To help slow the spread of COVID-19, restrictions are in place that limit entry to the Linn County Courthouse (PDF). However, it is important that we maintain a high level of service while keeping staff and customers safe. As always, you may contact the Linn County Attorney’s Office at 319-892-6350 Monday – Friday. Phones will be answered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time and we thank all of Linn County for your continued support.

The Linn County attorney is a constitutionally elected official.

The county attorney is charged with the prosecution of criminal violations as defined by the Code of Iowa. The County Attorney's Office is comprised of 20 assistant Linn County attorneys and 19 support staff personnel and is divided into three divisions Civil, Criminal and Juvenile.

The County Attorney is the Legal adviser and chief law enforcement officer for your county. The County Attorney does...

  • Exercise professional discretion when making decisions on criminal charges.
  • Prosecute all violations of state criminal laws and county ordinances.
  • Provide legal advice to the Board of Supervisors and county and township officers concerning county matters.
  • Represent and defend the state, county and its officers in officially related cases.
  • Present all juvenile delinquency and child in need of assistance cases and mental health commitment proceedings.

The County Attorney, in his or her official capacity, does not...

  • Give legal advice to or represent private groups or persons.
  • File lawsuits for private persons or defend them against lawsuits, including actions for dissolution of marriage.
  • Prepare wills, deeds or other legal documents for private individuals.

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  1. Teens and Social Media

    First Assistant Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks and Assistant Linn County Attorney Matt Kishinami of the Juvenile Division have recently spoken to parents in two school districts in Linn County about “Teens and Social Media.” Read on...
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