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Julia Grace Baginski

Criminal defense Attorney at Port Saint Lucie, FL

4.4   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Julia

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     I believe at our core, as people and citizens, we value freedom above all else.  When you have the freedom to live the life you choose and create, without fear and unreasonable interference from our government, you can truly be yourself.  Just as I value my own freedom, I work hard to protect yours, it is the same, and it is important.

     In practicing, one of my priorities as an attorney is to always stay cutting edge on litigation matters and changes to the law, which happen every day.  It is very exciting to be able to turn that passion into a real result benefitting my clients! 

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Our satellite office in Stuart, located just south of the Roosevelt Bridge on US1.
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Location

Julia Grace Baginski
8495 S. US Highway 1
Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34952

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
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Posted by Shawn Donahue | December 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She saved my life
Julia is a very intelligent and professional trial attorney. I have a horrible record and the state attorney (Alissa Cohen) tried to railroad me in trial with a 15 year minimum mandatory felony case. Julia prepared very diligently for my trial and her cross examination was a big factor in my acquittal. The jury deliberated 31 mins. before reaching a not guilty verdict. She also gave me a better price than 10 other local attorneys. I believe most other lawyers would have given me over to the state but she is 100% loyal. She even tried to help me reinstate the bond I violated. Dont risk hiring anyone else. 100
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Posted by plant329 | September 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional, attentive, battle rattle lawyer you can trust
The state was playing hardball and the public defender wasn't representing me properly, so before trial began I knew I had to contact a professional lawyer to make sure my rights were protected. Julia took the case just a weekend before the trial, prepared and got the state to drop the case knowing that if they went to trial they would lose because Julia would have easily won. I felt a sense of calm and trust just from the first phone call, and knew everything would be OK with her in my corner. My wife and I were very impressed and thankful for her service. We wish we met under better terms haha. But really look no further than Julia for help. She loves her job and is passionate about those she represents. She is scared of no one!! Admirable! Thank you
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Posted by John | June 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Miracle.
I was represented by Attorney Baginski back in 2009 and I hired her late in the process (I had a public defender, which was a nightmare in itself). Shortly after hiring her, she showed up with me in the court room and ended the case in my favor within a weeks time. I have recently hired Attorney Baginski to handle some other legal matter that I am confident will be handled with the professionalism, skill, and knowledge not seen elsewhere. Needless to say, I would not hesitate to recommend Attorney Baginski to everyone in need of legal counsel.
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Posted by Mady | August 16, 2014
The most trustworthy attorney I ever met
At first when someone is hiring an attorney they usually have to speak to the front desk, then the paralegal by the time you finally get to speak to the attorney you have said your story a million times. With attorney Baginski this is not the case, when I first called her office I was very distressed and I spoke to her secretary Katie. Katie, was very warm and it was very apparent that she wanted to help me as soon as possible, she told me that the attorney was a bit occupied but that since I was so distraught about the entire situation she would make a priority to see me right away. I immediately drove over to her office and she saw me asap. I have to admit you may be fooled when you first meet attorney Baginski because she is very beautiful, well mannered and soft spoken. I explained my situation to her and she assured me that she would be able to get the case dismissed. She said the worst that may happen is that I would have to make one court appearance. I cried and informed her that I did not even want the case to go to trial because it was an unjustified case. She looked into my eyes very sincerely and told me she would try her hardest to get the case dismissed prior to it getting to court. I must admit I am somewhat of a skeptic and called the office almost everyday, Katie reassured me that if attorney Baginski had not been calling me that was a very good thing. Within a matter of a couple of weeks attorney Baginski called in a very sweet and endearing voice and told me that my case had been dismissed. I never had to go to court or meet anyone from the state attorney's office. She handled everything for me. She is sweet and kind but is definitely not an attorney to be reckoned with. Thank you, Julia you are the best.
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Posted by amanda | April 6, 2014
great attorney
julia is a very good attorney she's very caring of what happens to you and she will fight for your best intrest before I met Julia I had another attorney working my case and it seems like he didn't care what happened to me nor my family that I would leave behind so I called Julia's office as more for a second advice Council but when I spoke to Julia over the phone I felt calm and in good hands she did everything she could for me now I have somebody very important to me that picked up a first degree felony charge that has a maximum sentence to life and I have no doubt in my mind not to hire Julia its hard to find an attorney that actually cares about you and not just their reputation
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Posted by Taraj | May 15, 2013
Julia Baginski is an excellent, trustworthy, and knowledgeable attorney. She really cares about each case.
Julia is the best attorney i ever had. I used her services around 4 years ago, and I am using her services again. She is excellent and I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Ronald A. | November 27, 2011
Outstanding Attorney
my circumstances were extremely mitigated....Miss Baginski was outstanding in handling my emotional trama, my legal issues and she was caring understanding, thoughtful and extremely adept at handling my case....
Posted by Sharon G | July 28, 2010
Outstanding Service--Exceedingly impressive
Without a doubt, Ms. Baginsky provided the utmost attention to my case. She was caring, thoughtful and extremely conscientious to my needs as a client. Without judgments or even slight hesitation, she listened and worked with me. As a result, my case was solved and I could not be happier. Her staff is genuine, intelligent and communicative. I would recommend Ms. Baginisky for all of your legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2010
she handle my case like a champiom the way she handle she made it ez even I stay more than 30 to 35 miles away
I was in a very bad situation with my traffic violation I didn't what to do to I got work in court date. In two kids that live me no time to go to court in handle my legal problem with the law that was never fear to mey when I made that phone call save my life her staff assistant sound very nice in in the phone like a real professional between the two they set me up real good no string attache they told the term what I was looking in I agree. then two month letter my case was close in I was more satisfy with how she handle the case verywell I would recommend to anyone who's looking for a good excellent lawyer
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Posted by Claudia | July 7, 2010
Skeptical at first
It is always a hard and stressful situation when you need to hire a lawyer. I had Julia represent me and her representation was stellar. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that is seeking a lawyer that is always on time, willing to work out a payment plan, and always dresses dapper.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2008
Best Of The Best
She is a very trust worthy informative kind! Everything you could possibly imagine! She is the best lawyer I know of!!
Posted by Richard | June 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
INCOMPETENT!!
I hired Julia Baginski for a friend who needed her restraining order against a stalker extended. We tried many times to properly go over the case with Ms. Baginski, but she was always in a rush or preoccupied. The day of the hearing Ms. Baginski did not bring any of the evidence (including an incriminating dvd), forgot who witnesses were or why they were there, and kept looking at her cell phone. A policeman who took pictures pertaining to the case was never subpoenaed. To say that she looked totally disorganized, befuddled and lost during the hearing would not be an exaggeration. Needless to say the restraining order was lifted. After the hearing Ms. Baginski looked us in the eyes and blamed the judge.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2014
Very unhappy
I was very unhappy with the service I received by this attorney. After the retainer was taken, she never met with me or reviewed the discovery as promised. I went to court and had no idea what was going to happen. It turned out to be a nightmare and I had to seek other counsel that did a much better job, met with me, went over discovery and charged less.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Julia G. Baginski, PA
  • 2007 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • 19th Circuit Public Defender's Office
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • 6th Circuit Public Defender's Office
  • 2004 - 2006

