Benjamin S. Baker was a judge and lawyer who had resided in Nebraska for forty years. He was also the Supreme Court Judge in Nebraska, and a United States attorney. At the time of the trial, his office was located at 406 Bee Building in Omaha—the same building that Dr. Fields practiced in. His firm was on the same floor as Dr. Fields for five years, and testifies to Fields’ good reputation. (Omaha Directory, 1917) Baker himself had “earned a reputation as a fine trial lawyer” and served as the attorney of Tom “Old Man” Dennison (a boss in Omaha) in his conspiracy trial in 1932. (Menard, Orville. Political Bossism in Mid-America: Tom Dennison’s Omaha, 1900-1930.)