honors, Oglethorpe University, 1979
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- Georgia Supreme Court
- Atlanta Business Chronicle - Most Influential Leaders
- Georgia Trend Magazine - Legal Elite
- Georgia Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology (GCATT) - Board of Directors
- Gwinnett County Planning Commission - Vice Chair
- State Bar of Georgia
- Federalist Society, Atlanta Chapter
- Georgia Republican Party