William Baker Commercial Litigation and Banking Lawyer
William F. (Pete) Baker

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Attorney At Law

T 806.796.7300
F 806.796.7365


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Pete Baker comes from a farming and ranching family in Anson, Texas (Jones County). His practice has included the defense of banks, bank officers and directors, various types of commercial litigation, financial institutions, bonds and officers and directors liability insurance issues


  • Banking Law
  • Commercial Litigation

Admitted to Bar

  • Texas (1964)

Court Admissions

  • All State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Texas Tech University (B.A., 1961)
  • Southern Methodist University (J.D., 1964); Phi Alpha Delta

Honors and Distinctions

  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters Legal (2006–2012)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated

Professional Memberships

  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel (Director, 1979–1980)
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel (Director, 1986–1989)
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association

Published Works

  • “Cookin’ with HB 4″ (Co–author with Fernando M. Bustos), 17th Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, State Bar of Texas (2004)

Classes and Seminars Taught

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Forensic
  • Medicine, Texas Tech Medical School (1969–1970)