Emmet County Attorney's Office
    Emmet County Courthouse
    609 1st Avenue North
    Suite #1
    Estherville, IA 51334

    Phone: 712-362-2229
    Fax: 712-362-2650

    Emmet County Attorney
    Douglas R. Hansen Attorney
    Email: dhansen@emmetcountyia.com

    Assistant County Attorney
    Rosalise Olson
    Email: rolson@emmetcountyia.com

    Office Manager
    Michelle A. Howing
    Email: mhowing@emmetcountyia.com

    Victim Witness Coordinator
    Michelle A. Howing
    Email: mhowing@emmetcountyia.com

    Collections Assistant
    Allison Larson
    Email: alarson@emmetcountyia.com

    Your County Attorney In His Or Her Official Capacity, 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 or private persons or defend them against lawsuits including actions for dissolution of marriage.
    • Prepare wills, deeds or other legal documents.

    VINE - Victim Information and Notification Everyday

      The IowaVINE is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search
      for information regarding their offender's custody status and register to receive telephone and e-mail
      notification when the offender's custody status changes.

      This service is brought to you by your local Emmet County Sheriff's Department.

      The VINE toll-free number for IowaVINE is 1-888-742-8463.