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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

  • Absolutely Amazing!

    “This law firm is absolutely amazing! They did a great job in communicating with me in a timely manner, followed through on their word, and I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing legal help.”

    Charles

  • We appreciate all that Casey provided for our family and will refer him to others.

    “Casey Baxter was retained by myself and my husband to assist with a DUI case for my husband. My husband was sick at the time battling cancer and Casey was instrumental in assisting us with the communication to the DA to allow my husbands case to be set forward while he was going through treatments. Unfortunately for my husband he lost his battle with Cancer and had it not been for Casey we would have had much more to worry about than his care. Because Casey took on the task of communicating with the DA and the courts we were able to spend the quality time with my husband that he needed before he passed.”

    Anonymous

  • All around a FANTASTIC attorney!!!!

    “I would recommend Casey to anyone needing a criminal defense attorney. Casey has fought on my behalf in the Deschutes County court system for almost a year now. He was granted to me as my public defender. I've never seen an attorney work harder for a client. He has been compassionate and supportive...from day one he explained each facet of my case to me in terms I could understand, and walked me through each step of the legal process of my case. Because of Casey's experience and hard work, I was able to present the state with positive proof of my own progress and get two of my charges dismissed and my original charge continued on a conditional discharge. Casey helped me show the state that I had worked very hard to change my life and lifestyle...and he went above and beyond to make sure I was given credit for all of my hard work. All around a FANTASTIC attorney!!!!”

    Polly

  • 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

  • By far the best

    “My experience with Casey Baxter was nothing short of amazing. His whole office is so helpful, his paralegal and secretary are great as well. He is on your team 100%, other attorneys seem wishy washy but not Casey, he truly seems genuine and willing to go to bat to fight for you. He made me completely confident in going to trial. In my particular case we didn't have to because he was able to wheel and deal with the D.A. And get me an incredible deal. On top of that he was able to do everything in a timely matter. I had a nearly impossible deadline, we talked at 11 am and he had me on the docket for 1 pm that same day. I feel safe on Mr. Baxter's case load, anyone would. His background is very impressive, everything a person would want in a man defending them in a courtroom. When comes to little things other attorneys need to be reminded of with him there is no need, he is already on top of it. In other words Casey Baxter and his staff are a great team and are by far the best at representing you in your time of need.”

    Jaclyn H.