Attorney Thomas S. Baker of Michigan Auto Law

Thomas S. Baker

attorney
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
51 Reviews

Tom is a seasoned trial attorney with years of litigation experience recovering millions of dollars for his clients from Michigan’s auto No-Fault insurance companies.

He focuses his practice on taking care of our West Michigan clients in our Grand Rapids law office.

About Thomas S. Baker

Legal experience

Tom has obtained substantial settlements and verdicts for his clients over the past 25 years, including a $2 Million settlement for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a semi-truck in Kent County. He also obtained a $1 million verdict in Huron County for a serious car accident in which the insurance company refused to pay anything for rehabilitation costs for the teenage auto accident victim. Tom was also named to Grand Rapids Magazine’s list of Top Lawyers for 2022.

Tom also has unique insights into settling cases and maximizing value for his clients, having started on the defense side at two respected insurance defense law firms. He has taken dozens of cases to trial and specializes in recovering unpaid and overdue medical expenses from No-Fault insurance companies.

Education

  • University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law – J.D.
  • Hillsdale College – B.A.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Negligence Law Section – State Bar of Michigan

Licenses

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Notable Cases

  • $2 Million Kent County Truck Accident Settlement
  • $1.25 Million Head-On Car Accident Settlement

Client Testimonials

Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
Tom is a great attorney. Called me regularly to update me on my case. Always quick to respond to my messages and answer all my questions.
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(616) 447-8847
from Cadillac
Tom is a great attorney. Called me regularly to update me on my case. Always quick to respond to my messages and answer all my questions.
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Elmira
He's awesome
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
I highly recommend this law firm. They work hard and will not settle for some low ball offer. Thomas baker represented me and he fought hard and the insurance company finally met our demand.
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Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Newaygo
Thomas baker handled my case and obtained the results I was looking for. He fought vigorously on my behalf and I am very satisfied with the outcome. The defendant, i.e. insurance company , attempted a low ball offer and my atty, Thomas baker, turned up the heat .In the end, they knew that mr.Baker was a skilled and knowledgeable atty and would not settle for the nbr they offered. They finally agreed to our demand and I couldn't be happier.
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Grand Rapids
Tom was amazing, he was always there when we had questions and concern and help us go for the right decision. Thanks Tom we appreciate everything you did for us
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
Great communication! Tom Baker and his team were all super friendly and very informative. Highly recommend!!!
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Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from West Olive, MI
Although the process of healing from a severe car accident is long, Brandon and Tom were there to provide direction and support during this time. I knew they would take care of the legal issues with car insurance and that allowed me time to focus on recovery. Thank you Brandon, Tom, Jeremy, Lori, and Tonya for all of your support! I would recommend Michigan Auto Law to anyone looking for a team of dedicated lawyers. They make sure YOU are taken care of.
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Sparta
A great group of people and the communication on a regular basis was ultimately rewarding.
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Grand Rapids, MI
Thomas Baker was great. He helped me with anything I needed
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
I appreciated the hard work of Tom Baker & his assistant Tonya on my accident case. It was frustrating dealing with my auto insurance claims technician but they were empathic & patient. I had recommended a person during the course of my case & would definitely recommend Michigan Auto Law to any Michigan friends.
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Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Baldwin, MI
Tom Baker is awesome! Great attitude and job done well! If ever I need them again I wouldnt hesitate at all. Thx Tom
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Kalamazoo, MI
Mr.Thomas Baker did an awesome job with my case i would definitely highly recommend hime
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(734) 622-8102
Michigan Auto Law represented my wife and I in an automobile accident case. Attorney Tom Baker and his assistants, Tonya and Lori, were very instrumentive in resolving all issues with our insurance carrier. The team was very professional and kept us informed of progress on the case. This group, in my opinion, is a definite asset to Michigan Auto Law.
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Battle Creek, MI
Working with Mr. Baker was an absolute pleasure. His expertise enabled him and his team to provide above and beyond what was expected for me and my family. I would highly recommend his representation.
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Espanola, Ontario
Tom baker is the best. He took time to check on me frequently to make sure I was doing ok. He kept me in the loop on everything going on. Very concerned that I received the best care. I would totally 💯 recommend him!!!
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from East Lansing, MI
