David A. Baker, P.A.

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David A. Baker is a native of Brevard County and grew up in the county area of Cocoa. He is a graduate of Cocoa High and Brevard Community College. He enlisted into the Army after graduating from high school and retired after twenty years of service in 2005. David A. Baker is also a graduate of Barry University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate. He graduated in the top 15% of his class ranked fourth out of thirty-three graduates. He was a part of Barry's Trial Team where he became a Championship Team Member traveling nationwide in competitions. He competed in the American Bar Association National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition in Chicago and was a member of the National Civil Trial Competition Team, which competed in Los Angeles. After completing law school, David A. Baker opened this firm with a commitment to helping the citizens of the Space Coast and providing quality legal services to his clients. Prior to going to law school, David A. Baker graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master's in Public Administration and dual majored receiving two Bachelor's of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice and Public Administration, magna cum laude. While at UCF, he was a member of Pi Alpha Alpha (National Public Administration Honor Society), Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and the National Gold Key Honor Society. He is a past president of the Pi Alpha Alpha Central Florida Chapter.

David A. Baker has spent over 15 years serving the community as a law enforcement officer and retired with Cocoa Police Department. He has served as a police officer, SWAT officer, detective investigating major cases including homicides and sex crimes, and a supervisor (Sergeant). In all three positions, he prepared cases for prosecution for the State Attorney's Office. He has conducted hundreds of interviews with suspects, victims, and witnesses, and he has testified countless times in court. As an officer he has been awarded the Medal of Valor, the Administrative Excellence Award, the Wound Bar, and multiple Unit Citations.

David A. Baker served in the United States Army for ten years and the Florida Army National Guard for ten years. He retired as a First Sergeant.  He also served in Afghanistan for one year where he was the senior non-commissioned officer in charge of Force Protection for Combined Forces Command (Kabul) and Kandahar Airfield.  Among his awards, he has received the Army Commendation Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, and Humanitarian Service Medal.

 

 

Rachel Hughes

Rachel Hughes, Esquire, Associate

Rachel Hughes began her legal career in a firm in her hometown of Kings Mountain, North Carolina prior to relocating to Brevard County in 2012.  She is a member of the Florida Bar and North Carolina State Bar.

Rachel is a 2010 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, located in Morgantown, West Virginia.  As a law student, Rachel served as Treasurer of Next Generation West Virginia from April 2008 until graduation in May 2010.  During the summers of 2008 and 2009, Rachel clerked for local Morgantown, West Virginia firms, and interned for EQT Corporation respectively.

In 2007, Rachel graduated with distinction from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  During the 2006 fall semester, Rachel participated in an international exchange program studying various business courses at Università Bocconi in Milan, Italy.  She enjoyed the opportunity to immerse herself within a new culture while expanding her studies and traveling throughout Europe with other business students. While a student at UNC Chapel Hill, Rachel served as Treasurer of Carolina Troop Supporters from January 2005 until graduation.  She was also a Professional Division Member of the Future Business Leaders of America throughout her entire undergraduate career.  Rachel worked as a House of Representatives intern in the North Carolina General Assembly during the summers of 2004, 2005, and 2006.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband, Chad, family and friends, partaking in various outdoor activities and sports, and supporting the UNC Tar Heels and WVU Mountaineers.