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Motion to Suppress Evidence
  • Case Dismissed
  • Burglary-Punishable by Life
  • Not Guilty/ Acquittal on all counts

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (St. Lucie chapter)
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (at Stetson)
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Victor O. Wehle Award for Excellence inTrial Advocacy
  • Stetson Law
  • 2004
  • Paul Barnard Award for Clinic Excellence
  • Stetson Law
  • 2004
  • William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award
  • Stetson Law
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • General Membership CLE Meeting
  • FL Driver Licenses: Taking the Suspense out of Suspension
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education for Attorneys
  • FL Driver Licenses: Taking the Suspense Out of Suspensions
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (12)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Julia Baginski is well respected in this community and she is an experienced, passionate advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mrs. Baginski is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in this state. She is competent, organized and truly cares about each and every client. If I every needed counsel Mrs. Baginski would be my only call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I proudly endorse this lawyer. Attorney Baginski is well respected both in her own legal community and here within the Avvo community. If you live in Florida and are in need of excellent criminal defense representation, I strongly recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Julia and I worked on a criminal trial together. She was extremely prepared and very professional to deal with. I whole-heartedly endorse her work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I can't say enough good things about Julia. She is hard working, knowledgeable, and truly cares about her clients and the outcome of their cases. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I first met Ms. Baginski when we worked together as PDs for the 6th Circuit. Ms. Baginski truly loves criminal defense work and it shows. Firsthand I observed Julia continuosly fighting for her clients no matter how big or small the case. Julia never backed down from a fight with the State Attorney's office and fearlessly went to trial when it served her client's cause. I've always respected Julia for aggressively protecting her clients rights and her immense dedication to the practice of law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I never cease to be impressed with Julia's uncanny ability to break down the government's case in every matter she handles. If Julia can't help you, no one can. Julia is always competent, diligent and zealous in her advocacy on every client's behalf."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Ms. Baginski since she came to the Treasure Coast and I have been impressed with her performance. She's compassionate, professional, and tries her hardest to get good results for clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julia is a consummate professional and knows her profession inside and out. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Julia for quite a few years and have always found her to be a hard working advocate for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred clients to Julia, and wouldn't hesitate to do so again."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Julia Baginski is recognized locally and around the state as a rising star among criminal defense lawyers."
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Port Saint Lucie Criminal defense Lawyer Julia Grace Baginski
Julia Grace Baginski
Criminal defense Attorney
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation