Jose Baez to appear in commercials after merging law firm

Firm of former Casey Anthony attorney joins Trial Pro

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:37:02 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 23 2013 07:30:04 PM EST
ORLANDO, Fla. -

TV viewers in Central Florida may soon be seeing more of Jose Baez.

Baez, formerly Casey Anthony's lead attorney, has merged his law firm with one known for its commercials. 

Baez said he's merged his firm with Trial Pro, which prominently features Piercy Stakelum in its TV ads.

"Those are all in the works," Baez said. "We're planning on doing some in English some in Spanish. Just expanding we're growing."

Baez said the move will help both firms and that he'll have a presence in upcoming commercials.

"It allowed us to grow a lot faster than we probably would have before," said Baez.

Anthony, charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter Caylee, was acquitted in July 2011.

Baez said since the trial he has received offers from around the country, but chose to merge with established attorneys.

"I got to see really good lawyers who care about their clients," he said. "That means a lot because that's how you get successful."

Stakelum specializes in personal injury and workers compensation cases and Baez will focus on serious injuries and wrongful death. He said the merger has allowed him to handle cases in other states, like the Aurora, Colo. theater shooting.

Baez also discussed the 2012 Local 6 investigation that found "foolproof suffocation" search that went unnoticed by prosecutors on Anthony's computer with the Local 6 on Wednesday.

Baez wrote about the searches in his book and maintains that it happened at 1:51 p.m. on the day Caylee Anthony died. The Local 6 investigation found that another computer expert's findings found the searches actually happened at 2:51 p.m. after George Anthony said he had already left for work.

"I rely on what the experts tell me. I had two computer experts verify it independently," Baez said.

When asked if the search at 2:51 p.m. was possible, Baez responded, "It's possible you could take a trip to the moon tomorrow, but it isn't likely."

The browser used to perform the search was logged on under Casey Anthony's password protected account, according to the computer expert's findings, but Baez said it proves nothing.

"You can't necessarily put Casey or anyone for that matter behind that computer because, the results are so erratic," he said.

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