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Jonathan Clark Baird


4.9   40 reviews

also known as J

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Reason: Not Practicing
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2008
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4.9 / 5.0
  40 customer reviews
Posted by Shelley | July 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Clark after being arrested and charged with a felony that carried a 15-20 year sentence. Clark and his staff worked extremely hard so that I could walk away with a misdemeanor charge with probation. He is an outstanding attorney that will do everything he can for his clients. I am grateful I made the choice to hire him.
Posted by David | April 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome VERY FAST and confident
I am facing some pretty serious federal charges in another state, I sent a online request for info at 9pm within a couple mins. 5 at the most Mr Baird personally contacted me blew me away how fast and I can honestly say he is very sincere in wanting to help and already coming up with a game plan ..He has done more already and made me feel more comfortable then my court appointed attorney has done the whole time, this is my life im fighting for and feel Jonathan will get it back for me !! I look forward to working with him and dont feel the hopeless that i have felt since i was indicted. 5 stars isnt enough for him
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Posted by Manuel | February 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
anabolic steroid charges
My experience with Clark was excellent. . Knowing I had some serious charges against me and my wife including federal I knew that I had to hire a lawyer who was on top of his game. From day one I knew he was the man for the job. After talking with him he made us feel at ease.. Clark was able to not only keep us from spending not even one day in jail but negotiate a plea bargain for us that would drop all federal charges and kept it in the state courts. Was put on probation for 5 yrs. Not only is he a excellent lawyer I consider him as a friend. . Would highly recommend. ..
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Posted by Christopher | September 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer, great at what he does! Goes the extra mile! Highly recommended! Great person!
I had a issue of being falsely accused of something I didn't do and Mr Baird took my case, he believed in me and helped me through the toughest part of my life. I've never been in a situation like this and he was with me every step of the way, answering questions at all hours of the day quickly and with plenty of information. His knowledge of everything helped ease my mind to the best possible mind state I could be in giving the circumstances. He is reliable, smart, well dressed, caring, sharp and tells you how it is straight to the point. Great guy, I owe him my life! I would use him over and over again (I hope I'm never in another situation involving the courts again but if I am Clark will be the 1st one I call. Excellent person and lawyer) . I will recommend him to anyone I know and to anyone who reads this! Thanks a million times CLARK!
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Response from Jonathan Baird February 3, 2016
Christopher, It was an honor and a privilege to represent you and present your case to the jury who saw the truth.
Posted by Marie | September 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would HIGHLY Recommend Mr. Baird
Mr. Baird helped me and my husband through one of the most difficult times in our life. He was fast at calling and texting both of us back and he always had an answer to all of our questions. He really went above and beyond the entire year that he represented my husband and he kicked butt in the court room during trial. He is a truly amazing person and if any of my friends or family was to ever need a lawyer, Mr. Baird would be my 1st and only recommendation. Thank you Clark. You'll never truly know just how much you mean to me and my family.
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Response from Jonathan Baird February 3, 2016
Marie, I was honored to be able to walk your family through that difficult situation and vindicate your husband.
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I have hired Clark for a couple cases. Each time he was professional and informed. He won a case for me that I thought was a lost cause. Very impressed.
Posted by Rick G | September 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. J. Clark Baird is THE MAN!
Clark has represented me on both personal and business issues and has always been amazing to work with. It's always amazing to me when we are in court how he always knows exactly what to say and when to say it, while the other attorneys just look on in admiration and respect. He shows up on-time, every time, and always knows exactly what he needs to do... this is a rare thing with busy attorneys... Nothing but gratitude for Mr. Baird and the work he has done, and continues to do for me.
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Response from Jonathan Baird February 3, 2016
Rick I am grateful for your business and support. I put my client's first and the results follow.
Posted by Adam | May 20, 2015
Highly Recommended
I found out about a court hearing around 7:00 pm the night prior. I reached out to Attorney Baird that night and he represented me the following morning. He was very responsive, professional, and had the charges dismissed! I highly recommend this attorney.
Response from Jonathan Baird June 3, 2015
Thanks Adam. Glad I could handle this!
Posted by Thomas | April 30, 2015
Family Court
J. Clark Baird and his assistant Meghan Angner were very helpful to me. They are very skilled and knowledgeable in what they do, They answered my all questions and worked very hard on my case. I am very pleased with the outcome. I recommend this lawyer to those who want results.
Response from Jonathan Baird February 3, 2016
Thomas, I was happy to be able to help you resolve those situations.
Posted by Matthew | April 26, 2015
Grand Slam
Clark Baird has handled multiple legal matters for me. When I was first introduced to Clark I thought he was just another Lawyer who was going to kill me in fees, talk to me once, and resolve a legal matter. I couldn't have been more wrong! Not only does Mr. Baird conduct himself in the most professional manner, but he made each meeting and phone call effective and personable. He is a very busy man, but ALWAYS got back with me. After helping me in my first legal matter, He had earned my full trust and respect. Since then I have recommended him to multiple friends and family members for his services. He is very knowledgeable about multiple aspects of law. He is straight forward and very honest. It may not always be what you want to hear but he is realistic and knows what he's talking about. As far as fees are concerned I think they are extremely reasonable. With a lawyer you get what you pay for. He is being fair with his legal fees for the service that he provides. I've used multiple lawyers in my life and Mr. Baird is a notch above the rest. It's rare to find a lawyer who is as personable and genuine as Mr. Baird. He gets things done in a timely manner and sticks to his word. From misdemeanors, divorces, civil matters, or traffic violations Mr. Baird has literally knocked it out of of the park every single time. No matter how big or small the matter I will stock with Mr. Baird for all of my legal matters for as long as I'm in the Louisville Area.
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Response from Jonathan Baird February 3, 2016
Matt, Thank you for your business and your support.
Posted by Wendi | April 23, 2015
Clark is awesome. He's very aggressive but also seems to care about his client. He's very quick to respond to emails and calls, meets with my when needed and even if I just need a little hand-holding. He knows his stuff and I feel at ease knowing he's on my side.
Response from Jonathan Baird February 3, 2016
Wendi, I was honored to take on your case and help you reach a resolution.
Posted by Mitch | April 23, 2015
Review of Mr Baird's service
I have been using Mr Baird for close to a year now. Many times I have had to get in contact with him about a time sensitive matter that need to be dealt with very fast. Each time Mr Baird responded very fast to my email or call and got the documents put together I need very fast. On top of being fast, each of these situations I had were resolved very fast in my favor. Over all i would recommend Mr Baird's services due to his response time and overall just caring about his clients.
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Response from Jonathan Baird February 3, 2016
Mitch I was happy to help and glad we met!
Posted by Adam | April 9, 2015
Best in the biz
Mr Baird treats me as if I am his #1 client. Always fast to respond with researched and knowledgeable advice instead of generic answers like other attorneys have given me in the past. My life would be very different (for the worse) if it wasn't for my representation by Mr Baird.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2015
Attorney clark baird is the best!
I had worked with clark previously, and he has been great. Since i have turned my life around, he has not only helped me get custody of my children back, but he has now represented me in the completion of my diversion process. He has been very helpful and respectful in all matters. We are now furthering this process by completing the process by having my record expunged. I am very grateful for all that he has done for me and my family.
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Posted by Latoyia | April 3, 2015
The best Attorney in Louisville
Mr. Baird is the very best Attorney in Louisville. Very professional in every situation. He keeps me informed on everything and has a very very approachable Demeanor. I consider him apart of my family as he has helped a lot of my family members. Whether it be for advice or legal matters. I can call him on a Saturday or Sunday morning and he is there right away to help. He has been with my family through tears and laughter. I recommend Clark Baird to anyone that is searching for legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2015
Very professional and helpful
Jonathan Baird was a great help to my situation. I had a traffic violation issue with the court, and although I had tried to handle things on my own, I felt that I was having so much trouble trying to get information from the court. It was a huge weight on my shoulders, and I was very stressed in trying to make sure that I did everything correctly. Jonathan had me forward the documents to him, and he had taken care of everything for me from that point on, answering all of my questions, and filling in the gaps of missing information. His help was such a relief to me, and it allowed me to go back to focusing on my life quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend him for your needs.
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Posted by Priya | September 10, 2014
Aminotech Labs LLC
Johnathon is a resourceful and informative asset to my company. He is prompt and addresses all questions and concerns in a professional manner. It has been a pleasure working with him and I feel I will always be able count on him for anything that may arise.
Posted by Carl | September 7, 2014
His Bite is Worst than His Bark
Clark handled my divorce. He was not only a proficient attorney but he was aggressive in the court room and out. He did not let decorum stand in the way when it came to protecting my interests. This is something you don't see will many attorneys and I know this because I had another attorney prior to J. Clark Baird. Too many attorney don't want to be aggressive because they fear retaliation or alienation. Clark was not afraid to push back. He did a great job with what we had to deal with.
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Response from Jonathan Baird February 3, 2016
Carl, You have been a loyal client thru the years and I hope you will always turn to me anytime you need any legal assistance.
Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2014
This attorney is an absolute PRO!
Mr. Baird was very attentive to the case and brought a wealth of expert knowledge to the table. He did exactly what he said he was going to do, exactly when he said he was going to do it.
Posted by Lauren | September 3, 2014
Excellent Attorney!
Mr. Baird is very knowledgeable in all areas of the law. He was very thorough and on top of things when it came to my case. He is also available anytime I have a legal question, which is sometimes hard to find in an attorney. Highly recommend!
Response from Jonathan Baird February 3, 2016
Thank you for your review!
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • J. Clark Baird PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • Hoge & Associates
  • 2008 - 2009


