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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, and 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40, 2016 and 2017
  • Avvo – Superb Top Attorney in Criminal Defense
  • Avvo Client’s Choice 2016 and 2017 in Criminal Defense

Associations & Memberships:

  • J Bar J Youth Services, 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
  • 10 Best Attorney
  • Rising Stars Joseph
  • Avvo 10.0
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 40 Under 40
  • Avvo
  • Rising Star Casey

Client Reviews & Testimonials

  • 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

  • Casey Baxter is one of the best lawyers

    “Casey Baxter is one of the best lawyers I've worked with. His many years of experience in the courtroom as well as a former prosecutor was apparent in negotiating my specific case. He worked on my case until a resolution was accomplished that he and I both determined was the best outcome for me and all the work he put in for my release, plea and sentencing was performed in a time frame that was appropriate for not only my case but for me as well. I would highly recommend Mr. Baxter for anyone looking to hire a tremendously enthusiastic albeit law savvy attorney. Thanks Casey!”

    Kimberly

  • 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

  • Casey is an awesome attorney.

    “He is very intelligent and knows how to get great results. He was there me and my wife during a very scary time when we really needed someone in our corner. He was always there to answer any questions we had and was able to get our legal matters settled with great results. We would have been a sinking ship without Casey!”

    Chester

  • 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