Bonita K. Baker, Attorney at Law
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Bonita K. Baker, Attorney at Law

Bonita K. Baker, Attorney at LawBonita K. Baker is a multi-talented attorney with a varied background. Her hometown of Corydon, Indiana provided opportunities for Bonnie to serve as editor of her high school newspaper and to work as a freelance reporter for the Louisville Times. After winning a scholarship for being “best high school journalist,” Bonnie double majored in Journalism and English at Indiana University-Bloomington. In her early twenties, she worked as a newspaper reporter for the Cincinnati Post & Times-Star and the Lexington Leader. “Early on, I realized that the skills of a journalist — interviewing, researching, getting the facts right, and writing — are also the tools of a good attorney,” Bonnie says with a smile.

Bonnie’s writing talent led to several interesting jobs as she worked her way through law school at Indiana University-Indianapolis. She was a pension contract writer, author of many articles for a newsletter for the continuing education of judges, and a hearing officer for the Indiana State Employees Appeals Commission. After graduating from law school, Bonnie was privileged to work for two years as a staff attorney for the Court of Appeals of Kentucky. A Highlands resident, she also has had a lifelong love for older homes and holds a real estate broker’s license.

Bonnie sees herself as truly a “counselor at law.” In guiding men and women through the most difficult and emotional times of their lives, Bonnie always treats clients as unique individuals, not cases. As the divorced mother of two adult sons, she also understands the special concerns of a parent.

Hard work and accessibility to clients are the cornerstone of Bonnie’s law practice. “A successful family law lawyer combines knowledge of the law with caring service,” Bonnie says. “I always try to do just that.”

Bar Admissions:
  • Kentucky, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1982
  • Indiana, 1981 (license in escrow)
Education:
  • J.D., Indiana University, Indianapolis, 1979
  • B.A., Indiana University, Bloomington, 1973
    Double major: Journalism and English.
Select Publications:
  • “Steps for Filing an Appeal,” manual for attorneys published by Court of Appeals of Kentucky, 1981
  • Numerous articles in “Benchmarks,” publication for continuing education of judges, published by Supreme Court of Indiana
Professional Associations:
  • Louisville Bar Association (LBA)
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Collaborative Family Network Inc.
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Select Past Presentations:
  • “Financial Considerations of Divorce” presented multiple years at Divorce Recovery Workshop, Crescent Hill Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Featured legal guest speaker on WHAS radio “Ask the Lawyers” program
  • “Ethical Considerations in Child Custody Cases,” talk presented at National Business Institute seminar
  • “Failure to Secure Adequate Legal Assistance in Handling Qualified Domestic Relations Orders,” talk presented at National Business Institute seminar on “Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorce”
  • “Q is for QDRO (or Quagmire),” seminar presented multiple years at LBA