Jose Baez

Mallie Bradley

Background on Jose

  • Navy Veteran - joined Navy at 17
  • Born in 1969 (42)
  • Born in Puerto Rico
  • Raised by single mother in Bronx and Miami
  • Dropped out of Homestead High School as a freshman
  • Earned his GED
  • Attended Miami Dade Community College and Florida State University
  • Attended law school at St. Thomas University - graduated in 1997
  • Married at 17 when he learned his girlfriend was pregnant
  • Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese

His Occupantion

  • Started off making money by 4 businesses he started including "Bon Bon Bikinis" and "Brazilian-Bikinis.com"
  • Lawyer in Central and South Florida
  • Took him 8 years to convince Florida Supreme Court to let him practice law, because of failure to pay child support and other debts
  • Famous for Casey Anthony 7 week murder trial
  • Unknown lawyer before Casey Anthony case
  • Had 45 cases before Casey Anthony case, 4 were muser cases and none of his clients were convicted
  • Cheated of out of almost $400,00 after Casey Anthony declared bankruptcy in 2013
  • In 2011, he helped free millionaire and businessman Gary Giordan from prison in Aruba
  • Represents victims of negligence and serious crimes
  • Now teaches trial techniques to second and third year law students at Harvard
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year for 2011" by LawyerUSA magazine
  • Named "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • One of the best lawyers in America

Importance

  • Big case that a lot of people were paying attention to
  • Got someone out of a murder she obviously commited
  • Very famous lawyer now
Casey Anthony Verdict: Found Not Guilty of Murder (07.05.11)