Katie Baker
President

Kathleen M. Baker was a deputy prosecutor and practiced civil litigation in Hawaii from 2005 to 2010. She moved to Oregon in 2010 and currently practices in Oregon City in the areas of family law, estate planning, juvenile dependency, and criminal defense. As a community lawyer she is committed to helping her clients through extremely trying times and will walk them through the legal process so that they can come out on the other side ready to move forward to a peaceful, happier future.

Tom Noble
Vice President

Tom Noble is a graduate of the University of Oregon Law School. For his undergraduate degree, Tom attended American University in Washington, D.C. and graduated with Honors. Tom is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Estate Planning, Elder, and Solo and Small Firm Sections of the Oregon State Bar, and the Clackamas County Bar Association. In addition, Tom serves as the New Lawyer and Pro Bono Coordinator of the Clackamas County Bar Association (CCBA) and volunteers with the Senior Law Project and the Clackamas County Expungement Clinic. In 2015, Tom was awarded the CCBA Presidential Service Award.

Jeff Nitschke
Immediate Past President

Jeffrey Nitschke is a Deputy District Attorney with the Clackamas County District Attorney’s office, where he is a member of the misdemeanor team. He completed his undergraduate at Marquette University in Wisconsin before attending University of Oregon Law School, where he graduated in 2014. During law school, he worked for one year as an intern with the Lane County District Attorney’s Office and one year as a Certified Law Student with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. Jeff enjoys outdoor sports and plays music in his spare time.

Josh Cutino
Treasurer

Josh Cutino is a Deputy District Attorney with the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office, where he is a member of the felony property and drug team. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy where he received a B.S. in Political Science in 2008 and served five years in the Air Force before joining the Washington Air National Guard. Josh earned his law degree Lewis and Clark Law School in 2016. Josh was raised in Grants Pass, Oregon and enjoys spending his spare time outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

Wendy Van Luven
Secretary

Over the past 13 years, Wendy has handled hundreds of hearings, litigated thousands of cases and taken over 40 cases to 12 person jury trials. Her practice focuses on two different areas, tackling civil matters for the residents of the community and working as a trial consultant for lawyers and law firms both locally and nationally.

Alec Laidlaw
Member-at-Large

Alec Laidlaw is an attorney with Laidlaw & Laidlaw, PC in Oregon City. Alec believes that litigation requires vigilance, diligence, and thorough preparation. Most important, it requires a cool head and laser focus on the client’s best interests. For Alec, fighting a court battle is a lot like a game of chess: “It’s about carefully planning every move, advancing your line forward, and cornering the opponent until there’s no place left for him to move. A lot of times that game is already over before your opponent even realizes it has started.”

Jennifer Dalglish
Director, Alden E. Miller Law Library

Jennifer Dalglish is the Director of the Alden E. Miller Law Library of Clackamas County. She has served on the CCBA Board, as a representative of the CCBA Law Library Committee, since 2002. Jennifer has also served as the CCBA newsletter Editor since 2002. Throughout the years, she has volunteered on various CCBA committees and managed the Administrative Assistant position, the website, the archives and the Oral History Project. She continues to serve on the CCBA Pro Bono Committee and also works with the Clackamas County Bar Foundation.