Scholastica Baker guides clients through all stages of medical device product liability litigation.

Before joining Faegre Drinker, Scholastica was an associate at a national law firm where she defended the manufacturer and design of motor vehicles, blanket warmers, pain and infusion pumps, chemical products, and transvaginal mesh.

During law school, Scholastica served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Michael J. Davis, Chief Judge, United States District Court of Minnesota.

Military Experience

Scholastica is a combat veteran. During her military career, she held the rank of captain in the Minnesota Army National Guard, where she managed over 200 soldiers as Commanding Officer of Bravo Company Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion of the 34th Infantry Division. She received a bronze star medal for her service in Iraq as a military intelligence officer in charge of a section and a meritorious service medal during a one year deployment as an administrative law paralegal in Bosnia.

Personal Interests

Scholastica enjoys natural light photography with her iPhone X, day-trips throughout Minnesota with her husband and three sons, and witty banter in romantic comedies.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


William Mitchell College of Law
J.D. cum laude, William Mitchell Law Review (editor, staff member) (2014)

University of Minnesota
B.A. in Communication Studies (2002)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
    Author, The Hennepin Lawyer, September/October 2018
  • Candid Advice to New Lawyers
    Panelist, Minnesota CLE, January 2018
  • Update from the Hennepin County Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    Author, The Hennepin Lawyer, May/June 2017

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Mounds View Basketball Association — Board Member, 2018-present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association 1L Minority Clerkship — Program Co-Chair, 2015-present
  • Military & Veterans Affairs Section — Council Member, 2016-present
  • Roseville Schools District Curriculum Advisory — Committee Advisor, 2016-18
  • Hennepin County Bar Association — Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair, 2015-17


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2021
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
  • The National Black Lawyers — Top 40 Under 40, Minnesota, 2017
  • Burton Award — Summary Judgment Motion in 1L Legal Writing Course, Nominee

Awards Methodology

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