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Mary Jo Mongan enjoys representing clients at Baxter and Harder on a wide variety of matters, with her primary focus on family law. Prior to joining Baxter and Harder LLC, Ms. Mongan was a solo practitioner of Mongan Law LLC, and represented clients primarily in family law, and estate planning/litigation matters. Ms. Mongan assisted clients with divorce, child custody, parenting plans, mediations, modifications of judgments, restraining orders, contempt of court charges, enforcement of parenting time matters, and trial. Ms. Mongan recognizes the unique nature of family law matters, and that finding the appropriate resolution is different for each family and case. Ms. Mongan advocates strongly for her clients, and works to assist them in finding the appropriate resolution for their matter.

Prior to Mongan Law, Mary Jo Mongan was a prosecutor for Deschutes County District Attorney’s office. As a prosecutor, Ms. Mongan charged criminal matters, negotiated plea deals, litigated motions, and frequently went to trial representing the State of Oregon. Ms. Mongan worked closely with law enforcement agencies, and victim’s rights advocates.

Before working as a prosecutor, Ms. Mongan was an executive director for a Woman’s Crisis Center a nonprofit to assist victims of domestic violence. Ms. Mongan was responsible for developing the budget for the organization, public appearances/ fundraisers, hiring staff, and management. The organization assisted victims through the court process, and assisted them in finding jobs and housing, as well as therapy for victims and children.

Ms. Mongan’s volunteer opportunities include serving as secretary for the Deschutes County Bar Association 2016-17. During her time as secretary, Ms. Mongan assisted in the development of a family law committee for the Deschutes Bar Association which provided continuing legal education to lawyers practicing family law in Deschutes County. Ms. Mongan has also volunteered for both the Center for Non-profit Legal Services in Medford Oregon, and Legal Aid Services of Bend, Oregon, in which Ms. Mongan participated in the Bankruptcy Clinic, and was on the Oregon State Bar 2010 Bro Bono honor role.

Mary Jo Mongan received her undergraduate degree from Lewis and Clark College in 2001, and her Juris Doctorate Degree from Vermont Law School in 2006. During law school, Ms. Mongan clerked for the California Attorney General’s Office, was on the Environmental Law Review, and was first Place in the Vermont Law School American Bar Association (ABA) Negotiation competition, and represented Vermont Law School in New York City in the final ABA Negotiation completion.

Ms. Mongan enjoys living in the beautiful high desert of Central Oregon, and in her spare time takes advantage of the wonderful outdoor opportunities that central Oregon has to offer.

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

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Client Reviews & Testimonials

  • Highly Recommend

    “I actually hired Casey based on the reviews from Avvo. Since I live in WA, but got my DUII in Oregon, my situation was a little different than some, but Casey has been able to answer my questions all through the process. My case was pretty standard as to what was going to happen (and did happen). Mostly, Casey eased my fears with the whole process and made the ordeal much easier than if I had tried to handle this on my own. ”

    Shelley

  • I can look toward a better tomorrow because of what he accomplished.I can look toward a better tomorrow because of what he accomplished.

    “Casey Baxter has been the most amazing attorney, and has truly changed the course of my future. He took the time to listen to me explain about everything that was going on in my life, not just about what happened on the day of my incident, and was able to get the judge to listen as well. He was able to change the outcome into something that was actually manageable for me. He and his staff were always available whenever I needed to ask a question or make a change. I am very grateful for all he has done for me and can look toward a better tomorrow because of what he accomplished.”

    Tessa

  • 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

  • Guilty or not, he'll get you the best deal he can

    “My case was unique. Facing my second revoke, with only two people showing up for support, Casey managed to help me out of a bind. It took some minor nit picking, but that's all it takes. He will also make sure you understand everything so that you're not left feeling naive or played by the system. Guilty or not, he'll get you the best deal he can, if you're not completely acquitted of your charges. ”

    Jeffrey

  • 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