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Supreme Court emergency order March 17
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Johnson County Board of Supervisors limiting public access to Courthouse

Janet Lyness
County Attorney

The County Attorney is the legal advisor and chief law enforcement officer for the county. The County Attorney’s duties include:
  • Prosecuting violations of state criminal laws and county ordinances;
  • Assisting crime victims through notification of court events and processes;
  • Providing legal advice to the Board of Supervisors and county and township officers concerning county matters;
  • Representing and defending the county and its officers in officially related cases;
  • Recovering fines and penalties owed to the state or county and forfeiting property connected to criminal activity;
  • Attending mental health commitment proceedings as well as juvenile delinquency, child in need of assistance matters and termination cases.

Janet Lyness, County Attorney
Janet Lyness
County Attorney

Contact Information

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (319) 339-6100
Fax: (319) 339-6149

500 S Clinton Street
Suite 400
Iowa City, IA 52244-2450

Map It Bus Route
(Lakeside or Mall bus routes)