Official Website for Cedar County, Iowa

Attorney


Contact Information


Jeffrey Renander

County Attorney

Mail

County Courthouse
Second Floor

400 Cedar St 

Tipton, IA 52772

Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Phone

(563) 886-6646  
 

Fax

(563) 886-6644

 

Staff

 Adam Blank

Assistant Attorney

 

 Shelley Winekauf

Legal Assistant

 

 Racheal Lilienthal

Secretary

Duties of the County Attorney


 Prosecuting violations of the laws of the State of Iowa, and of County Ordinances. 

 The County Attorney is also the legal advisor for Cedar County

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

 Prosecute all violations of state criminal laws and County ordinances. 

 Provide legal advice to the Board of Supervisors, 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.

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.