Tom is a fantastic lawyer who truly kept me in the loop at every step of the process. He has undergone his own fair share of adversity and is grounded and understanding of complex situations. That he will do anything in his power to advocate for you and your loved ones is an understatement. I cannot express enough how grateful I am for Tom’s support and genuine care about my future. I’m very lucky that a friend recommended Michigan Auto Law at the time of my hospitalization. Tom helped me through this time of great trauma with empathy, respect, and transparency. He had the utmost patience in answering all of my questions and is extremely knowledgeable after many years in the field. I would recommend Tom to anyone needing legal support and feel incredibly fortunate to have gotten to know such an authentic person!
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Traverse City, MI
Attorney Thomas Baker and his team worked flawlessly to achieve a win on my motor vehicle accident case. Outstanding communication and follow up, relentless in the pursuit of justice, compassionate, assertive and active listening skills. Above all, exercised and shared good judgment. What a blessing to find Attorney Baker and his team at Michigan Auto Law! Based on my personal experience “I highly recommend them”. Being a former Law Enforcement Officer I have met many attorneys in my field. These guys are top shelf execution!
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Allendale, MI
Knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff and Lawyer!
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
For someone who had no idea how this process works, I was very frustrated at times. I was very happy with Tom, he treated me like I was more than a case file, he helped me feel at ease and was very patient with me. Tonya was amazing and way more helpful than I expected. I am very happy with how things went. I would recommend Michigan Auto Law. Thank You for everything
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Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Benton Harbor, MI
Glad they took the time to take my case they showed concern consideration for me and what I was going through and they got the best outcome possible for me so I appreciate the work they did to help me
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
I highly recommend Michigan Auto Law!!! Do not hesitate to put yourself in their hands to help you with your very important legal problems. I personally had Tom Baker and he was great! This firm is very compassionate to you and your needs and will do a great job for you.
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Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Holland
I wasn't motivated to get involved in a lawsuit after my accident and I didn't think I even had a case. After a year of struggling to recover and make ends meet while my medical bills continued to pile, I knew I needed help. After hiring Tom Baker and his team I recieved the surgery I needed to get back to work and financial compensation for what was lost to me. Michigan Auto Law exceeded my expectations. Don't wait like I did. I thought hiring a lawyer would complicate my life but it was the best decision I could have made to get Tom on my team. Nobody wants to get seriously injured but when you do, DON'T go it alone...Hire Tom Baker and his Michigan Auto Law team.
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Battle Creek, MI
Very good called back when ever i needed help
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
Thomas Baker was amazing, he stuck by our side through the whole process. Extremely satisfied with everything!
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Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Allendale, MI
Tom Baker, and his amazing team of Tonya and Lori, were fabulous! I could not have been happier with the efforts that they made towards my case, and am beyond grateful for their continual communication throughout the process (especially Tonya's). I will be recommending them (specifically) to anyone I know that may be in need of help.
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Roscommon, MI
Tom Baker helped me out tremendously with my mom's auto accident. I would not have wanted to go up against the insurance companies on my own. Auto Insurance companies are not fun to deal with nor do they want to pay you in full for the policy that you have been paying on for 30 plus years as was my mom's case. I would highly recommend Tom Baker. Tom is one of the best ! Respectfully, Gary Persson
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(248) 353-7575
I'am very pleased, the way attorney Tom Baker,handle my account. If you should ever need a good auto accident,attorney. Tom.is your man good sense,of humor.hard worker.
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Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
I absolutely loved working with this firm, they were so kind and helpful and thorough. I would recommend them to everyone.
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Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Kalamazoo, MI
Tom was accessible and patiently answered my questions. He provided options on how to proceed. Many thanks for his help.
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Rockford, MI
On a beautiful day in 2017 my life changed in a way I never would have expected. My son and I were on our way home from an appointment and hit from behind and pushed into another vehicle. You never think about these things until it happens to you. After a year my insurance company would not pay for the medical or my leave and I was still getting treatment. I had no idea what to do. A close friend referred me to Brandon Hewitt with Michigan Auto Law. I was so scared dealing with so much. From the first phone call I felt finally someone was going to help. Over the next few years Brandon, Tom, Jeremy, Tonya and Lori worked so hard for me and my children. Many times I wanted to give up and Tom gave the reassurance to just take care of me and he would do the rest and he did! Truly there are no words to express how grateful I am to you all. Thank you for your dedication and hard work, for truly caring about me and my well being. Michigan Auto Law is Incredible!!! Thank you
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
Tom Baker provided exceptional customer service. He stayed in contact and kept me informed throughout the process. Tom secured an excellent settlement and I would highly recommend Michigan Auto Law.
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Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Benton Harbor, MI
