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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
  • Mary Jo Mongan
    Mary Jo Mongan Attorney
  • David Haskett
    David Haskett Attorney at Law
  • Ryan Mulkins
    Ryan Mulkins Of Counsel
  • 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

  • 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

  • David Haskett Attorney at Law
    David Haskett

    Prior to joining the Baxter Harder team, David worked as an associate attorney at the Bend office of Stahancyk, Kent & Hook. While at Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, David gained substantial experience representing clients from all walks of life in a variety of domestic relations cases, including high asset dissolution proceedings, high-conflict custodial and parenting time disputes, interstate move cases, custody, support, and parenting time modification proceedings, amongst others. Read More

  • Ryan Mulkins Of Counsel
    Ryan Mulkins

    Ryan graduated from Portland State University in 2002 with a B.S, in Finance. Shortly after in 2005, he graduated from Willamette University College of Law. Ryan spent approximately one year in private civil practice before joining the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office in February 2007. For 7 years, Ryan focused on prosecuting crimes involving child physical and sexual abuse and adult sexual assault. In 2011, the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training named Ryan the Child Abuse Prosecutor of the Year. Ryan was appointed as Josephine County District Attorney in March 2015 and was elected to that position in May 2016. Ryan has tried approximately 100 cases (jury and bench trials), including murder, kidnapping, child physical and sexual abuse, assault, narcotics offenses, DUI, and theft. 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 the 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

  • In the end, all criminal charges were dropped.

    “I was referred to Casey from another attorney for my criminal charge of Vehicular Assault of a Pedestrian and Reckless Driving. Casey saw me right away and knew how to handle the case. Since Casey used to work for the District Attorney's office he knew the opposing attorney, their style, and how to direct the case. In the end, all criminal charges were dropped. Thank you Casey!”

    Anonymous

  • Lawyers who truly care

    “The lawyers and staff at Baxter Harder are very knowledgeable and professional in every aspect of their company. They are by far the best team to have on your side when tackling confusing and frustrating legal issues. They are lawyers who truly care! Thank you Casey, Joseph, Emily, and Nicole so much for all you've done.”

    Jessica

  • Simply The Best

    “The state of Oregon accused me of a crime and the did not believe me. Mr. Baxter did believe me he and his staff were a God send and my case was dismissed because of Mr. Baxter being excellent as a lawyer.. Thank you Casey. Bless you all......”

    Robert

  • 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

  • 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