Baker & Slider: The Go-To Legal Team for Athens, Georgia

At Baker & Slider, we work both harder and smarter to get our clients the best possible outcome from their legal cases.


Our years of experience allow us to know what to do to give your case the best chance of success, and our reputation and track record of success speak for themselves. We fight for you to make sure you get the legal representation you deserve in your personal injury, criminal law, and civil law cases. That’s why we always offer a free consultation to explain what you can expect. We take great pride in being with our clients from the beginning to end of their legal matters.


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Athens’ Best DUI and Personal Injury Lawyers

At Baker & Slider we work harder and smarter because we know how important your case is to you. No matter what your legal needs are, we have the experience and skills needed to give you the quality legal representation you deserve.

Our legal team has been given many awards and distinctions for great service. We have more than 25 combined years of experience and have been legal advocates for more than 100 jury trials. Check out our attorney profiles for more information on the many awards and distinctions that our team has won.

John Hollis Baker handles personal injury, civil litigation, real estate litigation, business disputes, slip and fall, car accidents, truck accidents, and wrongful death cases. He has held leadership positions in many Georgia legal associations, and has been recognized by his peers for his outstanding ethical standards and legal talents. He was recently in the news for recovering almost $1,000,000 in a truck accident case.

Jason Slider graduated from the UGA School of Law and then worked as a state prosecutor. Now he is a preeminent defense attorney focusing on criminal law. He has tried more than 100 criminal trials in front of a jury. In addition to his role as a defense lawyer, Jason also serves as a judge on the Winterville Municipal Court. This experience helps make him one of the most effective criminal defense attorneys in the state.


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298 E Washington St.
Athens, GA 30601


Are You Trying to Fight a DUI in Athens?

At Baker & Slider, we have a tremendous amount of experience with DUI cases. As an American citizen, you’re entitled to due process and other protections from aggressive prosecution. Given the stiff penalties for DUI convictions, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got the best legal defense possible. Therefore, we explore every aspect of the case against you. We will review the procedures the police used for any tests. We’ll also determine whether the police had probable cause to stop you in the first place. Finally, we’ll listen to your side of the story and evaluate all of the circumstances regarding your case. As a result, you can rely on us to give you a high-quality, vigorous defense.

In the state of Georgia, drivers can be charged for a DUI even if they are under the legal limit of .08% BAC. Moreover, you can be charged with a DUI with a BAC as low as .02%. A DUI conviction can cost you your driver’s license, jail time, substantial fines and fees. Furthermore, you can be forced to pay for treatment programs out of your own pocket. Therefore, hiring the right lawyer is an important step to protecting your rights as a citizen and protecting yourself from harsh DUI penalties. If you need a DUI lawyer in Athens, Georgia, then call or schedule a free consultation with us now. The sooner we start on your DUI case, the better your outcome will be.


Criminal Defense in Athens-Clarke County

Criminal defense lawyers need experience and talent to be successful in Athens-Clarke County. Jason Slider has the insights from years of experience on both sides of criminal law. Jason worked as a state prosecutor before becoming a defense attorney. Therefore, he knows how to spot weaknesses in the government’s case against you. He’ll use those weaknesses to give you the best legal defense possible.

Jason knows what to look for to get your charges dismissed or reduced. Additionally, he is a tireless advocate for his clients and their constitutional rights. He aggressively protects them from unreasonable search and seizure. Jason also knows when affirmative defenses, such as lack of intent or self-defense, have the best chance of success. He’s successfully helped many clients facing criminal charges, including drug possession, possession with intent to distribute, assault, assault and battery, domestic violence, drunk and disorderly, fake ID, and many more. Schedule a free consultation now or call today to discover the legal options available to you.


Personal Injury Cases in Georgia

Sometimes accidents and injuries happen. John Baker has the experience and skills to help victims of accidents, slip and falls, negligence, wrongful death, and other injuries get the compensation they’re entitled to under the law. Understanding the law when it comes to injury cases can be tricky, and it pays to have a lawyer with a track record of winning substantial rewards for their clients. John Baker has the knowledge and experience needed to prepare a detailed and complete case on behalf of his clients. Additionally, he is noted for his level of preparation and attention to detail. Moreover, in the complex world of personal injury law, this attention to detail can often mean the difference between winning and losing your case, and also influences the payout awarded.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, truck accident, fall, or as the result of negligence, call now to set up a free consultation and find out how we can make sure you get every penny owed to you. John will aggressively pursue all damages,  including medical bills, lost wages, lost future income, pain and suffering, and punitive damages.


Civil Litigation and Contract Law

Sometimes things can go wrong even in the best relationships. Whether because of a misunderstanding, a mistake, or someone’s malicious actions, many people need to seek legal help to settle their business, contract, real estate, construction, and partnership disputes. Civil litigation cases have many different elements to them. Therefore, you’ll want a civil litigation attorney with a history of winning big cases.

John Baker has the experience you’re looking for to successfully resolve your civil case so you can get on with your life. He has worked on real estate disputes, breach of contract, construction disputes, business and partnership disputes, and more. Moreover, his track record of success in these cases speaks for itself. Therefore, if you’re involved in a civil dispute, contact our office for a free consultation and find out how we can get your civil case settled to your benefit.


Our Awards, Accolades, and Memberships

Our team has won some of the most prestigious awards in the legal industry.

John Baker has been earning accolades since the start of his career. He represented his district at the State Bar of Georgia in the Young Lawyers Division. Additionally, John was president of the Western Circuit Bar Association, and was a founding graduate of the State Bar of Georgia Leadership Academy. Furthermore, he has been awarded the highest possible ranking of “AV” by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell, a leading information services company in the legal industry. John was also selected for the “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers.

Jason Slider has been included in the “Top 100 DUI Attorneys in the State of Georgia,” and was given an award for “10 Best 3-Year Client Satisfaction” from the American Institute of DUI/DWI. Moreover, Jason Slider is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys.


Top Notch Legal Advice and Free Consultations

If your car is broken you may be able to fix it yourself, but you’ll almost certainly get better results with a mechanic. Legal cases work the same way. However, in legal cases, the stakes can be much higher. The stakes include thousands or even millions of dollars, your freedom, your reputation, and your future can be at risk.

We value our clients, and never forget how important their case is to them. Therefore, we offer free consultations so you can get a chance to tell us about your case and hear what we can do for you at no cost. There’s no risk, and no commitment. Call, contact, or stop by our office. We’re conveniently located at 298 E Washington Street, Athens, Georgia, across the street from the Athens-Clarke County Courthouse, and talk to one of our team members to find out how we can help.

We serve clients throughout the state of Georgia, including Baldwin County, Milledgeville, Banks County, Homer, Barrow County, Winder, Clarke County, Athens, Elbert County, Elberton, Franklin County, Carnesville, Royston, Greene County, Greensboro, Jackson County, Commerce, Jefferson, Madison County, Danielsville, Morgan County, Madison, Oconee County, and Watkinsville.