Attorney Civil Division

The Civil Division serves as legal counsel to the County’s Board of Supervisors, elected officials, and county departments.

The Civil Division is responsible for representing and advising all county offices, departments, committees, and boards as well as representing the county in civil court and administrative proceedings.

Under Iowa law, the Civil Division, cannot represent nor give legal advice to private citizens. 

The Civil Division appears on behalf of the County and/or the State of Iowa in a variety of court and administrative proceedings such as violations of the County’s zoning laws and ordinances, mental health commitment proceedings, post-conviction proceedings, and property assessment appeals. The Civil Division is also responsible for the County’s Fine Collection and License Reinstatement Program.

Staff

Leanne A. Gifford, Assistant County Attorney
Patrick A. Sondag, Assistant County Attorney
Rhonda Richardson-Blair, Legal Assistant

Phone (712) 328-5649
Fax: (712) 328-5753
Hours 8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday through Friday

Closed Daily from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location Pottawattamie County Courthouse
Fifth Floor
227 S 6th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501