Matthew D. Wilber is the Pottawattamie County Attorney. The County Attorney’s position is unique in that it is provided for in the State of Iowa Constitution. Other offices are products of legislation. The Attorney’s primary responsibilities are to provide legal counsel for the board of supervisors, to enforce the laws of the State of Iowa, and to act as legal representative for the County in court cases. With regard to the latter responsibility, the County Attorney represents the County either as a defendant or plaintiff in a civil suit. In cases where a crime has been committed in the County, the County Attorney acts as the prosecuting attorney and presents the State’s case at the trial. The County Attorney is also responsible for fine collections, mental health committals, and juvenile justice. Ultimately, the County Attorney seeks justice.
The County Attorney in his official capacity does not do the following:
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