Jose Baez is an attorney and author. He was the lead attorney for Casey Anthony, who was acquitted of murder in July 2011. And after a trial that attracted national and international attention. Moreover, Baez authored a book with Peter Golenbock about the case, Presumed Guilty, which became a New York Times Best Seller.
Early life and education
Baez was born to Puerto Rican parents in Manhattan, N.Y., and raised in the Bronx, New York, and South Florida with his three sisters by his single mother. Likewise, he attended Homestead High School in Florida, but dropped out in the ninth grade. He married and became a father at age 17. Moreover, after earning his General Equivalency Diploma (GED), he joined the U.S. Navy since 1986. According to his resume, he spent three years assigned in connection with NATO at Norfolk, Virginia, trained as an intelligence analyst, and held a Top Secret security clearance.
After leaving the Navy since 1989, Baez attended Miami-Dade Community College, then transferred to Florida State University where he earned a BA. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law since 1997.
After graduating from law school in 1997, Baez was denied admission to the Florida Bar due to financial irresponsibility. Similarly, unable to practice as an attorney, he worked instead as an intern at the Miami Dade Public Defender’s office and owned several companies. In 2005, the Florida Board of Bar Examiners admitted Baez after he had demonstrated that he had rehabilitated himself.
Cyber bullying case
Since in October 2013, Baez was hired to defend the 12‑year-old suspect arrested in connection with the death of 12‑year-old Rebecca Sedwick. And whose mother had claimed was bullied to the point where she committed suicide by jumping to her death from a silo in a cement factory. The case made national news when Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd made the first arrest in the country for cyberbullying, and gave interviews on all major media shows including the Today Show and Good Morning America. Furthermore, Baez criticized Sheriff Judd for releasing the juveniles’ names and photographs, setting off a battle between the sheriff and defense attorney.
- Full Name: Jose Angel Baez
- Date of Birth: September 17, 1970
- Age: 49 years
- Birth Place: Manhattan, New York, United States
- Nationality: American
- Spouse: Lorena Baez
- Education: Miami Dade College, Florida State University (BA), St. Thomas University School of Law (JD), etc.
- Occupation: Trial attorney
- Known for: Lead attorney for Casey Anthony and Aaron Hernandez
- TV shows: Primetime Nightline
- Net Worth: $5 Million
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