Originally based in San Francisco and now in Seattle, I have been representing individuals California and Washington seeking to reverse judgments in courts of appeal for 30 years. I have litigated cases in both state and federal courts, including the Washington Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

My Practice as an Appellate Lawyer

My clients have included victims of discrimination, political protestors, whistleblowers, consumers, and criminal defendants. More often than not, they are underdogs.

By the time they have reached an appellate court, my clients often fear, as novelist William Gaddis put it:

“Justice? — You get justice in the next world, in this world, you have the law.” 

I practice law to win justice for my clients in this world.

— Randy Baker

Comments on My Practice:

“Randy is an exceptionally professional appellate attorney who cares deeply about the law, his clients’ interests, and winning their case. There is no guile; he will be straight up honest with you. He was referred to me by a top trial lawyer, and for this I am most grateful.” 

Robert J. Diederich, M.D.

“It is difficult to win a case in the court of appeals. Randy Baker did just that for me! He kept me informed every step of the way. His knowledge of the law is extensive, and his counsel is quite effective. If you have been unjustly convicted and are in need of an appellate attorney, I wholeheartedly recommend Randy Baker!”

Jeffrey Conaway


“Attorney Randy Baker was relentless in his pursuit of justice on my behalf and the rights of the organization I co-founded, Food Not Bombs. He battled adversaries who had unlimited resources and helped change the course of our movement. I am free today as a result of his perseverance and thanks to his hard work.”

Keith McHenry

“I have always been impressed with Mr. Baker’s dedication to his clients. He strives to find every possible issue he can argue on his clients’ behalf. He is often creative in finding issues to argue. He is an excellent writer. In my opinion he is a consummate professional.”

Paul Couenhoven, Staff Attorney
Sixth District Appellate Program, San Jose, CA



“Randy Baker is an excellent lawyer. He represented me in a very lengthy and difficult case. He worked very diligently and believed in my case. This meant the world to me. Not only was he fighting for my life, but for my entire family’s lives as well. He always communicated details of the case very clearly and professionally to my family and me. His expertise not only exceeded our expectations, but his determination to bring about the most favorable outcome for my case shined through.”

Carlos Fletes