These guys are so amazing! They help you to get what you deserve. So if any one ask me who can help with an auto accident, I will recommend them to Michigan Auto Law. Thanks again
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
I’d like to thank everybody at Michigan auto law for being so helpful. Tom Baker is teams of excellent job. Would especially like to think Tom Baker for dealing with both insurance company above and beyond. Thanks again Tom Baker for all you did for me and my family much appreciated.
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Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
I want to thank you for everything you and your company has done for me. Being your client was a very nice experience. I appreciate all of your hard work to make this settlement happen and I’m very pleased with the amount I received! Thank you so much!
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Sparta, MI
I could not be more pleased with my experience at Michigan Auto Law and my lawyer Tom Baker. Mr. Baker was very professional and also very kind and compassionate, he always kept me informed of how things were going and set my mind at ease when things would come up that worried me. I could not be more pleased with the outcome of my case he’s a great lawyer and a very good person,I just can’t say enough good things about my experience. When you go through a traumatic time you need that kindness and understanding and he provided both.
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Battle Creek, MI
Tom Baker is professional and personable. He takes a genuine interest in his clients and their cases.His skills and knowledge are invaluable.He was always available for any questions and brought us through a difficult time and went above and beyond to ease our minds and settle our case well beyond our expectations!
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Grand Rapids, MI
I really appreciate your help thanks as gain I give you 100%
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Lowell, MI
Mr. Baker was extremely helpful in all areas. Great response and follow-up. Communication was ongoing but not overwhelming. I feel he truly cares about you, as an individual, and does what is best for his clients. He even called during some rough times to make sure I was ok and if I needed anything. 5 stars all day long!!
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Grand Rapids, MI
Great communication and professionalism
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(616) 447-8847
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Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Grandville, MI
Tom initially gave a realistic evaluation of the case and his predictions were true. Settled on a fair amount. Very happy with the service.
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Middleville, MI
Professional and helpful from the moment I called them. Told them I didn’t want to have to deal with the law suit and they took care of everything. Tom Baker was fantastic to deal with. Thank you
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Ravenna, MI
It has been a pleasure to have had Michigan auto law help us through this hard time. We were treated so kind and everyone seemed to really care. Dealt a lot with Tom Baker who was always very prompt and genuinely very concerned about my well being which made me see he really cared. Rich H was also very nice and friendly. I recommend using them. They really care!
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Lowell, MI
Michigan Auto Law has been extremely helpful. After my accident I found myself with a wound that wouldn't heal. It was my attorney at Michigan Auto Law that got me set up with with in-home nursing. My only regret is that I didn't call the sooner.
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Lowell, MI
Excellent service. Extremely satisfied with my settlement. Thank you 😊
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
This firm totally lived up to their claims. I would recommend them to all. The lawyer who handled my claim (Tom Baker) was very responsive and friendly. BETTER THAN WHAT I EXPECTED!
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Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Jenison, MI
It was a long process!- Attorney Tom Baker did an amazing job getting the best settlement he could for me. He was very easy to talk to and made you feel completely comfortable and knowing he had your best interest in mind. He was accessible to me by phone and email. Tonya Harris working with him was also very kind and helpful working on my case. This was my second time being represented by Michigan Auto Law. Brandon Hewitt was amazing and pushed hard for me for almost 3 years doing his best at getting me the best offer he could. He made you feel like family and was sincere and always in contact. His paralegal Barbara Nichols also worked very hard in assisting me. You have an amazing group representing your firm. I would recommend them to anyone in need of their representation! I can’t thank you all enough! Sharon Miller
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(616) 447-8847
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Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
from Wyoming
I would like to thank Brandon, Rick, Tom and the support staff for all of their hard work on my case. They kept me up do date with the progress or delays. Gave sound advice as how to proceed. Always answered all of my questions until I was comfortable that I understood the answers. They were quick to return any calls and respond to any concerns. There was a time during my case when I truly needed help and they were there for me. I think very highly of the entire team and would recommend them to anyone. Sincerely, David Heintz
Michigan Auto Law Michigan Auto Law
(616) 447-8847
Brandon Hewitt and Tom Baker were amazing with the whole process and also helping with the health insurance and problems we ran into there . They explained every step of the way and what to expect, taking away alot of stress and making easier for me to just focus on recovery I would recommend this firm to anyone who needs help with a auto accident . There is not enough good things to say.
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