Chambers: Room 234
Phone: (317) 229-3660
Chambers Paralegal: Martha Gutierrez
Phone: (317) email@example.com
Courtroom Deputy: Amy Holtz
Phone: (317) firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim A. Baker was appointed U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Indiana in 2001. Judge Baker serves as a member of the Federal Judicial Center Board, having been nominated to a four-year term in 2017 by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. The FJC oversees the education and research for all federal judges. As a member of the FJC board, Judge Baker also serves on the Magistrate Judge Education Committee, which is responsible for educating new and experienced magistrate judges nationwide. In 2008, Chief Justice Roberts appointed Judge Baker to a three-year term on this committee, and in 2011 appointed him to a successive term as committee chair.
Judge Baker has held numerous bar leadership positions. He has twice served on the Indiana State Bar Association Board of Governors, and in 2018-19 served as Chair of the ISBA House of Delegates. Judge Baker is a Life Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation. Judge Baker’s leadership positions with the Indianapolis Bar Association include serving on the IBA Board of Managers, serving as the IBA’s first Professionalism Coordinator, chairing the IBA’s Labor and Employment Law Section, and serving as a founding co-chair of the Law Student Division. Judge Baker is a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, and a two-time winner of the IBA’s Dr. John Morton Finney, Jr. Award for Excellence in Legal Education.
Prior to being appointed to the bench, Judge Baker served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, and was in private practice with Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis. Judge Baker began his legal career by serving as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Larry J. McKinney.
Judge Baker received his law degree from Valparaiso University, where he graduated with distinction and served on the law review. He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University, where he wrote for the Indiana Daily Student newspaper. Before attending law school, he was a newspaper reporter in central Indiana.
Trial Practice & Courtroom Procedures Before Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker
Counsel has sought guidance on the Court’s procedures for issuing protective orders and seeking to file documents under seal. On January 15, 2015, a Uniform Protective Order was approved by the Court.
Uniform Protective Order (Approved by the Court 1/15/2015)
Other Sample Protective Order(s), and related documents, approved prior to the issuance of the above Uniform Protective Order, are provided for counsel's reference and consideration.
Order -- Joint Agreed Protective Order, Approved by the Court
Order -- Agreed Protective Order, Approved by the Court
Order -- Denying Motion to Seal
Order -- Granting in Part/Denying in Part Motion for Leave to File Documents Under Seal
Order -- Stipulated Protective Order, Approved by the Court
NOTE: These electronic documents are not the official documents of record and certain nonsubstantive modifications may have been made before posting on this web page. The official records are available at the Clerk's Office or via Pacer.