Lauralee B. Baker


  • Dickinson School of Law, J.D.
  • Penn State University, BSN, with distinction
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals, R.N.


  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Supreme Court

Related Industries


  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Health Care (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022), Health Care Law (2022), Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2022)


  • Defense Research Institute
  • Lancaster Bar Association
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association


  • "The Nuts and Bolts of the Medical Malpractice Case,"  Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • "Informed Consent and the Family Physician," Family Practice Physicians
  • "The Nuts and Bolts of the Medical Malpractice Case--Recent Developments in Malpractice Litigation,"  Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • "Risk Management and the Family Physician,"  Family Practice Physicians
  • "Brave New World of Medical Malpractice Litigation" focused on "Mediation/Trial Strategy/Jury Selection,"  Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Medical Malpractice Update: "Brave New World of Medical Malpractice Litigation" focused on
  • "The Requirements of a Family Physician to Obtain Informed  Consent,"  Pennsylvania Medical Society Liability Insurance Company
  • "Electronic Medical Records,"  Nationwide Insurance Company
  • "The Impact of Electronic Medical Records on the Family Physician Practice," Family Practice Physicians

Community Involvement

  • Marietta Restoration Associates
  • Marietta Community House; board member

Lauralee B. Baker

Partner(717) 399-1525
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Lauralee B. Baker is the chair of Barley Snyder's Litigation Practice Group and a partner with the firm's Health Law Practice Group. She represents health care providers such as hospitals and physicians in medical malpractice defense litigation and before regulatory agencies. In her nearly 30 years of practice, she has tried more than 40 jury cases to verdict with the vast majority concluded in favor of her client.

Lauralee brings a unique perspective to her health care and litigation trial practice as she has a medical background with both a RN and BS in nursing. She counsels her health care clients in compliance, assisting them with the minimization of risk and exposure to liability. Lauralee is well versed in regulations and current issues facing the health care industry and has spoken on issues such as informed consent, health care risk management and electronic medical records.

With Lauralee’s extensive experience in jury trials in both state and federal court, she has represented physicians, nurses and hospitals in dozens of counties across Pennsylvania. In addition, she has represented physicians and nurses in regulatory matters before the applicable state regulatory agency.

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