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The Ringgold County Attorney's Office is located on the third floor of the Courthouse on the square in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Office hours 8:00am thru 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Contact us at 641-464-3235 or by emailing countyattorney@ringgoldcounty.us.


Clint Spurrier
Secretary Allison Dredge

The Ringgold County Attorney is the county's chief prosecuting attorney and the legal advisor and lawyer for our county government. The County Attorney is elected to a four-year term. The County Attorney prosecutes violations of state criminal laws, seeks justice in criminal cases, and advocates for the protection of crime victims and for community safety.

There are both full-time and part-time County Attorneys in Iowa. Part-time county attorneys may handle private legal work in addition to their official duties. The Ringgold County Attorney is currently shared with Taylor County. He serves Ringgold County Mondays and Wednesdays and serves Taylor County on Tuesdays and Thursdays. His time is then shared on Fridays.

The County Attorney works closely with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in criminal investigations, and plays a central role in the criminal justice system. The County Attorney also represents the state in juvenile court cases (juvenile delinquency cases, and child-in-need-of-assistance cases), seeking to hold youthful offenders accountable for their offenses, and fighting for the protection of abused and neglected children.

The County Attorney also provides legal advice to the Board of Supervisors and county officers concerning county matters, and represents and defends the state, county and its officers in officially related cases.

Your County Attorney is NOT...

  • In his or her OFFICIAL capacity, a lawyer for a private group or person.
The County Attorney 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.