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JUDITH A. BAXTER, P.L.C.
ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR

​A Successful Trial Attorney for 35 Years

WHEN YOUR FREEDOM IS ON THE LINE

Judith A. Baxter, Esq.

Attorney and Counselor at Law

 

312 East Fulton Street

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

 

(616) 356-2651

(616) 356-2652

jbaxter@jbaxterlaw.com

Areas of Practice

 

  • Criminal Law, Felony and Misdemeanors

  • Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Parenting Time, Juvenile Delinquency and Neglect

  • Driver’s License Issues

  • Motor Vehicle Issues  

  • Wills

  • Document Preparation

  • Basic Civil Litigation

  • Drug Asset Seizure and Forfeiture Defense

 

Bar Admissions

 

 

  • State Bar of Michigan, 1983 to date

    • Criminal Law Section Member

    • Family Law Section Member

    • Litigation Section Member

  • United States District Court Western District of Michigan, 1983 to date

Education

 

  • University of Detroit Law School, Detroit, Michigan 

    • J. D. 1982

  • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.

    • B.A. 1978 Dean’s List

    • Major: American Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

 

 

  • State Bar of Michigan, 1983 to date

    • Criminal Law Section Member, 2003 to date

    • Family Law Section Member, 2005 to date

    • Litigation Section Member, 2005 to date

    • Criminal Jury Instructions Committee Member, 1996-2002

    • Character and Fitness Committee Member, 1993-1996

    • Michigan State Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

    • Michigan Association for Justice Member, 2005-2011

  • Grand Rapids Bar Association Member, 1983-2002

    • Caseflow Management Committee

  • Gender Bias Committee

    • Diversity Committee

  • East Grand Rapids City Parks and Recreation Commission

    • Member 1999 to date

    • Chair 2008-2011

    • Vice Chair 2006-2008

  • West Michigan Smith College Alumnae Club

    • Member, 1978 to date

    • President, 2000-2002

    • Vice President, 1998-1999

 

Presentations/Seminars

 

 

  • University of Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2000 & 2012

    • Contributing Editor, Fee Agreements in Michigan, 1st & 2nd Editions

  • Grand Valley State University School of Social Work, 2000 & 2001

    • Guest Lecturer Issues in Juvenile Delinquency and Neglect  

  • Ferris State University School of Criminal Justice, 2011

    • Guest lecturer Trial and Jury Issues 

  • Grand Rapids Community Junior College Criminal Justice program

    • Guest lecturer, Criminal Law and Trial Issues, 1998  

  • Area Law Enforcement Agency training seminars, 1984 – 2002

    • Lecturer, Drug Asset Seizures and Forfeitures