Located in Athens, Georgia, Baker & Slider, LLC, was founded on the principals of integrity, dedication and service. Our attorneys bring a wealth of legal knowledge and experience in a range of practice areas and provide counsel and representation for a variety of legal matters. Our key practice areas include DUI & Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and General Litigation. We have been awarded for excellence in DUI, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury, and both of our attorneys have been AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.Our Approach
Building and maintaining strong relationships is important in the legal world. Therefore, we take the time to truly understand our clients and their needs. By learning about what is most important to them, our lawyers are able to develop tailored strategies to help them reach their goals. Our attorneys have over 25 years of combined experience and have previous experience serving as prosecutors, as a judicial staff attorney and as a municipal court judge. This experience has allowed them to create valuable relationships with local judges and prosecutors, as well as members of the law enforcement community and the local legal community. This network of relationships helps our firm better serve our clients.Aggressive DUI & Criminal Defense in Athens GA
If you are charged with a crime, whether a DUI, a Drug Crime, or any other Criminal matter, you probably have lots of questions and are concerned what effects these charges will have on your life. You probably want to know will you serve time in jail, will you be on probation, will you receive fines, or will your driver’s license be suspended. You need an attorney that is experienced in handling criminal law matters and that has an in-depth knowledge of successful defenses that can be raised in your particular criminal case. We aggressively defend each client against the specific charges that they are facing, and put our vast knowledge and experience to use to defend each client’s rights. In recognition of their work for their client, Baker & Slider received the 2016 Client Satisfation Award for 10 Best Law Firms from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.Skills and Experience You Can Count On
Our DUI & Criminal Defense attorney, Jason Slider, has been handling criminal law matters for over 13 years, first as a prosecutor and now as a criminal defense attorney, trying over 100 criminal jury trials. He is a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College for DUI Defense and founding member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys. He has received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell (the highest peer review rating), the 10 Best 3-Year Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys and the Top 100 DUI Attorneys in the State of Georgia from the National Advocacy for DUI Defense.
Our personal injury and general litigation attorney, John Baker, has been handling civil cases in Athens, Georgia and surrounding counties since 2002. He has been named Top 10 Under 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers and the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Additionally, he has received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. He has previously served as the president of the Western Circuit Bar Association.DUI and Criminal Charges
We represent individuals charged with all state crimes, including Driving Under the Influence of alcohol and Driving Under the Influence of prescription and illegal drugs and all other drug offenses. We represent clients through all stages of the legal process, from pretrial investigation to jury trials to post-conviction remedies such as appeals and writs of habeas corpus. We defend clients against all criminal charges, including:
- Drug crimes
- Criminal Defense
We handle personal injury cases such as automobile and trucking accidents, wrongful death, slip and falls, and other cases in which individuals find themselves hurt because of an unfortunate accident. Our personal injury attorney has successfully handled cases in and around Athens, Georgia in which people suffered serious injuries as a result of the negligence of another. We also handle real estate and business litigation matters for plaintiffs and defendants.Strategic Legal Representation
Our attorneys are prepared to handle even the most complex legal issue. Whether you need assistance with litigation, you are looking for someone to provide aggressive DUI defense, or have been injured in an accident, we can help. Our lawyers will meet with you in a free consultation to discuss your issue, explain your options and help you choose the next course of action. Call our firm at 706-208-1514. Our office hours are 8:00-5:00, Monday through Friday and we’re conveniently located near the University of Georgia in downtown Athens, right across the street from the Clarke County courthouse. We represent people in Clarke, Oconee, Jackson, Madison, Greene and surrounding counties.