Christopher M. Baker

Christopher M. Baker

  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Virginia
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Biography

Chris is an attorney in the Virginia Beach office where he meets with individuals and couples in need of financial help. He is known by his clients as a “friendly and compassionate” attorney who brings comfort and help to those going through difficult times. Since joining Boleman Law in 2015, he has helped thousands of people struggling with overwhelming financial problems. His reputation with his clients has earned him the AVVO Client’s Choice Award in Bankruptcy, and the Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Platinum award. Chris’s reputation amongst fellow attorneys and judges has earned him a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, to be named “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine, and Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" for 2021. Chris has been a frequent speaker at local and national bankruptcy seminars. He currently serves on the Board for the Virginia Beach Bar Foundation and as a committee chair with the Virginia Beach Bar Association.

Prior to joining Boleman Law, Chris spent more than five years as a prosecutor in Virginia Beach where he won multiple awards for his skills in prosecution. He is a former member of the Filipino-American Law Enforcement Officers Association of Virginia. He also has experience in criminal defense, DUI defense, traffic, and family law. He is the son of a Filipino immigrant and a native of Virginia Beach, VA, where he grew up in the Kempsville area. He has been practicing law in Hampton Roads since 2009. He and his wife are foster and adoptive parents. They actively serve as advocates for foster children and adoption with various organizations.

Practice Area
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
Virginia State Bar
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
United States Government
- Current
Attorney
Boleman Law Firm
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Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
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Education
Regent University School of Law
J.D. (2009) | Law
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George Mason University
B.A. (2005) | Government and International Politics
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Awards
Top Lawyer
Coastal Virginia Magazine
Ones to Watch
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" 2021
Legal Elite
Virginia Business Magazine
Legal Elite
Virginia Business Magazine
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Platinum Client Champion Award
Martindale-Hubbell
Client's Choice
AVVO
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar  # 78259
Member
Current
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Virginia Beach Bar Foundation
Board Member - Board of Trustees
- Current
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Virginia Beach Bar Association
Chair - Membership Committee
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Bankruptcy Practice in Virginia
Virginia CLE Publications
Speaking Engagements
The Intersection of Family Law and Bankruptcy, 36th Annual Family Law Seminar
Coast Live - Filing a Bankruptcy to Protect Your Assets, Coast Live
The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Personal Injury Law, Greater Peninsula Women's Bar Association
Ethical Use of Nonlawyer Staff, NACTT - Protecting your License Webinar
Consumer Bankruptcy Basics, Hampton Bar Association Meeting
Bankruptcy Basics, 66th Annual NALS Conference
Websites & Blogs
Website
Boleman Law Firm
Contact & Map
Tort Claims Unit
9620 Maryland Ave.
Suite 205
Norfolk, VA 23511