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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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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 >

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 >

- 1816 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 >

- 1842 days ago
Casey Anthony's Lawyer -- Bring On the Investigation!

Casey Anthony's Lawyer
Bring on the Investigation!

Casey Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, isn't concerned ONE BIT that the Florida State Bar has decided to investigate him over ethics concerns -- telling TMZ, he's used to being put through the… READ MORE >

- 1868 days ago
Casey Anthony Lawyer Investigated By State Bar

Casey Anthony's Lawyer
Investigated By State Bar

Jose Baez, Casey Anthony's lawyer, is being investigated by the State Bar of Florida, for possible ethical violations -- specifically, hiding information from the court.The probe was triggered… READ MORE >

- 1869 days ago
Casey Anthony's Lawyers -- We're Appealing Her Probation

Casey Anthony's Legal Team
We're Taking on the Judge She Should NOT Be On Probation

Casey Anthony's legal team tells TMZ they will fight the judge who just rejected their claim that Casey served her probation for check fraud while she sat in jail during her murder trial ... and… READ MORE >

- 1872 days ago
Casey Anthony -- NO Extra Security for Probation Check-In

CASEY ANTHONY
NO EXTRA SECURITY FOR PROBATION CHECK-IN

Casey Anthony now has a 10AM deadline to check in with her probation officer in Orlando tomorrow -- and law enforcement officials tell TMZ there will NOT be an extra show of force for her… READ MORE >

- 1883 days ago
Casey Anthony's Lawyer: She's Not Safe In Florida

Casey Anthony's Lawyer
SHE'S NOT SAFE IN FLORIDA

Casey Anthony's lawyer says Anthony could be in danger if she's required to return to Florida this week to meet with a probation officer -- telling Matt Lauer, "The last thing we wanna do is put… READ MORE >

- 1884 days ago
NBC News -- We Didn't Offer Casey Anthony A Red Cent

NBC NEWS
WE DIDN'T OFFER CASEY A RED CENT!

NBC News tells TMZ ... it did not offer Casey Anthony any money for an interview with her.An NBC rep tells us, "NBC News has not and will not be in a bidding war for a Casey Anthony… READ MORE >

- 1889 days ago
Casey Anthony's Parents -- $250,000 Doesn't Cut It!!!

Casey Anthony's Parents -- $250,000 Doesn't Cut It!!!

The network bidding war over key interviews in the Casey Anthony case has gone into the stratosphere ... because TMZ has learned a syndicated talk show was laughed at with a bid of $250,000 for… READ MORE >

- 1891 days ago

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