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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.

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  • Rising Stars Joseph
  • Avvo 10.0
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 40 Under 40
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  • Rising Star Casey

Client Reviews & Testimonials

  • 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.

  • We would recommend Baxter Law to anyone.

    “We would like to thank Casey Baxter for his diligence and hard work. Also for respecting what we wanted to do in our case. He had our legal back all the way. We would recommend Baxter Law to anyone. Thank you again.”

    Tracy H

  • Lawyers who truly care

    “The lawyers and staff at Baxter Harder are very knowledgeable and professional in every aspect of their company. They are by far the best team to have on your side when tackling confusing and frustrating legal issues. They are lawyers who truly care! Thank you Casey, Joseph, Emily, and Nicole so much for all you've done.”

    Jessica

  • 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

  • Saved my life

    “Thank you all for the hard work. I was facing three felonies which thanks to Casey Baxter, Thaddeus Bentz, and Amy Margolis was able to plea to one misdemeanor. You guys saved my life!!”

    Jason