Current Deputy District Attorneys

David Schutt, DDA III

Dave completed his dual major Political Science/Philosophy degree at the University of Missouri where he was on the Dean’s List and part of the Golden Key National Honor Society; he received his J.D. degree at the affiliated Columbia School of Law. Since then he has been an instructor at Klamath Community College and DPSST, the ODAA representative to the Oregon Department of Safety, Standards and Training board, president of the Lake County Bar Association, Lake County DA, and the 2008 Oregon DUII Prosecutor of the Year, in addition to being involved in numerous community programs.

Cole Chase, DDA III

Cole has several degrees from the University of Iowa and its College of Law, where he participated in everything from varsity rowing and urban planning to serving on the Iowa Student Bar Executive Board. He has stayed just as busy during his time in Oregon, where he’s done work for the Klamath County Youth Peer Court, Klamath Falls Planning and Zoning Commission, and Klamath Community College.

Sarah Dougherty, DDA III

Sarah obtained an undergraduate degree in Political Science from UO in 2010 before graduating from UO law school in 2014. She worked as a DDA first in Curry County and migrated south to Klamath county where she’s been ever since. In her off time she also participates in the mentoring program for at risk youth.


Paul Bostwick, DDA I

Paul retired from US Navy in 2008 and turned his endeavors toward practicing law. He graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice 2013, and went on to receive his JD from UO Law in 2017.

Amy Cook, DDA II

Amy graduated from Oregon State University in 2006 with a degree in Political Science. She graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 2011. Amy worked in private practice in Corvallis before becoming the law clerk for Klamath County Circuit Court. She returned to Corvallis where she was a municipal prosecutor, and is now back in Klamath County as a DDA I.