Baker and Gilchrist, Attorneys at Law

Indianapolis, Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers - Leading You Through the Law

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Firm Overview

At Baker and Gilchrist we have consciously decided to keep our law firm small so that we can provide true personal service to our clients during what is usually one of the most difficult and frightening events in their lives. We have the experience and training to provide you with the best advice possible with a combined litigation experience of over 46 years. We keep current on new developments in the law and we have experience with the most up to date trial techniques, including focus groups, jury consultants, and video settlement demands. We have a registered nurse on staff who assists us in reviewing medical negligence claims and we have relationships with physician experts in a variety of medical specialties throughout Indiana and across the country who are available to review your claim. We advance all expenses and therefore do not ask for you to contribute any out of pocket money before you even know if you have a valid claim.


Rex Baker Profile


Rex Baker was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and raised in Greencastle, Indiana. He was graduated from Hanover College in 1979 with a B.A. in psychology. He completed his law degree from Western State University in 1986, where he graduated 17th out a class of 150 and was a member of the Western State University Law Review.


Since 1986, his entire legal career has been devoted to representing injured individuals in personal injury claims, medical malpractice, including hospital and nursing home negligence. He has represented clients with all types of injuries, including paralysis and death. Before partnering with Caroline Gilchrist, he spent 13 years as an associate and partner at one of the most prestigious personal injury firms in Indianapolis. He is the author of several articles, including

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Rex Baker

Rex Baker was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and raised in Greencastle, Indiana. He was graduated from Hanover College in 1979 with a B.A. in psychology. He completed his law degree from Western State University in 1986, where he graduated 17th out a class of 150 and was a member of the Western State University Law Review.

Since 1986, his entire legal career has been devoted to representing injured individuals in personal injury claims, medical malpractice, including hospital and nursing home negligence. He has represented clients with all types of injuries, including paralysis and death. Before partnering with Caroline Gilchrist, he spent 13 years as an associate and partner at one of the most prestigious personal injury firms in Indianapolis. He is the author of several articles, including “Has the Comparative Fault Act Abolished Incurred Risk” in Res Gestae magazine and was a contributing author to Indiana Personal Injury and Torts, a treatise for other attorneys.

Rex was also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, where he taught evidence among other courses. He was an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau and a graduate of the National College of Advocacy and was a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association (Executive Committee, Litigation Section), Indiana State and American Bar Associations, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Indiana Trial Lawyers of America, and the Christian Legal Society.

Rex has appealed numerous cases and has represented clients before the Indiana Court of Appeals and the Indiana Supreme Court.

Rex has represented clients resulting from almost every conceivable situation, including the following:

    * Automobile collisions involving a variety of claims, such as:
          o intersection collisions
          o head-on collisions
          o left-turn collisions
          o automobile vs. semi tractor-trailer collisions
          o road design collision
          o rear-end collisions, as well as other automobile claims
    * Medical malpractice claims involving medical negligence during arthroscopic cholocystecomy, negligent medication, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer, lung disease, negligent diagnosis of peritonitis following surgery, understaffed nursing care resulting in the death of an infant, negligence during labor and delivery resulting in permanent brain injury to an infant, negligent surgical care and wrongful death due to failure to diagnose heart attack or properly treat a heart attack victim, negligent technique during orthopaedic surgery, as well as other factual situations.
    * Construction site injuries. These claims involve workers who are injured during commercial construction projects as a result of the negligence of their own employer or the general contractor. Rex has represented clients who have been seriously and/or permanently injured from falls and represented families as a result of the death of a construction worker due to negligence during a construction project.
    * Sexual harassment. There are various Federal laws which protect employees, both male and female, from sexual harassment on a job, and Rex has successfully prosecuted employers for both age and sexual discrimination.

    * Nursing Home injuries. These claims include bed sores, broken bones, burns, or other injuries due to negligent care or understaffing while a resident.

In representing injured persons, Rex has successfully used the services of various experts including the following:

    * Accident reconstructionists who reconstruct automobile collisions to determine the cause of the collision, including the use of complex 3-D computer graphic programs for illustration to a jury
    * Architects to determine the application of building codes and the unsafe construction of stairs
    * Expert physicians to discuss the standard of care in medical negligence cases or to advise on the permanent injuries of clients involved in other types of claims
    * Economists to discuss the future economic loss to clients who are severely and permanently injured
    * Life care plan experts who assess the future economic loss as well as the future costs of long-term care for clients who are quadriplegic or brain injured requiring long term medical care
    * Road design experts to discuss signage, traffic control lights, and other design aspects of highway collision cases

Finally, Rex has successfully represented clients both

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