The responsibilities of the Cherokee County, Iowa Attorney are prosecuting violations of the laws of the State of Iowa, and of County Ordinances.


County Seat
Cherokee County Courthouse
520 West Main
Cherokee, IA 51012

Cherokee County, Iowa - Attorney

   The responsibilities of the County Attorney are prosecuting violations of the laws of the State of Iowa, and of County Ordinances.

   The County Attorney is also the legal advisor for the County of Cherokee 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 child in need of assistance cases.
  There are 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:

  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.

The County Attorney's duties set by the Iowa Code (PDF)

Below is list of local attorneys

Cook Law Tel 712-225-5175

Loughlin Law Tel 712-225-2514 -

Mark Cozine Tel

Mazurek Law Tel 712-225-5908 -

Meloy Law Tel 712-225-2169

Miller Law Tel 712-225-5194

Wittgraf Law Tel 712-225-5300








Address of
Attorney's Office:
Cherokee County Courthouse
520 West Main Street
Drawer C
Cherokee, IA 51012

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Monday Friday

Phone Number:
(712) 225-2835

Fax Number:
(712) 225-6710

Office Holder Name:
Ryan R. Kolpin

Employees in
Attorney's Office:
Assistant County Attorney
Kristal L. Phillips

Administrative Assistants
Kara Harpenau
Wendy Koch

Attorney's Links:
Iowa County
Attorneys Association

Other Related Links:

Iowa Courts Online

Iowa Attorney General

Iowa State Bar Association

Iowa Sex Offender Registry

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