Baxter & Baxter Attorneys Receive "Excellent" Ratings on Avvo
Three of the attorneys at Baxter & Baxter, LLP, have received "Excellent" or "Superb" ratings from the online legal rating service, Avvo.com.
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Mike Baxter has been in private practice as a trial attorney since 1991. His practice focuses on consumer litigation and personal injury litigation.
Mike was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1991. He is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. In 2003, he received the NACA's prestigious Trial Attorney of the Year award.
To view Michael Baxter's Avvo profile, click here.
Justin Baxter's practice focuses on consumer litigation with an emphasis on credit reporting and unlawful debt collection cases. He is the past chair of the OSB Consumer Law Section. He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.
He has been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 1999, and a member of the Washington State Bar Association since 2007. He received his J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, where he was an associate editor on the Journal of Small and Emerging Business Law.
To view Justin Baxter's Avvo profile, click here.
Lara Gardner is the lead attorney in the Vancouver, Washington office of Baxter & Baxter, LLP. She represents consumer debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.
Lara has been an attorney since 2003, specializing in consumer bankruptcy. Lara was a member of the Oregon State Bar Consumer Law committee for two years. She has spoken at several CLEs on bankruptcy, and has published articles on consumer bankruptcy. She is a member of the Debtor-Creditor section of the Oregon State Bar, and volunteers at the Pro Bono Bankruptcy Clinic.
Lara earned her B.A. with Honors in English from the University of Oregon in 1998, and her J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2003. As a law student, Lara published three law review articles. She also interned at the law school's low-income legal clinic handling bankruptcy, consumer, and landlord-tenant cases. Lara is admitted to the Oregon State Bar, the U.S. Court, District of Oregon, the Washington State Bar, and the U.S. Court, Western District of Washington.
To view Lara Gardner's Avvo profile, click here.
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