Attorney

COVID-19 Information

The County Attorney’s Office will remain closed to the public until further notice.

Matthew D. Wilber is the Pottawattamie County Attorney. The County Attorney’s position is unique in that it is provided for in the State of Iowa Constitution. Other offices are products of legislation. 

The Attorney’s primary responsibilities are to provide legal counsel for the board of supervisors, to enforce the laws of the State of Iowa, and to act as legal representative for the County in court cases.  With regard to the latter responsibility, the County Attorney represents the County either as a defendant or plaintiff in a civil suit.  In cases where a crime has been committed in the County, the County Attorney acts as the prosecuting attorney and presents the State’s case at the trial. The County Attorney is also responsible for fine collections, mental health committals, and juvenile justice. Ultimately, the County Attorney seeks justice. 

The County Attorney in his official capacity does not do the following:

  • Represent individuals or private groups in lawsuits, including the dissolution of marriages or custody proceedings
  • Provide legal advice for individuals or private groups on any issue
  • Prepare wills, deeds, trusts, protection orders, or other legal documents for individuals or private groups
  • Investigate crimes, complaints, or child abuse. Please contact law enforcement or child protective services; in case of an emergency dial 911.

If you need an attorney, try these resources:


Matt Wilber
County Attorney
Phone (712) 328-5649
Fax: (712) 328-5753
Hours 8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday through Friday

Closed Daily from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location Pottawattamie County Courthouse
Fifth Floor
227 S 6th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501