Joseph Anthony (Tony) Baker, B.A., J.D.
500 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4K 1P6
Phone: (416) 463-4411
Fax: (416) 463-4562
Lawyer, Mediator & Notary Public

Born in Canada. Married. Father of two.
1989 - Present J. A. Baker, Barrister & Solicitor
General Practice of Law
(Providing cost - efficient legal services to the community at large).
2004 - Present Mediator, Yorkstreet Dispute Resolution Group Inc/ Panelist (
2005 - Present Consent and Capacity Board - Adjudicator/Presiding Lawyer Member
2005 - 2006 Humber College
Professor - Negotiation and Mediation
1994 - 2006 Deputy Judge (Part Time) - Toronto Small Claims Court
1991 - 1993 Founded and managed a prepaid legal plan for the Laborers' International Union of North America - Local 183
1990 - 1993 Faculty of Law, York University (Osgoode Hall), Toronto
Instructor - "Lawyer as Negotiator"
1986 - 1989 Law Society of Upper Canada, (Bar Admission Course), Toronto
Instructor - "Business Law" & "Alternative Dispute Resolution"
1984 Flak, Baker, Barristers and Solicitors, Toronto
Managing Partner
(Founding partner of law firm with clients from across Canada, the U.K. and U.S.)
1982 First Choice Pay Television Network, Toronto
Director of Business Affairs
(Founded and managed the Business Affairs / Legal department of Canada's first national pay-television network)
1981 Rosenfeld, Schwartz et al, Barristers and Solicitors, Toronto
Articling Law Student (Supervising Lawyer: Michael A. Levine)
(Completed articles of clerkship at Canada's oldest entertainment law firm)
1979 Department of Film Studies, Faculty of Arts
University of British Columbia (U. B. C.), Vancouver, B. C.
Teaching Assistant (Taught part-time while simultaneously completing law studies)
1978 Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (C.B.C. - Television), Vancouver
Studio Director
("The Rene Simard Show" : a national network production)
1977 Metromedia Television (KTTV), Los Angeles, California
Production Co-ordinator ("The Wolfman Jack Show": an international co-production)
1997 The Mediation Academy
Certificate: Mediation
1994 Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Ont. Inc. / University of Toronto
Certificate: Arbitration II
1985 University of Toronto
Certificate: Conversational French
1984 York University, Toronto
Part-time studies in Masters of Business Administration (M. B. A.) Programme
1982 Osgoode Hall, Toronto
Bar Admission Programme, Law Society of Upper Canada
Called to the Ontario Bar as a duly qualified Barrister & Solicitor
1980 U. B. C.
Degree Granted: Juris Doctor/Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)
1975 British Columbia Institute of Technology (B.C.I.T.), Vancouver
Certificate: Screenwriting
1974 U. B. C.
Degree Granted: Bachelor of Arts (B. A.), First Class Honours
2006 - 2012 Toronto East General Hospital Foundation
Planned Giving Committee
1994 The Toronto Children's Chorus
Volunteer Parental Co-ordinator
1993 Brown Community Centre Softball League
Volunteer Parental Co-ordinator
1986 CBAO - Media & Communications Section, Toronto
Executive Committee
Academy of Canadian Cinema & TV
Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association (Ontario) and Law Society of Upper Canada
Boating (motor & sail), cinema, cycling, golf, guitar playing, photography, pilates, skiing (downhill and cross country), snowshoeing, swimming, tennis, travel and yoga.
Academic, personal and professional references available on request.

Joseph Anthony (Tony) Baker -- Lawyer, Mediator & Estate Trustee
500 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4K 1P6
Phone: (416) 463-4411-- Fax: (416) 463-4562 -- eMail: