New Mexico business lawyer David Baake is a native of the borderlands. After graduating summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a degree in biological sciences, he obtained his juris doctorate from Harvard Law School. After law school, he spent a year working on climate and clean energy law at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, D.C., before completing two federal clerkships, first with Judge David G. Campbell in Phoenix and then with Judge George H. King in Los Angeles, where he became intimately familiar with commercial litigation. In 2017, David moved back to the borderlands where he started his own law practice. In his free time, David enjoys backpacking in New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness, traveling with his wife, and playing guitar. Fluent in Spanish, David enjoys reading literature in both English and Spanish, and is especially proud to have read Don Quixote in its original Spanish last year. David is an accomplished birder, who has over 500 bird species on his life list.

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of California

    Member Since: 2019 - current

  • State Bar of New Mexico

    Member Since: 2017 - current


  • Harvard University - J.D. - 2014
  • Arizona State University - B.S. ( Biological Sciences) - 2011

    Summa cum laude

Client Reviews

Very knowledgeable! We hired Mr. Baake after our previous lawyer was suspended just one month before our trial date. We are so glad we found him! We were being sued for $250,000, and were going to lose our case. Mr. Baake was much more knowledgeable. He brought up several issues that our other...

B. Crane

We run a small business in AZ and had a customer in New Mexico who hadn’t paid us for product and services rendered. The customer was in the process of trying to sell their business so we had to intervene in their sale to get our proceeds. It was an out of the box kind of situation and David took it...

M. B.

David is our go-to attorney for resolving contract and real estate disputes. He isn't afraid to go up against big corporations to fight for what is right, but always keeps an eye on how to resolve matters in a way where the out-of-pocket cost for us is minimized. We trust David's opinion both on...

Crystal S.

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