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I am a trial lawyer whose offices are located in Louisville, Kentucky and Greenville, Kentucky.  My main areas of practice are federal criminal defense (anabolic steroids, child pornography, drugs, firearms, white collar crimes, counterfeiting, computer crimes, wire fraud, mail fraud, RICO, violent crimes, conspiracy, drug distribution, manufacturing,  identify theft, etc.), state criminal defense (DUI, rape, assault, burglary, robbery, theft, drugs, obstruction, domestic violence, murder, etc.), family law (divorce, custody, adoption, domestic violence, child support, visitation, CPS, abuse, mediations, etc.), personal injury (car wrecks, dog bites, slip & fall, bicycle wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, assaults, etc.) and corporate law.


I have represented a client charged with possession of the largest collection of child pornography ever found in the United States.  


I have represented a client charged in the largest cocaine trafficking conspiracy ever in the state of Kentucky.


I have represented a client charged with distributing the largest amount of steroids ever found in the state of Nebraska.  


I have had clients acquitted on violent crimes including assault and attempted manslaughter.  


I represent multiple million dollar companies across the United States.


I am admitted or have practiced in twelve (12) federal court districts across the United States:    Western District of Kentucky, Eastern District of Kentucky, Southern District of Indiana, District of Nebraska, Southern District of Texas, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Middle District of Tennessee, Eastern District of Tennessee, Eastern District of Missouri, District of Arizona, and Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  I am able to represent clients in any federal court across the country.  


In my spare time, I spend time with my wife and our four children, do weight training, enjoy cooking and reading cheap fiction novels.




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Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 50%
    8 years, 35 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
    8 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    8 years, 200 cases
  4. Divorce: 5%
    8 years, 150 cases



Hourly ($250-400/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Imran W. Aslam

    If you find yourself charged with a crime in federal court, pick up your phone and give Mr. Baird a call. You will not be sorry!


    Imran Aslam DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Larry Forman

    I endorse this lawyer. Clark has great dedication and passion for the law and will vigorously fight for you in court. Hire this man.


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KYAuthorized to practice law200808/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Ten RankingNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2015
Peter Perlman Law School AwardPeter Perlman2008
National Merit ScholarNational Merit Scholar Corporation1993
Kentucky Governors ScholarKentucky Governors Scholars Program1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerJ. Clark Baird PLLC2009 - Present
AssociateHoge & Associates2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
White Collar Criminal Defense AttorneysN/A2013 - Present
Association of Federal Defense AttorneysN/A2013 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorneys, White Collar CrimesN/A2012 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseN/A2012 - Present
American Criminal DefenderN/A2012 - Present
Business and White Collar Crimes LawyersN/A2012 - Present
Business and White CollarN/A2012 - Present
Trial Lawyer Network for Lawyers and AttorneysN/A2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2010 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Louisville Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Kentucky Justice AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. Shaheed DittoFound not guilty by jury on all counts
Commonwealth v. Christopher MattaClient found not guilty on all counts by a jury
US v. Herbert Sharber, Jr., US District Court, Western District of Kentucky, Case 3:14-CR-20-RCase dismissed by the US Attorney's Office
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kentucky College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2008
Indiana University-SoutheastPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education (CLE)Substance Abuse in the Legal Community2009