Marcie was born in South Bend, Indiana, but grew up traveling the world with her family while her father served his country in the Army. The family settled in Warrenton, Virginia, for a number of years, traveling when necessary, but always returning to Warrenton as their home base. After her father retired in 1979, the family relocated to the Tampa Bay Area. Marcie has made Florida her home ever since and moved to the Zephyrhills area in 2005, after starting a law office in Zephyrhills in 2003.
Marcie grew up understanding the value of a good work ethic and at age 14, worked in the Warrenton Public Library. As she entered high school, Marcie found employment in a nursing home, caring for the elderly and infirm. During her years in retail, Marcie’s creative side blossomed, allowing her to teach oil painting, floral design, and stained glass, all of which remain her hobbies today.
Marcie worked in retail for over ten years, during which time she developed an interest in law and returned to college to pursue a Legal Assistant Degree. She attended Central Florida Community College where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and obtained her Legal Assistant degree in 1990, graduating with Honors. While attending CFCC she decided to proceed with her education and went on to the University of Central Florida, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration. In May of 1994, Marcie started classes at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, graduating cum laude in December, 1996.
While at 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 then Chief Judge of the Middle District of Florida, Elizabeth Kovachevich. While attending Stetson, Marcie returned to her roots of caring for the elderly and served as an Ombudsman, appointed by the Governor to serve the needs of the elderly in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Admitted to the Florida Bar on May 1, 1997, Marcie worked in Lakeland for several years with Smith, Feddeler, Smith & Miles, P.A., a firm that specialized in workers’ compensation and social security claims. In April 1999, Marcie joined the Tampa firm of Newman, Levine & Metzler, P.A., where her practice concentrated on workers’ compensation claims. In December 2003, Marcie decided she was ready to settle in a smaller town, and became partners with Robert C. Alston, another Stetson alumni, and former co-worker, practicing law in Zephyrhills, Florida. Marcie served as the managing partner of the firm for the full 9 years of the partnership.
Marcie established The Law Office of Marcie L. Baker, Esq, P.A. in January 2013 as a solo practitioner. Marcie concentrates in areas of: Workers’ Compensation, Bankruptcy, Family Law Mediation, as well as specialized areas of Family Law such as: divorce, paternity, child support, and collaborative divorce.
Marcie is an active member of the Florida Bar; the United States Middle District of Florida; the United States Southern District of Florida; Tampa Bay Workers’ Compensation American Inns of Court; the East Pasco Florida Bar Association; Florida Association of Women Lawyers; Next Gen Divorce; and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). Her most recent accomplishment was becoming a member of the Board of Directors for East Pasco Meals on Wheels.
Marcie and her team work to support local youth through donations to Dade City Little League and Zephyrhills High School baseball. Additionally, the firm provides donations to the local chapter of the Eagles and Meals on Wheels.