Location and Hours of Operation
Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M - Monday through Friday, excepting holidays
The Fond du Lac County Corporation Counsel is the Attorney charged with representing the interests of the county, its elected officials, departments, boards and commissions in legal matters. This includes both prosecutorial and defense responsibilities. Consequently, the Corporation Counsel’s Office represents the county in litigation or legal matters involving the county’s interest. Additionally, statutes require that the Corporation Counsel represent the interest of the public in all involuntary mental commitment and certain guardianship and protective placement matters.
The Corporation Counsel’s Office renders both formal and informal legal opinions to county officials and departments. While this office only represents Fond du Lac County government and may not render a legal opinion to non-county individuals, it will to the extent permissible answer questions posed by citizens regarding county government operations.
In addition to the above, the Fond du Lac County Corporation Counsel’s Office also represents the state of Wisconsin in paternity establishment and child support enforcement cases.
The office also provides representation in matters authorized by the following statutes:
Mental and Alcohol Commitments Chapter 51, Wis. Stats.
Guardianships Chapter 54, Wis. Stats.
Protective Placements Chapter 55, Wis. Stats.
Zoning Enforcement/Injunctions & Forfeitures Chapter 59, Wis. Stats.
Child Support Enforcement/Contempt and Paternity Chapter 767, Wis. Stats.
Small Claims/Collections Chapter 799, Wis. Stats.
These proceedings are civil and not criminal. However, most do involve liberty interests and consequently are limited to prosecution through this office.