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Attorney

The Hancock County Attorney is the legal representative for Hancock County. The County Attorney is elected to a four-year term to serve as the county's legal advisor and chief law enforcement officer.

  • Prosecutes all indictable crimes such as murder, theft, kidnapping, robbery, burglary, sexual abuse, assault, arson, operating while intoxicated and many others.
  • Prosecutes non-indictable offenses such as traffic violations, simple assaults and thefts.
  • Represents the state in juvenile court including delinquency proceedings and children in need of assistance actions.
  • Represents the county in civil legal matters such as lawsuits and workers compensation claims.
  • Counsels and gives legal advice to the Board of Supervisors and county and township officers concerning county matters.
  • Advises the police twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and provides legal training to law enforcement and other agencies.

We take pride in representing the people of Hancock County in a professional and competent manner.

The County Attorney, in their official capacity, 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.

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Contact

855 State Street
P.O. Box 70
Garner, Iowa 50438

(641) 923-4198

Office Hours

8 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

About the Attorney

Blake Norman was appointed by the Board of Supervisors in 2017 and elected to a four-year term in 2018. Prior to his appointment, Blake served as an Assistant County Attorney in Cerro Gordo County and Scott County since his passing of the bar in 2012. He has prosecuted all levels of crimes from class A felonies to simple misdemeanor and defended Hancock County in civil litigation. Blake graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Northern lowa in 2009 and obtained his law degree from Drake Law in 2012.