  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Indiana University-Southeast
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Shaheed Ditto
  • Found not guilty by jury on all counts
  • Commonwealth v. Christopher Matta
  • Client 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-R
  • Case dismissed by the US Attorney's Office
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  • Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
  • 2013 - Present
  • White Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2013 - Present
  • Business and White Collar
  • 2012 - Present
  • Business and White Collar Crimes Lawyers
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Criminal Defender
  • 2012 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2012 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys, White Collar Crimes
  • 2012 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer Network for Lawyers and Attorneys
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010 - Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Ten Ranking
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Peter Perlman Law School Award
  • Peter Perlman
  • 2008
  • National Merit Scholar
  • National Merit Scholar Corporation
  • 1993
  • Kentucky Governors Scholar
  • Kentucky Governors Scholars Program
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
  • Substance Abuse in the Legal Community
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (8)
Endorse Jonathan
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Clark and I represented individuals charged with transporting drugs thought the postal system. Clark thinks outside the box, so he brought a lot of fresh energy and ideas on how to approach what should have been an open and shut case for the prosecution. We achieved very favorable results for our clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Strong advocate for his clients."
Federal crime Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Clark has great dedication and passion for the law and will vigorously fight for you in court. Hire this man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you have any legal matter, I would not hesitate on hiring Clark for your needs. Well versed in the law and efficient at resolving your case, no matter the issues, Clark has my endorsement."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jonathan. Highly respected in the legal community. A skilled lawyer with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Uncontested divorce Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Baird exhibits an in depth knowledge of criminal law and procedure"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jonathan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Child abuse Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"From reading Mr. Baird's comments and answers on Avvo, it is clear that he is a knowledgeable and analytic attorney. I endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an extremely aggressive lawyer who does not back down. He does not hesitate to go to trial if that is what his client needs."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Federal crime Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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