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About me

Being the child of an immigrant who had to flea persecution gives me great compassion for the plight of foreign born nationals who are trying to realize the American Dream.  


Another huge benefit that I received from being the child of an immigrant is my love for the game of soccer.  I played at a competitive level in the United States and abroad.  I was fortunate to have been the starting goalkeeper at the University of Virginia when the team made its first Final Four appearance in 1983.  I also have represented the United States on Brazilian soil in 1983.


One of the greatest lessons I learned from my father was that if you are going to do a job, you do it right.  That motto has guided me throughout my life.  When you hire Stephen Baer to work on your case, what you will get is 110% effort to make sure that no stone goes unturned before the facts of your case are presented to the fact-finder.


I have been practicing law for 25 years in the criminal justice system, including immigration cases.  I have a significant understanding that most cases, even misdemeanors, can have immigration consequences for clients who are not U.S. Citizens.  With that understanding I have litigated dozens of immigration related cases on behalf of non-U.S. Citizen clients.


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Credit Card Fraud: 5%
  4. Constitutional: 5%
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 


Payment types:

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Contact info

The Baer Law Firm-Baer Immigration Services

4630 S. Kirkman Rd.
Suite 307
Orlando, FL, 32811

The Baer Law Firm

12830 Hillcrest Rd.
Suite 111
Dallas, TX, 75230



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200010/19/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law199009/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Baer Law Firm-TX2015 - Present
Managing PartnerThe Baer Law Firm - Baer Immigration Services-FL2015 - Present
Assistant Federal DefenderOffice Of The Federal Public Defender2010 - 2015
AttorneyThe Baer Law Firm - TX1999 - 2010
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice of the Attorney General-VA1997 - 1999
Assistant U.S. AttorneyUnited States Attorney's Office-WDVA1990 - 1996
Law ClerkHonorable Jackson L. Kiser1989 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2015 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationN/A2010 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. v. Terrance BryantNot Guilty
U.S. v. Faith StevensonNot Guilty
U.S. v. Alhaji MumuniNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Defender (FACDL)Collateral Consequences: Let's Raise the Bar2015
The Voice (TCDLA))Dual Prosecutions: Can it Ever Be to Your Client's Benefit2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
The College of William and Mary - Marshall Wythe Law SchoolLawJ.D.,1989
University of VirginiaHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Federal Bar AssociationFederal Criminal Procedure2007
Federal Defender's NDTX CJA PanelCommerce Clause Litigation2002