As a member of the Littler CaseSmart – Charges™ team, Barry K. Baker is responsible for handling charges from investigation to conclusion. He works on client-dedicated service teams, focusing on handling administrative agency charges. He investigates charge allegations, reviews pertinent documents, interviews key witnesses, and provides clients an assessment of the risks associated with the charge. In partnership with the client, he defends the charge by drafting persuasive position statements and responses to the agency’s requests for information.

Prior to joining Littler, Barry was a first and second chair litigator for over 20 years. He litigated a wide variety of employment law claims in state and federal courts involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866. He also litigated retaliation and whistleblower claims under various state and federal laws. His practice also included risk avoidance counseling; compliance audits of employer documents such as employee handbooks and human resources procedures; assisting in employer internal investigations of employment law claims; and responding to charges of discrimination made through state and federal agencies.

Prior to his legal career, Barry was an officer and AV-8B Harrier pilot in the United States Marine Corps. He accumulated over 500 hours of flight time in the AV-8B aircraft and also served as a Landing Signal Officer, Safety and Standardization Officer, and Group Legal Officer for a unit comprised of approximately 3200 Marines. 

Professional & Community Affiliations


Labor and Employment Section

Florida Bar


State Bar of Georgia


American Bar Association


Brevard County Bar Association


Space Coast Human Resources Association


South Brevard Society for Human Resource Management


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)


Recipient: Air Medal; Combat Action Ribbon; Navy Achievement Medal; and Kuwaiti Liberation Medal

for service as an AV-8B Harrier pilot during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

United States Marine Corps


Speaking Engagements

Employment Law 101: Avoiding Common Mistakes

Melbourne Chamber of Commerce, Melbourne, FL

August 3, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Programs and Other COVID-19 Updates

Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, Melbourne, FL

January 27, 2021

Medical Marijuana Use and Its Impact on the Florida Workplace

Space Coast Human Resources Association, Melbourne, FL

May 19, 2020

Updates on Independent Contractor / Employee Classification, Wage and Hour, and COVID-19 Issues

Manufacturer’s Association of Florida Space Coast, Economic Development Commission, Melbourne, FL

January 21, 2020


  • J.D., Florida State University College of Lawcum laude
  • B.S., Florida Institute of Technologycum laude

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida