The responsibilities of the
County Attorney are prosecuting violations of the laws of the State of Iowa, and
of County Ordinances.
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MARION COUNTY ATTORNEY
The County Attorney is also the legal advisor for the County of
The County Attorney DOES:
all violations of state criminal laws and county ordinances.
legal advice to the Board of Supervisors and county and township officers
concerning county matters.
and defend the state, county and its officers in officially related cases.
monies (debts, fines, penalties, etc.) owing to the state or county.
mental health commitment proceedings and all juvenile delinquency and child in
need of assistance cases.
both full-time and part-time County Attorneys in Iowa. Roughly two-thirds of all
County Attorneys are part-time and may handle private legal work in addition to
their official duties.
Your County Attorney in his or her official capacity, DOES NOT:
advice to or represent private groups or persons.
lawsuits for private persons or defend them against lawsuits, including actions
for dissolution of marriage.
wills, deeds or other legal documents for private individuals.
The County Attorney's duties set by the Iowa Code (PDF)
Members of the Marion County Attorney's office belong to the following
organizations (an asterick indicates the organization may employ a registered
||Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
||Mid-Iowa Narcotic Enforcement
||Iowa County Attorneys Association
||Iowa Narcotic Officers Association
||Sexual Assault Response Team for Marion County
||National District Attorney Association