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Casey R Baxter

DUI and DWI Attorney at Bend, OR

4.9   96 reviews

Licensed for 11 years

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About Casey

Learn Casey’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%

    1 year

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Drug Crimes. Theft Crimes. Murder. Domestic Violence. Sex Crimes. Restraining Orders. Juvenile Crimes. Gun Rights Restoration. Expungements.

    1 year

  3. Estate planning
    10%

    1 year

  4. Domestic violence
    5%

    1 year

  5. Expungement
    5%

    1 year

CENTRAL OREGON'S PREMIER CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW FIRM!

At Baxter Harder, LLC, our founder is devoted to seeing that his clients receive the high standards of professional representation that they need after an arrest or accusation. His experience in criminal litigation includes being a former Deschutes County Deputy District Attorney and prior President of the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Association.

His extensive experience in the courtroom has greatly benefitted those facing a variety of charges ranging from DUIIs to murder.

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND:

Being born and raised in Oregon, Casey has a unique view into the specific issues that affect our local residents. After high school in Bend, OR, Casey enlisted in the United States Marine Corp as a Helicopter Crew Chief. It was here that he learned the dedication necessary to handle a wide variety of matters, even when things may seem hopeless.

Casey’s higher education includes graduating from: 

  • The University of Houston, graduated summa cum laude with a BBA in Business Management
    • President of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
  • The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    • Member of the Law School's Moot Court team
    • Served for the Criminal Representation Clinic, representing low income clients

Casey also has his financial advising and real estate licenses, and has experience working with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

EXPERIENCE AS A DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY:

Casey’s experience as a Deputy District Attorney has allowed him to try many misdemeanor and felony cases. He even has experience successfully co-chairing a major 2013 murder trial. In addition, his efforts paved the way for Deschutes County’s Veteran's Treatment Court and implementing a “Veteran's Intervention Strategy” in the County to assist and address issues of veteran’s returning from combat.

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Super Lawyers, Oregon Rising Star, Criminal Defense
  • 10 Best, 2015 - 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40, 2016 - 2018
  • Avvo – Superb Top Attorney in Criminal Defense
  • Avvo Client’s Choice 2016-2018 for Criminal Defense  

 

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

  • J Bar J Youth Services, Executive Board Member, 2018 - Present
  • COVO, Executive Board Member, 2017 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2016 - Present
  • Bend Attorney Group, Board Member, 2016 - 2017
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2015 - Present
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, Member, 2015 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Deschutes County Bar Association, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Deschutes County District Attorney Association, President, 2014 - 2015
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2013 - 2015
  • Deschutes County District Attorney's Association, Treasurer/Secretary, 2013 - 2014
  • Land Use Law Society, Member, 2009 - 2010
  • Construction and Real Estate Law Society, Chairman, 2009 - 2010
  • ABA Moot Court Team, Member, 2008 - 2009
  • Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, President, 2005 – 2006

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 4 ...

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Licensed for 11 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 12/11/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Casey

