On Wednesday, February 28, 2024, the Supreme Court of Tennessee reinstated Melissa Ann Baker of Williamson County to the active practice of law after serving part of a three-year suspension.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Melissa Ann Baker,” with case no. M2022-00159-SC-BAR-BP.

According to a release of information from the Board of Professional of Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennesee, Baker was suspended in February 2023 for three years, with one year to be served as an active suspension. She filed a petition for reinstatement in January 2024. In its order, the Board of Professional Responsibility found Baker’s petition satisfactory and submitted an order of reinstatement to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court granted Baker’s petition for reinstatement and ordered that she resume the active practice of law while serving the remainder of her three-year suspension on probation. Baker’s reinstatement is conditioned on her continuing to comply with the terms of the suspension order from February 2023.

Should Baker fail to satisfy any probation conditions, the Board may revoke her probation, as outlined in Tennessee Supreme Court rules. As part of the reinstatement, Baker must also pay costs associated with the case within 90 days.

According to avvo.com, Ms. Baker is an administrative law attorney in Brentwood, Tennessee. She attended the Nashville School of Law. She acquired her law license in Tennessee in 2016.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.