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Attorney Joseph M. Harder
Partner - Baxter Harder Attorneys at Law

Attorney Joseph M. Harder Meet Attorney Joseph M. Harder

Partner

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.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts, Portland State University
  • Juris Doctor Degree, University of Denver, Sturm College

Legal Experience:

  • Business/Real Estate/Landlord-Tenant Law
    • Counseled small and emerging businesses as to entity choice and formation, buy-sell and non-competition agreements, establishing and protecting trade secrets; drafted and reviewed bylaws and operating agreementsSuperLawyers.com Rising Star Award
    • Represented individuals and small businesses in lease and contract disputes; reviewed and drafted client contracts and commercial leases; pursued and/or defended collection actions including garnishment, execution, and foreclosure
    • Represented clients in a wide variety of civil actions, including trial and arbitration, in both state and federal court; litigated issues relating to tort
    • liability, contract disputes, real property transactions, land use, landlord-tenant, and bankruptcy
  • Debtor-Creditor Rights
    • Represented clients with issues relating to debt collection, including litigation and judgment collection; garnishment, execution and foreclosure sale; credit clean-up, and bankruptcy
    • Represented clients in Oregon state court relating to violations of the Oregon Unfair Debt Collections Practices Act, Federal Unfair Debt Collections Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and similar statutes
  • Domestic Relations
    • Represented clients with issues relating to restraining orders; child custody, parenting time, and child support; and modifications thereof
    • Assisted clients in resolving both simple and high-asset dissolution and legal separation; negotiated and/or litigated spousal support, property, asset, and debt division issues
    • Represented clients at the Oregon Court of Appeals, including researching and drafting legal memoranda, and oral argument

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

  • 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

  • Amazing!

    “Casey Baxter is amazing!!!”

    Kayla

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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