The Clarke County Attorney is the chief legal representative for the county. The County Attorney is elected to a four-year term.Your County Attorney is the legal advisor and chief law enforcement officer for your county. The County Attorney DOES:
- 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.
- Recover all monies (debts, fines, penalties, etc.) owing to the state or county.
- Present all mental health commitment proceedings and all juvenile delinquency and children in need of assistance cases.
There are both full-time and part-time County Attorneys in Iowa. Most County Attorneys are part-time and may handle private legal work in addition to their official duties. Your 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.
Michelle M. Rivera, Clarke County Attorney
Phone: (641) 342-3423
Clarke County Courthouse
100 South Main Street
Osceola, Iowa 50213