Bobby Baker, Partner

Bobby Baker joined FMG as a Partner in the Atlanta office. Mr. Baker's practice will focus on providing strategic and regulatory counseling to private companies and local governments, with an emphasis on energy, transportation and technology issues. His practice also will include appellate cases and mediations. Mr. Baker served as a statewide elected member of the Georgia Public Service Commission from 1992 to 2010.

Mr. Baker has been recognized on numerous occasions by both Georgia Trend Magazine and the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the city and state's most influential leaders. He has served on the board of directors for the Georgia Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology (GCATT) and as Vice-Chairman of the Gwinnett County Planning Commission. He also is the recipient of the Talmage Award from Oglethorpe University in honor of his distinguished professional career and public service.

Mr. Baker grew up in DeKalb County and attended DeKalb County public schools. He graduated from Oglethorpe University with honors and received his law degree from the University of Georgia. After law school, Mr. Baker joined the Southeastern Legal Foundation, a regional conservative public interest law firm and then practiced with a private law firm in Gwinnett County.

Attorney Spotlight on Bobby Baker:

Born:  Bronxville, N.Y., but moved to Atlanta when I was 10 after a couple of other stops

High School:  Peachtree H.S. (DeKalb County)

College:  Oglethorpe University - Home of the Stormy Petrels

Law School:  University of Georgia (wanted a better mascot)

Family: Wife, Joselyn

Favorite Book:  Dubliners by James Joyce

Favorite Movie:  Blade Runner

Favorite Sports Team:  Georgia Bulldogs (football)

Favorite Food:  Anything my wife cooks except for broccoli

Favorite Band:  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Favorite Quote:  "Death is nothing.  But to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily."  Napoleon Bonaparte

Favorite Charity:  Salvation Army

Hero:  Ronald Reagan

Craziest College Job:  Working in sporting goods at Lionel Playworld

Hobbies:  golf, gardening, wine and food

If you won the lottery, what would you do?  Buy a great beach house on the Gulf Coast and a boat to go with it



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