Commencement Speaker

jose baezMr. Jose A. Baez is an experienced trial attorney who has represented clients in the full range of criminal and civil cases. He is best known for “shocking the world” in what TIME Magazine dubbed the “Social Media Trial of the Century”. While he won an acquittal in the Casey Anthony murder trial, Mr. Baez has had continued success in and out of the courtroom. In 2011, he flew to Aruba and helped free millionaire and businessman Gary Giordano from prison. Mr. Giordano was a suspect in the disappearance of Robyn Gardner.

Mr. Baez was named “Lawyer of the Year for 2011″ by LawyersUSA magazine and also named as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the National Trial Lawyers Association.  Mr. Baez is also well known for representing many victims of negligence and serious crimes.

Mr. Baez is on the faculty at Harvard Law School where he teaches trial techniques to second- and third-year law students in what is considered one of Harvard Law School’s most popular courses.  He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and is extremely active in various charitable endeavors in the Hispanic community.  When not in the office fighting for justice, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.