Chelsea Baldwin grew up in Longview, Washington. Her legal career began as an intern for the Cowlitz County Superior Court where she worked closely with the judges on various projects involving funding and administrative functions; highlighting the relationship between the legislature and local courts. She later became an associate with Walstead Mertsching, PS, and after only three years, became the first female partner in the firm’s eighty five year history. Ms. Baldwin practices landlord/tenant law and general civil litigation in both state and federal courts. Ms. Baldwin has come full circle, serving the local court as needed as a pro-tem commissioner.