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Attorney Casey Baxter
Partner - Baxter Harder Attorneys at Law

Attorney Casey Baxter About Casey Baxter

Partner

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 benefited those facing a variety of charges ranging from DUIIs to murder.

Education & Background

Being born and raised in Oregon, Casey has a unique view into the specific issues that affect our local residents. After high school in Bend, OR, Casey enlisted in the United States Marine Corp as a Helicopter Crew Chief. It was here that he learned the dedication necessary to handle a wide variety of matters, even when things may seem hopeless.

Casey’s higher education includes graduating from:

  • The University of Houston, graduated summa cum laude with a BBA in Business Management
    • President of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
  • The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    • Member of the Law School's Moot Court team
    • Served for the Criminal Representation Clinic, representing low income clients

Casey also had his financial advising and real estate licenses, and has experience working with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

Experience as a Deputy District Attorney

Casey’s experience as a Deputy District Attorney has allowed him to try many misdemeanor and felony cases. He even has experience successfully co-chairing a major 2013 murder trial. In addition, his efforts paved the way for Deschutes County’s Veteran's Treatment Court and implementing a “Veteran's Intervention Strategy” in the County to assist and address issues of veteran’s returning from combat.

Honors & Awards:

  • 10 Best, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Avvo – Superb Top Attorney in Criminal Defense
  • Avvo Client’s Choice 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 in Criminal Defense

Associations & Memberships:

  • J Bar J Youth Services, Vice Chair of the Executive Board, Board Member, 2018 - Present
  • Central Oregon Veteran's Outreach (COVO), Board Member, 2017 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2016 - Present
  • Bend Attorney Group, Board Member, 2016 - 2017
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2015 - Present
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, Member, 2015 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Deschutes County Bar Association, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Deschutes County District Attorney Association, President, 2014 - 2015
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2013 - 2015
  • Deschutes County District Attorney's Association, Treasurer/Secretary, 2013 -2014
  • Land Use Law Society, Member, 2009 - 2010
  • Construction and Real Estate Law Society, Chairman, 2009 - 2010
  • ABA Moot Court Team, Member, 2008 - 2009
  • Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, President, 2005 – 2006

To discuss your case during a free consultation, call our Bend attorney at (541) 238-9210.

Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2018 SuperLawyers.com Rising Star Award Avvo Rating 10 Top Attorney Award

10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction Award

Avvo Rating Superb Criminal Defense Attorney Award Lawyers of Distinction 2018 Award
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 10 Best Attorney
  • Rising Stars Joseph
  • Avvo 10.0
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 40 Under 40
  • Avvo
  • Rising Star Casey

Client Reviews & Testimonials

  • 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

  • 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

  • The extra mileThe extra mileThe extra mileThe extra mile

    “Mr. Baxter and his staff care. Plain and simple. They care what happens to you. From the first meeting I never felt like a name or a number. I was a person whose outcome mattered. I was charged with two felonies and without the hard work and knowledge of the courtroom that Casey provided their is no doubt I would have been convicted. It was amazing to watch Casey battle back when things seemed to be going the other way. He studied case files and did his homework late into the night so as to insure a favorable outcome. I'm so thankful I didn't plea bargain and allowed Casey to show me his skills. His knowledge at times seem to even help the judge. The cocky District Attorney who felt he had it wrapped up truly walked away with his head hung. Casey Baxter knows the courtroom, he knows the law, he knows what will work and not work and most of all he respects his clients. He understands and cares about the fact that his performance will have a profound effect on your life. I interviewed 7 lawyers in the area. Casey was the last one I interviewed. So thankful I went with Baxter Law as today Iam a free man and can get on with my life. Thank you Casey. Thank you Emily :)”

    Mark U.

  • Gift from God

    “Well I was recommended to Me Baxter from another local attorney that handled my complicated caseloads for years before we had a falling out due to my inability to communicate. So I have God on my side and some criminal and civil cases that are very complex and from what I've heard and my faith that God has pointed me in the right direction I look forward to working with Casey and his team!”

    John

  • 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