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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

  • Highest sense of urgency

    “I had a rather complicated case. Multiple states involved and multiple scenarios and issues that arose daily. I found Casey to extremely honest and transparent. I felt he gave me the most specific information he could. I never felt he was dragging or putting my case behind other cases. He gave me information in complete transparency and never said what he thought sounded good to me. He wasn't afraid of the tough conversations. I would highly recommend this lawyer and this firm if you need complete transparency and accurate information. His office staff consist of incredible work ethic and professionalism. They are always available and provide precise appointments and feedback if any is available. I have had a great experience and couldn't be happier with the result of my case as well as the journey to attain that result. Best I have ever used.”

    Justin

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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