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Edgardo Rafael Baez

Criminal defense Attorney at San Antonio, TX

4.6   31 reviews

also known as E.R. Báez

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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2021

About Edgardo

Learn Edgardo’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    100%
    We handle all areas of criminal defense, from misdemeanor to felonies both state and federal courts.

    19 years, 1,200 cases

THE PASTOR LAWYER WORKING FOR YOU!

Mr. Báez is the only attorney at The Law Office of Edgardo R. Baez, Jr. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Báez was a Senior Drill Sergeant in the United States Army and was attached to the 1/501st Airborne Infantry Unit. As a result, Mr. Báez is uniquely qualified to handle criminal law cases and cases that are too tough for other lawyers to handle.

Mr. Báez has conducted hundreds of criminal cases, from the pre-trial to pleadings, MTR's and trials. He has obtained hundreds of not guilty for his clients and will continue to fight for the rights of the unfortunate. Under his direction, The Law Offices of Edgardo R. Baez, Jr now focuses on defending those who have been wrongfully accused to better serve our San Antonio community, and Texas in general.

Mr. Báez enjoys mentoring people and families. He believes that with God, everything is possible. He is married and has four children and one grandchild. He was a Pastor at Acts Fellowship and has attended the South Western Baptist Theological Seminary. He currently is the Senior Pator at ImPerfect Ministries and serves as a Subject Matter Expert fot the New Hampshire State University on legal issues. 

He plans to give back to the community by giving free lectures and conferences about marriage, families and other critical issues in today’s society. Him and his wife have formed the “Imperfect” ℠ ministries, along with Gracefully Made in order to help others with spiritual issues.

Awards

Top Contributor 2017,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2017 2013 2012
Client's Choice 2013,2012
Client's Choice
2013 2012

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Location

The Law Office of Edgardo R. Baez, Jr.
700 N. St. Mary's Street, Suite 1400
San Antonio, TX, 78205

