Legal Team

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PARTNER

Jake Baldridge

Education
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A.
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Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, J.D.
Admitted to Practice
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United States District Court for the District of Arizona
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Arizona
Jake Baldridge’s practice focuses on defending individuals facing criminal charges or investigations at all levels of the criminal justice system. He has experience with all of Mohave County’s and La Paz County’s courts, prosecuting offices, and law enforcement agencies, and he has experience in many other courts across Arizona, including in Maricopa, Pima, and Yavapai Counties. His practice is primarily focused on high-level felony defense, including murder, sexual assault, aggravated assault, dangerous crimes against children, and drug trafficking. However, he represents individuals at all levels, including those facing allegations like driving under the influence (DUI), theft, burglary, forgery, and disorderly conduct.

In addition to his criminal defense practice, Jake also has an active family law and civil litigation practice. In family law cases, Jake assists individuals going through family-related legal issues, including divorce, child custody, and family support issues. In his civil litigation practice, Jake represents people injured in accidents, victimized by others, and facing lawsuits against them.

Aside from his work at WWBA, Jake serves on the Board of Directors of the Mohave County Bar Association, serving as President from 2019 to 2021.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Defense
  • White Collar & Government Investigations
  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
Associations and Professional Memberships
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Mohave County Bar Association
Awards and Recognition
  • Lake Havasu City Today’s News-Herald Under 40 nomination and selection, 2020.
Published Opinion
  • State v. Kalauli, 243 Ariz. 521, 414 P.3d 690 (App. 2018).
Speaking Engagements
  • “Misdemeanors and Jury Trial Eligibility,” presented at the Arizona Public Defender’s Association annual conference, June 2018.
  • “DUI Update and Review,” presented at the Mohave County Attorney’s Office to members of the Mohave County Bar Association, November 2017.
Representative Experience
  • Defended individual charged with two counts of murder resulting in full acquittal after jury trial.
  • Defended individual originally charged with one count of murder resulting in full acquittal of that charge and the lesser-included offenses of manslaughter and negligent homicide after jury trial.
  • Defended individual charged with burglary and related offenses resulting in acquittal of all felony charges after jury trial.
  • Defended no less than four individuals in different theft-related cases in two separate jurisdictions resulting in full acquittals after jury trials.
  • Represented individual being investigated for felony sexual assault resulting in a misdemeanor complaint that was ultimately dismissed entirely.
    Represented individual facing car-theft charges and successfully moved to dismiss the charges after finding the government’s lawyer violated disclosure and due process rules.
  • Represented individual facing multiple counts of forgery and successfully moved to suppress the government’s evidence based on unlawful search and seizure, which resulted in full dismissal of all charges.
  • Represented individual in special action proceedings that resulted in a published, precedent-setting opinion by the Arizona Court of Appeals.
  • Represented parent seeking return of child held out of state illegally and successfully drafted, moved for, and received warrant to retrieve the child from out of state.
  • Represented child in school administrative proceedings that sought expulsion but resulted in no further suspension.
  • Represented individual in personal injury case resulting in compensation to that person for injuries sustained on a business’s premises.
  • Represented many individuals in bench trials on civil law matters involving disputed financial issues.
  • Represented many individuals in bench trials on criminal allegations.