Justice Baker, Cedar Rapids, was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2008.
Justice Baker was born in Muscatine and grew up in Waterloo. Justice Baker attended undergraduate and law school at the University of Iowa, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1975 with Honors in Sociology and his law degree in 1979 with high honors, Order of the Coif.
Following graduation from law school, Justice Baker worked in the private practice of law for 25 years
In 2005 Justice Baker was appointed as a district court judge for the Sixth Judicial District. He was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 2006 where he served until his appointment to the Iowa Supreme Court in 2008.