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Melanie | July 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Passionate
Great attorney. He is very knowledgeable and passionate and gets the job done. He was hired to do something very specific and he took care of it quick. He’s honest and I’d recommend over and over again.
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Very efficient in responses and knows what he is talking about. He seems to care about the people he interacts with as well.
Posted by Dina | January 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I hired Attorney Baez for assistance on a situation for my son. Not only did he help us with the case, but has become my son's spiritual adviser. He has been on top of the case and provides me with updates as they arise. I have high admiration for Attorney Baez and will recommend him with others.
Posted by Brent Richardson | December 5, 2013
I am no longer homeless thanks to Mr. Baez
My daughter and I were homeless after a car accident. We were living in a shelter. After Mr. Baez and his lawyers took my case, and settled it, I am now able to put a roof over our heads and have food in the table. Thanks to The Baez Law Firm's legal team for a fast and great results. Mr. Baez, I am a current client and I am forever thankful for your law firm, your attorneys, and your legal team. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
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Posted by Roberto Alvarez | November 28, 2013
A great attorney with a great heart
I say that Mr. Baez has a great heart because his law firm handled a personal injury case for me and a criminal case for my son, both with great success. Because we chose his law firm, he did not charge me a dime for either one of them. Once the personal injury case settled, I was able to pay them in full. No other lawyer would do that for my family. When I needed someone to help me, Edgardo Baez was there for me and mines. Thanks from the bottom of my heart!
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Posted by Michael Scott | November 26, 2013
Best Lawyers in the business of Personal Injury
After other lawyers had my case, The Baez Law Firm took my case and settled it within months. We did not have to go to trial because Mr. Baez put pressure on the insurance company. Mr. Baez, thanks for assembling such a wonderful team of professionals.
Posted by Erick | February 15, 2013
I was honored to have Mr. Baez represent me and my family!
My case was a difficult medical malpractice case that other lawyers would not touch. I read about Mr. Baez been a super lawyers, so I wanted to meet him. I did! Mr. Baez explained to me the difficulties of the case but we proceeded to file the lawsuit. The insurance company tried to pull a fast one over us, but ultimately, we won. My family now can move on with our lives. Thank you Senor Baez for your care and concern. But most of all, thank you for doing what you do for the community.
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Posted by LouisPhelps | February 11, 2013
Top lawyer indeed!!
When I first came to meet with Mr. Baez at his law firm, I was impressed by his professionalism and knowledge. I retained the law firm and I was always informed of the status of my case. My case was a difficult one that had many facets to it. We won the trial and now, I am able to move on with my life. Thanks for your efforts Edgardo! You, and your team really minimized my legal worries.
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Posted by David | February 8, 2013
Awesome legal representation
During one of my visits to San Antonio, I was a victim of police excessive force. I search for months for a competent lawyer and finally I was referred to Mr. Baez. I arranged a meeting and from the moment that we met, I new he was the right attorney. I searched his accolades and found out that he is considered an expert in this area by other attorneys. When it was time to go to court, his opponents feared him. The jury loved him, and they saw the injustices of the police department. Thank you Mr. Baez for fighting for me.
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Posted by Richard | February 7, 2013
Wonderful Lawyers that get results!!
Mr. Baez has assembled a great legal team. We were preparing for months for our tial and we won! Mr. Baez cross examination of their main witness was superb. Thank you for all that you do for our community Mr. Baez.
Posted by Brian | January 25, 2013
Super Lawyer indeed!
I had another attorney before hiring Mr. Baez and his lawyers. Mr. Baez could not talk to me since I was represented. I decided to fire my former lawyer and hire his law firm. First he said we have a tough case, but here is what we are going to do. He prepared me. We had a mock trial at his law firm. I was prepared for my trial. I won! Not only is the law firm beautiful, the staff members are awesome and the lawyers are great. Mr. Baez has assembled a great team of lawyers. Thank you Mr. Baez you were worth every penny.
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Posted by Maria | October 15, 2012
One tough lawyer
I was told by other lawyers that my case was not so good. Two other lawyers dropped my case. Mr. Baez and his team brought the case to a jury and they saw what was done wrong to me. Gracias abogado.
Posted by Lynn | October 13, 2012
Great results for my family
I am a grandmother of two children and Mr. Baez and his lawyers helped us getting rights over them since they were taken away from us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My family owes you forever!
Posted by Brian | October 13, 2012
Superior lawyer with a superior Law Firm!
Mr. Baez has handled a civil case and a personal injury case for me in the past, now his law firm is handling my child custody case and I was able to get my children from an abusive spouse. Thank you for all the hard work and dedication that your law firm placed on my case and for preparing me to be ready for court. Mr. Baez and his staff worked hard for my case and my children are safe. Thank God for law firms like this one. Superior!
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Posted by Lisa Smith-Padilla | March 19, 2012
Happy Client will refer all my friends to them
Mr. Baez and his law firm staff were very helpful with my case. I received the settlement that I deserved and I was treated with respect and dignity. I am very happy to have found him.
Posted by Brian | December 18, 2011
A man with a great heart for families
My daughter asked me to fight for her in court for custody with her mom. Mr. Baez got the required witnesses and prepared for a trial and we won. Thank your for caring for my family. We are thankful for the services provided and the results obtained.
Posted by Julian | October 3, 2011
A great attorney that really cares!
Mr. Baez and his team were able to help us when it seems as there was no hopes. They took my case and obtained a great outcome for our family. We will forever be thankful and will recommend them to others.
Posted by Gregory | June 13, 2011
Great Results
I had other lawyers before I hired Mr. Baez to handle my case because the other lawyers were not working for me. Mr. Baez got me a great settlement without going to court. Thanks.
Posted by Kenneth Bellinger | March 24, 2010
What an attorney, WOW!
I had a problem with the law and Mr. Baez handled it for me with such professionalism and efficiency that I was amazed. Mr. Baez is an awesome attorney and his firm is superb. Mr. Baez counseled me and showed me a way to be a better person overall and to trust in the legal system once again. I am forever greatful to Mr. Baez and his firm.
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Posted by Maria Bazaldua | April 27, 2009
Dedicated Attorney
He game my case the attention needed and we won!!! My children owe you and I owe you.
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AVVO RATING 5.7 (Average)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021.

Fully Probated Suspension issued in TX, 2021
updated on 12/14/2021

Fully probated suspension means an attorney is technically suspended but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities during the suspension to make sure that he or she does not repeat the behavior.

Fully Probated Suspension issued in TX, 2016
updated on 04/06/2023

Fully probated suspension means an attorney is technically suspended but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities during the suspension to make sure that he or she does not repeat the behavior.

