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David J. Baker

As an attorney, David Baker focuses his practice on estate planning matters and helping those injured through the fault of others.

Prior to becoming an attorney, David worked for Verizon as a lineman in Brooklyn, NY for fifteen years: 1995 to 2010.  While continuing to work full-time as a lineman, David attended  Brooklyn Law School. Upon graduation in 2010, David relocated to Peoria, IL working at a small firm for four years. In 2014, David, his wife, Mary "Molly" Baker, a physician at Pawleys Island Pediatrics and Adult Medicine, and their son, Dominic, relocated to Pawleys Island. 

From 2014 until 2019, David worked at the Murrells Inlet firm of Goldfinch Winslow.  During his time at Goldfinch Winslow, David gained experience in estate planning, probate administration, and personal injury matters. In 2015, David and Molly welcomed a girl, Rosaria, into their family. In 2019, David and Ryan P. Compton, another associate at Goldfinch Winslow, decided to open their own firm to focus their practice. The firm is focused on estate planning, probate, and personal injury work. This focus allows them to provide excellent legal advice and service to their clients. David, along with Ryan, founded Baker Compton Law Firm in 2020.

Bar Admissions

South Carolina


Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2010

Empire State College, SUNY, B.S., Business Management, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

South Carolina Bar Association

South Carolina Association for Justice

Attorney David J. Baker - Murrells Inlet