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.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2017||09/29/2020|
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2000||09/28/2020|
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||1990||09/21/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Managing Partner||The Baer Law Firm-TX||2015 - Present|
|Assistant Federal Defender||Office Of The Federal Public Defender||2010 - 2015|
|Attorney||The Baer Law Firm - TX||1999 - 2010|
|Assistant Attorney General||Office of the Attorney General-VA||1997 - 1999|
|Assistant U.S. Attorney||United States Attorney's Office-WDVA||1990 - 1996|
|Law Clerk||Honorable Jackson L. Kiser||1989 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Texas Bar Foundation||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||1999 - Present|
|Florida Defender (FACDL)||Collateral Consequences: Let's Raise the Bar||2015|
|The Voice (TCDLA))||Dual Prosecutions: Can it Ever Be to Your Client's Benefit||2006|
|The College of William and Mary - Marshall Wythe Law School||J.D.,||1989|
|University of Virginia||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|Federal Bar Association||Federal Criminal Procedure||2007|
|Federal Defender's NDTX CJA Panel||Commerce Clause Litigation||2002|
|U.S. v. Terrance Bryant||Not Guilty|
|U.S. v. Faith Stevenson||Not Guilty|
|U.S. v. Alhaji Mumuni||Not Guilty|
|U.S. v. James W. McFarland, Jr.||8-8 Split En Banc Opinion|
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