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


  Jackson 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 Jackson 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 an 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)

Address of
Attorneys office:
Jackson County Courthouse
201 West Platt Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060

Hours Office is open:
8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Phone Number:
(563) 652-3214

FAX Number:
(563) 652-3051

County Attorney:
Sara Davenport


Employees in
Attorneys Office:

Assistant County Attorney
Amanda Lassance

Administrative Assistant/Paralegal
Rosanne Schwager


Attorneys Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Attorneys office


Attorneys Links:
Iowa County
Attorneys Association


Other Related Links:
Iowa Attorney General

Iowa State Bar Association

Iowa Sex Offender Registry

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