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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
  • ABI Membership
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I would highly recommend Mr. Baxter.

    “Mr. Baxter was very helpful and very knowledgeable concerning the specifics of my case. He essentially streamlined the court process for me, which allowed me to focus on the end details of my case, rather than worry about what possible outcomes there could be. Instead of ending up with two convictions, I was able to enroll in the diversion program, take traffic school, and pay the fines. We all make mistakes, and I was very glad that Mr. Baxter was there to help me with my case. I would highly recommend Mr. Baxter.”

    Anonymous

  • 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.