Attorney Marcie L. Baker grew up traveling the world with her family, while her father served in the military. The family settled in Warrenton, Virginia for a number of years, traveling when necessary, but always returning to Warrenton as their home base. The family relocated to the Tampa Bay Area of in 1979, when her father retired. Marcie has made Florida her home ever since and now resides in Dade City. Marcie was taught the value of a good work ethic and at age 14 started working at the town library. Marcie worked throughout high school and college in various jobs; including as a nurse’s assistant in nursing homes and home health care settings, providing care for the elderly and infirm; in retail sales and management; and as an instructor of the arts. Marcie taught oil painting, floral design, and stained glass classes, all of which remain hobbies today. While working in retail management, Marcie developed an interest in the law and decided to return to school to obtain her law degree.
Marcie attended Central Florida Community College where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society, and obtained her Legal Assistant degree in 1990, graduating with Honors. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration from The University of Central Florida in December 1992. In May of 1994 Marcie started law school at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, graduating Cum Laude in December, 1996.
While attending Stetson, Marcie was awarded multiple academic scholarships and was placed on the Honor Roll numerous times. She was a member of Ferguson-White American Inn of Court, and Phi Delta Phi, an international legal fraternity. Marcie participated in the Civil Government Clinic in the office of the City of St. Petersburg Attorney’s Office and served a Federal Judicial Internship with the Chief Judge of the Middle District of Florida, Elizabeth Kovachevich. During law school Marcie was appointed by the Governor as an Ombudsman to serve the needs of the elderly in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. While a first year student, Marcie placed second in Stetson’s Ninth Annual Intramural Moot Court Competition. After graduation, Marcie volunteered her time coaching Stetson students for the E. Earle Zehmer Workers’ Compensation Competition and as a judge for Stetson’s Environmental Moot Court Competitions.
Marcie worked for several years in Lakeland practicing in the area of workers’ compensation after her admission to the Florida Bar. In 1999, she moved to Tampa and worked in an insurance defense firm for 4.5 years, before moving to Zephyrhills to practice law with a former co-worker. The firm of Alston & Baker, P.A. was formed in November 2003. In January 2013, Marcie established her current firm, as a solo practitioner, in the same location.
Marcie is a current member of Pasco Women’s Lawyers and Florida Association of Women Lawyers. Marcie puts together a team of friends and co-workers to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society each fall.