Baxter Harder, LLC
400 SW Bond St.
Suite 200
Bend, OR, 97702

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  96 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Casey received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Rachel | January 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All you could ask for and more
My husband and I wholeheartedly recommend the law firm of Baxter Harder of Bend, Oregon. A family member got themselves into quite a pickle with a DUII and two other charges stemming from one incident. The office was consistently communicative and thoughtful. The attorneys were able to get the last two charges dismissed by applying the double jeopardy principle. The first charge was being dealt with through diversion, so there was not a single conviction stemming from this incident. We are so grateful and impressed by the lawyers' skills at Baxter Harder (and in particular Casey Baxter). The result was unusual and quite rare. We are so fortunate and thankful that Baxter Harder achieved such an incredible outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
I hired Casey R Baxter as my lawyer. I highly recommend using him as your lawyer him and Kerri Baker was very helpful throughout the process entirely. They both were very communicative, kind, and had a amazing attitude and worked very hard to help me achieve the plea deal that was fair and that I was satisfied with. Overall i am very thankful I went with Casey Baxter and the help of Kerri Baker.
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Posted by Archie | December 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Choice
If you are in need of great defense attorney, look no further. Casey Baxter is a veteran in this field and his strategies are brilliant. Casey has great insight and genuinely cares about his client's freedom. Big shout out to Kerri Baker for her excellent communication skills and her ability to follow through on matters pertaining to your case. This is a team of professionals that you would want on your team. Thank you for caring
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Posted by Jodie | December 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best defense
Casey Baxter is the best lawyer I’ve worked with on my DUII case. His hard work help resolve my case with an outcome that was beneficial to my livelihood. I would recommend him and to anybody who gets in this situation.
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Freedom maintained
Casey and his team diligently worked to have my case ultimately dismissed. Thanks to the two long years of hard fought ups and downs the state has finally given up. I was facing very serious charges (as I saw them) and was terrified how my life would be continually altered by this horrible experience with local law enforcement. I will endlessly appreciate the commitment that was shown to maintaining my freedom and clear criminal history. The system can make mistakes and then those mistakes snowball. If not for the unbelievable effort of Casey, Phil, Kerri , Dan and the whole team at Baxter Harder I wouldn’t be able to move on and resume rebuilding my life. Thank you.
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Posted by Danyelle | September 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I highly recommend Baxter Harder, Casey Baxter, and Kerri Baker went above and beyond for me in helping clear my old criminal record. They answered every question, e-mail, and phone call promptly, they kept me informed through the entire process, and they were honest with me from the very beginning. I would definitely work with them again and I will recommend them to everyone I know.
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Posted by Jason | August 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Thank you to Baxter Harder Law for their hard work and dedication to my legal matter. Casey Baxter and Kerri Baker navigated me through a difficult and very stressful situation. Kerri was quick to respond to my concerns and kept me informed of each step in the process along the way. Casey’s experience and professionalism helped remove the stress and uncertainty I encountered. I am very thankful to have my legal matter dismissed and to Casey Baxter for expediting this outcome.
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Posted by chris | June 29, 2022
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Chris
I highly recommend Baxter Harder. I recently worked with Casey Baxter and Kerri Baker and they were a complete pleasure to work with. They were thoughtful, attentive and understanding. Excellent service!
Posted by Kris | June 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My was Excellent!
Hi my name is Kris. I've have had lawyers in the past and it has never worked out in my favor, but Casey and his assistant Kerri Baker have absolutely changed my mind I would recommend them to anyone that has legal troubles. They really care about their clients. Thanks sincerely Kris Woodruff
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
MH
Casey Baxter was able to successfully keep my license from being suspended at a contested DMV hearing with his argument that the law enforcement violated my constitutional rights. Hands down Casey Baxter and his paralegal Kerri Baker are the best team to have behind you in a situation that you thought would never be you.
Posted by Heinie | May 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Freedom and Peace of Mind through Life's Most Difficult Moments
I was involved in a severe vehicle crash, vehicular assault and hit and run around 3 years ago. I fear for my future and thought I was going to lose everything, including my freedom. I've struggled throughout my life with the law and had always depended on a public defender. This time I decided to invest in my defense and, after an in-depth search and reading 100s of reviews, I made the decision to hire Casey Baxter with Baxter Harder. Within 2 weeks, his paralegal, Kerri Baker, notified me that they were able to get 6 of the 9 charges dismissed after filing a detailed motion and conducting a contested hearing. Two months later, they then notified me to inform me that they got all but one charge dismissed (including two felonies) and were able to successfully negotiate a plea offer that doesn't contemplate "any" jail time and only two years of probation. I can't even begin to tell you how thankful I am to have made this life-changing decision. If you want to save your freedom and have peace of mind through some of life's most difficult moments, please hire the Baxter Harder team!!!
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Posted by Izaac | April 13, 2022
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Wonderful Legal Assistance and a Pleasure to Hire!
Through the efforts of Casey and my paralegal Gretchen, the Baxter Harder team was able to get one of my cases set aside (expunged). Funnily enough, this is also the same firm that helped me get the case in question dismissed, so I could not recommend them enough. Thank you for the help folks!
Posted by Caleb | April 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Team
Baxter Harder handled my case very professionally and proficiently. After being charged with Disorderly Conduct, they were responsive, courteous, and patient with my inexperience of the court system. All attorneys and personnel I spoke with were well informed and knowledgeable in answering all my questions. They took the time to explain court proceedings, what to expect, and provided good advice in general. Mr. Baxter personally took my calls several times and listened patiently to my case, while responding to my concerns, giving instruction, and putting me generally at ease with what I could anticipate during court proceedings. Highly recommended.
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Posted by thomas | March 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
These are the people YOU WANT!
Casey Baxter and his executive paralegal Kerri Baker are the nicest team I have ever been fortunate to work with. Not only did they work with me financially, but kept me informed as to what to expect going forward. We got thru this without a stain and way ahead of schedule.THANK BOTH OF YOU!
Posted by Casey | March 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Personal Attorney
Casey Baxter and Kerri, his legal assistant, were by far the best I could have chosen to represent me in a contested hearing. This was a unique hearing; it was not a slam dunk for MR. Baxter. He and Kerri did research and made an excellent argument, and had this matter won for us. It was a very stressful case, and Mr. Baxter and Kerri took all the stress away by answering all emails and phone calls. I could not be happier with their service in this life-changing matter. If you need a lawyer for anything Criminal or expungement, they are the firm for you. Don't hesitate to call; you will be happy you did.
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Posted by Steve | March 4, 2022
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Traffic Violation with potential suspension of license
I highly recommend Casey Baxter with Baxter Harder law firm. My situation involved being cited for a serious traffic violation and facing a suspension of my license. I consulted with multiple attorneys and was really impressed with Casey and the pertinent questions he asked me about the incident. I immediately knew I wanted him on my team. Based on information I provided Casey regarding the incident, he was able to successfully defend me in a Contested DMV Hearing that resulted in a dismissal of the proposed driving suspension. Casey Baxter and Kerri Baker are professional, experienced, responsive, kind, and wonderful to work with through a difficult situation. They provide exceptional service and I’m grateful and fortunate to have them on my team.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast, Concise, Correct
Casey was friendly and understanding. He helped me navigate, what may have been treacherous waters with ease! Getting an order of any kind signed by a judge in T. county is always dicey. His skill and preparation paid off.. Thanks again to him and his staff!
Posted by Tricia | November 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Casey Baxter
Mr. Baxter was not only efficient and effective, he was graceful and compassionate when it came to the details of my case. I appreciated his non-judgmental and professional demeanor. It is clear Mr. Baxter has great experience and knows what he is doing. Mr. Baxter has an amazing team who work well together and get things done right. Executive paralegal Kerri Baker always communicated well and answered all my questions, along with giving me additional information. I am confident they will not disappoint any client.
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Posted by Chris | November 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
After hearing about my service to our country as a Navy SEAL, Mr. Baxter decided to take my case on pro bono
I couldn’t be more appreciative and thankful for Baxter Harder, LLC. I have been going through a very tough time personally and needed legal assistance. I am a former Navy Seal and once Baxter Harder heard about my past service and current situation they decided to do one of the most heart felt and sincere things that has ever happened to me they took my case on pro bono and represented me. In doing so I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. They have a customer for life and I would highly recommend Baxter and Harder to everyone in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by Mike | October 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional
Casey is a caring man. He has a kind heart. He helped me with my situation
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Baxter Harder, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Baxter Law, LLC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Deschutes County DA's Office
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Financial Advisor
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Volunteer
  • Deschutes County District Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Summer Internship
  • Deschutes County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Security Manager
  • Boise and Meridian Idaho School Districts
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Helicopter Crew Chief
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1997 - 2000
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Houston
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2007
  • Bend Senior High School
  • High School
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • State v. Walton
  • Dismissed by State

