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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

  • Outstanding in Representation

    “I must say I have dealt with quit a few different kinds of lawyers in my time and Casey and his team are outstanding in representation, very fair on compensation, they honestly do care about your outcome and will work with you till the end to their best abilities! I would recommend to anyone who needs his services to give his office a call! Casey and his team will take care of you!”

    Shelley

  • Saved my life

    “Thank you all for the hard work. I was facing three felonies which thanks to Casey Baxter, Thaddeus Bentz, and Amy Margolis was able to plea to one misdemeanor. You guys saved my life!!”

    Jason

  • 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

  • Great job, excellent result.

    “Casey Baxter did a great job representing me during the criminal court proceedings and advised me how to best proceed after being arrested for a DUII. As for my criminal case, he guided me through the process to get into the DUII diversion program that will end with a dismissal if all conditions are completed successfully; In addition, Mr. Baxter did an excellent job representing me during the DMV hearing. Even with the hopeful dismissal of my criminal case, I was still facing a 90 day ODL suspension for failing a breath test. After successfully making his arguments to the Administrative Law Judge during the DMV hearing, Casey was able to get a dismissal of my case without any suspension or fine. Casey is a knowledgeable and competent attorney who was able to help me through this difficult time in my life. The dismissal of the ODL suspension (a rare outcome) in particular helped my situation greatly, to say the least. I would surely recommend Mr. Baxter to any person who is in need of a great DUII defense lawyer.”

    Anonymous

  • 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