Baker is first female Portage County Circuit Court judge
By Taylor Hale
PORTAGE COUNTY – Governor Tony Evers appointed Patricia “Trish” Baker to the Portage County Circuit Court on Dec. 7. She will be the first female to serve as a circuit court judge in Portage County.
Baker is a former assistant district attorney and past president of the Portage County Bar Association and has served in the Stevens Point Area Public School District. Baker was also a previous president of Mid-State Independent Living Choices.
“Patricia Baker is an excellent attorney who will bring a wealth of experience to the bench. I know that everyone in her courtroom will be treated fairly and with dignity, regardless of background,” said Evers.
Baker is filling the chair of former judge Thomas T. Flugaur.
“I am so pleased to be appointed to serve as the Portage County Branch III Judge,” said Baker. “I have spent my entire legal career working in the law to achieve justice; whether it is for a victim of a crime, a person with a disability, or an abused child, my goal has always been to apply the law fairly. I will continue to work to treat every person who enters the courtroom with respect, dignity, and fairness.”