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Jose Baez

Jose Angel Baez (born October 17, 1968) is best known as the lead attorney for Casey Anthony. Jose Baez was born in 1968 in the borough of Manhattan, in New York City.. He was raised by a single mother, growing up in the Bronx and South Florida. In the ninth grade, Baez dropped out of Homestead High School, got married and became a father at the age of 17. Having earned his GED diploma, he joined the Navy in 1986. According to his resume, he spent three years at the NATO base in Norfolk, Virginia, trained as an intelligence analyst, describing it as "Cosmic Top Secret" security clearance. On his return to civilian life, Baez attended Miami-Dade Community College and graduated from Florida State University. As a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, he competed for the Lambda Alpha Epsilon fraternity of criminology majors at Florida State University. In 1997, Baez graduated from St. Thomas University Law School and applied to become a lawyer.

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Casey Anthony's Lawyer -- Hired By SECOND 'Dark Knight' Victim

'Dark Knight' Massacre
SECOND Victim Hires Casey Anthony Lawyer

Casey Anthony's old defense attorney is seeing double after the "Dark Knight" massacre in Aurora, CO -- TMZ has learned, Jose Baez has been hired by a second victim of the… READ MORE >

'Dark Knight Rises' -- Victim's Family Hires Casey Anthony Lawyer

'Dark Knight Rises'
Victim's Family Hires Casey Anthony Lawyer

The man who led Casey Anthony's defense team to victory in her murder case has officially been tapped to represent the mother of one of the "Dark Knight" massacre victims ... TMZ has learned.… READ MORE >

- 796 days ago
Casey Anthony's Lawyer: Thank You ABC, For Paying For Our Defense

Casey Anthony's Lawyer
Thank You ABC For Paying for Our Defense

Jose Baez, Casey Anthony's lawyer, has for the first time publicly acknowledged he was able to mount a successful defense thanks to the money he got from ABC news.Baez, who appeared on PBS's… READ MORE >

- 919 days ago
Casey Anthony Prosecutor -- Solicits Campaign Donations from Casey's Defense Lawyer!

Casey Anthony Prosecutor
Solicits Campaign Donations from Casey's Defense Lawyer!

Jeff Ashton, the guy who unsuccessfully prosecuted Casey Anthony for murder and is now running for Orange-Osceola State Attorney, recently sent a mass email to solicit donations ... and one of the… READ MORE >

- 937 days ago
Casey Anthony's Lawyer Jose Baez -- I QUIT!

Casey Anthony's Lawyer
I QUIT!

Casey Anthony is on her own ... 'cause the attorney who got her off murder charges has decided to REMOVE HIMSELF from Anthony's legal team. Anthony first hooked up with Jose Baez while she was in… READ MORE >

- 1018 days ago
Casey Anthony's Attorney -- We're Going After Whoever Leaked Private Videos

Casey Anthony's Attorney
We're Going After Whoever Leaked Private Videos

Casey Anthony's attorney Jose Baez says he plans to go after whoever leaked the private video journal entries recorded by his client -- calling the alleged invasion of privacy "criminal."Jose… READ MORE >

- 1020 days ago
Jose Baez: Barbara Walters & I Talked Power Play

Jose Baez
Barbara & I Talked Power Play

Casey Anthony's attorney Jose Baez tells TMZ, he didn't meet with Barbara Walters to discuss a possible Casey interview -- he and Babs simply got together to chew over a new Broadway play.You'll… READ MORE >

- 1104 days ago
Barbara Walters: Please Give Me Casey Anthony, But Don't Hug Me, Jose!

Barbara Walters
Please Give Me Casey Anthony But Don't Hug Me, Jose!

Casey Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, had dinner with Barbara Walters Sunday night.  She was clearly trying to butter him up for an interview with his infamous client ...  but when Jose… READ MORE >

- 1104 days ago
Casey Anthony's Attorney -- Kudos to Amanda Knox's Parents

Casey Anthony's Attorney
Kudos to Amanda Knox's Parents For Supporting Her

Casey Anthony and Amanda Knox have a lot in common -- they were both recently freed from jail, they're both big celebrities now and they're both hot. What they don't have in common ... supportive… READ MORE >

- 1111 days ago
Aruba Murder Suspect Hires Casey Anthony's Lawyer

Jose Baez
Casey's Lawyer Now Defending Aruba Suspect Gary Giordano

Casey Anthony's attorney Jose Baez must love a challenge -- because he's been retained to help defend the main suspect in a Maryland woman's disappearance in Aruba.Gary Giordano remains in jail on… READ MORE >

- 1138 days ago

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