Edgardo's comment: “Since I was placed on probation for my license to practice law, I have obtained a MDiv and will soon have my PhD in Biblical Exposition. As a pastor, I can relate to those that have been knocked down and get up to fight for others. This is what happened to me, and that should not deter you from hiring me as your lawyer. Not only, can I be your lawyer, I can also be your pastor. Let me be a blessing to you and your family.”

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Edgardo R. Baez, Jr.
  • 2018 - Present
  • President
  • The Baez Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2018
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Devry University
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Partner
  • Law Offices
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • 164th District Court
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Intern
  • Harris County District Attorneys Office
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Legal Assistant
  • Lopez & Ortiz
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Drill Sergeant/SFC
  • US Army
  • 1989 - 2001
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Education

  • Liberty University
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 2023
  • Liberty University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2019
  • Texas Southern University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Wayland Baptist University
  • BSOE
  • 2002
  • Central Texas College
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1997
  • Academy of Health Science
  • LVN
  • 1992
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Uribe children
  • Monetary award for the children obtained
  • Linda Pue vs. Jason's Deli
  • Settled in favor of client
  • State of Texas vs. Marcos Diaz
  • Defendant found not guilty
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Associations

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Christian Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Supreme Court Attorney
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2009
  • Qualify Admision to Practice
  • Southern District of Texas
  • 2007
  • Appeals Attorney
  • Fifth Circuit
  • 2007
  • Admitted to Practice
  • Western District of Texas
  • 2006
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • US Army
  • 2000
  • Army Comendation Medal
  • US Army
  • 1997
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • US Army
  • 1995
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Publications

  • Advance Family Law Practice
  • Understanding Current Financial Issues in Texas Family law Practice
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
  • Business Law in today's economy
  • 2009
  • Super Saturday
  • Why am I proud to be an attorney
  • 2008
  • Inauguration
  • Business owners and the law
  • 2007
  • Family Law Seminar for Paralegals
  • QDRO
  • 2007
  • Management of Small Business
  • Financial Implications for Small Businesses
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (29)
Endorse Edgardo
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Baez. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos"
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Edgardo is an upstanding attorney, and we are lucky as a profession to have him. I highly recommend Edgardo to represent you and fight for you."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Baez exemplifies the very best attributes of an active attorney and displays a high level of professionalism, confidence and skill we should all aspire to. Honesty, dedication and a love of the law, which means. giving back to others who lack our understanding of the law and a benefit from our inherent desire to provide solutions to problems. The thousands years of combined legal experience of professionals activity participating in this forum represent some of the very best of our profession, which is after all, at its base is desire to help those in need. This Attorney’s experience and knowledge, I believe, demonstrates that there is a desire to provide accurate advice and obtain appropriate results for clients. Most importantly, this Attorney is willing to help complete strangers (as is the case in this forum) with their legal problems for which we collectively provide useful information, thereby demystifying the legal process as much as possible. I would recommend"
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Baez is an outstanding lawyer and a strong and zealous advocate for his clients. He is a credit to the legal profession and I highly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Baez has a great ability to address legal issues in a straight-forward, no nonesense way. I enjoy reading his answers and comments on avvo and am sure he is a credit to the Texas legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Attorney Baez is recognized as a leading personal injury lawyer. He is at the top of his field."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have read Mr. Baez's Answers on Avvo and find him to be knowledgeable of personal injury law in Texas."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Baez is a highly skilled and professional attorney. He is well respected among his peers ."
Personal injury Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Baez has made a subtantial number of contributions on avvo.com. I have read several of his contributions and have found them to be thoughtful, informative and practical."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Baez is the only attorney in San Antonio that I would refer a personal injury client to. He is meticulous, caring and skilled."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Baez’s work. We met on various attorney list serves and I have always found him to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I would not hesitate to refer clients to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. After review Mr. Baez's contributions on Avvo, I would not hesitate to refer a client in need of a San Antonio attorney to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work and would refer my Texas personal injury and family law cases to him, without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Baez is the only attorney in San Antonio that I would ever refer a personal injury client to. He is meticulous, caring and diligent."
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San Antonio Criminal defense Lawyer Edgardo Rafael Baez
Edgardo Rafael Baez
Criminal defense Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021. See details