Corporation Counsel's Office

Office Information

Wood County Corporation Counsel
Wood County Courthouse (Map)
Hours: 8:00am - 12:15pm,
1:00pm - 4:30pm Mon-Fri
Phone: (715) 421-8465

(This office does not provide direct
legal services to the public.)

Mission

Providing civil legal services to Wood County departments and officials.

Department Goals

Goal 1: Provide general legal services to departments, committees, and the county board.

  • Draft and review contracts, leases, ordinances & resolutions.
  • Draft and review case pleadings and communications.
  • Develop and disseminate legal opinions.

Goal 2: Prosecute ordinance violations.

  • Assist departments in pre-litigation negotiations.
  • Prosecute ordinance violations referred by departments.
  • Pursue compliance of court orders (collection of forfeitures).

Goal 3: Represent the county in commitment proceedings.

  • Prosecute mental and alcohol commitments.
  • Pursue guardianships and protective placements when requested by County social workers.

Goal 4: Represent the Child Support Agency.

  • Assist in developing and maintaining litigation related policies.
  • Draft, review, and revise legal pleadings.
  • Represent the Child Support agency in court.

Goal 5: Provide in-house counsel services.

  • Update departments on changes in the laws and their impacts.
  • Advise and represent departments in administrative proceedings.
  • Respond to department/staff inquiries on the application of the laws.
  • Oversee compliance with the ADA, open meetings law, public records law, HIPAA, etc.
  • Serve as parliamentarian.
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