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The Greene County Attorney is the chief legal representative and adviser for the county.

The County Attorney:

  • Prosecutes all violations of state criminal laws and county ordinances.
  • Provides legal advice to the Board of Supervisors and county and township officers concerning county matters.
  • Represents and defends the state, county and its officers in officially related cases.
  • Recovers all monies (debts, fines, penalties, child support, etc.) owing to the state, county or school district.
  • Presents all mental health commitment proceedings and all juvenile delinquency and children in need of assistance cases.

The County Attorney is not, in his or her official capacity, a lawyer for private groups or persons.

The County Attorney 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.

More Information:

Contact Us

Thomas Laehn
County Attorney
Laura Snider
Assistant County Attorney

Jeri Angell
Office Manager

West Office on the Third Floor
114 N. Chestnut Street
Jefferson, IA 50129

Phone: 515-386-3474

Office Hours:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday
Greene County Courthouse
Courthouse hours 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
114 N. Chestnut Street
Jefferson, IA 50129
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