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Criminal Defense Attorneys in Bend, OR

Aggressive Representation & Knowledgeable Counsel

When you are facing a difficult legal matter, putting the law on your side can be one of the toughest challenges to overcome. Our attorneys are experienced advocates who can help you through a wide variety of issues using exceptional legal knowledge and thorough preparation.

Whether you’re experiencing a criminal law, family law, or real estate law matter, our attorneys and their skilled team have the resources you need to help you pursue a successful outcome.

Attempting to navigate your case on your own is never in your best interest. Trust our legacy and reputation to help get you through your legal battle.

Experienced Legal Professionals Fighting For You

  • Casey Baxter
    Casey Baxter Partner
  • Joseph M. Harder
    Joseph M. Harder Partner
  • Erica Strader
    Erica Strader Attorney
  • Ricky Nelson
    Ricky Nelson Attorney
  • Mary Jo Mongan
    Mary Jo Mongan Attorney
  • Casey Baxter Partner
    Casey Baxter

    At Baxter Harder, LLC, our founder is devoted to seeing that his clients receive the high standards of professional representation that they need after an arrest or accusation. His experience in criminal litigation includes being a former Deschutes County Deputy District Attorney and prior Treasurer and President of the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Association. His extensive experience in the courtroom has greatly benefitted those facing a variety of charges ranging from DUIIs to murder. Read More

  • Joseph M. Harder Partner
    Joseph M. Harder

    Our co-founder is committed to protecting the rights of our clients. His extensive experience in business, real estate, and domestic relations enables him to guide our clients through the complexities of those areas, helping them obtain the most favorable outcome possible. Joseph is an avid fan and participant in team sports, such as baseball, basketball, and football. He is also passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys activities including camping, hiking, mountain biking, and snowboarding Read More

  • Erica Strader Attorney
    Erica Strader

    Prior to joining Baxter Harder, Erica was an associate attorney at Stahancyk, Kent & Hook in Bend and Prineville. During her time there, Erica handled a variety of family law cases, including high-conflict custody and parenting time disputes, divorces, and restraining orders. Erica has also worked in the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office. During that time, she appeared in court on behalf of the State for a number of criminal matters. While in law school, Erica worked as a judicial extern for the Lane County Circuit Court, where she gained additional valuable courtroom experience. Before moving to Oregon, Erica worked as a U.S. Senate staffer and later as director of government affairs for an aviation association in Washington, D.C. Read More

  • Ricky Nelson Attorney
    Ricky Nelson

    Prior to joining Baxter Harder, Ricky was an associate at the firm of Bryant Emerson in Redmond and worked for years as a public defender at Crabtree and Rahmsdorff. Over the course of his legal career, Ricky has handled the full spectrum of both criminal and family law cases, including Ballot Measure 11 matters, DUIIs, drug possessions, divorces, high-conflict custody cases, restraining orders, and many others. Read More

  • Mary Jo Mongan Attorney
    Mary Jo Mongan

    Mary Jo Mongan enjoys representing clients at Baxter and Harder on a wide variety of matters, with her primary focus on family law. Prior to joining Baxter and Harder LLC, Ms. Mongan was a solo practitioner of Mongan Law LLC, and represented clients primarily in family law, and estate planning/litigation matters. Ms. Mongan assisted clients with divorce, child custody, parenting plans, mediations, modifications of judgments, restraining orders, contempt of court charges, enforcement of parenting time matters, and trial. Ms. Mongan recognizes the unique nature of family law matters, and that finding the appropriate resolution is different for each family and case. Ms. Mongan advocates strongly for her clients, and works to assist them in finding the appropriate resolution for their matter. Read More

Benefits of Working with Baxter Harder

  • our firm has a team of Experienced trial ready attorneys

  • we are COMMITTED to protecting your rights and freedoms

  • we have a broad range of experience handling complex criminal, civil, and family law related cases cases

  • our firm provides a Thorough analysis, investigation and preparation to achieve best outcome on any case we take on

  • Our Attorneys have in-depth knowledge of not only State laws, but also Federal laws, regulations, and statues

  • We provide Free or low-cost confidential case consultations for a wide range of practice areas and are here for you

Client Reviews & Testimonials

  • DUI, Reckless, and Interfering Defense

    “I selected Mr. Baxter to defend me against charges stemming from a DUI arrest. In addition to the DUI, I was also charged with reckless driving and interfering with the duties of a peace officer. Mr. Baxter's calm demeanor and support during this difficult, embarrassing incident were his primary assets. His extensive experience working in Deschutes County, in particular the District Attorney's office, also were factors in my decision. In the end, Mr. Baxter was able to get the Reckless and Interfering Charges dismissed and I am currently enrolled in diversion for the DUI. This was the best possible scenario I could have envisioned after facing the possibility of additional charges that would have resulted in substantial penalties. I have certainly learned a life lesson as a result of this arrest and am thankful to Mr. Baxter for his representation.”

    Previous Client

  • Thank you!

    “Thank you. You did what you said, and you're a good person so thank you again!”

    John C.

  • Guilty or not, he'll get you the best deal he can

    “My case was unique. Facing my second revoke, with only two people showing up for support, Casey managed to help me out of a bind. It took some minor nit picking, but that's all it takes. He will also make sure you understand everything so that you're not left feeling naive or played by the system. Guilty or not, he'll get you the best deal he can, if you're not completely acquitted of your charges. ”

    Jeffrey

  • Highly Recommend

    “I actually hired Casey based on the reviews from Avvo. Since I live in WA, but got my DUII in Oregon, my situation was a little different than some, but Casey has been able to answer my questions all through the process. My case was pretty standard as to what was going to happen (and did happen). Mostly, Casey eased my fears with the whole process and made the ordeal much easier than if I had tried to handle this on my own. ”

    Shelley

  • I am very thankful for him.

    “My experience with Casey was more than I could have even ever imagined. I have never had one of my children in trouble before. He explained everything to me, was very patient with all of my questions and was able to get my son the best deal he could for him. My son said nothing but positive words about Casey and knowing that he was in Cory's corner made this awful process manageable for me. I didn't really understand all the verbiage while the lawyer was explaining next steps during all these court hearings, but Casey would take me outside the court room and explain what was going to happen next. I am very thankful for him - so is my son.”

    Ristine