Associations

  • J Bar J Youth Services
  • Vice Chair - Executive Board
  • 2018 - Present
  • Central Oregon Veteran's Outreach (COVO)
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Deschutes County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Bend Attorney Group
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Classroom Law Project
  • Regional Coordinator
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Deschutes County District Attorney Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Deschutes County District Attorney's Association
  • Treasurer/Secretary
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Construction and Real Estate Law Society
  • Chairman
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Land Use Law Society
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • ABA Moot Court Team
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
  • President
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Second Place
  • Rotgelber Johnson & Lyons Negotiation Competition
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Victim Impact Panel
  • Victims Impacted by DUII Drivers
  • 2014
  • Victim Impact Panel
  • Victims Impacted by DUII Drivers
  • 2013
  • Victim Impact Panel
  • Victims Impacted by DUII Drivers
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (7)
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Unknown Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Casey Baxter is a highly skilled attorney and a well respected member in the legal community. Mr. Baxter is hard working, knowledgeable, and provides excellent representation for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Casey is knowledgeable, hardworking, and an advocate for his client. You cannot go wrong with hiring Casey."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Casey is well respected by criminal defense attorneys within the community, so much so that he receives many referrals from his competitors. He is a hard worker and very easy to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Casey is a good, hardworking, conscientious lawyer, and I endorse him"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Baxter while he was representing the State as a Deschutes County Deputy DA and as a criminal defense attorney. He is a highly skilled trial attorney that I would recommend to anybody in need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Casey is a smart and tenacious lawyer, and always a zealous advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Casey Baxter is professional, prepared, and knowledgeable. I have worked with him and know that he is a skilled attorney, both inside and outside the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Casey Baxter is an excellent and hard working attorney. I have personally dealt with him when he was a Deputy District Attorney and also see him multiple times in court as a fellow defense attorney. I endorse and recommend Mr. Baxter for criminal defense."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Casey is a fine lawyer and a great guy. He fights hard for his clients and has a wide variety of legal skills. I have seen him in court many times and know him to be articulate, persuasive and prepared. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Casey is a bright and energetic attorney who goes above and beyond to protect his client's interests."
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Bend DUI and DWI Lawyer Casey R Baxter
Casey R Baxter
DUI and DWI Attorney
Bend, OR
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available